novelphoto three years!! we celebrated him with his favorite pink donuts. I know it's cliché to say that time goes so fast, but it truly feels surreal that he is three already! happy birthday, my sweet #thaddeushale 3d

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novelphoto the art gallery on this 1millionth rainy day in the district.... #igdc #nationalgalleryofart 6d

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novelphoto saturday vibes... taking a break from the pre-move purge #howdidweacquiresomuchstuff #weneedtherapy 1w
  •   holly_katrina "if something makes you sad, throw it straight in the garbage. Don't live in the past". ~ Edwin R. Fontana, 21st century Realist. 1w
  •   nellie_dolls @holly_katrina why is it so hard sometimes? Other times I throw everything out!! We just cleaned out our "guest room" aka throw everything that I don't know what to do with room..and I was debating on keeping this little plastic clip thingy... Adeline grabbed it out of my hands and said, " mom, it's a literal piece of trash, throw it away!!" Sorry for the book This just hit me funny! 1w
  •   novelphoto Lol I literally just did that to sean today- a million times. I'm in mode this right now, though. So many things are disappearing this time. Usually i leave it for when we are unpacking on the other end and trash it as i am do yhr boxes. Trying to minimize things and not have to put a bunch of stuff in storage. I'm losing my mind though. I can't wait to be lying on that beach! @nellie_dolls 1w
  •   holly_katrina @nellie_dolls Edwin keeps me in check. Especially with old papers and drawings and stuff. Some things hold so many memories but I'm learning to just let it go! Don't get me wrong, I have NO problem taking heaps of stuff off to the thrift shops, it's mostly the small stuff and then it ends up overtaking my life!! I guess you and me are just sentimental old fools! 6d

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novelphoto the defiant one... #thaddeushale #dontmissnow 2w

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novelphoto checking the minnow trap, the spring editon... see in the background on the post is an osprey nest with their little babies. we love to watch them-- when it's not raining! folks, we're going on day 20 (I think) of rain in the Capitol region!!!!! going a little crazy here 2w

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novelphoto the only thing he needs me for right now is taxiing him to fishing holes 2w

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novelphoto 42 looks good on him #somanymaybirthdays 2w

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novelphoto a birthday to remember... twelve is a very special age! 3w
  •   snap.art.photography It certainly is. Mine is turning 12 in 2 weeks. Going live with a blog post Tuesday about girls and "12." 3w
  •   novelphoto Ooh. I look forward to reading that! I really do think it's such a fun age... but it definitely has its challenges @snap.art.photography 3w

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novelphoto best little tea party-ers around... 3w

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novelphoto having a hard time believing she's 12 today!! she's my little sidekick, fashion guru, and little friend wrapped in an old soul.... I couldn't love her more! Happy Birthday, my sweet Louisa Claire! @louisa_claire #thatsdarling #documenttheeveryday 3w

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novelphoto thaddeus's favorite time of day... the nightly cup of tea, where he goes from cup to cup tasting everyone's #thaddeushale 4w

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novelphoto another day, another friend #thaddeushale 4w

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novelphoto how could I say no to free? Lee's dream come true. guess what I'm driving today #ourbackyardstories #cj7 1mon
  •   nellie_dolls Oh my goodness! Cj7, for free! Have fun 1mon
  •   novelphoto Yes!! a friend of Sean's just wanted to get it out of his driveway. It runs, but needs a little work. Lee is so excited because it's an engine that is so simple he can learn on. But of course it's going to be in storage while we're in Hawaii 😕 I'm excited for him, though. @careywaltenbaugh 1mon
  •   novelphoto now if only I could find a free wagoneer @mkvphoyt 1mon
  •   mkvphoyt Move to Gville and I'll make it happen!! 1mon

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novelphoto fields of gold 1mon

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novelphoto loving on baby Marigold 1mon

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novelphoto loving on baby Marigold 1mon

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novelphoto tucking this nugget away for when I am weary from unpacking yet another home that isn't our "dream" home, but making it our "own" while we're there for a bit...
“It seems to me that whether it is recognized or not, there is a terrific frustration which increases in intensity and harmfulness as time goes on, when people are always daydreaming of the kind of place in which they would like to live, yet never making the place where they do live into anything artistically satisfying to them. Always to dream of a cottage by a brook while never doing anything to the stuffy house in the city is to waste creativity in this very basic area, and to hinder future creativity by not allowing it to grow and develop through use." pg 66” ― Edith Schaeffer, The Hidden Art of Homemaking
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  •   thevintagetype26 Beautiful words! Thinking I need this book 1mon
  •   mysweetwilliams We are sojourners until He returns anyway so may as well bloom where planted as they say! P.S. Your home always looks so cozy! Good job keeping a comfy place for your family as you sojourn 🏻 1mon
  •   nellie_dolls I imagine you'll mostly be outside while at your new home! Are you getting excited??? 1mon
  •   holly_katrina This is painfully true. Especially the terrific frustration part. I feel bad for wasting so much time being unsatisfied. 1mon

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