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posted by amanda

Yesterdays big raindrops got me in the fall mood, so I dug out my stack of October Martha Stewart magazines. Thumbing through one from 2001 made me realize how much fashion and design are always changing. As my kids spread out on the floor looking though all the costume ideas, I thought about past Halloweens. There is something magic about the change of the seasons and all hallow’s eve. Now I’m itching to dig through old hard drives and watch my littles grow older from Black Kitty costumes to the Bride of Frankenstein. Kids are always changing and loosing their baby fat and it makes me sick. Keep snapping those moments into your digital mess. My photos are pathetically organized, but I’m so glad our memories are there to look back on. Look how bitty Emerson is!

2012- Lee had moved to Austin already so I was packing the house, putting together Halloween costumes, and painting faces for a spook house my girls participated in. Good times.

Squirrel, Owl and Candy Princess. Obviously this Halloween was in Arizona’s 105 degree weather.




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posted by amanda

While visiting my family in Waco this weekend we took some time to have a photoshoot with my sister Annie and her horse Poppy. While Annie was getting her mug on, my kids and I explored the ranch, tried to ride a donkey named Gus, saw a spider as big as a golf ball that will haunt my dreams, and generally get pretty dirty. Now my mind is spinning thinking about going back with my girls in cream, lace dresses and my camera.

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posted by lee

Know what happens when you homeschool and it has been rainy all day? You take your kids out to the park with the intent that they will come home with an inch of mud on the bottom of their boots.


They exceeded my expectations.

At least they got their energy out and had so much fun! We can scrape boots later.

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posted by amanda

School has been out for a few weeks and the boredom is setting in. Poor Delia has the worst case of it. Lee was gone for the weekend again on a scout camp out and we needed something to do!

So I had the girls draw a self portrait and then they got to paint it. The girls were obsessed with mixing the paint colors to get the perfect shade of skin color, and using a stamper brush to adorn their shirts with polk a dots.

Delia put freckles all over her chin and painted her teeth so they have spaces in between them. So life like! ;)

Then we hung them up on the wall.  They are like 3 feet tall, and don’t you bet I freaked myself out during the night – the paintings staring at me while Lee was gone.

But at least I didn’t hear the dreaded ‘Moooommmm… I’m bored!’ for the WHOLE afternoon!


What are some of the fun things you do to chase away summer’s boredom? (please share!!! I need more ideas!)

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