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Sunday, December 14, 2014

"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014."

E&C:  Last Sunday.  E was looking for bugs under rocks.  C was all over the yard, frolicking with her sweet Adeline.  There is a blanket of leaves in our front yard and I'm probably getting close to wanting it cleaned up, but really I've kind of loved it.  So romantic.  And there's something magical about kicking your feet through leaves, stepping on them to hear the crunch, and seeing their imprint in the sidewalk.  Fall, you're not too shabby.  

Oh Lordy, we're in the 50's.  Happy Week! 

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Sunday, December 7, 2014

"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014."

E&C:  Sometimes these two play together and it's the sweetest.  Looking back at them through the mirror in Cora's room. 

Happy Week, friends!

Thanksgiving Warm-Up

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Remember the season 8 Friends Thanksgiving episode (Friends Thanksgivings were always the best, amiright?!) where Joey is eating potato chips...

Monica: Hey, what are you doing?  You gotta save room, you've got almost an entire turkey to eat.
Joey:  Let me explain to you how the human body works.  I have to warm up my stomach first.  Eating chips is like stretching.  

Well I sorta feel like our weekend  before Thanksgiving was like that.  We got together to eat, drink, play and give thanks with some of those most dear to us in order to stretch our hearts and stomachs for the holiday to come.  (Minus the brief stint of stomach bug that went through our house, which we were less than thankful for, but what are you gonna do?).  Emmitt also got a haircut before we headed to Texas to celebrate Thanksgiving with Jaron's family, and he aged several years and is saying things like "appears" and "in fact" correctly all of the sudden.  So that's cute and heartbreaking all at the same time.  We got to see some of my cousins both before we went to TX and again in TX before we came home, because that's just how we are.  And now some pictures.  Of course.

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Sunday, November 30, 2014

"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014."

Emmitt:  Last week, while we were in Texas visiting Jaron's parents, we went to the park and E did the best he's ever done swinging on his own, pumping his legs and such.  Made his mama so proud.    
Cora:  Anytime I get my phone or the camera out lately, Cora turns to it and says, "Cheese!" and does the funniest smile.  I think she must have learned how to say it when they did school pictures at her MDO, because we had never said that with either of our kids.  We do now though, because it's pretty cute to see.  She can be such a ham!

Hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving!  It's my plan to post a bunch of pictures this month.  There are lots I want on the blog for my own record and I've gotten so behind on them.  And I want to get caught up editing the photos for Christmasy purposes.  So, just fair warning.  I don't feel quite prepared, but I'm still excited about the start of Advent.  Happy Week, friends!

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Monday, November 24, 2014

"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014."

Emmitt:  Oh, just eating yogurt, bedhead and all.  
Cora:  My blue-eyed girl.  (I need to note her blue eyes here, because Jaron thinks her eyes might be changing color to look more like his.  And you know what, he might be right.)

We're getting so close to the end of the year.  Eek!  Also, Thanksgiving is coming!  I am so thankful for this little blog and thankful for the little community that joins me here.  Hope you all have a very happy week with those you love!  (And lots of mashed potatoes.)

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014."

Emmitt:  We love E's long hair, but okay sure, it's getting a little crazy and could possibly use a trim.  To be fair, we've been saying those exact words for a few months now, so by the time he actually gets a cut, it will probably be halfway down his back.  Eh, I think he can pull it off ;).  
Cora:  C had just woken up from a nap and was climbing (always climbing! on everything!) all over the couch.  This is a mischievous look she's giving me, as she considers what she can get away with.  

A few things to note about this week's pictures... These were taken well into the afternoon, and yes, both kids are still in their jammies.  It was just one of those days.  Also, I've been playing with the manual settings on my camera, and needless to say, I still need lots of practice with them.  So, there ya have it.  Happy Week, friends!  Stay warm!

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Friday, November 14, 2014


"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014."

E&C:  This was the beginning of last week.  The kids had just eaten dinner and we were killing some time before they took baths.  E asked for his pirate stuff.  Poor Cora is a little grainy in this photo, but I thought they were the cutest dressed up as pirates and they both had such a great time!  So grainy schmainy is all I have to say about that.

Hey friends, I'm really late with this week's 52 post.  I know you've been waiting on pins and needles for it ;).  And I've written lots of words in my brain and elsewhere, but haven't posted much of anything here in awhile.  I'm always hoping to change that.  Phone photos have been my refuge lately... they're helping me capture life's daily graces.  I've been needing some reminding of those daily gifts here and there.  And that picture above sure does the trick.  Hope you're able to find the things that fill you up as well.  Have a happy weekend and stay warm!
 

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