Friday, December 30, 2016

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So cute I almost don't want to eat them. #almostbutnotquite #ikeafood

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This little squish is so loved. ❤️

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Dad always knows the coolest tricks. And Declan takes the best pictures. #outforbreakfast

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

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The boys are dressed in coats and hats inside and pretending to be superheroes. "Mom, we got the bad guy. He's downstairs." I feel very safe now. ☺️

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I'm so excited about this addition to our homeschool tools. She's been carrying this around and inspecting lettuce leaves, finger prints, and anything else that fits under the lens. #brockmagiscope #ranemschoolhouse

Saturday, December 24, 2016

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"O Lord of life, our only hope Your radiance shines On all who look -- to You in the dark Emmanuel come, come light our hearts"

Friday, December 23, 2016

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First snowman of the year. ☃️

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This guy is enjoying the snow much more this year than last year. And what a perfect snowy day to build a snowman and snow fort! ❄️☃️

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

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We have a 9 month old now! Which means she has four teeth, she's crawling, and everything she finds goes straight into her mouth. ❤️ #astridevangeline

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We have a few special guests staying with us for Christmas. πŸ₯🐟

Sunday, December 18, 2016

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I can't handle the adorable rolls on this little babe. 😍

Saturday, December 17, 2016

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Rosy cheeks from playing in the snow and treats from sweet neighbors. #thingstobethankfulfor #mnchristmas

Friday, December 16, 2016

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

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We went to see Rudolph at the Stages theater this morning. All of the kids, including Astrid, loved it but Emery was the only one brave enough to get a picture with some of the cast. 😁

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

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So happy to be 3 that he accidentally blew out a candle while giggling. πŸ˜† We sure do love this silly boy. He has such a big personality and brings so much joy to our family! #oscardanielranem

Monday, December 5, 2016

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Me and my baking buddy. We made macaroons, peanut blossoms, sugar cookies, and ginger snaps (or ginger pops, as Declan calls them), plus a cake for Oscar's birthday. #nomorebakingplease

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Let the Christmas baking begin!

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'Tis the season. ❄️☃️

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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"Hmmm. So many great things to chew on and break..." #babythoughts

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"Mommy, I'm gonna make you a kritmit card!" πŸ˜πŸŽ„ #kidssay #christmascard #oscardanielranem

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

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I'm over a week overdue and it's already dark outside, but this girl is growing before my eyes so I need to snap her monthly picture now before I forget and she's suddenly not a baby anymore. 😭 #8monthsold #astridevangeline

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Thursday, November 24, 2016

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So many things to be thankful for this year, including our little Astrid and Grandma! ❤️

Thursday, November 17, 2016

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It's amazing how much easier it is to grocery shop when I only have two of them with AND they are both contained in the cart. πŸ™Œ

Monday, November 14, 2016

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"Please, continue reading, mom. Don't let my pounding on your book and attempt to rip it out of your hands distract you." #cutedistractions #readingolympics

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Sleepiest little pudgy around. 😴 #astridevangeline

Friday, November 11, 2016

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Game changer. When your kids are able to wash and load the dishes and clear and wipe off the table by themselves while you actually finish eating a meal. πŸŽ‰ #ivearrived #homeschoollife

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

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Today I know this, that I am so thankful to be the mama of these four cuties! ❤️#theranembunch #wildkrattscouchpotatoes

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Monday, November 7, 2016

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

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Some days this is what school looks like. Coffee table chaos, Oscar doing a tumbling routine on the couch, and a cranky baby. #homeschoollife #ranemschoolhouse

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We finally took some family photos. And everyone is smiling! 😱Just try to ignore Oscar's hand down his pants, there's only so much we can do. πŸ˜‚

Friday, October 28, 2016

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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Painting, painting, painting, painting. Everyday she's painting. 🎨 Which also means extra... laundry, laundry, lots of laundry. Everyday there's so much laundry. πŸŽΆπŸ˜†

Monday, October 24, 2016

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We have officially lived in our house for one year. If you would have told me in September of 2015 that this would be our home in just one month I wouldn't have believed you. I never imagined we'd be here, but I am so thankful for this home and the people I share it with.

Friday, October 21, 2016

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One of those extremely rare days where she came out of her room dressed not in a dress, not in leggings, not in a skirt, but in a t-shirt and JEANS! And she even said, "Mom, I love jeans!" What is even happening right now?? 😱

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Two little chubby cheeked babies. ❤️❤️

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This girl is 7 months old already! Sitting up, scooting around a bit, two teeth in and more coming, and still not a fan of solid food. πŸ’œ #astridevangeline #sevenmonthsold

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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There may not be many more days left for those little bare toes before they'll need to be covered by layers of socks and thick clunky boots. πŸ‚πŸƒπŸŒž #mnfall #oscardanielranem

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

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The very first moments with Astrid. So new, so squishy, so tiny, so perfect. ❤️ #feelingnostalgic #newborn #waterbirth