The Week that Was

Pictures from our week with captions

1.  The sweet ache of love

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA2. Hello Monday morning

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA3. In G’s world bunk-beds become bunkers, stuffed animals are barricades, rolled-up car mats are transformed into cannons, and yellow bike helmets are actually military issue camo. army helmets.  G lives in a fun world.


4. Christmas present planning

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA5. Before school snuggles

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA6. Oh.  You have a report and diorama due tomorrow?!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA7.  Dad makes coffee. supervises breakfast. mom sleeps in.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA8.  The sock basket (a.k.a the bane of my existence)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA9.  Miss E finds the camera

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA10. Christmas sewing (sshhh, don’t tell the kids)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA11.  The sign Miss E made and posted on her bedroom door:

Translation provided by Miss E: “E wants to be left alone but not cause she’s bein’ naughty or sneekin’. The end.”.


My thought for the week:  You can love your life without loving every minute of it.  That’s okay.  That’s normal, and don’t believe anyone who tells you differently.

15 thoughts on “The Week that Was

  1. Beth

    You deserve some sleep in time while dad makes coffee, at least in my opinion!

    Even your small children take great photos, what’s up with that?

    1. April Post author

      There were about 27 “E pictures” on the camera and that was the only one that was in focus :) Thank heavens for digital images that can be erased.

  2. Shannon

    So very very true! Love that last paragraph!
    #1 and #2, I totally get!! I want #7!! And #11, too cute! Notes here right now are done in weird cursive writing appearing due to a certain 2nd grader learning that in school.

    1. April Post author

      #1 and #2 seem to go hand-in-hand don’t they Shannon :) Why is so hard to get work done?!

      I love those first loopy cursive letters!

  3. Rachel

    aww! it looks like a normal, very good week. i love how you captured the everyday, because that is truly what so much of lie is made up of!
    your children are just growing right up!!!
    happy weekend my friend!

    1. April Post author

      It was a nice normal week! Not too much extra, spent a good amount of time at home, which is a rare thing these days!

    1. April Post author

      Thank you Jo! Thanks for stopping by and saying hi. I will probably be posting some more sewing projects in the next few weeks, but we shall see!

  4. jennie

    I like G’s imaginary world…it looks so fun and creative!

    And the school project looks fantastic!!!!

    The sewing projects for Christmas gifts look amazing too.

    I sooo enjoy your posts. May your weekend be wonderful.

    1. April Post author

      G has such a fun imagination! He is so creative in unexpected ways :) Have a wonderful weekend Jennie with your sweet family!

  5. jennykauffman

    i cannot tell you how i love this peak into your HOME. it is such a bright, creative, beautiful life you live!! your christmas list gave me happy shivers. :) i am doing the same and it is SO. FUN. i love that your mondays and wash days look like mine. lately, i have felt like i am drowning in back log. looking at your pictures made me want to remember that there is so much sweetness in the “every day”. you and husband make darling kids. they look happy too, which touches me even more. :)

    1. April Post author

      Jenny your words warm me through and through! I feel the same way when I see the comings and goings for your sweet world. Jenny posts always make me smile :)

  6. Christy

    1. Ultimate sweetness
    2. How can a pile of dirty dishes look so beautiful in your picture, but I’d sigh if they were in my kitchen?
    You have a beautiful life–and I especially love the quote at the end.


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