never leave home without…

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over the years as my family has grown in size, i’ve tried to find ways to minimize the amount of things i have to haul everywhere despite often having a lot of kids of different ages with me. i’m out for several hours on end at times running errands or hopping playgrounds with the kids, so while i like to be prepared, if i can get away with only bringing with me the absolute necessities, the day feels a whole lot more manageable as i can focus more on my babies and kiddos and less on all the stuff i also need to keep track of....

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favorite children’s books, for all ages!

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today i have compiled some of our favorite children’s books for all ages – from board books for babies to chapter books fitting for eleanor’s age group! these are some of the books that we have gravitated towards over and over again with each little one over the years and also the ones my kids want to read again and again....

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cowboy hat in the city.

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i bought myself this cowboy hat at a little western wear store outside of star valley, wyoming when we were visiting in july. it was a very big deal because i was extremely excited as i walked around the place and tried on a million and one different styles and colors (thank you to my family for being rather patient with me during the process)....

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little black bag.

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last may, about a week or two before my baby girls were born, i remember lying in bed and feeling so uncomfortable and big and hot and exhausted.  at the time, i remember i could not wait to get this twin pregnancy over with, and even said outloud “i will not miss this. i know i will not miss this.” (small edit worth noting now, some 14 months later – i miss it a teeny tiny itty bitty bit.) anyway, while laying there dreaming of holding my babies but mostly just feeling really really uncomfortable (have i said that yet?), i decided i was going to buy myself a little gift and look for a new bag that could also double as my new diaper bag....

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making homemade ice cream in central park!

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let it be known if it isn’t known already that josh davis is really good at finding the fun stuff. like, when this thing showed up in the mail and i opened the box, i was all, “…what is this?!” he was so nonchalant about it… “oh right.” he said, “i ordered that…. it’s an ice cream maker inside a ball....

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