Archive for the ‘Family’ Category

Pool Fun All Day

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

We had another great day with perfect weather and lots of fun by the pool.

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Another Evening with a Nice Fire

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

The weather has been great and it’s so nice to be out by the pool at night. We had another fire and made more s’mores tonight.

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Dinner in Sandestin

Monday, June 16th, 2014

We stayed in Sandestin and had dinner and walked around and played more tonight.

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Biking in Sandestin

Monday, June 16th, 2014

We rented bikes all afternoon and went to Sandestin again to take advantage of all of their trails and fun things to do. I didn’t get any pictures of us actually on the bikes, but it was all fun.

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Chilling

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

We had a lot of wildness while everyone was chilling. Scattegories proved to be a pretty hilarious game, and the little ones had fun with Uno.

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More Beach Fun

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

We had another great day at the beach with awesome weather.

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Beach at Night

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

We had a busy day but we topped it off with an awesome trip to the beach at night:

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Village in Sandestin

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

We wandered over to Sandestin today and walked around the little village and went out to the marina. It was a beautiful day and everyone had a great time.

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Destin Whirlpool

Friday, June 13th, 2014

We made the trek to Destin in a 12-passenger van and are hanging out at the pool late at night. The kids made a huge whirlpool in the “baby” pool—it was really cool:

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Lauren’s Two-Part Party

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Lauren wasn’t here for her actual party, so we had a double celebration when she came home. Cake inside and more s’mores outside. Fun evening all around.

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Summertime Fire Pit

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

It’s summertime, and one of the things that means around here is fires and s’mores by the pool at night!

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Breakfast Buddies

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

Our honeymoon breakfast buddies.

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Bustery Airplanes

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Some cool bustery airplanes outside our hotel.

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Old San Juan

Friday, May 30th, 2014

We made a quick trip to Puerto Rico and spent this morning in Old San Juan.

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Wedding Reception

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

The reception was beautiful, with wonderful food from Corner Market Catering and an amazing cake from Puffy Muffin. Family came from all over (well, from Cincinnati, anyway) and it was so nice to have us all together.

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Pictures of the Wedding Party

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

Here are pictures of the bride, the groom and the rest of the wedding party. What a beautiful bunch!

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Wedding Ceremony

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

Today, the Donnelly family officially grew with five new members. We had an intimate family-only ceremony outside by the pool.

Father Joseph Breen, beloved pastor of St. Edwards Parish, officiated.

Best man Jake Donnelly escorted the groom.

Bridesmaids Lauren Donnelly and Beth Donnelly performed scripture readings and each offered their well wishes to the happy couple.

Flower girls Heidi Schwab and Bridget Schwab dropped rose petals for the bride to walk on.

Maid of Honor Christine Schwab tended to the bride.

The bride was given away by her son and groomsman Gregory Schwab.

Here are some pictures of the ceremony itself. We have lots more pictures coming, too!

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Sixth Grade Awards

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Jake and Beth were both honored today at the 6th grade awards ceremonies. Jake was honored for attendance and citizenship (Golden Viking). Beth received awards for scholastic excellence, academic excellence, attendance and citizenship. Wow, guys, I am so proud of you both!!

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Eighth Grade Awards

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Lauren cleaned up at the BMS 8th Grade Awards Ceremony with awards for Academic Excellence, Academic Dilligence and Attendance and she also was honored for her work in the National Junior Honor Society.

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BMS Spring Band Concert

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Lauren, Jake and Beth all performed tonight in a wonderful band concert. Great job everyone! Come on over to the house (as always) and listen to their music on iTunes!

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