Sometimes It’s Ok To Quit

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If you follow me on Pinterest or Instagram you’ve probably seen some hints of our homeschooling kick off. But wait, doesn’t Jemma attend preschool? Is Gretchen in some super school mode juggling both preschool and homeschool in the New Year? Nope. Jemma quit preschool. Let me explain … At first I felt somewhat guilty about […]

Tiny Whispers

Out of the dark I feel a tiny hand reach across my neck. Jemma’s fingers curl into my skin and I hear a deep sigh. And then, these words, “I love you Mommy”. My heart swells as I whisper back, “I love you too.” She squeezes my neck in acknowledgement and shuffles her body closer […]

52/52

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Do you or a friend cloth diaper? Then don’t miss the Funky Fluff giveaway – you just might win a TEN PACK of their brand new bamboo 2.0 cloth diapers – enter here!  a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013 The year has ended! I completed this photo challenge!!! 2013 […]

50/52 & 51/52

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 a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013 You guys, I’ve almost made it through this whole year of photos! Yes, I’ve had some hiccups and near quitting moments, but here we are at the end of the year and I’m still going at it!  This week absolutely cracks me up […]

Jemma Says

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It seems we’re starting to use our brother to accomplish what WE want … I think Max wants to watch some Kee-sa (Curious) George. He wants some cereal too … on the couch, ok? You want that, right Max? Tell mama. Mama, Max says “YES!” Max is making boy sounds and Jemma responds … You […]

48/52 & 49/52

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 a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013 Oh the holidays you’ve been mega fun for these two. Lots of hot cocoa + magical (and freezing) moments picking out our Christmas tree. Overnight Miss Jem decided that it was cool to color in the lines – WOW! And this boy, have […]

47/52

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 a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013 This here is THE favorite chair. It encourages lots of sharing practice :) And the way Max chooses to get out when he is done is plain ol’ hilarious. Instead of turning and crawling down he arches he back and slides … /// […]

46/52

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Don’t forget to enter the Minted giveaway – free Christmas cards are up for grabs! Oh, and the $100 Target giveaway too!   a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013 When I have free moments of time I try to grab my camera and practice manual and lighting things. Just to […]

45/52

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Don’t forget to enter the Katie m. Berggren giveaway, she’s giving away an 8×10 archival mother & child art print!  a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013 Jemma / / / This girl couldn’t wait to wear her headband for family pictures … she then proceeded to wear it to […]

52 Photos Catch Up

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I have quit this weekly challenge in my mind so many times. Then I actually did quit – for 6 whole weeks. Then I remembered why I started and here I am, back again with weeks 39 through 44. I was really drawn to this project so that at the end of 2013 I could […]

Jemma Says

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I’ve been dreaming of the day when I could start logging away little things Jemma says like Deanna does with her boys. Jemma was a later talker than most, but at three, the funnies are flyin’! On the first day of preschool after telling me all about her new little girl friend, including her name […]