It’s that time of the week again…FRIDAY!

Where we tell the stories behind the grainy pictures.

Join us in seeing the beauty amid the chaos.

It’s fun.  Promise.

(I’m jeannettg on Insta if you’d like to follow.) 


So InstaFriday is late.

Sue me.

We’re on vacation.

And there’s no Internet at the house…and sneaking away for free wifi in town is actually more work than it sounds like.

Plus, I’m being lazy.

And loving every minute of it.


The kids are loving it too.

There’s lots of cousin time.


And swinging on porch swings time.


Lots and lots of ice cream and reading.

Lots of reading.

It’s good for my soul.

That Shauna Niequist is good.  Real good.

We’re on a lake.

And while the town the lake is in has admittedly seen better days (it’s really run down…sad, actually)…it turns out that there a couple of gorgeous wineries you can boat right up to.

It’s surreal.  Like stepping into another world.  Which is basically is.

Tucked away in a little corner of that Spanish (Italian?) Villa of a winery was this chippy bench and tree stump table.

Between that and the lime green pot, I was ready to hijack it all on the boat.

They wouldn’t even notice it.  Right?

I’ll take good care of it.  Promise.

This girl.

At breakfast.

She’s just too much some days.


With all the boating and swimming and eating and swinging comes sun kissed, water logged, and exhausted kiddles.

The best kind.

What have YOU been up to this week?

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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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    Enjoy your vacation. It looks divine!
    Jaime´s last blog post ..InstaFriday – July week 3

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    Happy Vacation! You totally deserve it. xo
    Anne @ anne b. good´s last blog post week in review: 7/12-18//2013

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    Wow! That vacation spot looks heavenly! Thanks for hosting!
    Kali´s last blog post ..Our Week in View // La semana pasada

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    has this always been a linkup and I just didn’t see it until this week? Anyway, I love that its a linkup! Maybe I’ll join next week!
    alyssa´s last blog post ..Make It Happen

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    I just noticed that this post is filed under ‘infant loss/miscarriage’ and then I thought, “oh no!” but then I thought, “oh, it’s probably right next to ‘instafriday’.”” At least I hope that’s what happened.
    Anne´s last blog post week in review: 7/12-18//2013

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    It looks like you are having a WONDERFUL vacation. Your family is adorable. I love the picture of your little girl at breakfast with the big sunglasses on! PRICELESS!
    Beth´s last blog post ..Snapshot Love: A Blessed Week

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    one of my favorite parts of SUMMER is icecream!!! love that pic!
    Traci Michele´s last blog post ..Insta-Friday July 19th


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