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September 24, 2015

Hey, Fall!

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It’s officially Fall and I couldn’t be more excited! I’m most excited for the cooler weather (which just happens to mean layers & boots) because it means we can spend time outside without sweating our booties off! We really have to get out and make the most of it because it’s a long Winter here in Iowa and we’ll be trapped inside going stir crazy before you know it. This Summer was an amazing one! We checked everything off of our Summer checklist (maybe it’s time for a fall checklist?) and it made for a super fun summer. From our first real family vacation, which meant Blaire’s first trip to the beach, to the many hours spent blowing bubbles in the backyard we enjoyed every minute together as a family of three.

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Cheers to Summer – and here’s to Fall! xo

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    amanda
    September 25, 2015 at 10:47 am

    She is adorable! And she grew so much over the summer. No boots or layers in So Cal quite yet. Still in the 90’s out.

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    This Jenn Girl
    September 25, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    What a sweetheart! Orange is definitely her color :)

    Happy fall!

    Jenn | http://www.thisjenngirl.com

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    Oh to Be a Muse
    September 25, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    Super cute photos. I’m looking forward to fall as well.

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    Siffat Haider
    September 26, 2015 at 9:15 am

    Such sweet photos, looks like you really enjoyed summer! I never thought I’d be the type to want kids in the future, but your pictures make it seem like it’s fun!
    xo
    Siffat
    icingandglitter.wordpress.com

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    Taylor McLemore
    September 26, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    Oh my goodness your little girl is adorable!!!!

    xo
    Style is Everything

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    Anna
    September 27, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    Loving how you capture these precious moments!

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    Adaleta Avdic
    September 27, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    I love all the photos, it’s like a day in the life type post which is very sentimental and personal. Lovely! & your family is just adorable :) xx, adaatude.com

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    Samantha Bawan
    September 27, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    Loving all the photos! You’re little girl is adorable ❤️

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    Amanda
    September 29, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    Your daughter is adorbale! Looks like you had a fun-filled Summer!

    xx,
    Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com

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  • How many kids do you have? Which transition was the hardest? It may not be the traditional answer, but for me, becoming a mama to one was the hardest. I had NO CLUE what I was in for.
The mom guilt.
How long it would take to leave the house.
The sleepless nights.
Breastfeeding.
Losing myself in motherhood — feeling like I had to be with Blaire 24/7.
Adding Ben and now Sloane to our crew has been so much easier for me. It’s like they just fall in line with the crazy. 🤪 And I think being so much more confident in myself as a mom doesn’t hurt either. 💁🏼‍♀️ #motherhoodishard
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  • #ad I can’t believe this girl is heading off to kindergarten! With afternoon pre-k last year, we were lucky to not have to worry about the morning rush. So this year, our go-to is a waffle and a chocolate milk for the ride to school. Horizon® Shelf Stable Chocolate Milk is our favorite since we can easily grab it and go! Spoiler alert: she takes one in her lunch, too. Blaire is so excited, but little brother and I are sad to see her spend so much time away from us. But I am excited to be able to walk her to school and avoid the CRAZY drop-off and pick-up lines while the weather’s still nice, anyways. 
You can find @HorizonOrganic Chocolate Milk at @KrogerCo and you can even save $1 with this digital coupon (7/24/19 – 8/6/19). And you can stock up because Horizon Organic milk boxes are shelf-stable, meaning you can safely store them in the pantry. Shop now through the link in my bio. #blaireandben
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  • This summer hasn’t really felt like summer yet. 🤨 So when we have an 85° day we make the most out of it with a trip to the pool! How’d you spend your Sunday Funday? #blaireandben
  • another day, another doctors appointment for someone in our crew. today it’s Ben. he was up overnight saying his ear hurt — a double ear infection for him. luckily the kid loves taking medicine and hasn’t let his ears get him down! as long as he’s up moving around they’re fine, but the second he lays down... 😭😭😭. hoping our poor buddy is feeling better tomorrow. do you feel like you need a frequent flier card for your pediatrician? just me? okay. #blaireandben #itsfinewerefine
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