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i’m linking up my weekly phone pics with jeannett again!  i’m thepleatedpoppy on instagram if you want to follow me there!

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it has been years and years since we have been able to go to a good friday service.  its a late service with no childcare, and this is the first year all our kids were able to sit quietly through it.

i don’t know how i’ve had a “proper” easter all these years without it!  its amazing how getting a good reminder of what happened on good friday prepares your heart to fully appreciate easter morning!

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most saturday mornings sean gets up early and goes for a long bike ride.  i get up late with the kids and we get donuts.  to each his own ;)

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later that day the girls and i snuck away for a few hours to walk through target with our drinks (they get steamers), then home depot to pick up terrarium supplies, then to ruby rose.

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we spent a fun couple hours creating our terrariums in the back yard and now we get to enjoy them all day long!

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we dyed our eggs last minute – saturday night!  actually, all i did was make the dye and set it out for the kids and they did it all themselves!

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after the kids ate a bit of their easter candy (thank you grandma for sending them some!), i started craving sweets of my own.  sean had squirreled away a cadburry egg and tossed it to me.  no sooner did i finish making out with it eat it then want another one.  my man knows me so well and tossed me a second egg!

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 this girl woke us up on april fools day with “mommy i just threw up!”, then quickly followed by “april fools!”

she’s a keeper ;)

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we had family come into town midweek, and instead of spending my time cleaning i decorated.  distract them with the cute, right?  ok, i cleaned a bunch, but just not all i should have.

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we love taking family to nearby pismo beach to search for sand dollars, explore the caves and eat clam chowder!  the weather was perfect – warm from the sun and cooled off by the chilly breeze.

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just a small sampling of the many beloved cousins, but it was nice to get some concentrated time with these girls.

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we found these gigantic starfish in the tide pools!

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mandy is an avid writer and she wanted me to help her make a bag to hold her writing supplies.  she picked out all the fabrics and decided what goes where and we whipped up this bag together – it was so much fun!  isn’t she just adorable!

we have a few days left of spring break and we’re headed up to santa cruz to visit my sister who is in the country for a bit from australia.  so so so excited to see her and my nephew – its been a year!

enjoy your weekend!

 

 

Comments

  1. 1

    So excited you get to see your sister! Do tell- what is a steamer?

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      lindsey says:

      oh its just steamed milk i get for the kids with added flavoring, like peppermint or vanilla. they love it!

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    Those are amazing starfish! We once had a blue starfish (back when we had no kids and had a 30 gallon saltwater tank instead) His name was Sam.
    The girls and I are just starting our spring break today. It felt so good to sleep in this morning! Your donut is making me hungry. :)

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    Love, love, love your succulents!

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    go mandy! i love the bag. tell her to keep up the writing. that’s wonderful!

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    I love that bag! Would totally get one for my 10 year old and her friends. Would also love a How To on your succulents, have been wanting to do that for a while.

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    Love your little terrariums!
    Happy weekend! : )

    Kayla
    http://www.lovelucygirl.com

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    My girls love April Fools too! This year they went with, “mom, I peed my bed last night.” I’ll admit, I was fooled!! Love those Cadbury eggs…am very grateful that they won’t be available until next year. They are so addicting.

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    The hubs and I are originally from Fresno, so I love when you have pics of SLO or Pismo! We love Portland, OR, but CA’s central coast is just bliss! I so hope you ate clam chowder at Splash. I would give my right are for some right now! Love the blog!

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    What fun pictures!!! Instafriday is my favorite!! :) I LOVE the terrariums, how much fun!!! That bag you guys whipped up is just adorable! One of my (many) goals is to learn to sew. My mom gave me a sewing machine that belonged to my grandma, and all I do is look longingly at it…I don’t even know where to begin! Maybe one day I’ll figure it out ;) And I totally agree that decorating is better than cleaning!! :) Have a wonderful day!!

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