Messy is the New Beautiful Photoblog

This is beauty to me:

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My ER kid. I love that he is so active that he can’t keep himself out of trouble.

I’m not saying that I’m happy my son broke his arm, but you have to admire his all-in-spirit.

It reminds me of that quote from Finding Nemo:

Dori tells Marlin, the helicopter dad, “Well, you don’t want nothing to EVER happen to him, because then nothing would EVER happen to him.”

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Simple joys. Beauty inspires happiness.

Never underestimate the power of beauty.

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Togetherness

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Kitchen Picnic (and hands colored with markers)

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We were so excited when we found out he only has to have a short cast this time, and only for 3 weeks!!!!

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Dan’s new buddy kept shooting him with Nerf bullets, so I helped him load up his own Nerf gun and sent him back out there.

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Our free-spirited JD REALLY hates wearing shoes.

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Granddaddy and Nana mailed the boys new Legos. It was the biggest deal ever.

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This Spiderman mask has been hanging on this picture for at least a week now. I was walking past it and just found it amusing. Looks like the work of Caleb.

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Joshua hiding in my messy school closet and playing video games. If you had three brothers, you’d hide too.

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Every morning. Beautiful mess.

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Just cuteness.

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Dressing them alike was easy. Getting a great photo, not so fast.

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His arm is broken, but he can still ride his bike and dribble his basketball.

Dad and kid hike day

Alan and a few other dads took their kids on a hike.

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Step 1 in planning my new schedule: listing all the things I want to do everyday. It’s completely unrealistic, but this is my 1st draft. I’d like to schedule in more prayer and walk time. Don’t worry. The boys do more school work than is listed here. This is only the parts that I have to do WITH them. This is my part alone.

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“I want Nana to see my new book bag. Can you see it?”

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Most exciting beach day ever! Gutsy whale to come that close to shore!

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humpback whale—Look how close!!!

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He just kept swimming back and forth and back and forth.

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He started yelling, “Beach!! Beach!!!” as we neared the ocean. Cloud 9!

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We couldn’t find little plastic shovels and buckets in the house, so we brought a pot and a real shovel. Done. The kids were quite happy.

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Ok. We did find the one little blue plastic shovel.

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Beauty!

“Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love.”   —Mother Teresa

 

 

 

 

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