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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Luci Diaries {6-8 Months}

Our girl turned 8 months old on September 24th! I can't believe she is getting so close to one year! Luci hasn't changed too much physically in the last couple of months, but she's definitely gotten some privileges since she's been older :-) 

Luci still loves to visit Granny and Bailey next door.

Since Luci has been potty trained for a while, we have slowly eased into letting her stay out of her crate while we're away. So far, she has done really well! 

We still have our neighbors come let her out once each day around lunch time. 

She has learned "sit" and is responding a *little* better to "no." 

Thankfully, we haven't had anymore recent vet visits. She also continues to be a GREAT traveler!

She officially lost her bed after ripping a hole in it, but she still prefers to sleep on the floor. We went over a month of her getting up every night around 2:30, but in the last few nights she has started sleeping through the night again. PRAISE!

And I will end this post with possibly THE CUTEST picture I've ever seen. I really can't handle it. We love you Luci B!!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

September Highlights + Back to School

September came and went in a blur! We are back to our busy, busy schedules of youth group, bible study, awanas, and WORK! Here are some highlights from our month:

First Day back to work!

I had the sweetest farewell crew ever :-)

Solar Eclipse

The highly anticipated solar eclipse happened on our first day back to work. All the teachers gathered outside to see it all go down. Honestly, it was pretty anticlimactic. I think it would have been cool to be in the "path of totality," but otherwise, not much happened. 

Fun with friends

When your friends invite you over for ribs, you just can't say no :-) We always have fun spending time with the Connors. Luci loves playing with Sadie too!

Football fun

Football started and that is what I love about fall :-)

The most exciting part of our Labor Day weekend was a Hokie win against WVU!!!!! Andy and his brothers have looked forward to this game for YEARS and it didn't disappoint! We also had a cookout with Andy's family on Labor Day and the game wasn't mentioned many times ;-)

Random date nights

West Jefferson weekend

In the middle of September, we spent a weekend with the McNeill's at Tyler's family's cabin! We always have such a great time! It was an added bonus to see Anna too!

Special Package

It was SO fun getting a package from Barrett at the end of the month!! :-) I'm thrilled to be her matron of honor!!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

SUMMERy of August!

Well, I've returned to work! It is so hard to say goodbye to relaxing days at home with Luci, but I was excited to see my co-workers and get back into a routine.

Before I get into the throws of fall and the craziness that comes with it, I wanted to wrap-up our last bit of summer fun!

Day dates with friends

I enjoyed one last get together with Becky and her kids. One of my very favorite parts of summer break is getting to spend time with my friends during the day! We agreed that I should stay at home with Luci ;-)

Barrett got engaged!!

My best cousin got engaged!! I'm SO excited for her and Stephen and I can't wait for all of the festivities to begin!

Summer Reading

I LOVE to read for fun, but it just doesn't happen much during the school year. Here is my stack of summer reads. I didn't get to finish Secrets in Summer, but I loved the other three :-) 

Trip to Roanoke

My Grandaddy was visiting Roanoke (one of his favorite places), so we took the opportunity to go see him since he was so close! I'm so glad we got to visit with him and my Uncle Charles. It's hard living 6-7 hours away from my grandparents. We ended the evening by having dinner at The Homeplace. That is some GOOD home cooking :-)


Well, I finally bit the bullet and went to the eye doctor. My vision loss isn't bad at all, but I can definitely see much better from a distance!

State Fair

When the state fair is in your town, you have to go at least once ;-) We went on a Wednesday night to have some deliciously awful food and see the animals Ha ha

Anna's Move-In Day

I got to meet my family to help move Anna into college!!! It was SO fun being back in Boone and I just know she is going to love it :-) 

Dad and Kendall's visit

Dad and Kendall came to visit last weekend and it was a fun way to end the summer! We spent time relaxing, roaming the Greenbrier, and eating out. 

Snuggle time

And of course I can't leave out the sweet snuggles from my girl that I made sure to treasure :-)

Goodbye Summer, hello school year!