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Joey Andretti

18 Nov

The kids and I went to the commissary today and Ruby taught Joe how to drive the shopping cart.

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Glen Echo Park

17 Nov

Today we spent some time driving around in our sweet new ride and stumbled upon Glen Echo Park, which is an old amusement park. It was a really grey (albeit mild) day and the park is kind of sad and abandoned but there is a great playground area that Ruby (and Joe) just loved.

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Happy 35!

14 Nov

It is Matty’s 35th birthday. I haven’t been doing the November daily thanks like all of my Facebook friends but oh my goodness am I thankful for this man. I could not ask for a better husband for me and father for my children. He is kind and thoughtful and works hard to provide for us. We really are so very blessed.

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Friday in Richmond

12 Nov

Last Friday the kids and I drove down to Richmond to meet up with my mom, my sister Rebecca, and Rebecca’s kids. Our first stop was Richmond Granite to pick out granite for my parents’ house. The children were very helpful.

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Later we had lunch and then went to the mall, where a little carousel provided much amusement.

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Shoes!

6 Nov

I took Ruby to Payless for the first time today, to find some black shoes for her and black boots for me. Oh my. She is such a girl. Trying to focus her attention away from pink! Dora! Glitter! Princesses! was challenging, but we finally made it out of there with exactly what I had wanted and (almost) nothing more.

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Thank God Sophie kept Joe entertained so I could focus on his crazy sister.

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Halloween and Beyond

5 Nov

So Halloween was almost a week ago and I am just now getting around to posting pictures. That’s just how I roll these days I guess.

Halloween was actually super fun. We had a really classy party in our driveway and garage with new and old friends. Matty dressed up as Walter White from “Breaking Bad” and even handed out fake Blue Sky to anyone in the know. Ruby was an owl again, Joe was a monster, and I was a pirate. These are the best pictures we got (really):

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On Friday morning we recovered from the party and then drove down to Norfolk for the weekend. On Saturday we got to watch Megan and Ricky play their last soccer games of the season. They both played really well and even scored goals. Ruby and Joe played with Jenna and Ben during the games.

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Today the kids and I walked down to vote and then went to the park and out for lunch. Ruby behaved beautifully. Joe slept the whole time.

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Not-so-little Girl

30 Oct

I realized today how quickly Ruby is growing up as I had a flash-forward to her teenage years: hoodie, purse, and Starbucks beverage (chocolate milk with whipped cream for now).

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And here is Joe in the stroller at the park this evening.

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