Spring Break::2016

We had the most wonderful, awesome, fun Spring Break this year!  We visited Long Boat Key, Florida to visit Corey’s parents.  I took tons of pictures, all on my iphone, and had so much fun going through all of them again!

Airport breakfast…the kids were such good little travelers!

florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-20florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-21Shopping and macaroons at St. Armands Circle…florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-22Legoland Florida! What a fun place! We highly recommend this fun park. It was a perfect day trip, the park was clean, the rides were perfect for littles and bigs alike, and the Lego creations were amazing.   florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-1florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-2florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-26Nana was Anna’s roller coaster buddy 🙂florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-3florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-34florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-29florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-31florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-28florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-30florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-27Little brother photo bomb…florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-32florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-33florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-35florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-4florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-5Nana and Papa are the most wonderful hosts in the world.  They thought of everything we might need and truly made the most relaxing and inviting environment for us…we are so lucky and so very thankful for them!florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-25Lots of pool time!florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-23florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-24Snapped a memory of this gorgeous beach while I was on a run…it’s my happy place. florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-6Beach day!florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-12florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-11florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-42florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-43Cate’s ‘dolphin watching’ face.florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-39florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-37florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-13florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-41florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-40florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-38Will’s “T-Rex”, he’s been on a bit of a dinosaur kick.florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-10It’s their happy place too…florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-9Boat ride around Sarasota Bay…florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-36Sarasota…florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-8This kids were livin’ the life!florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-7Date night!florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-52Beach day #2…florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-49OMG. This! This!!!!

florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-14florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-50We watched a crazy storm blow in…florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-16florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-15florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-51florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-44Fishing off of the sea wall.florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-45florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-46florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-47Um, yes. There was an accidental catch of a pelican.florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-48Mote Aquarium on our last day.florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-54florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-55florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-18florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-53We could have watched these amazing creatures forever.florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-19Goofs.florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-17florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-56florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-59Finished our last day with lunch on the water…florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-57and an Easter egg hunt…florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-58and one more dip in the pool…florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-60What a great week! Thank you Nana and Papa for such an amazing week together!

{Jackie}::Class of 2016

It was a true joy getting to know Jackie.  She’s kind of like, a local celebrity.  🙂  People know this impressive young lady because of the amazing example she has set in our community.  She has faced the unthinkable with grace and resilience. At such a young age, she has made the choice to find joy and be joyful.  I know you’ll enjoy looking at these gorgeous images just as much as I enjoyed taking them.

jackie_jaimelenhartphoto-5jackie_jaimelenhartphoto-4Jackie says the best thing about high school is being around friends.  In her spare time she is very social, usually with friends or cheering on her teammates on the softball and basketball teams. jackie_jaimelenhartphoto-3jackie_jaimelenhartphoto-2

jackie_jaimelenhartphoto-1Jackie has already been accepted into Mount Union for nursing school. She sees her future self as an oncology nurse at a pediatric hospital, hopefully, she says, at Akron Children’s Hospital where she receives treatment.

jackie_jaimelenhartphoto-9jackie_jaimelenhartphoto-8Jackie’s advice for underclassmen: “Always work hard. High school is where colleges look to see how you are doing. Also, get involved in as many clubs as you can. You meet so many new people and it really keeps you busy.”jackie_jaimelenhartphoto-6jackie_jaimelenhartphoto-10Wise beyond her years, when I asked her if she had any piece of wisdom to pass along, she says, “Never take anything for granted. Your whole life can change in just a matter of seconds.jackie_jaimelenhartphoto-11jackie_jaimelenhartphoto-12Friend, you are going to set this world on fire. I can’t wait to see what amazing things your future holds! Thanks for such a fun photo session (hope you like the pics OFF of the back of my camera 😉 ) and most sincere congratulations on your High School GRADUATION!!!  Much love!

February:Iphone::2016

crazy girl…lunch packer…darthwill

lenhartgym…breakfast maker…vday party with bug

reader…rest…sicky-poos

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sick…jake’s 40th!!…amy’s 40th!!!

tall daddy perks…1st time sled-riding…snowbunnies

hot cocoa and legos after…vday ‘fancy’ dinner…1st snow dayfeb16iphone-2feb16iphone-6snow!…and then it’s springlike…reading in a tree

shopping trip…twinning…chain links at my school for st. b’s

superstar of the week…my buddy…bday party prep

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jedi…make a wish…family pic

presents…more presents…corey and ifeb16iphone-4feb16iphone-9family selfie…who is that?!…epic battle

new helmet…the girls…the boysfeb16iphone-5

April 3, 2016 - 3:28 pm

Aunt CL - <3

St. Baldrick’s 2016

We Belong To Each Other.

This is one of my mantras, one of the things that helps me make sense of so many things in this world.  Participating in St. Baldrick’s is my solid-real-life proof that we do, indeed, belong to each other.

This year was record-breaking for us…we surpassed our fund-raising goal but we also were a comfort to so many people. We helped to spread awareness to many that childhood cancer treatment options are grossly underfunded and helped to empower SO MANY KIDS that they could be the ones to help change this statistic.  Yes, I’m proud of the work we did this year, and so proud of our little William for Braving the Shave!stbald16-jlenhart-8stbald16-jlenhart-2Love him so much…he’s such a helper and supporter of St. B’s, and of my time spent with the Foundation. stbald16-jlenhart-1Cousins who go bald together…stbald16-jlenhart-9stbald16-jlenhart-3These moments with our Will, Sam and Brother Will were absolutely priceless memories I’ll hold forever.  Sam and Will are the nephews of my friend Abbey Foltz, whom we do this event in honor of.  The friendship between these three is, as Abbey’s mom says, truly made in heaven.  ♥stbald16-jlenhart-12stbald16-jlenhart-4This year, all 4 Jackson Elementary Schools formed teams for St. B’s.  Here is Will with his school’s team captain, Mr. Lawver. stbald16-jlenhart-13stbald16-jlenhart-14Listen, I’ve been to 9 years of St. Baldrick’s events, seen hundreds of people shaving their heads…but when our little boy went up on that stage to shave, whoa. I was filled with emotion that I didn’t expect and was beyond proud of this little man. stbald16-jlenhart-15stbald16-jlenhart-20Cousin Charlie!stbald16-jlenhart-11Thankful for our friend, Dan, and his support…always love seeing those sweet girls of his too.stbald16-jlenhart-10stbald16-jlenhart-6stbald16-jlenhart-5Gah! What a day. Thank you to the many who supported William and the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.  Click here to keep up with the Canton Event’s total!stbald16-jlenhart-7

 

March 30, 2016 - 3:52 pm

Amy - It was a good day!