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My life in pictures

So, here's a little bit of what I've been up to these past few months, some things I've blogged about and some I haven't:

Visit to New Jersey to stay with my sisters while the parents went on a trip:
Me, Corinne & Callie after Laser Tag
Callie and the birthday cake we made for Winnie...but Winnie didn't get to eat any :(
Just a little dog shaming in our spare time.

Went to the practice round at The Masters!
Matt, Brandy, me and Will 
Cheers!!  New favorite drink - an azalea!! Its the pink one ;)

Went to see Carrie Underwood with some fabulous chicks:
Whitney, Me, Amber & Jessica

Paws for Pink Dog Walk with my pups:

Went to a wedding on Hilton Head Island:
The whole gang!
Just us gals \^^^/

Had a baby shower for the bestest friend a gal could ask for, Brandy!
Megan, Adri, Brandy & Me 
Could it be a girl?!?

Took a trip to New Jersey & New York City (Will joined me for this trip):
Freedom Tower 
Memorial Park
View from the Peninsula Hotel....did I mention we ran into Rod Stewart there?!?!
We saw Spiderman!

And most recently, celebrated my favorite little man's 4th birthday!
Me and Preston - the day he was born and at his 4th birthday party!
We got him 3 lbs of Skittles...
And his first aquarium and pet fish!
Happy boy helping get his aquarium ready for Mikey (that's what he named the fish)

As you can see I've been busy!  So many fun memories in just a few months!  I'm one lucky gal ;)

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