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Our Month In 9 Squares is a 9-photo recap of the month, filled with photos and cherished memories. Check out our favorite moments in May 2020.
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Our Month In 9 Squares – May 2020

Dear May 2020,

You were a month of endings! We celebrated the last day of homeschool for both Preschool and Second Grade! Although we are so happy to see the school year come to an end, we are sad that it ended in such an unexpected way this year. In honor of Preschool Graduation we celebrated at a park, social distancing of course, to still honor our little graduates in their caps and gowns. It was too cute!
We also celebrated Mother’s Day with a special day at home. I was serenaded with darling planned surprises and homemade goodies. It really was a memorable Mother’s Day!
With the major swing of heat rolling into the valley we snuck away to both Prescott and Payson for cooler adventures, which really made the month! We were able to enjoy the outdoors and take a break from our new normal at home. Kingston also got to join in the road-trip’n fun and loved the change of scenery. Who would have thought he only joined our family 1 month ago!
Well June, please surprise us with cooler weather… Hey, a girl can dream!

:: Our Month in 9 Squares – May 2020 ::Our Month In 9 Squares is a 9-photo recap of the month, filled with photos and cherished memories. Check out our favorite moments in May 2020.

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Our Month In 9 Squares is a 9-photo recap of the month, filled with photos and cherished memories. Check out our favorite moments in April 2020.
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Our Month In 9 Squares – April 2020

Dear April 2020,

April, You are usually a busy and event-filled month, but with quarantine in full swing it was not our usual April.

We filled the month with homeschooling, at home fun and soaking up as much outdoorsy time as possible. We loved being creative with painting and sidewalk chalk, long bike rides and splashing around on the backyard water slide.  Honestly, it has been so much fun!!! We have embraced the quarantine lifestyle and besides missing our friends and family, we have enjoyed our new normal. Don’t get me wrong I am excited for the day that we can go on dates again and enjoy my girlfriend time!

Even though we were inside… we also enjoyed a simple yet perfect Easter and 2 BIG birthdays. Thank goodness for Target and Amazon, we were still able to throw amazing in-home shindigs. Quarantine birthdays are surprisingly GREAT! Kenise turned 2 and had the time of her life eating cake and playing with new toys. And 35 wasn’t spent exactly how I imagined, but I enjoyed eating and drinking the day away with my hubby while binging McMillions, Michael Jordan – The Last Dance & Tiger King. (PS- McMillions is by far one of the best documentaries we have watched – So good!)

BUT, the biggest and BEST part of April 2020 was welcoming Kingston Porter into our family. The sweetest little Schoodle has taken over our hearts and home. He has made every day exciting and honestly we couldn’t be happier with our 4lb little buddy!

So there you have it! We didn’t let quarantine ruin our month. Instead we embraced it and now looking back I couldn’t be more thankful for it! Some of my favorite memories to date, were made in April… In the comfort of our home! May, we are looking forward to what you have in store, with no expectations!!!

:: Our Month in 9 Squares – April 2020 ::Our Month In 9 Squares is a 9-photo recap of the month, filled with photos and cherished memories. Check out our favorite moments in April 2020.

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Our Month In 9 Squares is a 9-photo recap of the month, filled with photos and cherished memories. Check out our favorite moments in January 2020.
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Our Month In 9 Squares – January 2020

Dear January 2020,

You are a welcomed month by all. You bring excitement and realization of a new year and a new beginning. You were a month filled with dreaming and goal-planning, and that in itself is great! After a fabulous holiday break, school and activities are now in full swing and bringing a jam-packed schedule to this new decade. But, as I have said before… Busy is fun!

February, we are so excited for you to add a little sparkle and love to our schedule!

:: Our Month in 9 Squares – January 2020 ::Our Month In 9 Squares is a 9-photo recap of the month, filled with photos and cherished memories. Check out our favorite moments in January 2020.

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New Year's Day is always an exciting day that brings new adventures. It is a day that allows us to look forward to change. Hello 2020!
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Hello 2020!

New Year’s Day is always an exciting day! It is a day that brings new adventures. It is a day that allows us to look forward to change. It is a day that opens the door to new goals and dreams. So as we ring in the new year, let’s give thanks for all of our blessings!
For my family, we say goodbye to our first year as a family of 5, and we say hello to a new year ahead of growth and more adventures to come.

We are so excited to celebrate new beginnings… HELLO to a new decade – Hello 2020!

Christmas Traditions 2019 is a recap of a few of our favorite holiday activities. These are the moments that we will remember for years to come. Christmas Traditions 2019 is a recap of a few of our favorite holiday activities. These are the moments that we will remember for years to come. Christmas Traditions 2019 is a recap of a few of our favorite holiday activities. These are the moments that we will remember for years to come.Christmas Traditions 2019 is a recap of a few of our favorite holiday activities. These are the moments that we will remember for years to come.Christmas Traditions 2019 is a recap of a few of our favorite holiday activities. These are the moments that we will remember for years to come. Christmas Traditions 2019 is a recap of a few of our favorite holiday activities. These are the moments that we will remember for years to come. Christmas Traditions 2019 is a recap of a few of our favorite holiday activities. These are the moments that we will remember for years to come. Christmas Traditions 2019 is a recap of a few of our favorite holiday activities. These are the moments that we will remember for years to come. Christmas Traditions 2019 is a recap of a few of our favorite holiday activities. These are the moments that we will remember for years to come.Christmas Traditions 2019 is a recap of a few of our favorite holiday activities. These are the moments that we will remember for years to come. Christmas Traditions 2019 is a recap of a few of our favorite holiday activities. These are the moments that we will remember for years to come.



Take time today to thank God for the blessing of Day 1.  
Lamentations 3:23 – Great is His faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each morning.


From my family to yours, we wish you a Happy New Year! Hello 2020!www.espressoeverafter.com

Thank you for the beautiful photos La Brisa Photography.

Our Month In 9 Squares is a 9-photo recap of the month, filled with photos and cherished memories. Check out our favorite moments in December 2019.
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Our Month In 9 Squares – December 2019

Dear December 2019,

December was just as great as we’d hoped it would be. With all the holiday festivities and Christmas functions, it is a month we will always cherish. We love filling the month with Santa, Christmas decorations, holiday lights and Christmas parties! But, I must say… The best part was our mountain getaway. We were able to sneak away and visit Santa at the North Pole, hung out with friends in the snow, and the girls got to ski for the first time! We are a winter-loving family, so December you are always our favorite!
This December was extra special because our girls are old enough to understand that Jesus’ birth is the true meaning of Christmas, and there is nothing more special than that!

As January brings a new year and a new decade, we are beyond excited to see where 2020 takes our family. We have so much to be thankful for and looking forward to a bright future as the Wodiske Party of 5!

:: Our Month in 9 Squares – December 2019 ::Our Month In 9 Squares is a 9-photo recap of the month, filled with photos and cherished memories. Check out our favorite moments in December 2019.

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Our Month In 9 Squares is a 9-photo recap of the month, filled with photos and cherished memories. Check out our favorite moments in November 2019.
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Our Month In 9 Squares – November 2019

Dear November 2019,

As always, you were a month filled with thankfulness! We celebrated daddy’s birthday and we soaked up all the fun turkey-day school festivities while preparing for the big family feast! We spent lots of quality family time together as we enjoyed riding bikes around in the amazing cooler and rainy weather that you brought us! We stood as a family and dedicated ourselves to raise Payton and Kensie in a Jesus loving home surrounded by encouragement and support. And we spent a maroon and gold filled day at ASU Homecoming, taking the girls back to where it all began for our family.  Wow, it was a special month!

December… we are so excited for you and the special memories you will bring us in this festive month!!

:: Our Month in 9 Squares – November 2019 ::Our Month In 9 Squares is a 9-photo recap of the month, filled with photos and cherished memories. Check out our favorite moments in November 2019.

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Our Month In 9 Squares is a 9-photo recap of the month, filled with photos and cherished memories. Check out our favorite moments in October 2019.
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Our Month In 9 Squares – October 2019

Dear October 2019,

You were a month of soccer, more soccer and a slice of pumpkin everything. You are always one of our favorite months filled with decorating the house for Halloween to picking out cute costumes… We always adore October with the kiddos!

This month was filled with changing weather (It almost feels like fall here!) to school parties and costume events. It was a month filled with fun and, of course, … lots of candy! Did I mention soccer??? With two girls playing we are on the field a lot, but we wouldn’t want it any other way.

As we prepare for November and the grateful-thankful month ahead, we look back with a smile and we look forward with excitement!

:: Our Month in 9 Squares – October 2019 ::Our Month In 9 Squares is a 9-photo recap of the month, filled with photos and cherished memories. Check out our favorite moments in October 2019.

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Our Month In 9 Squares is a 9-photo recap of the month, filled with photos and cherished memories. Check out our favorite moments in September 2019.
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Our Month In 9 Squares – September 2019

Dear September 2019,

You were an unexpectedly delightful month filled with travel, sports and celebrated double-digit weather.

I loved jetting off on a magical NYC girls trip filled with glitz and glam and fabulous shows! Every-time I visit New York I fall in love with a new spot… You can’t go wrong in that city. It sure is something special!

Travis and I also snuck away for a quick 48 hour adventure to California, thanks to a fabulous family wedding. It was so nice to explore Newport Beach together and fulfill my need for a visit to the ocean.

And of course a big round of applause and thank you to AZ for dropping down out of the 100 degree weather, just in time for soccer season to begin! We are so grateful!

Time for some fall weather to match the fall season. We are looking forward to you, October, and we already have our costumes picked out! Let the fun begin!

:: Our Month in 9 Squares – September 2019 ::Our Month In 9 Squares is a 9-photo recap of the month, filled with photos and cherished memories. Check out our favorite moments in September 2019.

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Our Month In 9 Squares is a 9-photo recap of the month, filled with photos and cherished memories. Check out our favorite moments in October 2019.
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Our Month In 9 Squares – August 2019

Dear August 2019,

August, you were the perfect end to a fabulous summer! One month into school already, August kept us busy! We were able to sneak away for a kid free weekend in the mountains, which was heavenly! And we enjoyed our last month together as a family before the sports season fills up our calendar.  August… We heard you loud and clear, we have so much to be thankful for.

September, we are ready for you! Bring on the busy weekends and football season!

:: Our Month in 9 Squares – August 2019 ::Our Month In 9 Squares is a 9-photo recap of the month, filled with photos and cherished memories. Check out our favorite moments in August 2019.

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Our Month In 9 Squares is a 9-photo recap of the month, filled with photos and cherished memories. Check out our favorite moments in July 2019.
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Our Month In 9 Squares – July 2019

Dear July 2019,

Besides the heat of the summer, we had a great month! With our last family trip to the mountains for the 4th, we shared the best red, white and blue family time together!

Back to school is no joke! Between meet the teachers (x2) , first days of school (x2), curriculum nights and back to school parties… We are back in the swing of it all.  Paisley’s first day of second grade, Payton’s first day of pre-k and Kensie’s first day at home with me… Alone! Wow, all I can say is, time is flying! Haha!  And just when I thought nothing else could change, my biggest girl turned 7! What a month July brought.

August, you are already proving to be busy… Here we go!

:: Our Month in 9 Squares – July 2019 ::Our Month In 9 Squares is a 9-photo recap of the month, filled with photos and cherished memories. Check out our favorite moments in July 2019.

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