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congratulations to #138 Amanda!!!

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you loved that G. Cooper dress and now you can wear it!! congrats!!! you should be hearing from shabby apple and i really soon!

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life rearranged

linking up my weekly phone pics again with jeannett!

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there have been WHALES off our coast!!!  its crazy.  so we went with the ten thousand other tourists and locals and tried to spot them too.  no such luck.  after going through my pictures i realized i did catch one small very distant spray, but that was it.

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see this super adorable kid sized sewing machine?!  don’t buy it.  unless of course you just want to use it like i have for the last couple years as a really cute accessory for your crafty space.  then, yes, totally buy it.  but if you actually want a child to sew, don’t buy it.  terrible.

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we so rarely do this, lest you think we are the perfect family (i surely have crushed that vision for you long ago, yes?).  but… sean did remember one night last week to grab his guitar for some family worship time.  silas disappeared and then reappeared with his hidden-in-the-garage-because-its-broken-and-annoying guitar, and tried to strum along with his daddy.  it was about the cutest thing in the world.  not the best sounding, but the cutest.

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and the first day of school – kinder, 2nd and 3rd!  the kids all love their teachers, and so do i!

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and now that the kids are back in school i can get back to business again!  i am so looking forward to having some routine again.

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and since our kids are in a hybrid school and only go to class twice a week, i homeschool the other 3.  and even though our load is generally lighter this first week, it still went really well, these first couple days of schooling all 3.  yay for happy starts!

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kindergarten really is such a magical year.  and i am actually so happy to have this time with silas that needs to be 1 on 1, to do the finger painting and crafts and reading aloud.  it makes me slow down and find more joy in what i’m doing.  remind me i said this in a few weeks, ok?

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getting back to school has meant an extra tired boy.  his room was too scary for him and it was already after 9 o’clock when he asked if he could just sleep on the floor outside his room (in the kitchen), so i said yes.  he was out in 2 minutes and stayed there for a couple hours until we moved him.

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i’m not usually a red girl, but i tried this week and it was fun!

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totally cheesy, but i thought it was funny that it was 101 degrees when we were driving on the 101.  yep, just typing it makes it even cheesier.

we don’t get much hot weather here on the central coast – just a few weeks a year of hot hot weather.  now i know this is nothing to so many of you, but since we don’t get this kind of weather, most of us don’t have ac either.  so if its hot outside, we’re hot all day.  unless we go to target.  shoot!  i should’ve done that!

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we’re spending the long weekend here at my parents’ house again.  this shot of it in the morning is so peaceful to me.  totally my happy place.  there are a few spots around the house and yard that just hold so many memories that come flooding back to me as i pass by them.  i shared one fo those spots with silas today and he said “this place is awesome!”.  yes, son.  it is.

now being that its a holiday weekend, the crazies are coming and that pretty little island there with be chock full of boats and noisy people and ruckus and hooligans and…. stuff.  not so quiet anymore.  but its still fun and we’ll soak up every minute!

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i’m having a sale through tomorrow – take advantage of it!  there are still a handful of items left in the last chance section that are 25% off with the discount code LASTCHANCE.

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 happy.

until she gets mad.

then look out!

but mostly happy ;)