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Friday, December 19, 2014
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Brian sent me this good morning photo from his hotel gym. In Yakima I think. Maybe Richland. Not sure... I cant keep track. And I cant keep the house together when he does these multi-night outta towners!! Ugh. It's haaard. So many kids, so many dishes, so much laundry... I'm drowning! Glad he'll be home in a few hours. Then I pass the minis off to him and I can get to work putting this place back in order.
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Saturday, December 13, 2014
I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would! Super great ladies, awesome convo, great brunch.
Looking forward to next month!
(we read Mitch Albom's The Time Keeper...and all agreed Dor's punishment was waaaay too harsh and Sarah's character wasn't believable and we all need to live in the moment more!)
Friday, December 12, 2014
Thursday, December 11, 2014
I loved getting my neighbors together last month and picking up 240 lbs of natural hormone free chicken breasts to split up. $1.89/lb, cant beat that!
And the parking lot pickup is actually kinda fun :)
If anyone wants to do an order in the future, please use me as your referral!
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
|If only we could see Charity's face a little more, this one would be perfect!! I love the kids' action running. So REAL for them :)|
Bribing usually has to be employed, which I don't like doing.
But to get a decent final product, it's worth it!
The twins get the gold star award - they were happy the whole time.
It was Brianna who got a little sassy.
But hopefully when we get the full CD this weekend,there will at least be a few usable ones!
Choosing to have the photoshoot at home was a great idea. I think it makes it so much easier.And it feels more REAL. I'm totally not into all those pictures posing in front of some old barn or random fence or bridge. They're cute for sure... but so CONTRIVED. I wanted something more natural, less posed. But still cute, of course - I wouldn't want pictures TOO real.... like me in my sweat pants, kids in whatever random clothes they choose, house a mess, etc :) Now THAT would be real, but we want to at least pretend for a day that we've got it all together better than that. :)
The walking path pic above is right in our backyard park. Love that place. The reading pics are in our front room, and of course here we are are on our front porch!
Now I gotta attempt to make a decent Christmas card out of these and whatever else comes on that full disc....
Monday, December 8, 2014
Attempting to clear out my always-overflowed-inbox (someday.... someday...), I found this gem that Meredith had text-emailed to me and I forgot to post!
Sunday, December 7, 2014
|Cousins 10 months apart. It makes a big difference in size|
NOW, but in a few years.... they'll be BFFs. I'm so glad
Charity has cousins close to her age on both sides!
|ISN'T SHE JUST GORGEOUS?!! I love little Savana!! |
I'm so glad her Baby Blessing day gave us all the excuse
to head over to Seattle for the weekend!
|The cousins! Believe it or not, this picture is still missing TEN of my parent's grandchildren! Lots of fun little ones here.|
Saturday night - we volunteered to treat the group to dinner.
Going OUT to a restaurant made zero sense with all these kids, so we found a better quality pizza place and ordered FIVE larges and 4 big salads.
It all got gobbled up pretty fast!
After this, the kids hit the pool, the guys went out to a movie, and the girls stayed up playing games :) [with one exception - my Brian watched our kids so I could play - love that man!]
I love the thick foliage in seattle.
Seeing dark green leaves like this reminds me of my early childhood growing up here! Playing in the big backyard woods behind our home in Redmond... lots of thick shiny foliage like this. Outside of Seattle (though maybe in Hawaii) I haven't seen anything like it!
I'm glad the twins don't mind sharing a tiny pull out bed together!
They were SO exhausted though.... they could've slept anywhere.
It was a full day for them, starting early w/ breakfast at the hotel w/ Papa, then swimming for 3 HOURS, then off to the Seattle Center for Cougar's Christmas concert (where we met up w/ them), then playing around downtown, back to the hotel for dinner
Saturday, December 6, 2014
We got to drive to Seattle with JUST Charity and Brianna!
It was so weird just having two!
I definitely felt like we were missing people.
Two of them, to be exact.
But it was also very nice being able to drive Brian's car (better gas mileage), and having more time to play with these girls.
The twin apparently didn't miss me at all - they loved making the journey over a couple days earlier with Nonny and Papa and Lily!
I'm so grateful all my children are GREAT car travelers. They sleep, snack, and play well on roadtrips, for the most part.
Friday, December 5, 2014
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Friday, November 28, 2014
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
It's been killing me not to have seen her yet. Lindsay texted me cute pics of her almost everyday, but I wanted so bad to HOLD the little squishy in real life.
And now I have.
And it makes MY baby seem HUUUUUGE.
Savana is such a doll. A sweet, mild-tempered perfect little baby. I love her. And my Lindsay!
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
We made and decorated this tree last week for Family Night. We talked about the importance of having thankful hearts. Everyone wrote their names and what they're grateful for on the leaves.
Brianna worked hard to write and mail out 5 letters to relatives, sending them leaves and a SASE so they can add to our tree!
Monday, November 24, 2014
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Friday, November 21, 2014
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
I've always just got them in a bag from Costco pre-picked.
I love to cut them in half, toss them with coconut oil and sea salt, then roast them on my cast iron skillet in the oven. Yum!
Monday, November 17, 2014
The fun lasted about 20 minutes.
Then we couldn't handle their loud arguing over blankets/space/breathing and made Brianna return to her quarters.