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My Week(266) in iPhone Photos

Monday, December 7th, 2015

Sorry, planning a party, no time to remember anything else including my blog, my children and where I put my keys.

Sunday:

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CUTEST PRINT EVER

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My town can be pretty cute

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Driving directly into the sun Рscenic but inconvenient 

Monday:

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The only time he is EVER still

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We introduced Evan to video games

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SO HELPFUL

Tuesday:

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He’s pretending to be the more mature one

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I MADE THOSE WHICH IS NOT AT ALL CRAZY

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Editing and watching Arrow, two of my favorites

Wednesday:

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HAPPY PEPPERMINT SEASON (ignore my nails)

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Thank goodness he loves sleeping

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Caroline is in that box

Thursday:

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Doin’ important baby work

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SURE HAVE A COOKIE JUST STAND STILL

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She’s very excited Darth Vader is on her pajamas

Friday:

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Post-flu-shot faces

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She got send home from school for “feeling sick”

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Hot chocolate stirring spoons: chocolate marshmallow, white chocolate peppermint, salted caramel

Ok, be back next week when I can think straight again and not spend all my time trying to imagine Nutcracker themed names for various cookies.

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Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

Last week I went to Ulta and spent a bunch of money on makeup. I haven’t bought real makeup in a really, really long time and I don’t think I’ve ever bought all the things the sales girl recommended. Because it’s really expensive. But I’ve been feeling really old (even with blue hair) and I’ve been super unhappy when I look in the mirror, so spending a little (a lot) to feel better seemed reasonable. And you know what? My selfie ratio has gone way, way up and when I walked past a mirror today I was surprised to see someone who looked so happy. I think it was money well spent. Please enjoy a lot of selfies this week.

Sunday:

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Beautiful morning in our postcard downtown

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Caroline loves church because a) coloring and b) coffee hour

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Cotton candy sky

Monday:

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His favorite spot is on my back, even when I’m not wearing him

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Totally normal grocery shopping

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Sleeping like a posed newborn baby

Tuesday:

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The sun starts to set before the bus even comes

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This coat was an excellent purchase

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Waving at the big girl ballerinas

Wednesday:

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Nursing, sleeping baby in Target

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Even the filler paper from Shop Sweet Lulu was fun

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Stars in his eyes

Thursday:

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So November

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They asked me to take this photo

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Birthday invites from Jumping Jax Designs come with goodies

Friday:

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Baby sword fights seem like a wise choice

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This weather can stay

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No nap baby can’t stay awake when he’s wrapped

Saturday:

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Raking is the worst

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That house is called Greene Gables. They’re not green and it’s pretty abandonded, but I was still pretty excited.

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Pile of gravel + waterfall = best day for a 6 year old

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Sunday, November 8th, 2015

Alternate title: The first week after the time change so all my photos are dark and blurry because I haven’t gotten used to the sun setting at 4:30. I’m going to schedule a nice, colorful, sunny photo post to go up tomorrow morning because this is too depressing to leave at the top of the blog for long.

Sunday:

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They both love this

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OMINOUS ORCHARD IS OMINOUS

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Putting the kids to work making a pie they refused to eat

Monday:

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Toddlers on the loose

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Riding the dog like a small horse is frowned upon in this establishment!

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Stupid time change

Tuesday:

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Why look at fish when you can hang out in the aquarium reading area?

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$3 worth of dead fish make the stingrays way more fun

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The force is strong with this one

Wednesday:

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He’s plotting how to knock the largest number of things off the shelves

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While the sun is up the weather is GORGEOUS

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Poor ear infection girl

Thursday:

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Matching leggings 4 life

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MUCH needed nap time

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Super ambitious sewing plans (so far so good)

Friday:

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Wearing two babies instead of one

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Suspicious baby is suspicious

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Sleeping like he’s posed for a newborn photo

Saturday:

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Weirdos

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Bacon crackers. So simple. so delicious.

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Playing cards is my favorite

I was really confused when I realized today is November 8th, which means November is 1/4th over already. HOW is that POSSIBLE? As ready as I am for Christmas decorating, I’m not actually ready for Christmas. I still have to plan Thanksgiving and Caroline’s birthday, schedule our family pictures,¬†order Christmas cards, and buy all the presents. Plus E has a bunch of travel for work, which means I’ll be doing it alone. At least that means I can have cereal for dinner along with the kids.

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Monday, July 27th, 2015

We celebrated Lincoln’s 1st birthday party on Saturday with a Twinkle Twinkle Little Star themed party. I fell in love with the star idea while rocking Linc to sleep in his room – there have been glow in the dark stars on his ceiling since we bought the house. Plus I don’t think it’s a stretch to say he is a sparkly, twinkly baby personality-wise. He’s my little star.

You can check out my Lincoln’s First Birthday Pinterest board for a lot of the recipes and inspiration for all my ideas. I’m putting the post after a jump so all 2 bazillion photos aren’t on the front page for the next month…

twinkle twinkle little star first birthday ideas

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Sunday, June 21st, 2015

Schooooooooool’s out for summer! Caroline starts camp tomorrow AND she has her dance recital this week. She is going to be one tired girl by Saturday morning. I’m hoping that means she might sleep longer than 6 am.

Sunday:

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For her last soccer game, Caroline played with the U8 team. She was half their size!

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Swimmers

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We all love #lakelife

Monday:

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We worked on our Father’s Day presents, which are late because E was SUPPOSED to be at sea. Although we are much happier having him home.

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Glitter, the herpes of craft supplies

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We put in a chin up bar for wrap swings

Tuesday:

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Little explorer

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A+ dentist visit

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Keeping the healthy baby away from the germs at his check-up

Wednesday:

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I cleaned out my purse. That’s just the trash.

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I think my cat is plotting to kill me

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Ice cream weirdos

Thursday:

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He always sleeps like this

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He really loves his foot

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Hanging out

Friday:

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Baby friends!!!

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Morning playdates are exhausting

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Loooook at my fooooooot

Saturday:

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I don’t know why.

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Water break

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Happy weekend!

E was supposed to be at sea but he is not, so we had a nice Father’s Day at the zoo followed by pulled pork and ice cream cake. The kids announced THEY had the best Father’s Day, so I think it was successful. I really like the kind of family fun day where no one has a giant meltdown and I get to eat ice cream cake.

Off topic: I got a Fitbit this week, and my desire to get to 10,000 steps a day has been GREAT motivation for me to move. I also really love that it’s giving me extra points in my Weight Watchers app, because ice cream cake.

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