opening day

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Last Saturday the high was 86. Officially one degree higher than 85. The temperature it had to be. When we bought it – the long-awaited, blow-up, backyard pool paradise – it was just barely March. Way too cold to even consider breaking out anything that had to do with water and outdoors. So I set […]

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this Easter

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Yep, I know. Easter was over a week ago. I’ve got some catching up to do. And so catch up, I shall hope to do. This Easter was spent with our church family. We had an Easter festival of sorts, complete with face painting, numerous egg hunts, a bouncy house, snow cones, egg decorating, ring […]

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two years with Tallula

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Two years, y’all. Not only is my baby 4 now, but she’s been home for 2 years. I posted about her being home one year, and it feels like that was just a few months ago. I’ve heard it said that time goes by faster and faster as you get older… guess that makes me […]

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my baby is 4

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Lula is 4. And that might not sound like such a big deal. But it’s been a long, loooooong time since my littlest has been 4. Like 15 years, y’all. When Zach was 4, I was pregnant with Asher. And ever since then, I’ve had at least one little one under 4. Technically, all my […]

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halloooooo

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Goodness gracious. Has it already been three weeks? Thanks to those who have checked in on us – I’ve missed you, too. We are good. Really good. Just finishing up a spring break stay-cation that included some Taco Bell waffle tacos, a few trips to the library, numerous showings of Frozen, lots of sleeping in […]

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Sunday Snapshot: a picnic

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We took some lunch across the creek the other day and had ourselves a little picnic. I don’t have any pictures of that because, well… I was eating. I purposefully didn’t bring my big camera for several reasons. 1. I wanted to enjoy my kids and not be completely focused on getting pictures. 2. I […]

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Sunday Snapshot: into the frame

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Sooo, I mentioned having to get “into the frame” for my photography class. Not my favorite place to be. But once we were out there, with Poppy perched on my lap, it wasn’t so bad. Okay. It was a lot of fun. Especially laughing at all the silly things Sophie and Vivienne were doing to […]

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a pleasant surprise

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I had a photography assignment to do. One I had kinda-sorta been putting off. Because the assignment was to get a picture of me. *yeah* So, since I don’t own a tripod nor a remote, I figured I’d have one of my kiddos snap the picture… you know, once I’d determined the location, chosen the […]

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Sunday Snapshot: start to finish

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Ohmigoodness. We took the kids to the McWane Science Center. And we had so much fun. For over 5 hours, 2 adults and 9 kids ran around 4 floors, giggling and squealing with delight. Okay, only some of us were squealing. And every time the kids found something wonderful, I couldn’t help but snap a […]

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a love letter

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I am trying to teach my boys how to love scripture. And to look and listen for God in His Word. Because He is there. We are reading through the Bible using the One Year Bible plan. Every day we read some Old Testament, New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs. And each day we write down […]

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