Holy smokes, folks.

We’re in the thick of our crazy summer schedule filled with parties and assorted busy.  To top it off, I spent yesterday morning in the emergency room…having to call 911…not for Jill…but for OWEN.  Yeah…  He’s fine now.  But I’ll tell that story on Monday.  It’s a little long for InstaFriday.

Join us as we seek out the sweet simple moments in our daily grind.  It really is fun.

I’m jeannettg on Instagram if you want to follow.

Look, I have nothing against the environment.

In fact, I kinda like it.

But stuff like this makes me wants to park my Yukon XL in that spot.

Just to be a brat.

This girl.

Such a mama.

She always talks about “When I’m bigger and I have a baby in my tummy…”

Poor O.  She thinks he is her personal dolly.

As you can see, he’s thrilled by that.

“Mommy!  Take a picture of me holding O-Bo!”

We spent Saturday at the beach.

Which is basically torture for me.  I mean, it’s nice and all…if you could do away with the sand.

Give a baby a sticky strawberry at the beach?

I almost died.  DIED.

It’s become a phobia.  Just looking at this picture gives me the willies.  Gah.

But the baby piggies?  The BEST.

Cousin Nelle graduated from college last week.

She’s been a staple around here and my kids cannot get enough of her.

Her graduating is bittersweet.  We are SO proud of her…but dang, we’re gonna miss her.

The kids wore shirts.

That I made the morning of.

And ran out of ink halfway through.

So I had to run to Walmart.

And finish just before it was time to leave.

Because that’s how I roll.

Procrastinators unite!

The backs of the shirts each had a different little saying.

Customized to each kid.

You should pin that.  I think it’s pretty brilliant.  ;)

Owen has a hard baby life.

It’s practically child abuse.

Also, I hate it when my bunting flaps in the wind.

(That sounds dirty.  Ha!  I’m totally gonna say that all the time now.  Just wait and see.)

Jilly’s Land of Nod pillow came!

I’m so excited!  The color is even more perfect than I remembered!

If you missed my series this week, I wrote about Home Safety.  I realize it’s not the most exciting topic, but I do encourage you to check it out.

If nothing else, there is still time to enter to win an Ark Readiness Kit (value $169) and also a complete Home Fire Safety Kit (value $300).

And then come back Monday to hear all about O-Bo’s hospital adventures.  Little punk.  It’s a good thing he’s cute.  (And okay!)

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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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    The grad shirts are GENIUS. Seriously. And your kids are adorable. (Also seriously.)
    Jaime´s last blog post ..instaFriday – dad’s day, concerts and fun

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    Those pictures of Owen – being held and in the pool – they make me smile every time I see them. Reminds me of my kiddos back in the day. :) Great idea with the customized shirts for your grad’s graduation. Definitely pin worthy. Have a great week.
    Anne @ anne b. good´s last blog post week in review: 6/14-20

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    That Land of Nod pillow is fantastic! And who doesn’t enjoy a personalized T?!
    Whitney´s last blog post ..InstaFriday LA Vacation

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    Haaaa, this made me laugh – Hubs feels the same way about the beach! He loves it – but hates the sand. He thinks it should be grass all the way up to the water…LOL
    The shirts are awesome. I would never have even attempted that. I don’t even have a pinterest account (my husband does though, ha!)
    Love Fridays so I can see all the pictures of these kiddos :)
    Kirsten´s last blog post ..I blinked

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    Seriously. I have that same pic of my fourth in the pool. Minus the chicken coop cause my hubby is a party pooper, but whatevs. Its hard to be the littlest. Basically we have the opposite family cause I have a girl then two boys and another girl, but all of the same things happen to the fourth one here. Its amazing how you let the germs and stuff just go….

    Have a great weekend, and drive and park your Yukon XL wherever you want. I’m gonna.

    {Enginerd husbands unite!}
    Sarah @ LimeMade Designs´s last blog post ..Insta Friday 39, 40, 41, …, 46, and 47. Really.

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    my daughter does the same as your little one, she loves to say “we I be a mommy I get too….” today it was swim on her own. I just think its the cutest thing in the world.
    Savanna´s last blog post ..Instagram: nails, kiddos, and a clean kitchen

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    I am SO right there with ya with the sand at the beach! That strawberry picture is putting my OCD into overdrive, lol.
    Jo-Lynne Shane {Musings of a Housewife}´s last blog post ..Feel Free to Skimp #FashionFriday

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    I triple dog dare you to park in that spot!! I think it would be hilarious…. and come back and post the picture here!! :)
    Shannon Bromenschenkel´s last blog post ..Insta-Friday – June 21, 2013


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