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My Week(198) in iPhone Photos

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

Even if you have a pretty good baby, they still keep your hands busy a LOT. Which makes blogging and photo editing hard. I have literally a thousand photos to share but will be lucky if I get 10% of them edited and posted in the next 6 months.

I am really, really looking forward to school starting.

Sunday:

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That is Linc’s “WTF are we doing in New Jersey?” face. Just a rest stop baby, chill.

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She hearts books

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There was a BAT IN MY HOUSE. I WAS NOT PLEASED.

Monday:

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Deep end of the big pool!

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This is not an effective way to grocery shop.

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More books!

Tuesday:

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I bought that outfit 5 years ago, when it was already too small for Evan, thinking my next baby would wear it. I took the tags off right before I put it on Linc.

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New London! Surprisingly scenic!

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He’s too cool in his TooQool

Wednesday:

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Aunt Carolyn brought him an elephant from Rwanda. The kids thought he needed to sleep with it NOW.

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I love when baby stuff shows up in my mailbox. Especially when it’s useful baby stuff.

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Up feeding the baby, all I can think is how much my closet needs to be reorganized.

Thursday:

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They are singing sea shanties.

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GORGEOUS day at the seaport

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Aunt Carolyn read A LOT of books

Friday:

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Pensive? She’s going for thoughtful.

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Farmer’s market = 3 year old heaven

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That was my dream car when I was a kid too.

Saturday:

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He’s going through a Lego phase again

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Milk drunk

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I showed her Grease for the first time. It was a hit.

The weather this weekend has been GORGEOUS and I have enjoyed it…from my couch. After more than 5 weeks of house guests/traveling it is really nice to just sit down. Of course, it was really nice to have other people do all the cooking/cleaning/child minding too, but I have to get used to running the house and managing 3 kids at some point. So far they are all still alive. High fives!

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Monday, May 5th, 2014

I have almost totally completely recovered from the Mom 2.0 Summit in Atlanta this weekend. The combination of standing/walking/dancing/flying made me swell up like a bullfrog and I was worried I might have overdone it, but things seem to be getting back to normal. But definitely no more travel for me until I have an outside baby.

Sunday:

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Furniture in an orchard. What, that’s not how you spend your weekends?

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Evan is “helping” her read a book. This definitely didn’t end well.

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STOP JUDGING ME, YOU ARE A CAT.

Monday:

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I was very tempted to just throw that whole pile away, but I mostly put it away. Mostly.

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Captain Barnacles and Peso to the rescue!

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Who knew applesauce in a pouch was THAT delicious?

Tuesday:

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Adorable shopping cart sharing.

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Making herself at home.

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We don’t ACTUALLY live at Target. My kids just get confused sometimes.

Wednesday:

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Swim lesson shenanigans

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Her side-eye is already perfect.

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If this is what happens after a 30 minute swim class, maybe summer will involve LOTS of naps.

Thursday:

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Goodbye Providence…

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Hello Atlanta!

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Chocolate fountain = pregnant woman’s dream come true

Friday:

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No YOU cried like 5 different times during the first 4 hours of Mom 2.0

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I’ve never had such amazing food at a conference. Parmesan encrusted shrimp OMG.

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Fancy hairs courtesy of the Dove suite

Saturday:

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High tea at the Ritz. Is this real life? (No)

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Fancy award ceremony is fancy

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My amazing, beautiful roommate Miranda who I miss so much already

I’ll write an actual conference post later (that will probably be mostly photos, duh) but it was an amazing experience. I had literally zero negative interactions with people – even people I would consider Kind Of A Big Deal on the internets – and loved every conversation I had. Even though right now the logistics of going next year (not knowing where we might be stationed, having a 10 month old) are overwhelming I already bought a ticket.

Now I am back to real life where I am responsible for butt-wiping and laundry and a severe lack of fried green tomatoes. But cuddling with the ginger babies makes me super glad to be back to life (back to reality).

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Sunday, April 27th, 2014

I spent the last 3 days attached to my real camera – between shooting and editing and messing around with my equipment it was a very photography filled weekend. I’m totally feeling it tonight though. Taking pictures requires a lot of crouching and stretching and bending and balancing and walking and carrying furniture out into an orchard (ok, maybe you don’t HAVE to do that last one) and I’ve reached critical mass in my pregnancy. Meaning my legs and back are DEFINITELY critical of my mass and shout at me.

Sunday:

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Someone is a little wired on candy at 8 am.

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Walking to church helps burn off a sugar high

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OH NO I GOT FROSTING ON MY DRESS I BETTER LICK IT OFF BECAUSE I HAVE NOT HAD ENOUGH SUGAR TODAY

Monday:

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Running errands

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Running away

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The only angle at which my room looks semi-clean

Tuesday:

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Peeps donut is ridiculous.

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OMG A STICK I LOVE STICKS (I think Caroline might be a dog)

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My pale, pale feet finally have pretty spring nail polish

Wednesday:

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My only picture from Wednesday. The whole day was a bit of a blur (BA DUM CHING)

Thursday:

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These are her friends who we have to bring with us everywhere all the time. It’s not annoying at all.

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HOW DARE YOU DISRESPECT TARGET WITH THAT FACE YOUNG MAN

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Dinner = world’s easiest tomato sauce

Friday:

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Caroline and I had a morning adventure

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Ordering her sandwich all her own self

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My children are very attractive.

Saturday:

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Just looking at this picture makes me want another cheeseburger.

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Calibrating my camera lenses made me insane, but is hopefully worth it.

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She was SO whiny we suggested she just go take a nap…and she agreed. That is a tired child.

I am going on vacation this week. REAL vacation. The kind where I do not have to wipe anyone’s butt or clean up powdered sugar someone has dumped all over the kitchen. Even better, it’s for the Mom 2.0 Summit conference in Atlanta, where I get to see some of my favorite people, meet some writers I really admire and go to fancy parties.

Obviously being 6 months pregnant puts a damper on both cocktails and fancy shoes, but NOT doing mom-stuff for 3 days is just the break I need (so. much. whining.) before I have ANOTHER small person to take care of. I might actually skip half the conference just to sleep and/or eat yummy southern food.

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Sunday, April 20th, 2014

Happy Easter! I have a ton of big-girl camera pictures to post from our spring break in VA and our holiday weekend, but I fell asleep this afternoon and didn’t wake up until just now, so my editing is a little behind. I am behind on everything. Except baby-growing, which seems to be happening far, far too fast.

Sunday:

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Easter egg hunting at church is not an advanced skill

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That’s how Target makes me feel too

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I think they chose Panera just because they like the buzzer

Monday:

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Fancy rest stop is fancy

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Life of luxury at Mormor and Bumpa’s

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This was my bedroom when I was a teenager. It was a lot less classy then.

Tuesday:

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Maybe not a good day for taking a walk

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Oh Northern Virginia, how I don’t miss you

Wednesday:

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Ginger Noir

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Monkey

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Someone was a big fan of Cafe Rio

Thursday:

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That cookie cost like $6, but the museum was free.

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Bones. It’s basically a whole building full of bones.

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PREGNANCY CRAVING: SATISFIED. Evan loves “The chicken place with the playground.”

Friday:

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Somehow we made it through vacation without losing Creepy Baby

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Fancy artisan Dominos pizza was oddly delicious

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Catching up on my favorite hate-watch show

Saturday:

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She calls those two babies her “twins”.

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Cheese and crackers for dinner makes everyone happy

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This doesn’t do the gorgeous colors justice

Today was warmish. Yesterday was warmish. I think the whole week is supposed to be warmish, which gives me hope we’ve reached the warmish part of spring and pretty soon we’ll be sitting on the patio instead of the couch. I can’t wait until I can flop by huge pregnant butt down on a beach and get a nice sunburn.

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Sunday, April 13th, 2014

180 is kind of a crazy number of weeks, right? I mean, I balk every year at doing a 365-project with my DSLR because who takes THAT many pictures?? But it turns out…Me. I do. I take way more than that (although they’re not very good).

Sunday:

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Toddler party hangover

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I barely talked to him all day, he was so busy with his birthday toys

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And then she sticks them with the pointy end because she is AWESOME

Monday:

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Hydration is important

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Starting the party clean-up. I should be done by September.

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*Almost* warm enough to play on the porch

Tuesday:

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Puddle jumping

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I bought eyebrow tint. I feel like it’s going to change my life.

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Rainy days make me feel like that too

Wednesday:

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YAY SPRING!

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The cat and I watched Harry Potter. I am not sure where the children went.

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OH LOOK THERE’S ONE

Thursday:

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For my birthday, they gave me a day where they were mostly quiet and nice to each other.

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I am old now, so I should start putting this stuff on my face. Or whatever.

Friday:

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“Mommy, you gonna get a coffee?”

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That’s pregnant lady birthday sushi (deep friend Godzilla roll) and edamame for the kids (Caroline ate the whole bowl)

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Adorable and delicious cake

Saturday:

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Being sassy in Daddy’s car

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She’s getting good at pinatas

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Photo shoot at Lords Point. Didn’t suck.

This week is spring break for the kids and because I was worried I’d be stuck at home while E was at sea the kids and I are going to Virginia. Unfortunately (fortunately?? I can’t even tell anymore) E ISN’T at sea, so he’ll get a week of no-wife-no-kids. I am hoping he appreciates the silence, the king sized bed to himself, and as much fast food as he wants. I will not remind him that in Virginia I get to see a dear friend’s new baby, have access to grandparent babysitting and all the Chick-fil-a I can eat. Although I think doing the 8+ hour drive by myself means I earn some waffle fries.

If you see a huge pregnant lady dragging two gingers through the Air & Space Museum, say hi.

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