Monday, July 30, 2018

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Poor little buddy didn't get any sleep last night and woke up with a fever and generally not feeling great. It's been a long day with lots of snuggles, lots of Netflix, and lots of grace all around.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

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I'm thankful for sunshiny Sundays. 🌈☀️ #iknowthatsnotaword #isitthough? #itshouldbe 🤷🏻‍♀️

Thursday, July 26, 2018

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It's already almost August (how?! 😳) and just last night I finally sat down and started looking at curriculum for this upcoming school year. In fact, these books have been sitting here in our dining room since this past school year. Untouched. I don't know if it's pure exhaustion at the end of each day that has kept me from getting in gear and planning or just not wanting to think about summer ending. Whatever the case, today I'm thankful for Amazon and quick shipping! So if you've read this far, do you have any favorite book recommendations for our 3rd grade independent reading list? ✏️ 🍎 📚

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

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I'm at that, what can I make for dinner with ground pork, leftover quinoa, four green beans, three tomatoes, handfuls of lemon basil, and one banana pepper stage of the day/summer/garden harvesting. Anyone else with me? 🍅🙋🏻

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

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Sometimes we have to tell Oscar to hold off on the kisses because he could keep going all day. But I mean look at those cheeks, can you blame him? 😘💋 #brothers #lovethesetwo #cantstopwontstop

Monday, July 23, 2018

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My sister @tgconners and I have been talking for a while about starting up an Instagram home store. It won't be anything fancy, but it will be a great way to spend time doing one of our favorite things and a fun way to meet others who enjoy decorating their homes as much as we do. If that sounds at all interesting to you, like @fernandfinchshop (and tell others who may be interested!) and follow along as we list some hand picked mostly vintage home goods! Also there will likely be giveaways to get started, because who doesn't like free stuff? 🤗

Sunday, July 22, 2018

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The face of a 5 1/2 month old who is supposed to be sleeping but is instead being a little stinker. Staring up at me with those big brown eyes, that goofy grin, the little tongue hanging out, and that droplet of milk on his nose. Oh he knows exactly how to get to me. 😍 #fentonleo #heknowswhathesdoing #howcanyoubemad #chubbybabies

Instagram Pic: July 22, 2018 at 05:19PM

Sometimes you make dairy-free, grain-free, refined sugar-free coconut lime cupcakes and then you add strawberry buttercream frosting on top, because #balance 🤷🏻‍♀️ . #buttheyresogood #worthit #semihealthy

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

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Two things my parents instilled in me from a young age was the thrill and hunt for a good deal (via thrift stores, flea markets, garage sales, you name it) and the love of a good story. 🌵📚 #fleamarketfinds #teachthemyoung #thanksmomanddad

Monday, July 16, 2018

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New reusable napkins came in the mail today (can you tell which ones are new? 😬), Oscar picked me some fresh flowers for my vase, we have vegetables growing in our garden, and there's hot coffee. It's a good Monday. #canyouspottheGIJoe #littleboys #boymom #momlife

Saturday, July 14, 2018

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Watching SpongeBob might be the thing that brings two brothers together sometimes. And I'm ok with that. 💕 #spongebobtherapy #brotherlylove

Friday, July 13, 2018

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These four could spend every single summer day on the beach and in the lake and they'd never get bored. 🌞🌊

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

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I took the glass sliding doors off to clean them and now I can't decide if I should put them back on or leave it like this. But kids. And easily reachable breakable stuff. 🤔😬🤷🏻‍♀️Also, 90% of the collection of things on these shelves came from the thrift store and the other 10% came from my grandmas house. I love that. . #thriftstorefinds #vintage #thrift

Instagram Pic: July 10, 2018 at 03:27PM

Hydrangeas and some sort of weed growing in the yard that Oscar and Astrid picked for me. Both perfection. 💕

Sunday, July 8, 2018

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I distinctly remember when Emery was a little baby and remarking to Dustin that she would be the oldest, the big sister one day and wasn't that a strange thought? And now she is 8 and a big sister to four little siblings. Sometimes I put more pressure on her than the others because she's the oldest. I expect more out of her because of her age. And then I realize that one day our youngest will be her age and 8 will seem so little! It's all about perspective and doing our very best to enjoy our children at every age and stage. #preachingtomyself #emeryesther

Sunday, July 1, 2018

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This morning we all got soaked on our way into and out of church. Our pastor preached a somber sermon about grief and loss. It reminded me of my own losses and the losses that so many others I know have had or are currently experiencing. Those babies that we'll get to hold one day but not today. Not yet. • After lunch the sun came out and streamed through the windows, the skies turned bright blue, and we made ice cream cones with colorful sprinkles, took a walk to the lake, back home, and then back to the lake again to get the shoes that BOTH boys left there. 🤦🏻‍♀️😂 • Today was a good reminder that God is sovereign, He knows our hurt and feels our pain, the pain that doesn't always go away. He doesn't promise us easy and comfortable, but even in the sorrow He is still good, he gives us the sun and the rain, and He loves us still.