3h melimba
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melimba A little trick I learned in the army---tell your kids to act like a solider and they'll stand perfectly still for a picture. works like a charm. 3h

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10h melimba
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melimba The gift I was most excited to give was not received with the excitement I'd anticipated. 😐 Thankfully, a few hours later, it is a hit! Craigslist for the win! 10h
  •   jland0018 Craigslist is awesome! 10h
  •   sb_johnson Michael's favorite gift was the smallest and cheapest thing he got- picked out by his sister. Go figure. 9h
  •   xohappyhealthyfoodie So cute!! 9h
  •   hilleryray I know how that feels! 9h
  •   brandikoch Love the matching Jammies! 9h
  •   snyderem Slow responders...but such cute ones!! 8h
  •   kelsitay We had a few of those today! Too much to take in on Christmas morning! 4h
  •   m_mendenhall I swear that's how it always goes. Sloane's was most excited about the pocket size tissues in her stocking.2h

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10h melimba
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melimba And, you can't have a doll house without people. (I don't remember the last time I had this much fun with a project!) Merry Christmas from Team Wood! 10h

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1d melimba
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melimba I'm SOOOO excited for tomorrow morning... !!! 1d

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1d melimba
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melimba Annnnnd done! I'm a deadline girl. What can I say? Always have been, always will be. (Aaron's isn't shown b/c for 10 years he's never let me embellish his stocking. #grinch) 1d

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2d melimba
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melimba This is, in part, why we didn't do a PHOTO Christmas card this year. (Stinkers!) 2d
  •   txstarrs Your kids faces Crack me up! I love it!! 2d
  •   kelsitay Darling! I loved your Christmas card too! 2d
  •   sarahlcraig Ha! Merry Christmas!! 2d
  •   papab82 Cute family. Not so perfect christmas card is just perfect. 1d
  •   alpineavery You and Aaron are beautiful! Kids also, but I have seen them a bit happier before! 1d
  •   rasfamily You SHOULD have sent this out! Love love love it! 1d
  •   heathdiane Well, I totally love it! Such is life with kids 1d
  •   pammie5 Smiling or not, they're cute little protestors! I think sometimes the best Christmas cards are the ones with protestors. 18h

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3d melimba
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melimba Crossing my fingers I can finally finish Benny's stocking before his THIRD Christmas... Here's hoping! 3d

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3d melimba
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melimba Freshly washed white slipcovers, and dinner is in the crock pot. For a tiny moment, all is right in my world. 3d
  •   greta3071 I use my crockpot at least twice a week - best invention ever! 3d
  •   snyderem Haha!! 3d
  •   lindseymbullock Sounds like heaven to me! 3d
  •   natjmo Bliss. 3d
  •   jjonescreative Beautiful 3d
  •   amandadd Love those tiny moments. Except I haven't had too many of those lately... 3d
  •   melimba @amandadd haha! Me neither! That's why I posted it! The night before I think I hit a wall and almost took everything down! Haha! Ahh, I go from happy and elated to impatient and dismal in MINUTES these days! 3d
  •   alpineavery No matter what state your house is in, whenever I see a picture of you and your home, all I feel is love. 3d

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5d melimba
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melimba Christmas time brings out the best of me and the worst of me. Is it the same for you? Thankfully most of my deadlines are over, lots of important things are checked off my never-ending list, and I'm hoping "Happy Mom" can stay for a while. 5d
  •   davidson_angela I am with you. I'm done with everything and in happy mom mode too. Second day in a row at the Children's museum. 5d
  •   nissa_lynn I'm so with you!!! You read me mind! 5d
  •   rebeccamade Loving your Christmas decor! 5d
  •   jandeejo Let's talk about how awesome your white nativity is! 5d
  •   sarahwjones22 Amen! 5d
  •   meljessop Me too! I swear my kids are fighting more these days than normal too! 5d
  •   84anniepants I can relate. Why does it have to be so stressful?! I just want to hide from the world and read books with my girls 4d
  •   pammie5 Sure is and this year I decided to start something new. A day of "selfie", not the pictures kind. I mean a self pampering day of a massage and facial and it has done wonders. I'm more relax as I start pulling out the decorations, cooking, shopping, & craziness of the holidays. 4d

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melimba I found her at 6:20am here at the table making gifts AND coordinating gift boxes. She is too good! 6d
  •   jillynegan Whaaaaat? Amazing! 6d
  •   robinmccombs I need a little elf helper here! 6d
  •   kemybates What??? Angel 6d
  •   aaronaverywood I hope the big one is for me. 6d
  •   mtalbot3 Just like her mom! 5d
  •   jamesnles That little Tillie girl, poor thing has no choice but to be amazingly awesome...she comes by it rightfully!! 5d
  •   alpineavery Wish I were there with you. 5d
  •   snyderem Oh my heavens, she is the best!!! 4d

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6d melimba
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melimba Sorry for the over-gramming today, but I need some opinions on this bed. We're gonna put Tillie in her own room and I love this bed (from wayfair.com) but am wondering if any of you have experience with headboards like this? I'm worried her pillow and dolls/books will constantly be sliding through the rungs. Any opinions on the matter? Am I over-analyzing? 6d
  •   nissa_lynn Kay-Lynn had a bed really similar to this when she was younger. I loved it. Occasionally a doll or two would slip through. But i really never noticed it. 6d
  •   jamesnles Abbie had a bed similar to this when she was 3/4. My old day bed, remember?!?! Anyway, she hated it. Just adding my 2 cents. The bed is darling though!! 6d
  •   kpond22 Maddie has a day bed right now similar and it's no problem. She has enough pillows on the bed to hold all her dolls in etc. so she just ends up loosing the dolls in the pillows but anyway... Cute bed!! 6d
  •   hannahcraner We haven't set it up. It's for her birthday. (Jan.11) But I will show you a picture when I do. 6d
  •   jazgibb Bed is super cute! Love it! I have a friend who had something similar, and she just uses euro pillows on the back so that it's comfy to lean against. 6d
  •   amberjo How fun for Tillie!! I think it's so cute! I had an old brass bed like that 'ish ;) but I was older like middle school....so I didn't have the doll issue 6d
  •   farnzie If she likes to read it bed or do anything while sitting in bed I say no. I had a bed like this and yes, not comfy. But you cld prob always pile the pillows bc it's cute! 6d
  •   carianne1981 Lexi has an old antique bed like that and her pillow never fell through. As for reading she doesn't do much...lol! I just make sure her mattress is all the way up next to the head board. 6d

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6d melimba
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melimba 1, 2, & 3. 6d

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7d melimba
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melimba Thanks for all the kind words regarding our Tillie-pants. ️ I cried reading them all. What a gift to have support and validation and love from you all. Thank you! She is doing great and got better in time to join the end-of-year school festivities! Speaking of festivities, Cal was ready to rock at his preschool party. (And Trader Joe's! I get it now, people. That place is goooo-ood!) 7d
  •   amandadd So happy you discovered TJs finally. 6d
  •   snyderem Look at that handsome man!!!! 6d
  •   amandadd Oh... And can we talk about that outfit??? 6d
  •   84anniepants Not sure how I missed your tillie post but I just got caught up- I'm so sorry!! How scary!! So glad she's ok 6d
  •   thecallascook He is rockin that style! Your kids have great style! 6d
  •   sbasil That is one handsome boy! 6d
  •   kj47barber So cute. Too grown up 6d
  •   amberjo I need your tips on how to raise a stud like that! 6d

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1w melimba
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melimba This was my view of Tillie in the Children's hospital ER for five hours yesterday. I got a call from the school nurse that Tillie had a seizure in class. !!! She's never had one before, I obviously panicked, but held it together pretty well ALL day. In the end, they determined it must have been a febrile seizure (she's had a cold and a high fever the night prior) OR a weird reaction to the two over-the-counter medications I'd given her (mucinex cough and store brand nasal decongestant). The doctor said we'll never know! At the end of the day, when I finally could reflect, I sobbed my eyes out. Feeling grateful for 1) Tillie was crafting with her teacher when it happened (of course she was!) 2) that we got to leave the hospital as soon as we did, 3) a great school nurse who helped Tillie stay comfortable, 3)my friend, Erica, helped track me down when the school couldn't get a hold of me (Gah! I was on other line talking Primary!) 4) a friend could pick up Cal from preschool, 5) my sister, Lizzy, was still in town and could be with the boys all day! Lifesaver! and finally 7) a healthy and happy girl. My heart is full. 1w
  •   corihenderson How scary! I'm glad things turned out ok!! 6d
  •   kajsadee7 Oh girl! I'm so sorry!!! That's the worst! Sad you had to experience that, but so glad she's ok and you are ok. Miss you cute friend!! 6d
  •   lambertaprille Oh my goodness, so happy she is doing well. Such a scary moment for mama. Hugs! 6d
  •   brookejack A mom's worse nightmare. I'm so glad she is ok! Princess. 6d
  •   katezak Oh my goodness, so scary for all of you! I'm so glad everything turned out ok and yay for wonderful friends and family! Tillie is beautiful! 6d
  •   okolivia Oh man. What the craziness. And lots of great blessings indeed. I admire you so and Tillie looks so at peace here! Sure hope the episode doesn't repeat! 6d
  •   texasandrea Oh my goodness!! I'm so sorry!!! When Park was little he'd hallucinate with fevers and it was so scary. I'm glad she's ok...and hope it never happens again!!! 6d
  •   kennanelizabeth how did I miss this?! what a christmas scare. so happy that your little crafter is okay. 6d

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1w melimba
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melimba Lizzy thought the chalkboard was looking a li'l bare. Three cheers for my motivated and talented sister! 1w

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2w melimba
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melimba Warm chocolate chip cookies, ice cream, Christmas music, plus a darling Auntie makes for a winning combo. 2w

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melimba The kids are loving all the new Christmas books Auntie Lizzy brought to share! 2w
  •   rebeccamade I spy an umbrella tops skirt on Tillie Mae! 2w
  •   snyderem Love love love!! 2w
  •   kennanelizabeth stockings!!!!! 2w
  •   kennanelizabeth oh and p.s. I was looking at this pic all starry eyed and kept looking for your other daughter... but wait you don't have one. I guess there is another little girl in your family somewhere, someway, someday. 2w
  •   amberjo I say it all the time, but you capture the best moments! Oh, and Lincoln and Oliver totally matched Benny today! They were wearing that same shirt! 2w
  •   melimba Good eyes, @rebeccamade! And gracias, @snyderem. 2w
  •   melimba @kennanelizabeth haha! I loved your comment. Thank you for your premonition. We'll take it to heart! 2w
  •   melimba @amberjo you are too nice! And too funny they have the same shirts (don't you love it?!) we'll need to do a play date and plan for them to all wear them. People will think they are triplets! 2w

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2w melimba
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melimba m&m chocolate chip cookies (Cal's idea---I've never put m&m's in cookies ever! Delish!) and these little clementine friends for the preschool snack today. 😀 2w
  •   heathdiane Love this happy picture! 2w
  •   snyderem Love!!! 2w
  •   amberjo I bet those kids were thrilled!! 2w
  •   melimba @amberjo Cal didn't really care, but I got enough enjoyment for the both of us. 2w
  •   brandikoch I want to draw smiley faces on my clementines 2w
  •   alpineavery I think they are adorable! I going in to paint a face on one of mine! 2w

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melimba Update on our huge grid gallery wall. Feel free to do the 3M Velcro stickies on BOTH sides of a big IKEA 20"x20" frame. Only one sticky in the middle might produce casualties! Tip of the day. You're welcome. 2w
  •   snyderdenise How's the hardwood floor below?!! And glad there were no bodies around when it decided to fall! 2w
  •   stepher1983 Thx for the tip! 2w
  •   snyderem Ooh!! Good call! Sad that it fell!! 2w
  •   amberjo Oh no!! Hard lesson learned 2w
  •   alpineavery Makes me love Scott's method even more! Tiller sure is a cutie 2w
  •   krissstein That happened to use too. Why does it always have to happen in the middle of the night? 2w
  •   krissstein Us* 2w
  •   natjmo I have fallen victim to the same sad story :( 2w

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2w melimba
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melimba The house looks like a tornado has swept through---thanks to unpacking, laundry, deep cleaning, primary boxes, putting away Thanksgiving, pulling out Christmas---you get the idea. Really, a legit tornado. But tonight, I came into the front room and decorated this mini tree with my insomniac son, Calvin. It was magical. And just like that, the Christmas season has started at the Texas Wood house. 2w
  •   alpineavery So amazingly wonderful. Cal will always remember that special night. 2w
  •   thecallascook In love with those ornaments. Welcome back Woods! 2w
  •   sbasil K. I am IN LOVE with all those ornaments. Did you make those? If so please pass on links, instructions, etc. my tree has never really had a theme, or I guess the theme could be, yucky broken ornaments that don't go together hand me downs from whoever. I love what you have going on here so please share! 2w
  •   melimba Haha! You're too nice @sbasil! So, I've always wanted a "theme" tree too, but love our sentimental/crazy ones too. So, we were gifted a little hand-me-down tree our friends were getting rid of, and I use that one in our front room (our big family room tree is where I put all of our regular ornaments!) I found a random box of clearance ornaments at the Crate and Barrel outlet a few years ago, and that's where most of these ones came from! Sorry! But, if you look at your favorite stores after Christmas, you can get crazy sets for super cheap. Good luck! It's fun doing a theme-y tree! I highly recommend it! ;) 2w
  •   melimba @merprevot ahh, so nice to have someone to relate with/commiserate to! Sleep is overrated... I think! ;) 2w
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  •   brookeburry Where did u get all of your red frames? And any trick for hanging them..they look so evenly spaced! 3d
  •   melimba @brookeburry sorry! Just seeing your comment. We got them at IKEA---fairly inexpensive too. Then used 3m Velcro strips to adhere to wall. If it's not quite even, you can carefully peel off Velcro and reposition! Easy cheesy! 3h

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