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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Photo Dumping and More

My heart is singing today and everyday, lately. Don't stand too close to me, or you'll get some happy dust on you. I know it can't stay like this; these really good parenting moments, all strung together stretching into days then weeks; I know the unicorns will stop flying over our house soon enough. But while they're still flying and sprinkling their happy dust, I'm enjoying every.single.second I can.

This setup has become the norm. Kate eating with her babies; taking her babies for walks and car rides; to the store...literally everywhere. It makes my heart burst, because I so vividly remember playing with my dolls when I was little and those are some of my favorite memories.

This peanut butter face with pen scribbles on her arms has also become the norm.

The kids have two glorious days off of school, and even though it was cold and rainy today, we bundled up and headed outside to run the wiggles out...after watching The Lorax and the kids made fun of me for crying at the end...I can't help it, I love that movie. I cry every time I watch it.



The boys played football...




 The girls played with their baby dolls, gave piggyback rides, and rode on things.


 And this picture was from earlier in the week, when the sun was shining and the air was perfect and so very fall like. (I know, it's not a perfect photo, with the shadows and bright spot on her face, but it so captures my Anna when she's happy).


And this post that's gone viral, about the mom who is never in any of the pictures with her kids; well, it really made me think and cry a little and decide that I'm going to be in these photos with my kids. I will never look perfect; I'll always think I weigh too much, my smile is uneven, the wrinkles are popping up out of nowhere, the adult acne is out of control, but, I want to be in them despite all of that. So here are some with the timer on my camera.




I know I've said this before; but I have to say it again...the reds are really my favorite. They stick out like a bright flame of life; burning their fiery red and telling the world I'm right here and I am beautiful! 




If you need, I can send the unicorns and happy dust your way too. I would love to share.


Essence of Now

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