Punta Cana Day 4 – Scentsy Incentive Trip

Our last day was spent on the beach soaking up the last of our paradise time. We stayed from sunrise to sunset – taking in all of God’s beauty.

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During sunset, we walked around admiring the colors of the sky. Pictures do not do justice – it was like a painting!

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We had our last dinner at the steakhouse – since we loved it so much on the first night.

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When we returned to our room, we found our last room drop. A beautiful canvas painting by a local artist…of one of our favorite places. It’s the perfect way to remember a place that we love so much. I have this sitting in our bedroom at home to look at when we need a little mental getaway sometimes :)

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We had the most wonderfully relaxing time. Thank you so much to our parents to kept good care of our babies while we were gone – trips like this would not be possible without their help. Also thanks to Scentsy for giving me the opportunity to earn such a great reward. I never want to miss another incentive trip with this company – it was amazing.

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Scentsy with me and join me on our next trip!

 

Punta Cana Day 3 – Scentsy Incentive Trip

On this day, we decided to try one of 13 pools on this resort – yes, thirteen. This resort was HUGE! This was a more secluded pool we found…complete with bahi beds, hammocks, lounge chairs, music, food, and drinks! Bingo!

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We met some wonderful friends in the pool, and had way too much fun. It was definitely a day we will remember…without pictures :) So much fun that we could not make dinner and had to order room service. Those are the best days, right!? This is the picture that sums up our day (multiplied by about 20).

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When we made it to our room, we found another room drop! Message in a bottle! It was a Punta Cana pin to add to our bag – so cute!

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Scentsy with me and join me on our next trip!

Punta Cana Day 2 – Scentsy Incentive Trip

We were up early the next morning, because we could not wait to get on the beach to relax and do absolutely nothing :) We had breakfast in our room before our day got started.

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We propped our feet up, put some beach music playing, and sat in our spot all day long. It never gets old! I think we tried every drink on the menu – it was perfect.

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That night we ate at the Hibachi restaurant on the resort. Yummy! We then headed to the Scentsy Barefoot on the Beach party!

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Seth was so excited about his pink name tag :)

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Scentsy sure knows how to throw a party – they didn’t hold back on a thing! There was a reggae band, parrots for pictures, food beyond food, etc! The atmosphere was so energetic and happy!

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When we returned to our room that night, we had a “room drop” surprise waiting. It was a Scentsy sand bucket with “moon sand” from Brookestone. So nice of this company to think of our kids, too! This was their favorite surprise that we brought back home.

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Scentsy with me and join me on our next trip!

Punta Cana Day 1 – Scentsy Incentive Trip

When I signed up with Scentsy, I strictly joined for the extra money. I never thought they would be sending me on an all inclusive trip to paradise! It’s amazing how a company shows appreciation for hard work in such an unforgettable way.

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When we arrived, we went register in the Scentsy event ballroom. We had drinks, food, and a welcome gift! They gave me a super cute beach tote filled with goodies. The bottom of the tote unzipped to reveal an icechest! Perfect :) It was loaded with two insulated bottles, a beach blanket, small pouch, spray bottle, and sunscreen.

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We stayed at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana, and it was absolutely beautiful. We were treated like rock stars. Our room didn’t disappoint either…complete with a balcony, double shower, and a Jacuzzi tub right in the room! The girls thought this was the coolest feature when we Face-timed with them to show them the room.

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We had dinner at the steakhouse (where I ordered and ate my first actual whole steak). Seth was so proud of me. We spent the rest of the night walking around our resort and finding our spot on the beach where we would plant ourselves for the next three days.

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Scentsy with me and join me on our next trip!

Orange Beach – Grandkids edition

We have been nonstop lately! Finally getting around to posting about the girls’ trip to Orange Beach! Maw & Pappy took the oldest grandkids on the annual Orange Beach trip.

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The weather was cloudy and the gulf was rough, but it did not stop them from building those sandcastles they talked about for weeks.

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They told me their favorite place was The Track – full of rides/games/entertainment for kiddos. Jules was super excited that she was tall enough to drive the go kart this year! She didn’t have to be Kennedy’s passenger anymore!

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We missed them terribly – Easton was so confused! He kept telling me that Kennedy & Jules were on the school bus :)

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Thanks again, Maw & Pappy, for some memories made at the beach – the girls will always remember these trips!

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School’s OUT! (& Kindergarten Graduation)

On the last day of school, Kenn had a pizza party and Jules had an ice cream sundae party! Perfect treats to start their summer vacation. They sure have grown this year – I am so proud of the little ladies they are becoming. We are thankful to their teachers who guided them through this tough school year. Look out kindergarten and first grade!

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A couple of days later, everyone put on their best to attend Kennedy’s kindergarten graduation. They clean up well ;)

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I love to go back and look at pictures of Kennedy and cousin Luke. They were so tiny in PreK-3! I love watching them grow together at school – they will always watch out for each other.

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Since Kennedy lost her first tooth on the last day of school, she was not able to show any of her classmates. So the minute she saw anyone, she proudly showed the hole in her mouth – even on stage :)

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I had mixed feelings about this graduation. I was happy the kids are growing and doing so well in school…and excited for their new chapter in first grade. However, I still carry a heavy heart that there would be one less classmate to finish the year. DSC_0164

How do you pay tribute to a fallen classmate (in a room full of kindergarteners) without anyone getting scared or confused? The school, teachers, and staff handled it so beautifully. At the start of the ceremony, the class walked in with white roses to place at Samantha’s table. Her slideshow played in the background. It was the perfect, most simple and pure way to honor this angel. This class will never forget her precious face. They are all much stronger than I am…who could barely take pictures behind the tears. However, I know she gives them strength to handle whatever comes their way.

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Once on stage, Kennedy led the room in the opening prayer…The Hail Mary.

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The classes then performed “This Little Light of Mine” and “The Butterfly Song.” We then watched a slideshow of the cuties on stage.

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Kennedy received her certificate of completion signifying she was officially a FIRST GRADER!

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We had cake and lemonade afterwards, but Mr. Easton was not in a good mood….beast mode, actually. We stayed long enough for everyone to have cake, but then had to bring that man home to bed.

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Tough and emotional year, but this class pulled through. Now they will have an angel watching down from the best seat in class :) Congratulations to all!

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Dance Recital 2017 – Toys! Toys! Toys!

After our t-ball tournament the weekend before, Jules dusted off her tennis shoes to put on her dancing shoes! We pampered her all morning with hair and makeup – I barely recognized her without her curls!

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Big sis was playing momma herself…and had to put on makeup as well to watch from the audience this year! She ran to the dressing room with me after Jules’ performance to help change her to the next costume – she was a big help!

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Since only Jules danced this year, it was a lot easier on Mom! I only had one ballerina to dress, so I was able to enjoy a lot more of the show!

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It was a super cute performance where the toys we know and love came to life! There were army men, jumps ropes, legos, kites and porcelain dolls just to name a few! Jules’ first performance was BUBBLES. At first, she did not see me and kept looking and looking….but when she found me, she could not stop smiling!

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Next we put on her tap shoes for her performance in HULA HOOP! My favorite part of that entire day was watching Jules swing her hips like she was pretending to hula-hoop. That girl gave it her all in that one move. We could not help but smile at her determination in that step!

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Congrats to Jules on her 3rd dance recital! We love to watch her shine!

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