Instagram is my favorite.

And while I love the quick quips we post under each photo, I also love sharing the stories behind them.  Every week we do just that.

Join us?

(I’m jeannettg on Insta if you want to follow!)

She made it very clear to me, in her own Jilly way, that she wanted to ride.

I don’t know why it had never occurred to me to push her around on a board.  But I did.  And she giggled the whole time.

The good news is she loves it.  The bad news is she now basically expects me to push her around all day every day.

Just. One.

(If you don’t know the reference, watch this.  You’re welcome.)


So many things I could say about this.

But I’ll just let you gaze upon the amazingness of the Porkchop bedhead, midriff, stuffed lion trifecta.

Oh friends.

Andy almost wet himself laughing when we realized that my Christmas tree…the one dripping in five boxes of tinsel…the one I lauded in all it’s gaudy glory…would have to be de-tinseled in order for the City to haul it away.

I almost cried.  Like, truly.

Luckily, and surprisingly, the shop vac made tinsel removal pretty painless.  It only ended up taking about a half hour, and Andy and I agreed that the extra step was still worth the twinkling magic when the light bounced off the silver strands at night.


(Get ready, it’s totally gonna be all over Pinterest next year.)

Handmade leather moccasins for a sweet friend made me realize I need to order a pair of the Platinum for Jill.

Her braces won’t fit in them, but she can wear them around the house.

Pretty sure golden metallic moccs are a Need.  Right?

I snuck out to have wine with three of my favorite girls (who I’m lucky enough to count as family).

We had wine and honey and mint infused goat cheese.

It was a super grown up thing to do.

I kept waiting for someone to kick me out.

And last, but not least, is more Porkchop antics.

Honestly, I think all of my kids bit holes in their foam toys…and probably all kids do.

The difference here is the ATTITUDE.

This is classic O-Bo.


How about you?  How was your week?  Who’s gonna be linking up regularly in 2014?!  :)

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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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    I haven’t linked up in forever, maybe rejoining InstaFridays will be part of my NY resolutions.

    & can I tell you I seriously don’t need to go to the nail salon now after watching that clip! Exact experience I get every time!
    Heather @ Life as we know it…´s last blog post ..The first InstaFriday of 2014 (& my first in a while!)

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    So maybe it is a regional thing, but I always called that silver stuff “icicles” and tinsel is the shiny stuff that is like a rope.
    Either way it is super pretty and fun! Regardless of the mess it makes!
    Teresa´s last blog post ..2013 in Pictures

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    Those moccasins are the cutest things I’ve ever seen aside from a chubby toddler on a stuffed tiger…of course!
    Angie´s last blog post ..instafriday time!

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    Oh my! The tale of your tinsel tree had me laughing!! Those little mocs are the cutest things I’ve ever seen and the metallic just puts them over the edge of adorableness!!!
    I hope you have a very happy weekend!

    xo Always, Abby
    Abby´s last blog post ..Five on Friday 1/3/14

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    Oh man, de-tinseling the tree. That is crazy.
    Barbara´s last blog post ..Holidays gone in an Instant….

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    Love your idea with the Shop Vac to remove tinsel. I did it the hard way this year :p I’m still pretty new to Instagram. Checking out your profile now.
    Jason Ellis´s last blog post ..Can Christian Marriage Counseling Save or Strengthen your Marriage?

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    So glad you were able to enjoy some girl time and wine and honey and mint infused goat cheese. That sounds about right. Happy New Year! xo
    Anne @ anne b. good´s last blog post week(s) in review: 12/20/2013-1/2/2014

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    Just one! Hahaha ….. I used to go around taking pictures of things like that all the time because they made made me laugh. And yes on the foam toys. My kids bit them too.
    Gwendolyn T´s last blog post ..Another Week In Photos

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    Oh to have shiny tinsel. My cat would eat it all and OD on it.. :( Love the vacuum idea though, I will file that down in the memory bank for sure!
    Ceri´s last blog post ..My Inappropriate Elf


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