being their mom.

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While the house was still dark and everyone was still sleeping, my oldest kiddos snuck into the kitchen and whipped up a plate of pancakes for mother’s day. They brought the surprise into my bed where I was snuggled between my baby girls who’d found their way to mama’s bed in the early hours of the morning and as my five babies and I sat in a circle on my bed around a pile of pancakes drenched in syrup, I felt so loved....

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these are the days.

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Just a couple of cool kids that keep me young while also aging me three times as fast in the process. These kids have found their stride in witty commentary, with Madalena often showing up in the kitchen first thing in the morning with her messy bed hair and a little hip pop with arms extended as she shouts, “SUUUURRRRRPRIIIISEEEE!” The boys drop everything to rush over and hug her....

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the triple bunk bedroom!

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well, we bought and set up this triple bunk for the big kids back in july of last year (and somehow that feels like seven years ago this week?!). but all that time aside, i finally snagged some photos of the triple bunk and eleanor, samson and conrad’s updated room to share!

ABOUT THE ROOM:

it was never intentional, but somehow the space theme slowly took over the room over the last few years (probably has something to do with all three of them being very into outerspace and something they mutually like together)....

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happy new year!

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and just like that, it’s january 2nd and the year 2020 is here! over the years, i’ve really come to appreciate the fresh start that january offers us. while i would still probably categorize january as my least favorite month of them all (it’s cold. christmas decorations come down. it gets dark early – to name a few), i do love taking time in the beginning of the month to reflect on all my blessings, and find a focus for the coming year....

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hello, middle of october!

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welcome again to my little corner of the internet! i blinked and it was suddenly mid october. something you’d think would make my heart giddily skip a few beats since i’ve been dreaming of autumn since like, the last hot humid week of august. but like much of my world at the moment, autumn appears to have arrived with her running shoes attached....

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