its been a long time since i’ve shared my weekly instagram photos here, so today we’ll do a recap!  i love sharing my phone pics here because its like a diary of my everyday life.  come join me on instagram – i’m thepleatedpoppy.  i’m linking up with my friend jeannett.

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clockwise:  our family at our school’s history day/viking challenge //  teaching the kids how to make fresh tortilla chips //  rearranging the kitchen cabinets, making some things easier to reach for the kids //  lily making all of us chubby with weekly banana bread and chocolate chip cookies

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art work by gracie, age 11 1/2


wedding #1 for a sweet cousin, and how did my kids get so old?!

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wrapping gifts //  pompom wreath //  not-made-by-martha cookies // the sad state of our christmas tree lights

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my goofy boy //  treating the kids to hot chocolate //  our annual christmas morning torture test for the kids while we get our coffee and cameras ready //  silas’ creative skills at bed making

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hiking to the top of a local mountain with the family to see the tree of lights //  watercolor by grace // celebrating reaching the top with my boy //  getting some much needed time out with just my girls

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flying out of LA for a trip with just sean in seattle

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wedding for cousin #2 – the sweetest!

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fall decor in the thrift store window (i forgot to snap a pic of december’s window) //  i went to forever 21 to return socks and came home with this! //  silas is loving his lego bible //  lily wearing her “bear cheeks” jambes we brought back for the kids from seattle

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working on a sparkly project //  like father, like son //  the kids all geared up for pajama day at school //  my brother’s family enjoying our incredible summer-like weather with us

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roses from our yard that just won’t quit //  quieting the house after christmas // a couple attempts at decorating above our piano in our entryway

ok, so that covers a couple months!  i’m hoping to get back to regular posting schedule again now that life is settling down after the holidays.


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    Lindsay – where did you find the Lego bible? That’s genius!!!

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      I am not sure if this is the Bible, but if it is the same one as I am providing links to below, please look at the stories such as Lot being raped by his daughters in Genesis and David and Bathsheba (David commits murder) in King David. I bought this Bible for my son and was flabbergasted by what I saw. Below is a link to the website so you can view the whole Bible. The man that wrote it is not a Christian and I would not want my son having any of these images in his head. You can look at more stories to see that there are more than just the two I commented on. Lindsay, if this is the Bible that Silas is reading please look at the stories I mentioned. If it is the same one, I made the same mistake.


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    Your kids are precious! What a fun peek into your daily life!

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    Beautiful Insta shots!

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