you_make_beautiful_things I have an extreme love/hate relationship with this time of year, I LOVE watching new things emerge from our garden almost daily, beautiful flowers everywhere I look it seems, new life in the form of baby animals-sheep, chicks, goats, etc... But the grass pollen and I do NOT get along and is one of my highest allergies (I have a lot), and we live in the grass seed capital of the WORLD!!! It is one of the things that makes our valley so pretty and green but for me it means misery- I'm on 3 allergy meds right now not including eye drops and throat spray, and I still feel terrible. I want to crawl into bed at 7pm or earlier and I love being outside doing things, LIVING! But right now I can barely breathe, let alone weed my yard without wanting to scratch my eyeballs, throat and nose off. At least I know there is an end in sight, the grass will be cut and that pollen will mostly be gone for at least one more year. #deathbypollen 18h
  •   fiddlejill Oh yes...when we first moved here 5 years ago my husband discovered he was basically allergic to the state of Oregon... 17h
  •   kay.lorentz Sorry to hear this. Praying for you! 17h
  •   aurora_blythe I can totally relate. So sad for you, friend! Allergy eye drops from Kroger help temporarily clear my eyes. 16h

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you_make_beautiful_things { You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful. }
~ Amy Bloom
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you_make_beautiful_things It's my beautiful momma's 70th birthday today- I'm bummed I can't be with her for this momentous occasion but am very excited for the gift I had a friend make for her and can't wait for her to get it! I cannot believe she's 70 as she certainly doesn't look it & I'm so happy for new lease on life in health and a new hubby to enjoy many years of life together! 3d

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you_make_beautiful_things My momma got me this book for my 40th birthday- she knows me pretty well especially as far as books go and knew that I loved this book. It's one of my all time favorites and she had bought for me many years ago. I lent it to a friend and it disappeared and like any book you truly love, when it's gone, it's like you've lost a good friend. She remembered all this and ordered a brand new copy for my bday and it was probably my favourite present I will never forget. By the way, if you like history- specifically the history of China under Mao Zedong and the story of one family who survived that horrific regime, you would probably enjoy this book. #asingletear #communistchina 4d

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you_make_beautiful_things Cleaning, weeding, yard work, decluttering, etc-getting caught up from many months of getting very behind on household stuff and preparing for "The Great Purge" yard sale next weekend. That's our big plans for our 4 day weekend, and hopefully some quality family time too! Any special plans out there? 5d

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you_make_beautiful_things Brownie puts her best fluffy foot forward for #withoutshoes Post a pic of bare feet and @toms will give a pair of shoes to a child in need! #toms #oneforone #bunnyfeet 7d

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you_make_beautiful_things Had a great time taking this guys senior pics this last weekend- cannot believe that it has already been 4 years since I took his 8th grade pics!! And he somehow manages to get taller every time I see him! 1w

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you_make_beautiful_things Get to see this pretty fellow on almost all my runs... Reminds me of Rocket @kepper77 1w

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you_make_beautiful_things Calley made me a delicious salad for a late lunch today and Ellie helped me build the chicken run-loving a little time with these 2 who are growing up too quickly! 2w

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you_make_beautiful_things Amelia, Chicken Nugget & Hazel explore their new chicken run, made out of unused lattice and zip ties... 2w

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you_make_beautiful_things Very nice feature on @thepeoplescoast today, check out their feed! 2w

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you_make_beautiful_things Proud of both my "men", Josiah did a great job at regionals today and has had a great track season. He had 2 hurdle events today and did both with a back injury and lots of pain. Way to hang in there @_baller_jojo !! And awesome job to all the athletes out there today and coaches too, like this handsome guy on the left #coachstarr #track #regionals 2w

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you_make_beautiful_things { Mediocrity is the best camouflage known to man. }
~Bryce Courtenay, The Power of One
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you_make_beautiful_things { A state of mind that sees God in everything is evidence of growth in grace and a thankful heart. }~Charles Grandison Finney 2w

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you_make_beautiful_things Spent a great evening with the fam- homemade calzones & Greek salads picnic style in our yard. Then we played Egyptian Ratslap and Yahtzee followed by a lot of tickling and giggling. Calley also painted my toenails with her new nail polish kit. 🏻I love my family and thank God everyday for them- one blessed mamma! 2w

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you_make_beautiful_things So thankful for the 3 women in the top picture- my grandma, my MIL, and my mom- all who are amazing mothers/grandmothers/greatgrandmothers! And the 4 below, our awesome kiddos that continually help me to be a better mom/person. Happy Mother's Day everyone! 2w

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you_make_beautiful_things This has been a crazy weekend between pulling off Calley's 8th birthday party "Disco Dance Party", my hubby running the food drive today as well and Amaris going to prom which I haven't even really gotten to see her at all this past week/today or my hubby or most of the fam! Argh! I'm ready to absolutely nothing for Mother's Day tomorrow except sleep in and eat chocolate. 3w

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you_make_beautiful_things Can't believe this precious little one is 8 today!! The forever baby of the family, our little servant, hugger, cuddler, joy filled, happy-go-lucky pretty much all of the time- love this sweet girl and with her big heart I know she is going to be a world changer #happybirthdaycalley 3w
  •   savannalavoie Oh my gosh! It's Calleys birthday? She's getting so big. 3w
  •   _haleighmay_ Happy Birthday Callie!! You are going to do amazing things some day. 3w
  •   bloominhislight 8?! Oh my goodness. Happy birthday Calley!! :) 3w
  •   toksmurfan Happy birthday! 3w
  •   ktstott Calley, I pray YOU have the Happiest Birthday ever! I sure do love you! 3w
  •   jazzicia Happy birthday Calley Congrats 3w
  •   3robins Blessed birthday wishes!! 3w

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