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May 18 2015

Meet Josie

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This little lady joined our family about 3 weeks ago and she’s settled in well.

We had been talking about getting a pet for a while but we’re quite ready for the commitment of a dog just yet. Plus, we enjoy our weekend get-aways out of town and a cat is easier in those situations too.

We got Josie when she was 5 weeks and we’re all really enjoying her. She sleeps a lot but she’s always ready to play with the kiddos when they’re home. She’s very playful in general, especially when we’re ready to go to sleep at night!

The kids are good about feeding her and checking on the “glitter” box (as Clay calls it). They sing to her whenever they think it’s time for her nap and make special beds for her.

We look forward to many fun memories with Josie Riddell!

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Jan 20 2015

Snow Days

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This has been such a fun winter already — enough snow to actually make a snow man, and warm enough to actually be outside to enjoy it!

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Jan 03 2015

Welcoming 2015 with our feet in the sand

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After a pit stop to celebrate with our KY Family, we made our way south to spend a week with Nana & Opa. The weather was in the low 70′s, the waves were just right and the quality time spent playing games, swimming, making sand castles or enjoying ice cream in downtown Venice was the perfect way to say good bye to 2014…and welcome 2015!

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Dec 25 2014

Christmas Events

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After a special night of celebrating with our dear friends – and a competitive game of indoor basketball – ┬áit was just the four of us for Christmas Eve. We had our traditional meal of lobster, steak and shrimp cocktail. Then we opened a few presents and went to the Candlelight Service at Church.

Santa made a stop at our house overnight and the kiddos were excited to find some fun new items in the morning.

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Dec 21 2014

Winter Wonderland

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When you’re off school and you have a craving for some amusement park fun, head down to Navy Pier and enjoy Winter Wonderland!

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Dec 15 2014

Trolley Ride

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Got ourselves some hot chocolates and took a trolley ride through our neighborhood to check out the holiday light decorations.

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Aug 07 2014

Catching Up

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It’s been almost a year since I’ve blogged….there have been many reasons for that…some great, and some not so great.

In any case, I just looked through our pictures from the last year and am going to do a series of short posts to catch up….get ready…here we go!!

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Jul 27 2014

Riddell family vacay

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To celebrate Pop’s retirement, we rented a house on Lake Michigan and spent a whole week making memories! We’d wake up and head straight to the beach, come back for a quick lunch and then jumped right into the pool. Evenings usually included some ice cream from Oink’s, corn hole, soccer or roasting s’mores on the beach.

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Jun 19 2014

Germany

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We spent a fantastic week on a farm outside of Munich – the kids rode horses, fed the pigs, watched cows get milked and jumped on the trampoline to their hearts content. We also got to spend a ton of quality time with Nana & Opa!! For our second week, we stayed with Moni & Peter where we spend a day in an amusement park (Thank you Ines & Fabian), visited my Oma (doesn’t she look great for 92?!??!?) and took in some history and culture of the Heilbronn region. We rode a train to Salzburg; took a tram up the mountain for a hike and swam in the river. It was an absolutely unforgettable vacation and I so treasure each memory! And….Germany won the World Cup!!

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Apr 27 2014

Easter

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Egg Hunt with the cousins at Mom-Mom & Pop’s house!

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