100th Day of School!

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My big girls {6yo & 10yo} had their 100th Day of School Celebration today! E decided, being 10yo and all, she wanted to go big girl on me and just make a shirt. So she wrote her name 100 times on it.

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L wanted to go all out and dress up like a 100yo old lady!

L told one of her teachers that she “looked like her because she was dressed like an old lady!” I was told, by said teacher, in the pick-up line. I was mortified, but the teacher was SUPER sweet about it. She said it was “her BEST 100th Day of School” because of L! My babies are loved! That makes my mama heart feel happy!

But seriously, HOW PRECIOUS are these mermaids?! 😍 #AllTheHappyFeels

JOY

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Do you start your new year with a word?

For instance, something that you want to stand for, your meaning for the whole year?

Maybe it’s for you,
for your family,
or even your business,
but something that you look to
for the upcoming year?

I’m starting this for our family.

This year, 2018, is the year for
JOY
for the our family!

I have been drawn to this word, for a while.

I want us to find
JOY
in all areas of our lives.

JOY
in the triumphs & happy moments.

JOY
in the failures & sad moments.

JOY
in the BIG & POWERFUL moments.

JOY
in the PRIVATE & PERSONAL moments.

Here are some pictures I found when trying to lead into 2018 & our new word
JOY!

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So, if you and your family do this, drop your word below👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼!
I want to hear!
I want to share in the celebration with you.

Share in your
JOY
in your special word and year!

we bought a zoo???

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Well, we DID IT…we bought a HOUSE!!! (Collin keeps saying we bought a zoo! HAHA!)

we bought a house!

We are beyond excited, scared, happy, nervous, sad, anxious and everything in between! It’s a HUGE step for us and completely taking us out of our comfort zones (especially me!) but we know that God is in control and guiding our steps as we go!  We cannot wait to see our three boys running around like crazies and checking everything out!  They are so stinkin cute!

Thanks for your support and see you SOON! ; )

♥ Collin & Andi

door update…

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Well,

I got a call from my AWESOME realtor, Jackie, today and they sellers agreed to replace the door!!! I’m beyond excited! That was one of my FAVORITE things (I noticed the door and the countertops — thanks, Shawn — in every house) and commented on the fact that it was the only one that I liked out of all 34 houses we looked at!

So, we are still on track for closing on December 4th!!! SO. HAPPY.

House update…

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Well, we had very minor problems from the home inspection. All of them Collin can fix. I just don’t think it’s fair for us to put in the money and effort into a house that we are buying, on problems from the previous owners! Well, they are fighting us on it…and I’m not backing down! I am having MAJOR anxiety about this, because I feel like they are taking advantage of us because we we’ve been so accommodating so far.

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Cheddar-Ale Soup…

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Friends and family,

I made the most AMAZING potato soup tonight!  Yes, it’s made with beer, but it cooks out…but it’s got the most amazing flavor!!! It’s Cheddar-Ale Soup and quick, easy and fairly inexpensive to make!  Supposed to feed 6-8, but I added an extra bag of potatoes, so mine feeds a not-so-small army! ; )

What are some soups that you all like to make when it starts getting chilly outside? Do you have any family recipes you’d like to share?