…still partying …

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And, one day after Isabelle turned 10, my husband turned 46. Not quite as exciting. But my mom, niece and nephews were visiting, and some partying definitely took place. Many, many handmade cards were read. Presents were opened. Turtle cheesecake was consumed. Fun was had. And it was good.

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fantastical

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Been loving my summer photography class. As always, Lisa is pushing all of us way out of our comfy-cozy-safe-place. Where – if it were up to us – some of us would stay. *ahem* And, I have to say, it has been so. much. fun. One of our assignments was to photographically interpret Mystical, Magical, […]

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we’ve been partying

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Asher’s birthday in June kicks off almost a month of birthdays. Asher. Isabelle. Chris. And mine. Packed into 23 short days. And, despite the fact that I continue to run behind in getting these celebratory pictures posted, I’m determined. Because really, if you can’t publish a bunch of posts featuring relatively mundane birthday pictures on […]

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Zach.

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He’s entering his second year of college this fall. Over 600 miles away. So when he’s here over the summer I have weeks, not months, to do all-the-stuff-I-wish-I-had-all-year-to-do. Being a mama can be so hard on the heart. One of the things on that “to-do” list is pictures. Lots of pictures. On this day we […]

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he’s 15

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Happy Birthday, Asher. Granted, this post is over a month late, but my lack of posting is no reflection of my lack of love. Because this boy makes me smile. He’s one year 11 months away from driving. And less than 3 years away from being officially an “adult”. He’s 6′ tall and wears a […]

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freedom

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Yesterday was the 4th of July. Sun shining, high temps in the mid 80′s and a light breeze blowing. We had the picnic basket ready to go by 11 AM. By 12, our picnic lunch was devoured. And we let the kids – souped up on bologna sandwiches, cheese sticks and Cherry Coke – run […]

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meet our new daughter

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It’s my birthday. And birthday girls get to do what birthday girls want to do, amiright? So today, on my big day (both figuratively and literally), I want to introduce y’all to someone very, very special. Meet our new daughter. We will name her Clementine. Clementine was a name we’ve considered in the past, but […]

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out and about

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It’s summer. And all my babies are home. My most favorite time of year. And there is so much I want to squeeze into the time we are all together – all fun stuff, of course. But the truth is, we just don’t get out a whole lot. For several reasons. 1) I am a […]

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it’s summer, the end.

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Finishing out with Miss Isabelle, our public schooler turned homeschooler. Because it just seems like she deserves a post of her own. In November of last year we pulled Isabelle out of public school to bring her home. It was, honestly, quite a surprise to all of us as we weren’t expecting to homeschool her […]

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it’s summer, continued again.

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About this time last year, I posted about the curriculum I’d purchased for the 2013-2014 school year. So, as we close out the year with pictures and an end-of-the-year interview, I figured I’d toss in a quick review of the curriculum choices we made. Because I am nothing if not opinionated. But first, the year-end […]

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