life rearranged
i’m linking up wy weekly phone pics with jeannett again!

this week was one of those epic weeks.  we celebrated and loved on each other and just had so much fun!

silas saved his pennies and bought himself 2 sets of pegs for his bike.  he’s been watching “flat land rider” videos with sean and truly thinks he can do all the bike tricks the big boys do.

breakfast: granola with milk

sean had a men’s retreat last weekend so i had the kids on friday night and saturday.  and saturday morning i woke up on the wrong side of the bed!  i could not get rid of the grumps.  i tried crafting (making pinwheels for my mantle), but then the kids wanted to learn how too, and i didn’t have the patience for teaching them.  so that didn’t work.

next i tried sewing, making jammie pants for gracie’s little upcoming slumber party with a few girlfriends.  that didn’t help either.

so i decided to get out of a grump i actually had to GET OUT.  a walk downtown was in order.  and it worked!  i was able to walk and enjoy them, and take in all their goodness.

we started with a little lunch from chipotle.  we ate out side and enjoyed the amazing weather and a tiny little bird stealing dropped food.

then we walked down to the creek and just played – hopped on rocks, threw stones, explored paths.  i stopped saying no for a little while.

i finally got a picture printed of the kids for my mantle.  it only took me a year or so!  photo taken by our friend cameron.

and then i was wiped out and had to put my feet up for awhile.

we have a birthday tradition – opening gifts in our bed first thing in the morning.  sean came home late saturday night so gracie would wake up in the morning with him home… to celebrate her NINTH birthday!

next on the birthday tradition list – marking their height on our growth chart. (wearing her birthday headband from allora handmade)

and then she grew up.  right in front of me, as she crossed the street all by herself.

gah.  love these 2.

it also happened to be our 12th anniversary, which we haven’t really been able to celebrate properly for oh, about 9 years.

after church we headed for the beach.  and decided to bring this goofball along.

gracie’s birthday request: to learn how to surf.  we borrowed our neighbor’s boards and sean went in with the kids.  while i sat in my beach chair.  and did not put a toe in the water.

and she was a pro!  sure the waves were teeny and the water was ankle deep, but she got up!

monkey see, monkey do.

poor kid didn’t last past his first spill since his little teeny spring suit did nothing for keeping the cold out.

lily was the most fun to watch.  she did not want to get out of the water.  she would get completely dumped, stand up, wipe out her eyes, and go out again.

this is her applauding herself after a good wave!  she was so excited!  i was dying over her cuteness.

gracie requested breakfast for dinner for her birthday.  and i shoved in the candles, which immediately began to melt at the base and start tipping over.  we set a world record singing the fastest happy birthday ever.

another request was treats for her classmates.  supermom consulted pinterest

and scored!  trix crispies were a hit and will be made again soon!

on monday, we celebrated our anniversary while the kids were at school. i surprised sean by borrowing a girlfriend’s road bike and we went for a ride together.

we ended up going about 20 miles!  (and my buns still hurt, 4 days later.)

at our halfway point, we stopped for a super yummy lunch.  it was a great way to celebrate us.

and then this happened to the boy.

and reading through the wiww links helped to pass the time in the e.r.

this is what our homeschool mornings look like: me setting up the kids’ work boxes while my coffee cools off to quickly.

lunch time: fresh pineapple and caprese salad – mmmmmm!

after i finished the jammie pants for the gracie’s slumber party, i made a ruffly pair for lily.

full, fun week!


  1. 1

    Definitely trying those trix crispies!

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    I love those pj pants! Could you do a tutorial??? :D

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    WOW what at an amazing week!

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    i’m glad you get grumpy…just makes me feel better :) i love those jam-jams. i tried making some like that for sophia but they turned out really small! so i have to try again :) and those trix bars looks super yummy in a very kiddish way :D

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    When I’m in a funk we have to get out too. That’s the only thing that works! Sounds like a really great week! (Except for the toe – glad your little guy is on the mend!)

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    Lindsey such a poignant post… it’s celebration of the sanctity of daily family life moved me to tears, (yea, it’s a hormonal week). Thank you for sharing the real ups and downs in your beautiful life! Your photos…all so engaging…Gracie crossing the street by herself…a priceless moment in time….

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    Lindsey, I love LOVE your instafriday posts! I don’t know why but I love looking at people’s instagram pics!! I started doing it months ago when I first saw it on your blog and it’s one of my favorite posts of the week! :)

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    Denissa says:

    Whew..what a week! Happy Anniversary, and happy birthday to Grace! So NOT cool how fast they grow up :( my oldest just finished 5th grade yesterday and will be going to middle school..its killing me! :(
    Poor Silas! So glad that he’s on the mend! Crazy, cute boy! :) Have you tried fruity pebble treats?? They’re oh so good, but oh so addicting!
    Happy Friday!

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    What a fun week your oldest looks a lot like you.
    Have a great weekend and thanks for sharing

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    gracie really does look huge. i echo your words to me, “i’m sorry you have to go through that.” she is beautiful.

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    totally made me laugh on “singing the fastest happy birthday song ever”. I also had a grumpy dragging sort of day this week {wed} but by mid afternoon the grumpiness disappeared. It’s amazing how much joy an infant brings to ones life.

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    Wow! What a fun filled week! Personally I think burritos are the best cure ever for the grumps! Also, love your shoes! :)

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    Wow, this is a busy week! I think any week that includes an ER visit is one for the books. Glad everyone is okay!

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    The picture of the kids walking down the sidewalk is the best, how sweet.

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    Wow!! Congratulations on your anniversary. I loved seeing your pictures. Made me feel like I was having these adventures with you. Oh!! And I checked out your etsy page & now I really want one of those recycled leather wrist bands. So fun!!

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    Lindsey!! I just have to say what an awesome mom you are! Your so involved with your children, crafting with them, teaching them, surf lessons, awesome treats, and handmade goodies! It looks like you guys have so much fun! Along with my own mother you also inspire me, when I have kids I hope I can be as fun as you!!!

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    Wow! I’m a little tired just reading about all you did this week. (Most of it) looks like you had a great week… lots of celebrating!

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    your poor boy, that toe looks like it hurts!!

    i love your picture of the kids on the mantle. sooo cute!

    and i could eat pineapple and caprese salad for lunch, every day. easy.

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    The pics of your birthday girl made me tear up because I’ll be there in November…#9 here too.{sniff sniff}. Why does time have to blow past us so quickly?
    Anyhow, your girl is beautiful and in that pic of her crossing the street she looks so grown up!
    Funny, we just tried the Trix treats too. Thinking of doing them for our last (fun) week at school. My third graders would love them!
    Happy weekend!

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    You tell such great stories with your instagram photos!!! I just forget some days to even take pictures….or maybe I don’t think we have insta worthy moments. BUT I’m learning that our everydays are worthy! Happy anniversary and happy birthday to your girl!!
    LOVE the beach pics. I would love to live that close to the beach….though, I wouldn’t get in much I’d say.

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    Wow, you had a really busy but fun week. So many happy things. Also, Gracie sure does look exactly like her dad! Happy belated anniversary!

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    Happy Anniversary! and Happy Birthday to your Gracie! Those pjs look super cute – do you have a tutorial? My older daughter really wants to learn how to surf – she is obsessed with Soul Surfer!

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    Love your easygoing way to describe family life! :)
    Greetings from Germany!

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