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Monday, September 26, 2011

Happy.

I keep falling behind on here. Can I use the excuse that I'm pregnant and not with it lately? I will.

I'm pregnant my friends.

So anyway, catching up...

.:::little bits of the season in photos and words about the last week(s):::.

Last weekend I packed my duffle bag and gave kisses and hugs to Josh and the kids. I was off to what would be my my first time at Ladies Retreat in Chambers, NY. Really, I didn't know what to expect. I knew that I was a little nervous. I knew at moments I grew a bit hesitant about going. ...But I also knew I had to go. Because I knew the experience was one that I needed. and I knew I would come back with my spirit lifted.


and I was right.

We slept on old metal bunks in a big, cold cabin.




^This is my friend Amy. I love her. I do. *smiles*


^This is my friend Ellen. Striking a pose. You'd be surprised at how glamorous one can feel when you wake up from a nights sleep in the Bunk House.

I don't have many other pictures from the experience but I have to say I am so happy I went. The speaker was amazing... and as we all have said... She really spoke to our hearts.


^Lori, Amy, Ellen, Licia, and Magda... (in a driveway at some random pizza place in the middle of no where.) -My friends. :)
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Josie has been enjoying her time, just her and I. On Tuesdays and Thursdays we have 2 1/2 hours to do whatever we want with no boys present.



one day, we painted pictures of shoes



I love how children love art. Creativity is apart of all of us.





Ashton and I made a cute tissue paper pumpkin




We also made doorknob hangers.







The kids love playing guitar lately.




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It's Fall.



Time for things like apple picking.












^Our friends - Sadie, Julia, Philip and baby Amelia.





I don't have much else to say. ...But enjoy this season my friends. It is a gift.


the reflections in the puddles are becoming a bit more colorful.

Take care,
Jessie

Monday, September 12, 2011

changes



.:::little bits of the season in photos and words about the last week:::.

I love my children's love for books.




I love afternoons with books spread out on the bed. "eeny meeny mini mo-ing" for our next good read.



Afternoons reading. A sure sign the season is shifting.

our children are growing.





Boots continues to love.



We visit Kidz club whenever we can. They put in a new pirate ship and we had to go check it out.



We love to play here.







We drove to a local school's playground this week just before sunset.





The return of striped tights. Yes!






The kids love to roll down the hills. ...er.. "Mountains."



They are breath taking in the setting sun.







Ashton looking at the clouds. "Look, guys! They are all bears. and blob monsters."





and the biggest event of the week =



I generally don't ask my kids to stop for the camera but, this morning, I desperately wanted one of Ashton before he ran into his classroom. He didn't want it, "Mom, I don't want you to take a picture. I just want to go see mrs. maum and my friends!"

"Ashton, please?" It was all I could say but I wanted to press my face into his hair and gush... I'd like to take a photo because you are just so perfect and beautiful and I want documentation of the clothes you so carefully chose. I want to capture the bright energy beaming from your every cell. Your creative, wondrous, hilarious, captivating, energetic, smart, amazing self. I want to take a picture because I want to do something. I love you so much it actually hurts and I am going to miss you today and for whatever ridiculous reason I NEED to take this photograph.

He may have read my mind for he said, "Hey, mom. I have an idea. How about just one of me and my backpack?" He giggled and ran over to the little sign as Josie followed.

Turns out I didn't need the photo. For this moment is tattooed on my heart.




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See you next week.

xoxo, Jessie



Oh! and one more thing! Baby says hello. New estimated due date = March 24th. (I'm still going with March 17th). *wink* :)