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My babies had their first day of school last week.  Hudson is in the elementary school (K-3rd grade) for kindergarten.  And Ella is at her old school for Pre-K.  We decided to keep her there since it was only 3 days per week instead of 5 half days at the elementary.

In the weeks leading up to school I was having a rough time.  It’s a new season for us having Hudson be away five days a week from 8:20 – 3:45.  I was so anxious about it that I was even considering homeschooling him.  Not for his benefit but, selfishly, for mine to be close to him.  But, I came to the realization that he is SO ready for school.  Excited even!  So, instead of feeling sad I tried to change my outlook and look ahead to all of the new experiences we will get to enjoy together.

So, we woke up on the first day of school ready to celebrate.  We stopped by the donut shop on our way for a special treat.  We all walked Hudson into school and hugged and kissed him goodbye.  He doesn’t know anyone in his class…but by the time we left he had already sat down by another little boy to play.  He was being so brave that I got a little choked up.  It showed just how big he really is.

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Ella is in Hudson’s classroom from last year so the transition for her was easy.  Her best friends, Phoebe and Ayden, are in her class so she was very excited to get to play with them.

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  • Sara - ELLA’S BACKPACK PICTURE!! Cutest ever!! And way to go Hudson!! I love how great he did!! Congrats mama!!

  • Tricia Fanning - Oh my goodness, I’ve been feeling the same way. My 5 year old Jack is heading off to kindergarten next week and I’ve been trying to convince my hubby we should homeschool instead because I’m going to miss him so much! Nice to know I’m not alone in feeling that way :)

Our first month of the Documenting Life Instagram Challenge has been so much fun!  We have loved seeing all of your posts!  I’ll be sharing my posts in my Insta August post coming to the blog next week!

We are gearing up for the September Documenting Life Challenge.  Please remember to share the graphic on your Instagram.  And then to link up simply take a photo using the prompt and use the hashtag #documentinglifechallenge.  Don’t forget to tag @jennycollier, @lvdmorethncarrots, and @helloerinv so we can check out your post!


A few weeks ago we joined our friends and hit up the a local carnival.  Our kids are best buddies.  Hudson and Penelope are just a couple of weeks apart in age.  And Phoebe and Ella are a month apart.  I love these photos that I took of them before we left for the carnival.

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We ate corn dogs, drank lemonade, rode our fair share of rides, and ran into friends.  It was the perfect summer evening!

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Taco night calls for a good skinny margarita.  Am I right?  This recipe is a favorite in our house.

Delicious skinny margarita recipe

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Skinny Margarita Recipe
Recipe type: Cocktail
Serves: 2
  • 4 tbsp Lime Juice
  • Kosher Salt
  • ½ cup Tequila
  • 3 tbsp Light Agave Syrup
  • 3 Lime Slices
  1. Pour some Kosher Salt onto a dish. Wet the rim of your glasses with the lime slice. Dip rim of glass into salt.
  2. Combine lime juice, tequila, and light agave syrup into a cocktail shaker. Fill with glass and shake. Pour over ice into glasses. Garnish with extra lime slices.


  • Colleen - Thanks so much for sharing your recipe! I have all of the ingredients on hand and tonight it taco night! Thanks, friend!

  • Tracy - What tequila do you use?

  • Carmen Palmer - This looks good! And healthy is a bonus!!

  • Jenny Collier - Thank you, Carmen. I hope you’ll try it. Yummy!

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