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Cora Lively turns two
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How. How is she turning two today. 

She's smart, independent, spirited, loving and observant. She loves Moana and Minnie Mouse, church and her daddy. She rubs her eyes and grows sleepy the moment I start to sing her a nighttime lullaby and begs me to see pictures and watch videos of her friends and family on social media. 

Cora Lively means "heart full of life." My prayer for her has been that her love for life would be contagious. By the way she waves, smiles, high-fives, blows kisses and dances for every person she comes across on planet earth, this gift is already being lived out. 

She has a future filled with faithfulness, joy and influence. But for now, I'll just cuddle my confident, self-assured, infectious two-year-old and celebrate the light she's brought to my world for two whole years. 

Grand Cayman Withdrawal

Our little family of three just returned from Grand Cayman. Yes, I'm having withdrawal. We have friends who live there and this was our fourth visit. Spoiled much? Absolutely. 

This time was extra special because their son is only a few weeks younger than Cora and it was their first meeting. It was also Cora's first time flying and traveling further than three hours to see family and no, she didn't do great. It was 30% angelic gazing out the plane window and 70% kicking seats, throwing Cherrios and forcing the people behind us to keep picking up her "Ellie" wubbanub. May God bestow a very special Christmas blessing on those poor passengers in Jesus' name. 

No, it does not get any cuter. 

No, it does not get any cuter. 

It was also Cora's first time at the beach. This is what she thought of it. 

Don't worry, she got used to it after a few days and the next thing we know she's renting beach chairs and ordering pina coladas. Figures. 

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We did the Outbreak room and I felt exactly like Brad Pitt in World War Z. Honestly. The same experience. 

We did the Outbreak room and I felt exactly like Brad Pitt in World War Z. Honestly. The same experience. 

While the babe was sunbathing, Philip and I took the time to attempt Locked Inn, our friends' escape room business. We came about two minutes short of success but it was a blast. If you're Cayman-bound or stopping by on a cruise ship, it should definitely be on your list of activities. 

On our final night there, we risked toddler tantrums to go - all three - to a beachside restaurant and watch the sunset over dinner. I really have no words to describe how fantastic it was - or photos that do it justice - but here's trying.

No tantrums. Only winning at life. 

No tantrums. Only winning at life. 

Thank you, random restaurant guy, for offering to get a shot of all three of us! 

Thank you, random restaurant guy, for offering to get a shot of all three of us! 

Where's your favorite place to vaca? Leave a comment below!