Travels in Greece

parthenon - 8 apr 2014

photo friday: the parthenon

After we made our way from our arrival at Piraeus on the ferry from Crete, we made our way to the center of Athens. As we had arrived so early, our hotel room was not ready. We left our bags and headed out to hike to the top of the Acropolis. We took our time, entering in the back way. And then we were there. We were all so happy to finally be there, in […]

 

Happiness Project

happiness project: SIMPLIFY and PREPARE

happiness project: SIMPLIFY and PREPARE

I spent the first half of the year declaring that this was my year to THRIVE. And much as I had hoped to pursue that, what I’ve found is that this has been my year to SIMPLIFY and PREPARE. In order to make room in my life for the things I want to explore and do, I need first to simplify, by reducing my obligations and organizing my home, computer files and remaining obligations. I’ve […]

 

Snapshots

phelix - 27 jul 2014

summer snapshots from gooney road – 27 jul 2014

After a slow morning, the girls went to the arcade for a while before we packed up and checked out of the hotel. The trip home was easy – we stopped at a car wash to get some of the bird poop off Poppy. We picked up Phelix and then watched The Lego Movie while we we had dinner.

 

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milkshake - 26 jul 2014

celebrations: week 31 (28 jul – 3 aug 2014)

We celebrated a few week 30 holidays, including National Hot Dog Day and National Coffee Milkshake Day. Coming up this week: 28: National Milk Chocolate Day 29: National Chicken Wing Day and National Lasagna Day 30: National Cheesecake Day 31: Jump for Jelly Beans Day and Mutt’s Day and National Raspberry Cake Day 1: National Girlfriends Day and National Raspberry Cream Pie Day and Lughnasadh and International Beer Day 2: National Ice Cream Sandwich Day […]

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phelix - 27 jul 2014

summer snapshots from gooney road – 27 jul 2014

After a slow morning, the girls went to the arcade for a while before we packed up and checked out of the hotel. The trip home was easy – we stopped at a car wash to get some of the bird poop off Poppy. We picked up Phelix and then watched The Lego Movie while we we had dinner.

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ice cream - 26 jul 2014

summer snapshots from gooney road – 26 jul 2014

We had a slow start to the morning. Once it stopped raining, we spent more time at the pool. In the early afternoon, we then went to play mini-golf and get some ice cream. Back at the room, we rested a bit, then back to the pool for the afternoon. In the evening, we went to dinner at Sweet Basil’s across the street. Too much food on the plates! We then went down to watch […]

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pcb - 25 jul 2014

summer snapshots from gooney road – 25 jul 2014

I got up early and used Camille’s computer to catch up, since I forgot my charger. Chloe and I went to the beach and the pool early while Camille read and caught up in the room. Chloe loved playing with the beach ball in the pool with lots of people. Camille came to the pool for a while. In the afternoon, Chloe and I walked across the street to buy sunglasses; they had cute baby […]

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Greece, Historical, photo friday

parthenon - 8 apr 2014

photo friday: the parthenon

After we made our way from our arrival at Piraeus on the ferry from Crete, we made our way to the center of Athens. As we had arrived so early, our hotel room was not ready. We left our bags and headed out to hike to the top of the Acropolis. We took our time, entering in the back way. And then we were there. We were all so happy to finally be there, in […]

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beach - 24 jul 2014

summer snapshots from gooney road – 24 jul 2014

Up early to work, then clean up and pack. The girls and I were finally in the car a little after 10am. We dropped Phelix off at “summer camp”, Camille’s old phone at the women’s center, and Lucy’s stuff off at her house, then hit the road. As we entered Alabama, I realized that I forgot to calculate in the time change into our schedule, so we got a little extra time. We stopped at […]

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scaffolding - 23 jul 2014

summer snapshots from gooney road – 23 jul 2014

I got up early to work. Rob and the girls went to Six Flags Whitewater for the day. After work, I took a walk with Phelix and then read for a while. It was nice not to have so many projects to take care of! When Rob and the girls got home, Rob and I went out to dinner with Kristen and Tres.

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chloe

girls - 19 jul 2014

girls’ rock camp

One of the reasons Chloe decided to not continue with gymnastics was to giver her time for other activities. Her first step was to sign up for Girls Rock Camp ATL. While she was at first on the wait list, she quickly moved off of it, and thrilled to be a camper. At the camp, the girls have a week to learn an instrument, name their band, write a song and prepare for the showcase […]

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view - 22 jul 2014

summer snapshots from gooney road – 22 jul 2014

A morning of work. In the afternoon, I voted, then headed to the Red Cross to volunteer for the afternoon. At home, Rob and Chloe went to the store, then Chloe had her flute lesson. We had a nice dinner and watched Les Miz.d

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happiness

happiness project: SIMPLIFY and PREPARE

happiness project: SIMPLIFY and PREPARE

I spent the first half of the year declaring that this was my year to THRIVE. And much as I had hoped to pursue that, what I’ve found is that this has been my year to SIMPLIFY and PREPARE. In order to make room in my life for the things I want to explore and do, I need first to simplify, by reducing my obligations and organizing my home, computer files and remaining obligations. I’ve […]

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chloe - 21 jul 2014

summer snapshots from gooney road – 21 jul 2014

A morning of work and the cleaning service. A walk to the library. Rob came home early, and he, Amy and I went to a taping of two episodes of Family Feud.

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celebrations

gummi worms - 15 jul 2014

celebrations: week 30 (21-27 jul 2014)

We celebrated a few week 29 holidays, including gummi worms day and corn fritters day. Coming up this week: 21: National Junk Food Day 22: Hammock Day 23: National Hot Dog Day and National Vanilla Ice Cream Day 24: Amelia Earhart Day and Cousins Day 25: National Hot Fudge Sundae Day 26: National Day of the Cowboy and All or Nothing Day and National Dance Day and National Coffee Milkshake Day and System Administrator Appreciation […]

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lolipops - 20 jul 2014

summer snapshots from gooney road – 20 jul 2014

Rob left to go kayaking. The girls and I had a quiet day mostly at home. Camille went to babysit for a while. Chloe, Phelix and I went for a walk. Rob made himself clam cakes for dinner.

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showcase - 19 jul 2014

summer snapshots from gooney road – 19 jul 2014

I got up early to go on a 7:30am bird walk in the rain with my parents at Fernbank Forest. When we got home, we were soaked. Claire, Camille and Chloe walked over to Pastries a Go-Go to get some muffins. We then headed to Little Five Points. After browsing in a few stores, Claire and Chloe went to get ready for the show. Camille, Barbara and I met up with Rob and went to […]

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girls - 18 jul 2014

summer snapshots from gooney road – 18 jul 2014

Girls’ Rock Camp. Work. Phil and Barbara arrived. Rob got Claire and Chloe from camp. Camille, Claire and I went to see the Indigo Girls perform in the rain at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens and stopped at Zestos on the way home.

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