Filtered moments captured with the phones we have in our back pocket.

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We headed to Montana de Oro after church last week.

It’s a state park, and it is a gorgeous spot.  If you find yourself in These Parts you truly must visit.

The boy ate rocks by the chubby fistfuls and shortly after this sweet picture, laid at the water’s edge face first and tried to lap up ocean water.

Because it’s not like mom had packed water.  In bottles.  Void of sea weed and salt.  And fish carcasses.


I shared my playroom/schoolroom with you guys last week.

This is the real life version.

We clean it up everyday.  Every evening it looks pretty and picturesque.

And then the kids wake up.

But I guess that’s the point, right?


Standing on the table, pantsless is the only logical way to eat blueberries.

While waving hi to mommy no less.


It’s time to move up to the next size of clothes…I found Henry’s little dinosaur costume in the boxes.

Owen wore it all day.

Even while mowing the lawn.

Totally normal.

A nearby town was having a gem and mineral show.

It really was quite fascinating.  Henry’s looking at petrified wood in this picture.  The insides look like/are? glass.  It’s crazy, really.

Funny subculture of folks.  These people are INTO rocks.  I mean, INTO.  Like, spending hundreds/thousands of dollars on this stuff.  And then there was the small subset of people looking for specific crystals for their healing powers and such.

But for my budding science nerd, he enjoyed it and we even had fun too.  It’s interesting to look at.

The other kids?  Bored to tears.  Literally.


We have a birthday party on Saturday.

Henry chose the gift.  Obviously.

Remind me to plan ahead and order on amazonnext time.  I paid more than double at Toys R Us.  Grrrr.


Seriously child?

Pulled that right out of the dishwasher tray (I know, I’m the worst at rinsing dishes.  It’s whatevs.  The machine will get it.  That’s why I paid so much money for it.)

Brownie batter is delicious.  Even babies know it.

And yes, that is a giant dent in the front of my fridge.  And why yes, it appears to be at just the same height as a careening dolly stroller.

I wonder how it got there?


I can’t wait for my kids to invite me over to their brand new homes someday.

I’m gonna show up with a hammer, a box of crayons, and a crate of Legos.


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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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    This is hysterical. From the lapping up of sea water to getting justice by visiting your kids with legos & crayons when they’re older. That’s a brilliant idea really. Looks like you had a lovely week. And, that sweet little guy of yours, he’s getting SO big!!
    Alyson @Vintage Sunshine´s last blog post ..eight nine thirteen

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    The picture of your little on in his dinosaur costume pushing the lawn mower is precious. Fun pictures!

    Thanks for hosting. I’m a newbie.
    Tricia @ The Domestic Fringe´s last blog post ..Insta Friday – We’re Like the New Duck Dynasty

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    Oh my goodness. Your little guy mowing in the dinosaur costume is the CUTEST THING EVER. Little boys are so awesome!
    Lindsey´s last blog post ..Insta-Friday.

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    This post made me laugh. What a character that O-bo is! And Henry. Seriously. What a great kid! I love that he loves science and skating. // At some point I resigned myself to not having anything too nice. Not for forever, just for this season of kids and pets. I’d rather let them relax and be kids than to be anxious about possessions that could break. // Have a great week!
    Anne @ anne b. good´s last blog post week in review: 8/2-8//2013

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    I love your Friday posts. Thank you for the picture of your playroom in action. I have always wondered why my kids can OPEN the drawers, but not SHUT them.

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    Your little one is SO adorable! He reminds me so much of my boys. :) And I hear ya about having nice things! We need a new couch but I’m like, really? Should I buy anything nice and new before they graduate? I think not. :) Thanks for hosting and sharing bits of your life!
    Kali´s last blog post ..Insta-Spanish Friday!

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    You SOOOO made me laugh this morning with that last comment about going to your kids’ houses someday! Great idea. Sometimes they are jerks!!
    kelli´s last blog post ..insta.friday!

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    My first time linking up…thanks for hosting! Loved the part about justice- oh what a sweet, sweet day that will be, ha ha!
    Bethany @ 3SonsPlus1…and…´s last blog post ..instafriday fun

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    Owen is such a cute little kid! The mowing in his dino suit cracks me up!!
    Kassi @ Truly Lovely´s last blog post ..Fancy This #139 and Features

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    I say all the time that I am going to go wreck my childrens’ homes when they grow up! So funny!! We will miss dents in our fridge doors someday, right???? Looks like you had a great week.
    lynette´s last blog post lately

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    I so enjoy your photos! I loved the one of your boy on the picnic bench. All simply beautiful!
    Wishing you a glorious weekend.
    Beth´s last blog post ..Snapshot Love—Guatemala

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    your posts always crack me up. i am SO relieved to see the “real” version of the school room. kids will be kids no matter how hard we try to tame them. :)
    b @ then there was we´s last blog post ..a day at the lake

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    Oh my goodness, I am laughing out loud. The end piece. love it! YES, I love that idea. Visit the kids in their brand new homes with crayons and a hammer…oh yes ;) I told my husband, we should not purchase anything new again until they are grown! I love, love your little #naughtyporkchop (and his very own hashtag)! Adorable :) Have a great day!!


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