Monday, January 30, 2012

Daily Photo :: 30


He looks like a giant baby in his tub.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

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Celebrating 91 years for my cute Grandma.  I love her.

Daily Photo :: 28


Poker Night with the girls.  Good times.

Friday, January 27, 2012

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My sister had to take one of my nephews to the hospital for an appendectomy.  I took her two youngest boys for the day.  I love that we live close & I can fill in for her.  And when her 2 year old calls me "mama" I like to think that it's not because he can't say "Candace" or "Aunt" but that I actually remind him of his Mama.  That I look a little like her or sound like her & that my lap feels like hers & is just as comfortable to fall asleep on.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

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Naps are getting better these days.  He sleeps without having to be held & wakes up with soft, warm cheeks.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

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Filling my belly with lettuce for lunch today.  Trying daily to put good in.  Forgot when I was shopping a few days ago that I've been craving bell peppers.  Would have kicked this salad up a notch.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

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Today I worked....slowly inching forward through a single project as I could find a few moments between baby feedings & laundry.  I'm happy to have finished one garland but seriously depressed at how messy my house is.

Monday, January 23, 2012

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I gave in.  Their constant asking finally broke me.  We skipped the grocery shopping & they painted.

** I forgot to take photos over the weekend, so days 21 & 22 are missing.  Oh well!

Friday, January 20, 2012

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All I do is hold this teething baby.  Yep...that's it...nothing else.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

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Sock buns!

Vintage Sheet Shop Update








I've added lots of great vintage sheeting fabrics to my little blue cloud vintage fabric shop!  You'll find one yard & half yard fabric cuts available, as well as a few pillowcases.  I've got more to come, so I'll keep you posted whenever I update.  :)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

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4 months.  16 lbs. 12 oz.  Sick, congested little boy.  Teething.  He's wearing us all out.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

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Doctor visits exhaust me.  Or maybe it's just sitting in a small room with all of my energetic kids for over an hour that sucks it out of me.

Monday, January 16, 2012

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One is waiting for me to let her out.  The others are waiting to be photographed for my vintage sheet shop.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

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So much love for this squishy little boy.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

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At the park.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Daily Photo :: 13


I have about one million things that I need to get done, still I find myself sitting here painting her nails.

Ruby's Yard Sale


It started out with a little text message to my 4 sisters: "Hey, do you want to combine all our stuff & have a yard sale?  We can give all the money to Russell & Caitlin for medical expenses."

The responses came back, "Yes!", "I'm in!", "Love this idea!"

We gathered our own no longer used items & then asked our friends to donate anything they we ready to part with.


We posted it on our blogs & on Facebook.

Donations in bags & boxes started showing up outside my parents garage.  Some of us drove around collecting the offerings.

We started to run out of room for all of it.  We all wondered what we had gotten ourselves into.  We were overwhelmed.  People were so generous!  They were bringing really good, quality items. 


There really wasn't even enough time to sort through everything.  We did a good amount of sorting the day before.  All of us siblings + our spouses & our children were involved in the work & we definitely needed all those hands.

We were surprised by some helpers that showed up early Saturday morning to help us with the sale.  They were much needed!  We were continuing to put items out until mid morning.  None of the items were priced.  Shoppers would just need to ask us how much.  We wore yellow caution tape tied around our arms to indicate that we were the workers.

The people stared showing up to shop.  The street was filled with parked cars.  Caitlin's dad drove by & said he counted 40 cars.  There were strangers...one gave me $10 for an item when I priced it at $5 because she saw that we had a cause.  There were friends...some we hadn't seen in a while.  We found moments when we could chat & laugh.  It was busy & happy & really so much fun.


The kids set up a bake sale table.  They were completely adorable.  You could see how happy they were to have full responsibility running that table.  I'd hear the little one's say, "This is Ruby's yard sale."  I can't wait for the day when they all get to run & play with her.


We worked our tails off.  We way exceeded my goal as far as funds raised.  We could not have done all this without the help of so many.

This was such an amazing experience for me & for my family.  I am so very happy that we got to be a part of this.  Thank you, thank you, thank you to all who were involved.  Whether you donated, worked or shopped.....Thank you!  People are so good & we can accomplish so much when we come together.

My parents are up in Boise right now visiting Russell, Caitlin & little Ruby.  Word is that Ruby has now doubled her birth weight.  She now weighs 2 lbs. 8 oz.  We are celebrating that!!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Daily Photo :: 12


Dear Tooth Fairy...Sorry I don't have a tooth for you.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

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I once heard Heidi Klum give this weight loss advice, "Exercise & don't eat carbs."  Time to lose my pregnancy weight & I'm trying to follow this advice.  So I'm having a green smoothie for lunch today.  Need to figure out when I can fit in the exercise part, though.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

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Searching for treasures.  It's one of my favorite things to do.

Monday, January 09, 2012

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Fingernails.

Sunday, January 08, 2012

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Sleeping boys.

Saturday, January 07, 2012

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Some, but not all of the hard workers at the end of our massive yard sale.  Lots of work.  We are all tired.  Still we keep saying that it was so worth it.

Friday, January 06, 2012

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So much work today sorting through stuff for the yard sale tomorrow for little Ruby.  Feeling overwhelmed & touched by everybody's generosity.  Wondering if I'll get emotional tomorrow during the sale. 

Thursday, January 05, 2012

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Driving to school.

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Yard Sale for Ruby



The yard sale for baby Ruby is almost here!  We have been working so hard to get ready.  So many wonderful donations have come in for the sale & I am super excited to go shopping!  It's going to be a fun day.  The kids are also putting together a bake sale table with yummy treats! 

All the information is included in the adorable flyer above, designed by my youngest sister & freshly graduated graphic designer, Kimberly Church!

We can still accept donations of goods through Friday.  And if you come shop, please be sure to say, "Hi".  Thank you, thank you!!!

Daily Photo :: 4


One of my favorite & most beautiful things about marriage is that we're always there with each other at times like this.  I sat nervously in the waiting room & wished that I was the one in the bed instead of him.


** Dylan had a small outpatient surgery today.  He's already home...resting & recovering well.




Tuesday, January 03, 2012

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Reminding myself that I am accomplishing something when I'm holding this baby.  Things will shift & change in no time & before I know it I'll be wishing that I had another little monkey baby attached to my body.  So relax & enjoy him.

Monday, January 02, 2012

Daily Photo :: 2


It's pretty much nonstop.  You moms know how it goes.

Sunday, January 01, 2012

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The fact that I have three doesn't seem so strange to me anymore.  It's like he's always been here.  Like they've all always been here.


** This month I am going to try to post one photo + a few words daily.  Who knows what each new day will bring.  That's what makes it fun.  Hope you'll enjoy the daily surprises along with me.
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