this week

August 8, 2014

Alright folks, link roundup posts are getting pushed to Saturdays because we could use some more real life shenanigans around here, couldn’t we? I say yes. SO. Just two weeks ago Liam and I were home sick for a week, then we had a week of recovery and getting back to normal, then this week I felt like we were hitting our stride again. Half marathon training began on the same day as the gym opened at work, and I made it through a weeny 1.5 miles on the treadmill. It was pretty boring and I’ll have to get used to it, but still better than dying from heat exhaustion. Anyway, the same day Meredith started swim lessons. The last…
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instax home life / 1

August 7, 2014

I started a new little project for myself a couple of weeks ago. I wanted to play around with my Instax mini camera some more, so I started taking a photo with it once a day(ish). The only parameter I set was that it has to capture our home life. So far these have all been taken inside our house, but I will probably expand to outside or our neighborhood at some point. I am still really terrible at using this camera, but I hope by using it every day I will get better! And I can’t wait to eventually do some sort of project with them. >my side of the bed >a mirror in our bedroom >making pancakes >opening…
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Posted in: home, personal, me

project life 2014 : weeks 29 – 30

August 6, 2014

Today’s Project Life update is from July 14 – 27. As you can tell, I take a lot of pictures of my kiddos. I keep telling myself to branch out and capture other things, but then I rarely do. New goal! During these two weeks I finished whole30, we celebrated Meredith’s birthday (I used an insert to document it, pictured at the end), Liam turned 6 months old, and I was sick for a week. The first ice cream after whole30 deserved to be documented. At first I was going to print all of the pictures in black and white, but it was just too much. I needed a little bit of color. I really love cropping photos to add…
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Posted in: crafty, documenting, project life

meredith lately

August 5, 2014

While driving we pass by a house under construction… David: Look Meredith, a house is being built. Meredith: When I get bigger I buy dat house. David: Yeah because you’ll want to live near mommy and daddy right? And you’ll have a lot of money so you can buy it. Meredith: I want all YOUR money. David: Don’t worry, you’ll have it. Reading books before bed… Meredith: I came out of your tummy and then it was baby brudder’s turn. Me: that’s right and I’m so glad you came out and are growing into my big girl. Meredith: I want to do it again! Me: what? Meredith: go in your tummy! After accidentally knocking Liam on the head with a book and he is crying……
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Posted in: personal, conversations, motherhood, meredith lately, motherhood, personal

the houston project / july

August 4, 2014

Last month we were able to fit in a couple activities on my Houston project list. First of all, we attended a kids’ storytime at a cool independent bookstore called Brazos Bookstore. It started at 10:30 a.m. but weirdly Meredith fell asleep in the car on the way there (weird because she is usually wide awake well past noon). Waking her up is never fun but it wasn’t close so we did it. She was fine while the story was being read in the cute kids’ room, sitting on my lap with Liam in the Ergo. Next was craft time where the kids were supposed to draw a picture of their best friend. This is where it all went downhill…
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