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After neglecting this blog for exactly one year, I decided it was time for an update. I blame bookface for the lack of updates of course, but really it's because blogs are dead per Senator Kelley. Well no longer! Blogs are not dead! I'm bringing this one back! It's a beautiful 65 degrees today in South Carolina, and 38 in Michigan. The only regret I have from the move is losing all the great Michigan folks that for whatever reason refuse to follow me down here. I can only hope next year I am writing about everyone that also moved.
With a closing date of December 5th finally set, we scheduled our trip to South Carolina to arrive December 30th before the final walk through on December 1st. What to do while we waited for the closing date? Why visit the underwhelming aquarium
of course! We also made a point to hit the beach and drive around the area to get familiar with everything, but the palm trees by far were my personal highlight of the whole vacation.
Our last Halloween in Michigan was typical of the state: cold, dark and rainy. The combination limited us to a total of 10 houses, but Lila was quite happy to go back inside after making the rounds. Lexi did a few more but soon succumbed to the Michigan curse as well. Afterwards we took off the jackets and let the kids show off their outfits for a bit longer before calling it a night. At least South Carolina won't have the cold factor and we can hold out longer even if it's raining.
last baby party
having taken place almost a year ago, it was high time to have another. The age increases allowed this party to feature more chaos and a total dance party. Marco and Amanda were inducted into the group despite not ejecting the offspring quite yet, and seemed to enjoy themselves just as well.
Lucys first birthday was apparently farm themed, and Lisa picked a great venue with lots of animals. To be clear, it was not farm animals in a bounce house as the Senator is scheduled to provide, but it was pretty impressive nonetheless. I know for a fact Lucy had an absolutely awesome time because she never stopped smiling, and was quite thrilled with her smash cake. I also learned Marco is in fact the farm animal whisperer as he was inside and bonding with almost all of the animals at some point, while Lila preferred to enjoy them from afar.
Despite cold and rainy weather, I wasn't about to miss the opportunity of a lifetime. I96 fun day
was possibly the only chance I'd get to run around an interstate with my kids for an hour (without getting arrested). Lila was initially hesitant with all my photo requests, but Lucy was happy to get out and crawl on the pavement. After Lila warmed up to the idea, I was able to get several good shots to prove without a doubt she was in the middle of an interstate. Hopefully Lila and Lucy can look back on this trauma free and tell their friends how irresponsible her father was even when they were a toddlers.