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Mississippi City Sights: Market Street Festival

We just got back from a long weekend visit with Sam’s family in Mississippi, and we packed a lot of family time, shopping, and playing into four days. Saturday was the annual Market Street Festival, when downtown Columbus is full of art, music, food, kids, and people. Sam’s grandparents live within walking distance, so we… Continue reading Mississippi City Sights: Market Street Festival

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Cheaper than the Zoo

Do you know what’s cheaper than the zoo? The pet store. No lines. No crowds. No overpriced concessions. No long car ride to get there and back. I probably enjoyed the reptiles, birds, ferrets, chinchillas, and rodents more than Amelia did, but she’s more and more observant by the day.The fish were a favorite.  … Continue reading Cheaper than the Zoo

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Alabama Adventures

Another edition of Alabama Adventures! I won’t be at home forever, and Amelia won’t be a baby forever, so in the meantime I’m super lucky to be flexible enough to visit my parents for a break in the routine. When my infusions roll around every 4-6 weeks, my parents drive up to watch the baby… Continue reading Alabama Adventures

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Flower Fix

We wrapped up another weeklong visit to Alabama over the weekend, and had to say goodbye to my parents on Easter. I hate goodbyes! Especially after a week of strong coffee, homemade meals, pond views, shopping, and baby smiles; and especially when it’s raining and Amelia’s 6 month shots are due in a few hours.… Continue reading Flower Fix

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Alabama Adventures

We did more than visit the art museum while we were in Alabama last week! Here’s a photo recap of all the little moments that make a visit with family such an enjoyable break in the routine. You’ll notice most of the photos feature Amelia eating something, since that’s the latest fad around here! Trying… Continue reading Alabama Adventures

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Auburn City Sights: Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art

I spent last week visiting my parents in Auburn with Amelia, and the break in routine was much appreciated. My brother came over from Atlanta for a couple days, and it was great to have some quality time with him too. It’s so much fun watching him be an uncle! We visited the Jule Collins Smith… Continue reading Auburn City Sights: Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art

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Mississippi Memories

Although the reason for our recent visit to Mississippi last week was sad, it was still a joy to spend time with Sam’s family all gathered in one place. Grandma Dot, as we all called her, lived to be 97 and left behind eight grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild – Amelia.… Continue reading Mississippi Memories