The camera I always have in my pocket seems to capture some of my favorite pictures.

Everyday moments are so easy to forget.  Yet they tell the best stories.

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On Saturday, we hauled the kids to the California Science Center to pay a visit to my friend, Endeavour.

The boys were in hog heaven, but Lucy…well, she was none too interested in the “giant thing”.

It was fun for me to see where she ended up.  Given our history and all.

On the other end of this giant lever was a full sized Toyota Tundra that you could lift.  You know, while holding a baby in your arms no less.

I really love this picture.  And my family.  They’re pretty awesome.


And then on Sunday (and Monday!) we went to Disneyland.

Jill is too short for the Radiator Springs Racers ride, so I usually pop open her walker and let her wander around while we wait for Daddy and the Bigs to get their race on.

I love this kid.  She just owns it.

We had some time to burn so we posed with Lightening himself.

Girlfriend was enamored.

She kept petting the car and wanting to babble to it.

And really, do you SEE that face?!


Speaking of faces…sigh…

Why is it that boys get the best lashes???

And why can’t he stay this bitty forever???


Star Tours in one of my favorite rides.

Star Tours with this nerdy boy (and his NASA shirt) is my favorite thing in all the land.

He is so much fun.  I am really enjoying this age.


My kids tend to bicker a lot.

They aren’t mean to one another…they don’t hit each other…they just…bicker.  It’s like they haven’t quite figured out that whole sharing business.

But lately…and oh boy do I hate to jinx myself…they’ve been playing together really well.

The other day…all FOUR of them hung out in the boys’ room playing Lego for a good TWO HOURS.

I was pretty sure Jesus was coming back.  There seemed to be no other rational explanation for it.

We are working our way through learning to read in our hybrid homeschooling gig…it’s not Henry’s favorite thing so I try to not push him too hard.  I don’t want him to hate reading.  But it’s really starting to click and that’s fun to watch.

In the meantime, apparently fat fish are the mom fish.



I ordered Jilly a new backpack, and she loooooves it.

She pretty much thinks she’s grown up and ready to move out.

Pretty much.

The girls at Chobani Champions are the sweetest ever.

And not just because they send my yogurt adoring family boxes of yogurt…including their new yogurt tubes.

And a spoon.  With a hashtag on it.

Be still my instagram loving heart.

Stay tuned: I may or may not have a couple of boxes to give away to you soon.


And this.

I walk into the room to find my boys.  Hanging out. Playing.  Giggling.

My biggest and my littlest.

It makes me want to cry.  For lots of reasons.

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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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    Love that last pic. When did Henry get so big? And Owen – be still my heart. You two sure do make some beautiful kids.

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    Awesome pictures! And looks like fun days of the whole family – whenever I go somewhere with my little ones I am too clumsy and nervous to even take my camera out of the case and most of the times when I could have taken a nice pic I am just trying to survive this moment…Haha, but it is just me being all silly and I am glad to know the other parents are doing better job! :)
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    I love it. Just love every single picture of those sweet babies! My ‘baby’ is 40! Those eyelashes are unreal!

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    the last picture just melts my heart, they will be buddies for life.
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    We’re heading to WDW this summer and am totally bummed that they don’t have a Radiator Springs in Florida yet. My Cars loving boys would love that big Lightning. Looks like you guys had quite the wonderful week :)
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    I think my husband would be as thrilled to see Lightening McQueen as your sweet girl. ;)

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    Love those pics of Jilly. She does rock it. Her face with Lightning McQueen! Oh for sweet. Have a good week!
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    What a week! I recently got to see Endeavour–so cool! I haven’t been to Disneyland in probably 10 years. Sigh. Your little guy does have amazing lashes–why is that? My 3 little guys do too. Jilly is adorable! Thanks for hosting!
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    Those eyelashes! It’s always the boys who get them!
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    I’m sure I missed why, or I smoked some crack, but you changed your banner back? Yah, I’m a little slow on the uptake…

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