Saturday, January 31, 2015

We’re Moving To…….

Although I haven’t quite wrapped my head around it, we have accepted a job for Mr Manlove in leadership at a charter school. It is a really great opportunity for him & I am so proud of him! We’re both warm weather people & beach people so we advise you invest in stock in sunscreen & beach towels since…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

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Our Miss L has talked about the beach ever since visiting lake Michigan last May & she is not upset about living just a couple of hours from Disney World. She is, however, quite broken up about missing her grandparents & aunts & uncles. I must say the hardest part for me is knowing that it is going to be either a very expensive (flights) or very long (car-staying at Gigi’s halfway through) trip to visit our family. I know a lot of families live in different parts of the country, but we have grown quite accustomed to living close to ours and having family babysit has been just so great. I think Skype is going to be seeing our faces a lot. I love being able to pop over to my mom & dads and seeing our families every week. We feel so blessed to have families that we truly enjoy spending lots of time around. We have turned down jobs in the past to stay close to them. The doors were wide open with this one and it was clear to us this was our future. I know you’re thinking- poor you, “called” to Florida! Well, I must say I did say a thank you prayer that we were not “called” to somewhere cold and less beachy. We plan on having a spare bedroom and would LOVE to have visitors anytime!

We’re here until the end of the school year so we’d love to see many of you friends some before we pack it up & head to the sunshine state. Here are a few more photos from around the internet I’m using as motivation to get our stuff organized & ready to pack up!

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EEK.

Love,

Mrs Manlove

Saturday, January 3, 2015

NYE 2014 | Speakeasy Dinner

We have a tradition of getting together with our friends the Rodgers & the Bianco’s on NYE & we were pleased some other Manlove’s joined us this year as well! It was at our casa this year and I decided to do a roaring 20’s speakeasy theme. I didn’t take many photos (sad!)- I completely forgot! But here are a few I did grab…

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Not real, of course, but every 20’s party needs fake cigs!

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All I can say about this sign I made is yaaaaas. And I shall keep it in my bedroom.

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Pretty Laura. The Italian was sick- we missed him! (Laura’s hubby).

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She’s so elegant & laughs easily. Love her.

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Pretty Coco.

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This shadow is perf.

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Other Manloves. That girl can wear a dress, yes?!

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My poor hubby is not in ANY pictures : (. I’m so bad! He was playing chef the whole time & uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuugh that food was good. Among the dishes (with some from others as well), were sea scallops on toasted goat cheese, home made carbonara pasta, cheesy japelenos wrapped in bacon, bacon wrapped figs, etc…YUM.

The only pictures I am in are the ones on my phone when I was trying to send my mama a picture of my hairdo/headband…

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Aftermath. The one time of year I stay up past 10 (we shooed them out at 4:30am….still recovering. Wouldn’t have it any other way!)

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Love,

Mrs Manlove