holy cow december was a whirlwind. it’s january…what!

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yes, i know i'm totally late to the whole, "i can't believe it's the beginning of a new year" thing, but I CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S THE BEGINNING OF A NEW YEAR! there, now that we got that out of the way…..here's a little photo recap of our blur of a Christmas.  it was a great one though!   Sister's preschool program---i … [Read more...]

it was a hallmark moment. literally.

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a couple of weeks ago, i took the 3 kids to Indiana to see my family while jon was away on his annual hunting trip.   yes, you read that right.  i drove 10 hours with three kids under 5 by myself.  and we didn't go crazy.  and no one got hepatitis from a public restroom.  and no one peed their pants.   success all around! while we were … [Read more...]

Brother’s hunting/camping birthday party!

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Brother is the big 3 today and we celebrated with close friends and family on Saturday night.  it was a hunting/camping themed party with our deck lit with lights and campfire in the backyard.  there was chili to eat, hot apple cidar to drink, and a pumpkin spice cake with cream cheese frosting to top it all off.  we had a great time making our … [Read more...]

a split week.

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  yes, yes, i've taken an unintentional summer blogging break.  and i'm fine with it.  i've missed you and missed putting coherent thoughts into print, but have also been blessed to just take this time and give myself permission to lie around and be pregnant and not feel guilty about it. last week, jon's family had planned a beach trip … [Read more...]

a date day & an update.

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  i can't believe it's been half a month since i last spent time on my little corner of the internet.  i've missed you and thought i'd update you a bit on our summer happenings. 1.  the bad pregnancy dreams stopped the day i posted about them (thanks for praying, friends!) 2.  I'm now in my 34th week of pregnancy and feeling … [Read more...]

little fishies (toddler swimming).

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  summer is finally here and in a big (HOT) way, but you won't hear me complaining!  i love hot weather and sunscreened kids.  it's truly my very happiest time of year. i grew up in a small town and in the country where no one really swam much in the summers unless you had your own personal pool.  neighborhoods didn't have public … [Read more...]

an easy flag t-shirt for our fourth.

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  we spent the long holiday weekend in Charlotte with jon's sister and her family.  the kids had such a great time running through sprinklers, telling sleep over stories, and almost seeing fireworks (long story). while there, i decided to try out a quick, easy t-shirt craft that i saw on pinterest HERE (via: Crafty Erin). they turned … [Read more...]

a bowl full of cherries.

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  sometimes i think i forget that i'm 28 weeks pregnant.  today was one of those days.  i decided it would be a good idea to go pick tart cherries at a nearby farm in 90 degree weather with two preschoolers (somebody save me now!). yes, it was hot and yes, we had to walk much further than i had anticipated.  yes, Brother decided he … [Read more...]

nephews, hay bales, and indiana fun continued.

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  we were only there a few days, but we sure did pack in the fun!   (click HERE if you missed yesterday's Indiana recap). while in Indiana, i attempted to take some photos of my adorable nephews, but wow, is a 10 month old who wants everything in their mouth and a rascally 2.5 yr. old hard to capture!  they're so cute, that after … [Read more...]

indiana summer.

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  we made the  10 hour journey to my hometown last wednesday for a fun long weekend with my family.  it's getting harder to travel with my ever growing belly and "crazy legs" (some form of restless legs syndrome or something that i get with each pregnancy).  but it was worth it to get to spend time with my nephews and sisters and … [Read more...]