Whoa.  Check me out!  It’s InstaFriday…first thing and on time!

Don’t get too spoiled.  It may never happen again.  ;)

Instagram rocks.  Let’s see what you’ve been sharing.  (I’m jeannettg if you want to follow.)

This girl?

Rocking her walker.

Sure, it takes 100 times longer to do anything.  And my back might break in half from having to bend over and help her since she can’t yet steer the thing to save her life…

But that self-confident little grin?

Worth it.


There’s this funny thing that happens sometimes when you blog and/or do the whole social media thing…

People around you say things like “You should totally blog that.”  or “That’s so instagrammable.”

We had steak for dinner the other night and Andy exclaimed “Jeannett!  You NEED to instagram this.  NEED to.  Here, I’ll do it…”

I argued with him.  “I am NOT taking a picture of meat.  That’s gross.  No one needs to see that.”

“Jeannett…it’s a HEART.  That’s awesome!!!  Please do it?”

“Fine.  Whatever.  But it’s my insta feed.  Don’t think you can go around telling me what to fill it with…”

Well, I am chagrined to admit that apparently all of y’all like yourselves some beef too because with over 80 likes and a dozen comments…it’s probably one of my ten most popular instas.


It’s been 8 weeks since I’ve expelled a human from my body.

I suppose that means I should probably do something about all the “extra” I’m packing.


Not my favorite.  Not at all.

There’s gotta be an easier, less sweaty way…

Going to the lake means cute teeny baby swim trunks.

Death by cuteness.

Speaking of cute.

I had to include this.

Even if it’s actually my sister’s insta pic.  But hers was better than mine.

Owen…you slay me.

A public service announcement:  God invented timers for a reason.

Using them so as not to burn your banana bread is probably a good idea.

Not that I have any experience with that or anything.

Did I mention we homeschool?

Kinda.  Sorta.  Halfsies.

Henry goes to a hybrid school that is 2 days a week at school and 3 days homeschool.

The whys and hows are a separate post, but so far it’s going well.

Plus, I get to play with colored chalk.  So basically, I’m digging it.

This girl is lalaLOVING preschool.

I mean, she did “jump off the table” the other day, but other than that, she’s doing well.

I wish I was kidding.

Fourth kid = lots of love.

Everyone tries so hard to love on him.

Too bad he’s a little punk and still only wants me.

Maybe he’ll get over it.  Soon.

And how stinking awesome is this hat???!!!

It’s two parts beanie, one part ball cap, three hundred parts cool.

They’re called Lids.

Kara Noel sent them for my kids.  Henry put his on and is pretty much living in it permanently.

I can’t wait for Owen to grow into his.

Be prepared to see these pop up in my pictures from here on out.

I’m in love with them.  Plus, she donates 10% of profits to charity.  It doesn’t get much better.

I just love it all.

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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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  1. 1

    That steak heart is amazing! The baby adorable. I am hearing more and more about hybrid schools I cannot wait to hear your post on them. I have homeschooled for 11 years now and they were not an option when I started. Our town does not have them although one private school in town does offer highschool students the option to sit in on science class and for younger students to sit in on music and PE.
    Victoria@Snailpactransformations´s last blog post ..Daily Life Captured:Homeschooling,Renovating, and Camping

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    Haha I love that heart steak! Thanks for the link up :-)
    Stephanie´s last blog post ..InstaFriday 9.07

  3. 3

    “…expelled a human from my body…” hehehehehe
    Time at the lake AND heart-shaped steak….sounds like a perfect week to me!
    Have a great weekend!

  4. 4

    looks like an awesome week! love the baby swim trunks pic. so sweet!!
    britt´s last blog post ..insta-friday.

  5. 5

    i cant believe its been EIGHT weeks! time really flies! love the pictures the pictures especially all of the baby cuteness!!!!!

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    My husband and daughter both say that all the time you should blog or instagram that. Actually my daughter gets instagram and pinterest mixed up so she tells me to pin stuff all the time, when really she means to instagram it.
    Cassi´s last blog post ..Five Minutes and Instagram

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    awww that first photo reminds me so much of my little alaina. she has the same walker and had that shirt too :) she’s 8 now, so this photo just brings be way back to how cute and little kids are!
    Trish´s last blog post ..Major Cake Sale!

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    That’s awesome that your honey’s into your instagramming. // your photos of Owen make me want to have another baby just so that I can instagram her/him. // no, not really. but almost. // have a great week!
    Anne @ anne b. good´s last blog post ..<< my week in review: 8/31-9/6

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    Thanks so much for hosting!!! Happy weekend!!!
    Kassi @ Truly Lovely´s last blog post ..Fancy This Fridays #92

  10. 10

    Squishy, yummy Baby Owen! Owen, Sweetheart, I know it just must me a curse to be that cute and having all those folks in your space when you only want Mama. But from outside looking in, I don’t know how they could stop wanting to cuddle you.

    Rock on, Gibsons! You are superstars. I just like to say that. And I love seeing Henry rocking his school work. Whoo-hoo!

  11. 11

    Owen is just the CUTEST. And I’m digging the hat. I’ll have to check those out. I don’t know if my biggest boy would keep it on for long, but maybe I could at least get some pictures of it, right?
    Courtney Kirkland´s last blog post ..The Essence of Now

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    The cute factor is on OVERLOAD this week.
    keri – forever folding laundry´s last blog post and fall.

  13. 13

    Just did my first InstaFriday post! Thank you for hosting, this should be a lot of fun! We have loved homeschooling over at our home. Just graduated my first in May and have one more to go. We won’t be done for another 5 or 6 years! :)
    Yvonne´s last blog post ..InstaFriday

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    Your family is precious!! Thanks so much for the fun Friday link up party!! I look forward to it every week! :) Love your blog!
    Amanda´s last blog post ..Enjoy the Little Things

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    LOL I’m howling over here… That heart steak looks yummo, maybe hubs needs to instagram? LOL

    I’ve been pinteresting all week. Between that and the spray paint, I’m done.

    It’s all your fault. Heh.


  16. 16

    Thanks for hosting Jeannett! Have a great weekend!
    Amanda @ The Little Giggler´s last blog post ..Insta-Friday

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    Thanks for the great idea! I can’t believe it took me this long to join you. I needed Extragram to give me an easy way to see them all on the computer, I think. Hooray!
    Ellen´s last blog post ..My 1st InstaFriday!

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    Joining this week! Adorable pictures – LOVE those blue eyes.
    Kat´s last blog post ..Week by iPhone, 36/52

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    i kinda sorta want to homeschool my little one, so maybe your hybrid schedule would work for us. please do a separate post! would love to hear more!!!
    kristin @ petal and thorn´s last blog post ..Instafriday 9/8/12


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