i’m linking up my weekly phone pictures with my friend jeannett.  i’m thepleatedpoppy on instagram if you want to follow along!


every once in awhile its fun to hand the phone to the kids and get some pictures with both sean and i!  this was a particularly warm evening that we were enjoying on our front patio.


i cleaned out my junk drawers a couple weeks ago and came up with just a few random keys.  i still haven’t set aside the time to try to figure out where they go!




lily making brefkist for dinner for us.


3 days a week, swim practice. 3 days a week, 3 very tired kids.


central coast fall is like the best of summer.


my morning snugglers.


my thursday afternoon date while the girls ride horses.


another yummy dinner with my girl.  i’m learning to love cooking with her along side me, soaking her up.


and then she goes and turns 9!  i’m still mad at her for that.


we went “camping” in the motorhome and it would take only minutes for this boy to crash once he was snuggled in close.  and i was able to finish my book!


speaking of books, i love buying used books for the kids at the thrift store.  win win for us all.


we did homeschool in the coffee shop and i got a small peak into what this girl will be like as a teen.  i think she’s going to be pretty awesome.  she already is.


and that girl, at 11, is blowing me away.  i can’t wait to see where this girl goes with her art!

happy weekend friends!



  1. 1

    Fantastic! When I was in school I learned how to sketch faces and such. I reconize many of the details. what so ever is in your cart? He looks excited:) xo

  2. 2

    Could she be drawing a character from frozen? Hmmm..

  3. 3

    What a great looking family! Your daughter is quite talented!

  4. 4

    WOW your girl has some talent!!!

  5. 5

    Great pics!! Beautiful family, awesome beach view, cool book picks!!

  6. 6

    omg, finding all those keys would give me so much anxiety wondering where they went to!

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