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these two tag teamed me with illness for a few weeks.
nothing major, just needed some tlc and a few trips to the doctor.

this boy does not nap.
three time in one week was his way of healing that not so little body.

saturday night trip to lowe's followed with some car building.

first time facing forward.

pretty fabric all cut and ready to sew.

between a trip to the doctor and needing to do 50 other things,
i spray painted a tray white.
it did help organize my sewing/laundry room,
which was on the list.

she loves books and climbing.

and can now get into the markers.

right after mopping!

loving on her sleeping brother.

we have cousins here from tennessee,
and have enjoyed playing on the lake with them.

some of that pretty fabric all sewed up.

new flag for the fence.

papa g with his girls.

the boys at cosmic bowling.

us mama's did a little bowling of our own.

a think we have a future road rager!


mud run

sometimes i don't know what i get myself into.
and this time i dragged my friends into it with me.
thanks for joining me samantha and eric!!

tatum kinda has a 'ha, mama is doing that?' look!

have i ever mentioned my fear of heights?

this obstacle certainly tested that fear....
i think you can see it in my face.

eric encouraged us the whole way.
leading us to the finish line with a superman slide.

and samthana learned a vauable lesson:
you need to have your soles attached while running through sugar sand!

i have no doubt that she worked twice as hard getting through it with her built in shovels.

it was so much fun.
can't wait to do it again.
any takers?!?!


little one

is determined....

and loves to be read to.



my dear sweet cousin graduated from high school last weekend.
she asked if i could take some senior portraits.
we had so much fun the first go round,
we headed out to a field for another!

she's beautiful both inside and out.
kelsie, you've made our family proud!


these days

the phone is about as good as it gets with pictures.
you see, this little monkey is all over the place.....
and a climbing up and all over everything!

a throw back thursday picture...

because this is what they actually looked like that thursday afternoon.

crazy hair day at school.
he was pumped about this all week leading up to it!

not sure this is the runway look ralph was going for,
but i think she rocks it!

before the dirty dozen run.

after dirty dozen run.

and my cheering crew before the race.

memorial day weekend we also enjoyed some lake time.

cowgirl tatum with her six shooter.

my new sewing assistant.

and my first sewing assistant
(almost exactly fours years to date!)

sewing fuel on a rainy afternoon....bliss!

birthday celebration for shelby.
and kiva (the dog) enjoyed some cake too!

i'll be back later this week with some pictures from my real camera!