life rearranged

linking up my phone pics with jeannett again!  if you’re on instagram, i’m thepleatedpoppy.

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 lily asked last week if she finished her school work early if she could do an exercise video on my computer – how cute is that?

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 gracie was given horse back riding lessons for her birthday and she is doing so well!  bad news:  we’re out of lessons.  good news: her teacher offered to let her work off her lessons by helping out around the stables – so fun!!!

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 sean had his first triathlon last saturday.  knowing i wouldn’t be able to spot him in the sea of yellow caps, i took a fat sharpie and marked it with huge stars so i could find him.  it worked!  thank you silas for modeling it ;)

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 making a fun little washi tape banner with my target washi tape (you can find it in the office supplies area)

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 the kids made signs for the tri, which silas was displaying on sean’s back just before the race

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i cannot tell you how proud of sean i am!  this was his first sprint triathlon ever, and he got 2nd place in his age group, 7th overall!

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 saturday was silas’ picture day for his soccer team.  its official: these are going to be the cutest soccer pictures ever.

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the girls were invited to an 80’s party and asked for rock n’ roll music on the way there to get pumped up – they are hilarious!

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 thankfully, our heat wave is gone!  but for a few days of 100* weather, it was yuck.  my friend’s pool was the perfect solution after school.

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school went so well at home this week!  basically, homeschooling doesn’t come naturally to me so its definitely a lot of work.  but the kids were awesome and made me so proud!  here silas and lily were memorizing an emily dickinson poem.

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 did you see my fall scarf collection release this week?  well, another collection is coming!  if you want first dibs on the new scarves, be sure to sign up for my newsletter where i will tell you about them first!

i love my first collection, but am super excited about the next one!



  1. 1

    This is a great post! What a fun way to document your memories :)

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    Michelle Naomi says:

    Yay new scarves! Will there be one like the one you’re wearing?! I love the double color :)

  3. 3

    Ooh, are those knit scarfs? Very cute!

  4. 4

    super cute scarf, going to check out the rest!

  5. 5

    Congratulations Sean! What an accomplishment.
    Love the swim cap- what a good sport for wearing it with the stars! lol

  6. 6

    Pretty much dying of cuteness overload… Love those party girls!!!

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    I’m heading State side for some shopping Saturday and Target washi tape is one of the things on my list…so pretty! :)

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    I did my first sprint-tri last summer, they are so much fun. Congratulations to your husband! Great Job! Oh and I love the star on the cap idea.

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    I found you through AGAAGG and have had to stop myself from reading nearly every blog post. I loooong for your front porch! I like reading about what a blessing you have in your sweet family, and they are lucky to have you! Oh, and let’s not even discuss your crafting abilities, AMAZING!

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    thank you for saying that homeschooling doesn’t come naturally for you. good to know i’m not alone. I love our university model school and am so thankful for it. however, it is so challenging and i have to depend on the Lord a. lot! i am encouraged by you!!

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    Does your daughter ride at Barlocker’s? I used to ride there when I was growing up, and I swear that pic is from their place!

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