hilmarhan goodnight, loves. 3d

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hilmarhan oh, just some s'more cake. No big deal. 4d

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hilmarhan 18 months of cuteness 5d

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hilmarhan sometimes, social media has a way of filtering. Not only filtering photographs, but filtering our very lives into a highlight reel of misconceptions. Following suit of the photoshopped ads, it leaves one with an idea that they haven't quite got what it takes to have it all together.
Last week I seriously contemplated returning to college - the dorms, the lack of responsibility and all- but then I decided my tired eyes would probably give away my age because my 18 month old sleeps worse than a newborn. We dealt with strep, a sick dog, and a puking baby. The resulting laundry was probably world record competitive.

I don't take pictures of my non-sleeping baby in the middle of the night. I don't find him quite as cute then. I don't take pictures of the mountains of laundry that have been homed on my couch. I don't take pictures of hard conversations and the cereal for breakfast sort of nights.

I don't have it all together, no one else does either. So many days I think to myself I have no idea what I'm doing. How did I get all of these responsibilities and how might I go about giving them back? But the truth is, my pictures are my favorite memories, the ones I choose to fill my mind with. I want the little details and the happy things to fuel my world. I would drown if I began keeping track of the imperfections and the shortcomings. Beneath the photos is a life not entirely pictured with a whole lot of chaos, a whole lot of love...and also, a baby that doesn't sleep at night.
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hilmarhan this sweet baby has been s i c k all week - it's alarming because it has slowed him to a speed we haven't seen before. I'm soaking up the snuggles and taking note of precious details, just as I did when he was teeny. 2w
  •   mr8beal Poor guy. I hope he's feeling better! 2w

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hilmarhan I don't know why, but she calls him Biscuit. And it makes my heart feel about eight times bigger. It's so special to see the relationships my kids share with each other 2w

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hilmarhan It's 3:00 on a Wednesday. Would this be frowned upon? Asking for a friend. 2w

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hilmarhan sweet little friends 2w

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hilmarhan life is so funny - a week ago today, we spent the day making note of my sister's contractions, wondering if they would ever pick up steam. I spent this morning editing photos of this gorgeous baby who is six days old and cute as a button. You are so loved, B. Claire. 3w
  •   jennmcd216 @hilmarhan omg I need you to stop posting you're killin me....(but please don't stop she is gorgeous) 3w

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hilmarhan oh, you sweet little love. 3w

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hilmarhan sweetness now, but you should know I'm taking a vacation after bedtime. Destination: Target. 3w
  •   wmnettleton I will totally meet you there. Lol. No phone reception at Target. 3w

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hilmarhan precious cousins 3w

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hilmarhan my sweet, sweet niece, Brinley Claire made her big debut today - so thankful for a healthy little one, and so very thankful to be part of this amazing experience. Oh, and my sister is a rockstar. 4w

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hilmarhan when mama makes you get out of the bath (and in somewhat related news - never, ever EVER take your crazy one year old to the vet. Because disgusting, that's why.) 4w
  •   jen.r.n This is what Colins teeth look like too and I always think he has something white in his mouth but it's just molars :) 4w
  •   wmnettleton I love this picture. 4w

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hilmarhan so many heart eyes - I love finding sweet surprises like this. Also, I blogged for once (link in bio). 4w

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hilmarhan find your life when you lay it down before him; find your purpose, find true, uninhibited love. {lyrics from Touch the Sky by Hillsong United} 4w

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hilmarhan what's up, Monday? #mamamade 1mon

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hilmarhan 1mon

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hilmarhan so very thankful. 1mon

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hilmarhan Happy Easter! 1mon

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