last week in photos

I love that she puts on her socks and sneakers to go help her dad in the yard.

I missed my run. I couldn’t get the barre3 online workout to start. I decided on FB and cereal that I bought “for the kids” instead.

picnic at the park while the older two are at swim team.

thank goodness for babysitters, books from the library, and pastries.

another picnic at the park.

Della and her doll dressed up as Elsa.

at the park.


tea party hostess
tea party hostess.

tiny tornado.

tea party
tea party

St. Thomas
St. Thomas

and 4th of July donuts

big girls.

Cora's shoes and hat
Cora’s shoes and hat.

berry pie
made a berry pie for Saturday night at a potluck we went to. was yummy but super runny/soup-y.

4th of July parade
4th of July parade.

I ran on Saturday around 12:30 and I don’t know if it was the heat and humidity (or a stomach with food in it?) but it was a very not fun run.

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monday: best of last week

:: 7 ways to pull yourself back from burnout ::

:: meal prep tips ::

:: in which we are all begrudgingly images of God – this was posted on FB by a couple different people. I appreciated the honesty ::

:: living with kids – such a unique house! I’ve never seen anything like it ::

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what I’ve learned in June 2015

I discovered a new link up today (here) and it seemed like fun and I’m all about joining so I’m doing it. What I learned in June 2015:

1 : It’s fun saying yes. We had ice cream for dinner once in June and frozen yogurt for dinner once too. Want to go to the pool? Yes! Want to make a project? Yes! I am slowly (mostly) becoming more laid back and less afraid of keeping everything in my own perceived best way.

2 : This No Frizz Humidity Shield really works but has a very strong scent. I’m not bothered by it because it performs so well.

3 : That sunshine makes me happy. The extra vitamin D? I don’t know. This is such an easy time of year.

4 : My children talk a lot. A lot a lot. Having everyone home for summer has been great but the talking is making this introvert a little worn out.

5 : That summers in Nebraska = humidity (no matter the temperature) and mosquitos but also so much fun.

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last week in photos

happy sisters
all four happy together. for a brief period. summer adjustments going on here.

we went to the zoo one morning when it was cool and nice out.


I think the butterfly house is the girls favorite.




lulu and lulu


Luisa loves flowers. this was at swim practice.

we went to the playground at the school while their sisters were at piano.

going to the pool
on our way to the pool. she was so excited! naked bath baby, super hot outside, and swimsuits and swimming. the good life.

beer tasting
beer tasting dinner at The Venue.

Della reading to Luisa. big kids rule.

on Friday the husband had a work meeting at the golf course and then they golfed all day and then I was invited to the dinner in the evening. after the dinner we went to Carmela’s for dessert and split a glass of wine.

swim meet
Luisa at the swim meet.

sunday morning bath
Sunday morning bath.

sunday morning 6-28-15
one child did not want her picture taken and frowned through all of the pictures.

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monday: best of last week

:: love through the motions – I loved this and had never thought about it in this sort of way before ::

:: lovingly parenting a sensitive three year old – just lots of good tips here. three year olds can be tough sometimes ::

:: $30 diy sofa table tutorial ::

:: eight favorite outfits for summer ::

:: “Some how, some where, new mothers got the message that the gap between when a baby stops a breastfeed and the time they start to need another one matters a very very great deal. 24 hours a day.

It seems to matter beyond all logic and reason. They see this magic number – 90 minutes, 2 hours, 3 hours – as a measure of something sacred.

And it’s crap.” from here ::

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answer me this

Since I woke up at 5:30 on a Sunday morning and couldn’t go back to sleep, I thought I would participate in Answer Me This. You’re super excited, I can tell.

1. How long have you lived in your current home?

We moved in December 2012 so about 2.5 years. We like it for the most part.

2. How do you find out about news and current events?

Facebook though is it bad to admit that? I don’t watch the news. We get a newspaper but I don’t read it. I will google stories I hear about and read about it on a reputable website. But mostly I don’t like that information in my head.

3. Would you be able to make change for a twenty right now? For a dollar?

Nope, neither. I didn’t get cash out this week for our ‘cash budget system’ so I don’t have any on me. I did have $5 but it went towards the babysitter Friday night.

4. What’s the craziest food you’ve ever eaten?

I can’t think of anything crazy that I eat. I like a lot of flavors and a lot of different food items though.

5. Which of the commonly removed parts have you had removed? (tonsils, wisdom teeth, appendix, etc.)

Just wisdom teeth have been removed.

6. What’s your favorite sport to watch on TV?

Football and college football pretty much only. Though I’ll watch the Bears with Kelly. There aren’t any other sports that I will sit and watch.

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last week in photos

daddy's home
snuggles with daddy after he is out of town. she was so excited to see him.

slow mornings
my slowest child to get going every morning…….

sidewalk chalk
we found some sidewalk chalk and it stopped raining for a little bit so we found a dry spot outside and enjoyed the sun.

date night
date night at Leadbelly.

walked to the playground.

baking cookies & she figured it out without me telling her. “want more cookies” was what she was saying over and over.

frozen yogurt
frozen yogurt for dinner.

helping dad in the yard
helping daddy in the yard.

sun & sand
sun & sand.

dancing at VBS
dancing at VBS.

post nap reading
post-nap reading daddy’s magazine in bed.

swim meet saturday
swim meet Saturday – it was hot!

daddy snuggles
daddy snuggles.

goats at the cabin
my parents neighbors at their cabin got goats and we went to see them.

goats at the cabin

golf cart rides
golf cart rides.

ice cream for father's day
we all ate a large lunch so we had ice cream for dinner.

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