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Soccer Sunday: MOBA / Peachtree City

Sunday, September 20th, 2020

Happy 5th Birthday Rilianne

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

Today is Rilianne’s 5th birthday. Things didn’t exactly go as planned.

All year long, she has asked for us to bring cupcakes to her class. That couldn’t happen. I thought about having a drive by birthday, but the storms eliminated that option. But Rilianne enjoys everything she does so her day was still special.  Her class even sang to her on zoom!

Some of her gifts include a dollhouse, which she calls her “Barbie Dreamhouse”, and a bicycle. We also got her some seeds to plant because she loves helping outside.

Strawberry Picking 2020

Saturday, April 11th, 2020

Even though we are under a “Shelter-in Place” Order due to COVID-19, we are allowed to get groceries. So we made the trek out to Elliot Farms to get some fresh strawberries. This has become an annual spring tradition for us.

Social Distancing

Sunday, March 29th, 2020

Our lives have certainly slowed down due to COVID-19 closures. There are no soccer games, no refereeing, no swimming, no school, no travel, no anything.  Tristan is still working at Chick-Fil-A and Kimberlie and I still work (although about half of mine is telework).  Mackenzie and Rilianne are bored out of their minds. Fortunately, the weather has been beautiful!

Snow Mountain Birthday

Sunday, February 16th, 2020

I celebrated my 41st birthday today with a trip to Stone Mountain — called “Snow Mountain” in the winter. We spent a while playing in the snow. Unfortunately when it was time for tubing, all of the slides that Rilianne could ride were closed. So, I demanded a refund for me and her and we wondered around while Kimberlie and the big kids enjoyed the tubing slides. On the way home, we enjoyed a meal at Buckners!

2020 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

Sunday, January 12th, 2020

We just got home from another Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend.  As usual, I drove down Wednesday and the family joined late Thursday evening.

Thursday morning, was the 5K.

Friday morning, I ran the 10K with Mackenzie. She got second place in her age group!

Saturday, I ran the half marathon with Kimberlie and Tristan.

On Saturday, Rilianne ran 100m kids race.

And this morning, I ran the marathon — completing the Dopey Challenge.

The weather was brutally hot this year. They actually cut a mile off of the course, but after I already passed that point. So I did complete the entire distance.

On the way home, I had a good meal at my favorite steakhouse – Saltgrass!

The Big Kahuna at Typhoon Lagoon

Friday, January 10th, 2020

During the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend this year, the temperatures are much warmer than usual. Because of that, Disney offered runners 50% off of waterpark tickets.  We decided to check out Typhoon Lagoon.

We arrived early and Rilianne was selected to be the “Big Kahuna”. They taught her a special wave, gave us a private tour, and let Rilianne open the park.  We even got our own private cabana with lockers for the day!  It was an amazing day and a great way to cool off!

Santa and Snow in Perry

Saturday, December 14th, 2019

Today we rode down to Perry to Broken Arrow Outfitters.  Rilianne and Mackenzie played in some fake snow and Rilianne got to see another Santa!

Fourth of July Pool Fun

Thursday, July 4th, 2019

We are enjoying day two of our five day weekend. We’ve been a little productive — running errands and doing chores — but we’ve also spent a good bit of time in the pool.  Now that Rilianne is a much better swimmer, I had to grab my underwater camera to capture some moments.

Hilton Head Island Trip June 2019

Sunday, June 30th, 2019

Yesterday morning, we woke up at 4:00 AM and drove over to Hilton Head.  We arrived just after 8:00 and enjoyed a full day at the beach. We stayed the night and enjoyed another perfect day today.  Here are a few photos.  I’m sad that we won’t be back again until next May.