Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

My Week(218) in iPhone Photos

Monday, January 5th, 2015

We did a lot of nothing this week. I got rid of some of my wraps on the online wrap buy/sell/trade group, so my phone is full of wrap photos. And I definitely did not buy three more. Nope. I did not buy three. Only two.

Sunday:

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This is the pile of wraps I measured so I could sell them. I did not sell them all.

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I high recommend this rice cooker

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This is a pile of wraps I am probably never going to sell

Monday:

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I sold this one, but I’m a little sad. Look how cute Caroline looks.

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Helping Daddy do computer stuff

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Baby in a book

Tuesday:

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LOLOLOLOLOL

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She really likes wraps.

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Who gave me a pen?! THIS IS A TERRIBLE IDEA!

Wednesday:

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New Year’s Sparklers

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New Year’s Toast

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New Year’s Hand and Foot

Thursday:

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I think I’m going to start collecting White House ornaments. I like them.

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Anyone want some baby books?

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Helping me de-Christmas the house

Friday:

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Doing important spy business

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She BEGGED me to do this and was mad when I wouldn’t let her keep him all day

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When you stay up until midnight you are tired for days

Saturday:

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That’s MY spot, baby

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Snow! That I did not go out in!

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Snuggles are why I love wraps.

I got both kids out the door fully dressed in time for school today. I was pretty proud. I’m secretly hoping for a snow day later this week because I’m not sure I can do that all week. Especially not if this baby keeps nursing allllll night. Stupid growth spurt and rolling over and separation anxiety. I feel like I’m paying the price for all the easy months up until now. I don’t like it.

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Christmas Photo Post 2014

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

These are not very good, from a technical standpoint. My children were not very cooperative, I didn’t edit them much, and definitely don’t think anyone would call them professional. But they are an accurate representation of our holiday and I’m happy I have them and can share them and one day I will love them just as much as I love the tiny 3×5 prints of my own childhood Christmases.

I actually hate to even type this because I KNOW I will fail and why even TRY to start something when I know it will fail but I’m going to do a 365 Photo Project in 2015. My goal is to take one photo every day that I don’t edit. One photo taken as a JPG on my big girl camera, no cropping, no lighting adjustments, no cloning things out of the background, no white balance correction. I have to accept it as it was taken, which (hopefully) will make me more conscious of things in-camera and not letting myself say “Oh I’ll just fix it later”. That’s why I never posted Halloween photos – I never finished editing them. That is LAZY photography and I need to be better than that.

Don’t worry, I won’t post all of those photos here. I haven’t decided how I’ll do it yet but I promise I won’t make you look at a crappy photo every day. As if blog readership wasn’t down ENOUGH this year.

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Only the baby is still cooperative.

 

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I WILL KISS HIM BUT ONLY BECAUSE YOU THREATENED ME WITH SANTA

 

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Literally the only thing Linc got in his stocking

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Socks in your stocking are TRADITION. DEAL WITH IT.

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Yeah, he ate that paper.

 

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Maybe next year Santa will bring her a hairbrush

 

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Obviously she got too many presents, since she’s this exhausted from opening.

 

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At least we know E got what he wanted. (Thanks Carolyn!)

 

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He did this for like 9 straight hours.

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The t-rex attacking the ponies cracks me up EVERY TIME. I am HILARIOUS.

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I got a super cool tripod for Christmas. This is me trying it out.

 

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Happy First Christmas, Baby Lincoln!

 

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Sunday, December 28th, 2014

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! We had a great week!

Sunday:

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Couch naps is what vacation is all about.

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NO STOP IT STOP IT NOW

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I think E was wishing he was back at sea instead of playing the rainbow game

Monday:

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Apparently he was very comfortable in that one

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The post office was a poor choice

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That looks like something I can put in my mouth! Give it to me!!!

Tuesday:

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My husband and father murdered my bushes (I asked them to).

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Why are we at the grocery store AGAIN?

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I had a Lego emergency

Wednesday:

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It’s a good thing I don’t like peanut butter blossoms, because I made a LOT of them

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Doing her best statue of liberty impression

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Pretty excited about our Christmas

Thursday:

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Happy with her stash

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His Christmas mostly involved doing this

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Plasma car success!

Friday:

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FAT BABY

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SLEEPY BABY

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HAPPY BABY

Saturday:

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Disapproving grouper judges you

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Santa?!

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What does the fox say? Zzzzzzzzzz….

Linc has like, a million new teeth coming in right now, so he’s pretty miserable. We were supposed to go to Virginia this week but I can’t handle the car trip plus sleeping at someone else’s house with such a grumpy baby. Not when the alternative is staying home in my pajamas. I did manage to get ALL THE LAUNDRY done today (or at least as much as is physically possible when you have children) so I feel pretty good. Tomorrow my goal is to vacuum every floor/rug in the house. Or maybe I’ll just try to catch up on laundry again.

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Sunday, December 21st, 2014

BIRTHDAY WEEK! Today, Sunday, the day after Caroline’s party, I’ve finally managed to think about the fact that Christmas is 4 days away and I can’t even FIND half the gifts I bought the kids (no for real, WHERE DID I HIDE THEM????).

Sunday:

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Swiiiiiiiiiiing

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I only burned myself three times and the beer was an effective painkiller.

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I REJECT YOUR BABY BATHTUB! GIVE ME REAL WATER!

Monday:

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Proud of his gold star from the dentist

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Wraps make good blankets when you use the stroller

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You brought me to a casino AGAIN?!

Tuesday:

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School uniforms don’t have sock and shoe requirements

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WHY U PUT ME IN THIS CAGE?

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NOM TULA NOM NOM

Wednesday:

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She insisted on the jaunty hat

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Screw you candy thermometer, you are USELESS

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He’s disappointed none of those things are food

Thursday:

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Daddy chat time

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Outtake from my attempt at a santa baby picture. I have 30 more like this.

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SHUT UP.

Friday:

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Cookie time with Aunt Carolyn

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I do not want to talk about what is happening here.

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Two fancy ladies at The Nutcracker

Saturday:

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Two selfies in a row is ridiculous, but the birthday girl is too cute

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A shark playing Pin The Tail On The Mermaid

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In the Rainbow My Little Pony game, EVERYONE WINS

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Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

If I posted a picture of my house right now, I’m pretty sure Wayfair would throw me out of their Homemakers program. But since they totally understand my aspirations to one day have a catalog perfect home, they’ve kindly sponsored a post so I can at least DREAM about getting organized. 

We’re hosting a bunch of people this year, not for Christmas exactly but for Caroline’s birthday party the weekend before. Don’t ask how party planning is going, the answer is AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. But even if I’m running around like a crazy person writing a menu 12 hours before the guests show up we’ll have a house full with more company staying at hotels. No matter how behind I get, I am committed to the house being MAGICAL and FESTIVE and WELCOMING, so here’s a look at how I’m getting my home ready for the holidays.

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Linc is totally ready for the holidays with those jammies

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