19 May 2017

Last Week in Moments

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We went to the Tears for Fears and Hall & Oates concert last Saturday. Tear for Fears was absolutely amazing, and I'm so happy we got to see them. Hall & Oates was meh. We ended up leaving early just because it was kind of sleepy. I never was a huge fan anyhow. But back to Tear for Fears -- incredible!

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I stole this photo from Ali. Selfie our our double date.

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Sunday was Mother's Day. C had a game in the morning, then we went to FreshFin for poké. I'm am so addicted! This only my second time there because it's kind of $$$, but I could eat it every single day.

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Seriously!?! Look at how amazing this looks.

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My dad cooked dinner for the moms. Here we are with our babies. Missing were Tim & Jacob. But we were thrilled that Brian's mom joined us too. Such a great evening.

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Mom T and her daughters. Can't believe we are mothers who's children are 20, 18, 15 and 12 ourselves! Crazy.

12 May 2017

Last Week in Moments

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As the boys are getting older, I've been starting to think a little bit more about what I want to be when I grow up. I absolutely love being home with them so that's not changing. But I did something I never in a million years thought I'd do — I signed on with Beautycounter  as a consultant.

Why Beautycounter? This past year in I’ve made a huge effort to focus on my health and wellness. For me, it’s about food, diet, exercise and making smart choices when it comes to personal well-being. Beautycounter has been an essential part of this journey.

The personal care industry in the US is extremely behind the times — we haven’t passed a major federal law to regulate the safety of ingredients used since 1938, and only have 30 partially banned chemicals to date. Compare that to the EU, where more than 1,400 are banned. It’s crazy to me that we need to even think about this. Beautycounter advocates for higher standards within the beauty industry, so you don’t need to think twice about what you are putting on you, or your family’s skin. What ultimately sold me was knowing that everything offered is high-quality, safe and works well on my sensitive skin. I'm so excited to be a part of this movement. Feel free to following along:

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Every Friday night since the beginning of November, C and a couple of his club teammates have been playing on a futsal team coached by one of his teammate's fathers. Last week they won the championship! What a blast.

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Brian I took a long walk (over 4 miles) with the dogs. This view never gets old to me.

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On Sunday, first C had a soccer game and right after, H -- all on our home field. That never, ever happens! Both sides of the family, and two of Ian's soccer teammates from Waldorf University, came to cheer the boys on. It worked too -- they both won their games.
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This could not have worked out more perfect! My niece sent a text that she would be in our neck of the woods for her lacrosse game. It happened to be at University School Milwaukee, where C had a track meet that afternoon. The lacrosse field was seriously right next to the track. All we had to do was turn around and we got to watch both. Perfect!

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This tree in our yard is blooming. Such a nice surprise. I always seem to forget about this one.

05 May 2017

Last Week in Moments

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C and I headed to Schaumburg last weekend for a soccer tournament. When your favorite Japanese marketplace is only 10 minutes from your hotel, it's ramen for dinner.

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Saturday night was dinner with these guys and their parents. I'm not sure I've ever been at such a cold, wet tournament in my entire life. The entire weekend was gross. Loved spending time with C of course, but we couldn't wait to get home. Plus, Brian had left on Saturday for a work trip, so Grandma stayed with H and brought him to all of his games (all of which were two hours away). She was a total lifesaver and H had a great time.

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The rain didn't stop until later in the week. I want to love it, but I think Spring may be my least favorite season.

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Snuggles before school.

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C had his first outdoor track meet on Wednesday. He ran the 1600m and 800m. He's still super fast, but a bit rusty, so was so happy with his performance. I'm not sure what he got in the 800m (came in 4th place), but he ran the 1600m in 6:01 and got 3rd place, literally by a nose. It was pretty awesome.

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A treasure found in the yard. You can't tell, but it was almost transparent. I'm thinking it is from a baby hawk.