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My Week(264) in iPhone Photos

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

My Week(263) in iPhone Photos

Sunday, November 15th, 2015

Having Wednesday off for Veterans Day really confused me all week. I do not like random mid-week holidays.

Sunday:

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The turtle’s name is Stretch, which Caroline forgets every time

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Anyone need a really poorly made tutu?

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Toddler nursing is a little like being mauled by an animal

Monday:

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Everyone needed some love on Monday

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And then he got stuck. Poor choices.

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Probably the largest collection of Wendy’s kid’s meal toys in the world

Tuesday:

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Shopping buddy

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He is SO convinced he’s helping

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Ballet has replaced swim as my least favorite activity (because I have to bring all the kids)

Wednesday:

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My children asked to be locked in a closet

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A friend asked me to take a picture of her bow

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Evan asked me not to talk to him anymore because he was too busy

Thursday:

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Bus stop weirdos

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Partners in crime

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The queen of snack-stealing

(FYI: That popcorn came from a free PINCHme box, which you can sign up for here. It’s free and they send you samples. I got some good stuff.)

(Also FYI: That’s not an affiliate link, they just sent me one so I would share, so I’m sharing.)

Friday:

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Toddler Party

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This appears to be a very low budget horror movie, filming in my neighborhood

(I think it is this movie, but there’s no real info on IMDB yet. There was a sign on the door that said Dark Pledge.)

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Sleepy baby

Saturday:

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Babies are not super helpful on photoshoots

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I’m going to make-over that Cozy Coupe, but Linc already loves it

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Caroline wants a pet “just for her”. I said no to rodents.

We had some amazing weather this week, especially for November. With the sun going down so early it is really important to my mental health that I get outside for some vitamin D at least a few times a week, or I start to go crazy. So it would be great if we could keep at least a couple warmish, sunny, non-snowing days a week for the whole winter. Then I could keep doing photo sessions too, which also make me super happy.

My Week(262) in iPhone Photos

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.

My Week(261) in iPhone Photos

Sunday, November 1st, 2015

So it’s November now, which is fine, we’re fine, it’s all fine. Except that in 6 weeks I promised Caroline I would throw her a Nutcracker-themed 5th birthday party and two weeks after that is Christmas and then it will be 2016 and  OMG. Let’s just focus on this past (excellent) week.

Sunday:

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Getting as much costume time as possible this week

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I got my first RocksBox! I’m really loving wearing fancy jewelry. My affiliate code good for 1 free month is bebehblogxoxo, if you’re interested in trying it out.

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I brought Dorothy to help at a photo session and she charmed a farm dog, OF COURSE.

Monday:

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NO PICTURES PLEASE (He’s kidding, he was an excellent photo subject)

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DELIGHTED with our fake gravestones

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HELP I’M BEING MAULED BY A NURSING LION

Tuesday:

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I think he’s judging my hair.

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Every day

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Linc has a HUGE crush on all the tiny ballerinas

Wednesday:

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Now he’s judging Aldi for being a weird grocery store

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I might have been a LITTLE early with the reindeer leggings but WHATEVER

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Helping himself to Caroline’s uneaten lunch. Caroline now BUYS her lunch.

Thursday:

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OUTSIIIIIIDE

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OOOOOOUTSIIIIIIIIIIIIIIDE

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Not happy to be inside, sorting wraps

Friday:

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Definitely my kid

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LOBSTER TWINS

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A scary monster/vampire

Saturday:

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SO PROUD of her first trophy

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Totally normal

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Letting the kids hand out the candy so I can sit and drink my wine #excellentmomming

I did NOT watch the Walking Dead tonight, because my husband is forcing me to watch The Packers embarrass themselves all over the teevee, so I’m going to do the smart thing and pass the hell out. I’m going to make the end of daylight savings work FOR me instead of against me. Fingers crossed all the kids are on board with than plan. They should be, right? Kids are totes reasonable about that kind of thing.

My Week(259) in iPhone Photos

Monday, October 19th, 2015

I read a thing the other day that said October is for photographer what April is for accountants. It’s absolutely true. I love being busy but this time of year Ginger Snaps sort of takes over my life and I’m working constantly to keep on top of my editing. What I’m saying is, this post (and probably every other post until Christmas) is late.

Sunday:

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They could do this for hours

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Church fashion (and cookies)

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Caroline’s scarecrow is named Olivia and is truly terrifying

Monday:

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I am unable to do anything but sing Home on the Range when I see these photos

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Linc has already perfected his photobomb skills

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They did this for a good 10 minutes straight

Tuesday:

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Rainbow – and a super high tide – at Bluff Point

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No nap grumpy pants has to come to the bus stop

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THERE’S the nap. At 5 pm.

Wednesday:

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Shopping for tunic tops to match my crazy leggings

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Swinging

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Great sunset! Too bad it happened 10 minutes into soccer practice.

Thursday:

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Elf baby

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Post swim fashion choices

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He is convinced this is his new chair

Friday:

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We’re about 2 weeks away from pitch-black morning bus stop

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Both of these toddlers were pretty pleased with themselves

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That corner of his blanket is SO GROSS

Saturday:

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I can’t remember the last time I was actually outside and happy to see sunrise

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Dadding like a boss

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The most amusing part of our casino date night was this glitter alllllllll over the floor of the women’s room

I have like a billion phone photos I didn’t post this week, just because no one needs to see EVERY kind of beer I drank at Oktoberfest or ALL the corn maze selfies. But if you like these posts and don’t follow me on Instagram, you should do that. I try not to repeat stuff, so my feed over there is generally better than these.

Now I’m going to try to edit three photo sessions AND clean my house while Linc hangs on my knees and begs me to help him put a hat on so he can rip it off over and over and over. I’m optimistic.



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