|July 4, 2014||Posted by Madeline @ Food, Fitness, and Family under Holidays|
Happy fourth of July from one of our firecrackers. The other one didn’t want to play along Hoping your day is full of family, food, and tons of fun! Happy birthday America I feel very blessed and fortunate to be raising children in a country built on freedom.
|April 21, 2014||Posted by Madeline @ Food, Fitness, and Family under Holidays|
Happy Monday friends! We had a really nice weekend over here and a really laid back Easter. We spent our day hunting down Easter eggs, prepping for the week, and hanging out. Then, we headed across the street to our friend’s house for a casual dinner. Can’t get much better than that if you can’t be with your own family! Have I mentioned how much I LOVE my Army family?!
No Easter would have been complete without attempting a few family photos. I can’t believe that these year I had TWO sweet girls to celebrate with. The love between sisters is truly a site to behold!
Then, we attempted a family photo. This is real life folks. No kid looking at the camera
This is going to be QUITE the week. I have my first test of the quarter Thursday and I feel like I am still a big behind from my dad’s visit. Time to play catch up which is never a good thing in PA school. Enjoy your day!
|December 31, 2013||Posted by Madeline @ Food, Fitness, and Family under Family, Holidays|
This has been a really great year for us! So many amazing things happened during the course of 2013 and I want to take a second to reminisce on our family memories.
January started with me setting some goals for 2013. I accomplished many of them but a little Jellybean halted some of them in their tracks. I’ll go over my 2013 goals in a bit. February was a great month with a running PR in the Augusta Half Marathon. I also got to hang out with Presley! In March we celebrated St. Patrick’s DaySavannah style and I shared one of my most popular recipes for oven baked chicken tacos. We also took a family vacation to Hilton Head Island courtesy of Operation R&R. I even found out I was pregnant at Hilton Head but hadn’t told you all yet
April was a tough month for me as I was in the throws of dealing with extreme all-day sickness. I did manage to share about our Easter and also my 30-minute plan for a clean house. In May we finally announced that we were expecting an early Christmas present and I started sharing my pregnancy with you guys. June was incredibly busy for us with trips to Phoenix and Las Vegas to visit our families, celebrating four years of wedded bliss with an awesome dinner at the Olde Pink House in Savannah, and Emmalyne’s first Sharpie masterpiece.
In July we had a lot of fun! We found out that we were expecting a baby girl, did a makeover of Emmalyne’s playroom, and I shared how I was battling back pain with prenatal yoga. August was another busy month for us. We headed to Las Vegas to see Chris’ grandmother from Korea, jaunted down to Phoenix to see my family and explore Butterfly Wonderland, and I shared what’s in our carry-on for traveling with a toddler. I announced that I would be starting a new journey in 2014 with my acceptance to Physician Assistant school! We also spent some time at the beach of St. Simon’s Island.
In September I compared my two pregnancies and we decided that baby jail was the best thing ever. October was crazy in that we celebrated Emmalyne’s second birthday with her “Oh-Twodles” party. We also moved into our new house, successfully transitioned to the big girl bed, and took family photos. I also talked about running in my third trimester and went to the chiropractor for the first time.
By far though November and December were my favorite months this year. Chris changed command at the beginning of the month and I revealed Em’s big girl room. On Thanksgiving our family went from three to four and I shared Bryn’s birth story with you guys (Part 1 & Part 2). I shared Bryn’s nursery with you guys and started my body after baby 2 journey. Finally we celebrated our first Christmas as a family of four.
If you made it this far thanks! I love these reviews to look back on over the years
|December 26, 2013||Posted by Madeline @ Food, Fitness, and Family under Holidays|
I hope you all had a fantastic and very merry Christmas! I am still enjoying family time so here is a brief recap of our Christmas in just a few photos
Christmas Eve Mass
Enjoying a cup of coffee before Emmalyne woke up Christmas morning.
Some stuffed stockings.
Santa knew that Emmalyne wanted sports equipment
I squeezed in a quick HIIT workout and tested out my new Polar Loop!
We all bummed around in our jammies all day long. I enjoyed snuggles and The West Wing a lot.
|December 25, 2013||Posted by Madeline @ Food, Fitness, and Family under Holidays|
Merry Christmas from all of us here at the G house Hope your day is full of laughter, love, and hot chocolate.