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Playing around with my macro, even weeds can be pretty!


Shooting with the 100mm takes some getting used to but I love it


My poor Coley man is home with pink eye and missing a field trip to see the Columbus Clippers. He’s pretty bummed. Hudson just ate two loaves of banana bread off the counter. I hope the day turns around pretty quick!


I love the little rain drops


Have a great Tuesday!

Missy - I LOVE these pics!! What great close ups & the detail, great job!

Elizabeths - LOL Hudson!!!!! That is funny. And yes I love these pics too!

Hannah - I hope he is feeling better!

I want to try macro SO badly. You are not helping it with these beautiful pictures!

Prom 2015

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The grandparents were up from Texas for the weekend and got to see Austin off to Prom.


He had a track meet in Hilliard and his race was last. He ran at 4:45 and had to be back Wo-town showered and dressed for pictures by 5:30.

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It was crazy and I was all wet from watching his meet in the pouring rain so I am not in any pictures!

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He made it on time and looked great

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Because it was raining we had to do pictures indoors which was kind of a bummer

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I tried to get a shot of these boys but of course they had to be silly

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Everyone looked so good.

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It’s so hard to wrap my brain around how fast time goes by.


A week and half left of school. Eva only has three more days. Ready to get this summer started!


Hannah - Is it weird that at 43 I am still in love with prom dresses? You could put sparkles on poop and I’d think it was cool. Mama has some glitter issues :)

Boys kill me. Can you imagine running in the rain and then being dressed to kill in a matter of minutes? They just have no idea how good they have it. He looked so handsome.

It was clean

for a few minutes


Saturday we hosted the JV and Varsity lacrosse teams and their parents


And I thought I would grab some pics to remember what it looks like clean:)


This table now has laundry on it….again


6 people go through a lot of clothes!


We hung up some of the pictures we had taken in California by Tara Whitney


I have had those wire string things forever and never put them up- they are from Ikea


Most of the party was outside on the porch and by the firepit


The kitchen island was lined with crockpots- we made a big taco bar, so easy and yummy!


The porch is supposed to get screens soon- can’t wait for that


We are counting down the days until summer around here. Can’t wait!


Adrienne - Share- what is the grey color??

elisa - Oh man I will try to remember. It’s two colors of gray and they are both by Sherwin Williams. I find out and post about it soon.

Hannah - I looks awesome! I love screened in porches. I wish we had added on here. I am SO SO SO ready for school to be over. Sophia gets done a week from tomorrow!!!! Can you tell I am happy about that? Even only being responsible for homeschool 3 days a week is just a lot. The other two days I have to stay in town so I never get time to just clean or grocery shop. I don’t know when Dmitry gets done. He started later and has lost a couple of weeks because I let him work for a friend who has a landscaping business…only he has been working around the clock so no school. He was ahead in most of his classes, but I have to check his attendance and see how many days he has left :( I made him tell his boss that he has to finish school. He supposed to quit soon. That was a long random rant….typical huh?

The busy season

I love Spring so much but it is so busy


We have sports every single night and most nights are doubled up with two or three different kids.


I can’t wait until summer and a slower pace


Just a couple more weeks


I have cute yard boys


Even if he takes lots of breaks and makes Eva mad by getting on her swing


We forgive him


This dog likes to dig up plants and eat them. We don’t like that



It’s a hula hoop


It’s a frisbee


This dog tries to eat everything, including hair


She’s a stinker


I have watched a lot of track

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Austin getting a pre-run pep talk

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Another PR- but it was hard

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He walked home after the invitational and went for a run. Weirdo.

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She and I just played


I have also watched a lot of lax

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I am sorta ready to not attend another game for a bit.


And just have slow easy nights.


saying hi to visitors in the yard.

Hannah - I have two weeks of school left. I am SO counting the hours down…it’s not even funny. Plus we have all kinds of celebrations this month. It’s nuts. But May is still my favorite month ever. It’s just so awesome out.

Susan - We can’t wait to take over the sports watching. Will be there soon!!