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June 11, 2013

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I got a sewing machine years ago when I was in high school and it has sat in a box for years. Every time I move I bring it along with me with the hopes that someday I will learn. As you know Chris has been renovating the airstream and wanted some custom curtains(for cheap)....so he bought some $12 IKEA curtains, cut them to fit the small airstream windows and then wanted to sew the edges. This past weekend my sweet mother in law came over and taught me how to use the sewing machine! There was something so peaceful & "homey" about the soft hum of the machine, the small light glowing and the quiet house. It was such a sweet memory. And the curtains look great! I couldn't help but think, why didn't I do this years ago?!

We have been at the pool and playing outside nonstop. I took these pictures tonight before bed and absolutely love how I can just freeze and capture their sweetness to forever have. They have the three most precious, kind, joyful personalities... and to be able to sit back and stare a little longer into a moment is so life giving for me. 

The other pics are more or less a few randoms of "life lately"... Apple is crawling, clapping, standing, laughing constantly. She is the sweetest, most easy going little angel ever. 

Aiden found out last night his pet lizard is actually a girl so he renamed her "Elfie" and told me at dinner that when he grows up he would really like to work in a jungle where he can help animals all day. But still wants to come home to this house and be with us ;). Such tender, pure, innocent sweetness. He also was a teeny bit disappointed at first to learn that "Rango" (now Elfie) was actually a girl... but then he realized she **could** have lizard babies and he was overjoyed!

Ainsleigh is just as precious as ever. I do believe she might have fins hiding somewhere...she would swim all day if she could. And then after hours of that would choose to come home and play a good two hours in the bathtub or sprinkler. Her personality is infectious and gracious and sweet. I would say a good 97% of the day is spent smiling for this one!

Just a few random thoughts on what is going on around here :)... hope everyone is having a beautiful week! 

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23 comments:

  1. love the pic of you and apple smiling at each other! it is so "real"...

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  2. Be careful! I took home a pet chameleon in the 4th grade, which turned into my dad buying a boa constrictor (Julius Squeezer) for my brother...then an iguana. My mom wasn't happy when the new love for reptiles moved into a huge aquarium + cage that invaded her living room! By the 7th grade we ended up opening a family pet store and my mom got her living room back! :) Love Aiden's tender heart for animals and his ability to look at the bright side about his female lizard!! Such a beautiful family you have...and hooray for learning to use that sewing machine!!

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  3. I love to sew :) It's so fun to sit down and see what I can come up with using just my machine and some fabric. I just finished and posted my most favorite project yet :) Keep at it, little by little, it just gets more fun and opens more artsy avenues.

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  4. I took a sewing class not too long ago and loved it! Can't wait to learn more. It really wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. I think once you get started, it's addicting. Lovely photos!! Your children are so cute :)
    http://long-road-to-somewhere.blogspot.com/

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  5. Precious post. Your kids sound like the sweetest little souls.

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  6. So sweet, I love there cute little smiles :)

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  7. Awe! I love these little snippets into your life! Y'all all look so happy and that is truly so wonderful to see! xoxoxo

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  8. Love, love, love all these sweet pictures and memories you and your precious family are making! Thanks for sharing with us! Hugs! :)

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  9. these photographs are nothing short of incredible. what an eye you have!!! truly!

    mylettchronicals

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  10. Very sweet everyday moments captured - the best kind!

    .:Marta:.

    petiteraisin.ca

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  11. I love this pictures of your babes and I love your bedroom :)

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  12. they are so precious, casey. you are a beautiful, kind, loving mama to these sweeties. i can tell in all of your posts.

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  13. The three most absolutely beautiful kiddos. xo

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  14. aw little rango/elfie! we thought dobby was a boy in the beginning, too... and even though we found out she's a girl, we still refer to him as a "he." he just seems like a little lizard dude! also, wanted to share in case aiden wants any fun pictures to look at... here's my dobby posts! http://www.auniesauce.com/search/label/Dobby

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    1. the comment below this was for you ;)

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  15. ahhhhh we just read every single of your posts!!!!!!! we are in love!!!!!!!

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  16. LOVE those photos! you have some awesome skills! and so awesome that you learned how to sew. so fun!

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  17. What a wonderful blog! Following*

    www.dress-pink.blogspot.com

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  18. your littles are sooooooo cute!!! gorgeous family!

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  19. Such precious photos of your little ones :)

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  20. what a home filled with love! my oldest is a fish too :)

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