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Someday I might get tired of these bright red plastic carts.

Someday I might use a different purse than this happy yellow chevron beauty.

Today is not that day.

Okay, so it’s not an insta, but my sister Marcia texted me this ecard.

And I laughed.  Out loud.

Not LOL…but for real.

Because it’s sadly accurate.

Father’s Day dinner.

Not pictured is the garlic bread and baked potato.

Or the massive tummy ache I had from stuffing myself silly.

Note the lack of anything green.

But it’s what he wanted.  Even if it meant he had to cook it.

I bought a little peach tree from Home Depot for our backyard a couple of summers ago for $20.

It’s been a challenge to get to the peaches before the birds do, so we put up a net thing around it this year.

And we had a harvest!!!  In the middle of the ‘burbs.

We’re practically farmers y’all.

One of the many, many reasons I love my friends?

Because they have hearts the size of Texas.

(I’ve never been to Texas but I hear it’s awfully big.)

I’ve been given the privilege of writing reference letters to adoption agencies on behalf of my friends on various occassions.  And I’m always honored that I’m asked.

Even if I always have to be reminded to do it.  Because I put it aside for when I have time to be thoughtful and intentional in my words…and sometimes always that time eludes me.

But it went out!  Can’t wait to squish Tracy’s new babies!  (Yes, plural.  Told you my friends rock.)

Another reason I love my friends?

Because they are generous and kind and crafty and fabulous.

And that generous, kind, crafty, fabulousness translates into drool worthy baby showers for yours truly.

In this case, Lindsey and Joy teamed up and put together a fun shower for me and Baby Boy.  It never hurts to be friends with the one and only Pleated Poppy, you know?  I might even ask her for her autograph someday.

And apparently they both have a sense of humor…because they included this bunting over the mantle.

(FYI, in case you missed it, Walter is our fake baby name.  We don’t tell names before the birth…but we’ve been referring to Baby Boy as Walter…which has kind of stuck…so it’ll be weird to call him something different when he comes out.  Whatever that name may be…because we still haven’t quite decided.  And I’m 37 weeks along.  Pro.)

Lindsey and Joy also threw me a shower when I was pregnant with the girls.  In case you missed it, you really want to click over.  It was pretty fabulous.

Not fabulous?

My insomnia.

That keeps me up past midnight and wakes me up by 3:30.

Because you know, I’m sure to get plenty of sleep once Walter debuts.  Right?

Pregnancy is filled with more ironies than I can list.

And I will never, ever understand it.


Say that out loud.


Doesn’t it sound so fancy?

MUCH fancier than doNUT.

That is, of course, until you take a bite and you get that waxy weird chocolate that sticks to the back of your teeth…and you realize that you can take a donette out of the plastic packaging, but you can’t take the plastic out of the donette.

Or something like that.

Laker gear.


Bike helmet.

Nerf gun.

What?  That’s not what your kids wear when given free reign?

Speaking of free reign…you know where I’d love to have free reign?

Shopping Lisa’s new summer line.

One of each please.

Today’s my 10 year wedding anniversary…perhaps I deserve that big chunky anchor bracelet?

Or perhaps as a push present?  Or in my scheduled c-section case…a slice present?

Because it is calling my name.  Beckoning me.  My precious…

Summer is here and we’re doing our best to make the most of it…even if mom is absurdly pregnant and just wants to lie around all day.

Sprinklers, water tables, trampolines, sno cones, and plastic pools.

It may not be fancy, but it’s what we do around here.

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I'm a mom to four. A wife to one. I believe in story. I love telling you about mine and would love to hear yours. There's really no sense in wasting our suffering and not sharing in each other's joy. We're all in this together...even if it doesn't always feel like it.

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    I died over the shower decor!!!!! So cute!!!! Linking up for the first time! Thanks for hosting!
    Danavee´s last blog post ..Weekly Recap: Instagram Style

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    that’s exactly what my kids would wear if they ever got the choice! or when i’m on business trip- wait that never happens. super cute little “welcome walter”- the story behind it is even cuter! you have wonderful crafty friends! can’t wait to for “walter” to debut! happy friday and thanks always for the linkups!

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    Isn’t that true about the Father’s Day dinner? Steak and grilled food are totally my man’s food of choice too. I got a tummy ache from stuffing myself too – but at the Japanese steakhouse! We had shrimp and steak too!

    Have a great weekend!

    Amy @ Sugar and Spice
    Amy´s last blog post ..This week in pictures

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    Goodness I love that yellow chevron bag…AND in a Target cart? Perfection. :) Your Father’s Day meal looks so yummy…makes me want to go out and buy a bunch of sweet corn right now! And I don’t know how I didn’t realize that it was YOUR baby shower on Lindsey’s blog…how fun! I got a few ideas from her for a surprise party I’m throwing my Mom next week for her 60th birthday…namely the pom poms on the mason jars. SO cute! I linked up…thanks for hosting!
    mandy @ this girl’s life´s last blog post ..{instagram friday}

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    I love the free reign pic. He and my daughter could be good buds with their good fashion sense… That father’s day meal looks better than our concession stand meal. I personally think green is over rated… I linked up today for the first time… have a good week.
    Anne @ anne b. good´s last blog post ..InstaFriday

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    stephanie says:

    I love that they used PROBE cards for your bunting! I loved that game :)

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    Those peaches look delicious! Just came across your blog today and linked up too! :)
    Ashley´s last blog post ..What We Have Been Up To

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    That outfit is adorable!! Totally what my little guy would wear too! I’m trying to let him pick out his clothes without interfering but it’s hard sometimes. He likes to rock the fireman rain boots and is usually armed with a Nerf gun as well!

    PS. I don’t think I will EVER get sick of those plastic red carts. Sometimes I think I should just get a second job at Target considering most of my paycheck probably goes there.

    Have a great weekend!
    Kristi´s last blog post ..InstaFriday

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    I love Target too! That little saying you have under the Target cart picture is hilarious and so dead on!

    Hope you have a great week!
    jenni´s last blog post ..InstaFriday – Today is a Special Day!

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    first time linking up! Thanks so much!

    Kristen @ ladybug blessings

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    A peach tree harvest and a beautiful shower?! What a great week!

    Jessie Lynn @Bloominthedetails
    Bloom in the Details´s last blog post ..Hello InstaFriday!

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    A slice present. Ha! Totally made me laugh.

    That target vacation thing is so true. Sad, but true :)
    courtney´s last blog post ..InstaFriday

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    What a blessedly full week! (Your Father’s Day meal looked amazing! And probably worth the stomach ache.) =P
    Aime´s last blog post ..Welcome!

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    Sorry- left a comment on an old post! Thanks for hosting:)
    Kara´s last blog post ..InstaFriday

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    i want that yellow chevron bag!

    we’re making the best of summer despite absurdly preggo mama, too! i peeked at your twin girl shower–so fun! i can’t believe we’ll have twin girlies here so soon!
    love´s last blog post ..instaFriday.

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    Donettes does sound fancy. I can’t stop saying it : )
    And now I want one. Darn it.
    So flippin’ impressed with your peach harvest.
    Life with Kaishon´s last blog post ..Baby Bully

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    It is so sad but so true about Target..I literally was just thinking a couple of days ago how wonderful it would be to get a coffee and go there alone. haha..
    So funny about the donettes, and I about spit out my coffee about the waxy chocolate sticking to your teeth, or how about the roof of your mouth? gross..thats when you have to go w/ powdered ;)
    Love Henry’s outfit, too cute!

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    Loved, loved these pics this week!

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    That purse needs to be in my collection!

    And now I want a donut! UGH!! LOL

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    Thanks for hosting! :)
    Hilani-Handmade by Hilani´s last blog post ..Little Girl Jeans gone too short – Up-Cycle Project


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