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“A portrait of each of my children, once a week, every week, in 2015.”

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Rosen: We found some moldable sand on clearance this week, and Rosen’s been having a blast with it on the back porch.

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Saxon: He desperately wanted to play along with his big sister, but he kept throwing the sand everywhere. Little stinker ;-) 

Linking up with Jodi at Practising Simplicity for the 52 Project.

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“A portrait of each of my children, once a week, every week, in 2015.”

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Rosen: Action shots are her thing right now. She loves showing off for the camera.

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Saxon: His smile kills me every time.

Linking up with Jodi at Practising Simplicity for the 52 Project.

Our Anniversary Celebration

Michael and I celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary on March 5th. In lieu of gifts, we decided to enjoy an overnight stay in Downtown Atlanta last weekend. Even though we were in our own city, it felt like we were on vacation. Downtown is an area we rarely visit, so we kind of felt like tourists for the day. This was actually my first night away from Saxon, and Rosen too, if you don’t count my hospital stay when Saxon was born. I think a getaway with my hubby was due :-) .

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We took the MARTA train to our hotel, so we were car-free for our stay.

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We stayed at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, and had an amazing view of the city from our room on the 43rd floor. We started off our stay with drinks down in the lobby before heading to dinner a block away at White Oak Kitchen + Cocktails. Dinner was amazing — we’ll definitely be returning!

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After dinner, we walked over to Centennial Olympic Park to stroll around until it got dark enough to ride the Skyview Ferris wheel. We’ve been on it before during the day, but wanted to go again to see the city at night. While we were waiting for the sun to set, we also checked out the new Atlanta Streetcar.

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The nighttime views were amazing, and it made for a very romantic evening.

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After Skyview, we decided to make one more stop before calling it a night. We headed over to Trader Vic’s to enjoy dessert, and a ridiculously huge drink.

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We had the best time on our little overnight getaway. We both agreed it’s something we need to do more often! And a huge thanks to my mom for staying with the kids while we were gone :-) .

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“A portrait of each of my children, once a week, every week, in 2015.”

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Rosen: Michael was out of town on business this past week, so I tried to stay really busy with the kids every day. Earlier in the week, we visited Fernbank Museum of Natural History, which Rosen absolutely loves. They had a little puppet theater set up, and she enjoyed entertaining us with all the different characters.

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Saxon: We also made frequent visits to different parks in the area, which is always a fun thing for this guy. He loves being able to explore and roam free.

Linking up with Jodi at Practising Simplicity for the 52 Project.

DSLR Video Project 2015 – February

In case you haven’t been following along, I challenged myself last year to make monthly family videos from video clips I took using my DSLR. If you want to check out any of the previous videos, click here.

I got a decent amount of footage in February, so I think this video is a little more interesting than the last. Michael was actually really good about reminding me to get clips of all of us together. I’m so glad he’s always such a good sport about being on camera. Actually I think it’s pretty obvious from the video that he really loves it!

On to February’s video…

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“A portrait of each of my children, once a week, every week, in 2015.”

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Rosen: My little beauty at bath time.

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Saxon: I’m pretty sure bath time is his favorite part of the day.

Linking up with Jodi at Practising Simplicity for the 52 Project.