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Opie and curtains-3738 Opie and curtains-3706New favorite pastime for these two is playing in the curtains. There are two huge windows in the nursery–one window for each, but of course there are days when they both want the SAME window. They ask to do this before naps. Sometimes I refuse them because we have wasted enough time stalling that sweet afternoon reprieve. But when I slow down and avoid rushing into the next “to-do,” truly magical moments are had in the midst of the mundane.

note: No photo of Balboa this week

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Trees and Eggs 2015-3262 WilliamsM35 Trees and Eggs 2015-3311 Trees and Eggs 2015-3400 Trees and Eggs 2015-3402 Trees and Eggs 2015-3413 Trees and Eggs 2015-3415 Trees and Eggs 2015-3544

1. – 3. Planting fruit trees. We now have “Tony,” the Starking sweet cherry tree (AKA: “The Iron Tree”), “Stella,” the mate for Tony (also sweet cherries), and “Goldie,” our Golden Delicious apple tree. Balboa did awesome helping dad get those babies in the ground. When we were done, they just looked like sticks in the ground, and I think both Noah and Neil couldn’t believe getting some “sticks” in the ground were that much work. I naturally just took pictures ;o) But they are starting to grow already. Spring is an amazing reminder of how God is constantly growing extraordinary life in seemingly ordinary places.

4. – 5. P-Mackey and his eggs. He pretty much dunked the eggs in and pulled them right back out. Then he proceeded to crack them the remainder of the time. We ended up eating all the eggs he dyed for lunch immediately following our egg dying.

6. – 7. His face says it all.

8. Bonus egg hunt photo. Doesn’t everybody employ the help of a light saber to find their eggs?

 

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week 12 and gender reveal 2015-2877 week 12 and gender reveal 2015-3051 week 12 and gender reveal 2015-3068 week 12 and gender reveal 2015-3055 week 12 and gender reveal 2015-3191 week 12 and gender reveal 2015-30861. Would it please get (and stay) warm already???

2. – 4. Newest passion. So thankful for kind neighbors that allow us to use their basketball hoop :o)

5. Working on gender reveal photos outside while this guys cheeses from inside.

6. Baby BOY Williams @ 21 weeks

 

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Portraits of my kids | every week in 2015 week 10 and 11 2015-2687 week 10 and 11 2015-2680 week 10 and 11 2015-2676 week 10 and 11 2015-2690 week 10 and 11 2015-2730 week 10 and 11 2015-2770 week 10 and 11 2015-28051. – 4. The night we ran outside bare foot (and pregnant hehe) to watch the sunset paint the sky the richest pinkish-purple.

5. – 7. Bonus St. Patty’s Day pics. I knew that bright green wall we inherited from the previous owners would come in handy someday.

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week 10 and 11 2015-2621 week 10 and 11 2015-2606 week 10 and 11 2015-2642 week 10 and 11 2015-2695 week 10 and 11 2015-2699 week 10 and 11 2015-2706-21. & 2. Nine times out of ten, you will find this kid either a) outside b) crying because he is not outside c) staring longingly outside through a window or d) showing you his belly

3. Just love that light-kissed profile

4. & 5. Exploring glue

6. My silly, blurry, photo-bomber

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