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ten on ten {march 2015}

Ten on Ten brought about lots of beauty yesterday despite having a sick boy at home. It was a warm & sunny March day dripping with blossoms, being BRAVE at MOPS, a baby, toys, a trampoline, pj’s and the hope of Spring! I truly loves seeing our world through this project every month. Paigey must like it too because she remarked with a smile {as I was taking pictures in the morning} … “Is it already ten on ten again mommy?” Our girl is too cute and acting very grown up these days!                  DSC_0647DSC_0652DSC_0669DSC_0676DSC_0680DSC_0730DSC_0787DSC_0815DSC_0803DSC_0823

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{ten on ten & mommy hands}

If you are joining me for the first time you may not know that I am linking up with the nester  this month for a 31 day writing challenge {write 31 days}. I have decided to write about my musings on MOTHERHOOD. So with that in mind I wanted to take pictures that showed where my mommy hands work and move and play all day by linking up with a bit of sunshine’s {ten on ten}. This is a project that I love to do every month on the tenth by taking ten pictures of my day. As she says on her blog it’s a chance for us to see more: Finding life and beauty in the ordinary things of our day to day!

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I see beauty in all the ways mommy hands touch the world.

Mommy hands serve all day and all night.

Pray all day and all night.

Wipe tears, play games, sweep floors, soothe souls…all day and all night.

DSC_0292mommy hands hold babes tight

DSC_0267   mommy hands make coffeeDSC_0287 mommy hands help make beds & tidy roomsDSC_0307mommy hands make lunch & nourish babes

DSC_0299mommy hands create beauty & light candles

DSC_0296  mommy hands organize and workDSC_0311  mommy hands open doors & close doors & remind babes not to slam doors

DSC_0321mommy hands help little princesses get dressed for fall festivals

DSC_0346mommy hands read books

DSC_0291mommy hands shut off lights & tuck babes & say good night

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ten on ten {september 2014}

Our September has been hot, full of baby life and back to school…with some redecorating and family fun! Our weather has been in the 90’s and I am over it…I am having a hard time imagining that the Autumn season is even within our grasp. Check out how we spent the tenth day of the month from last week. As always it’s fun to link up with the lovely Rebekah at a bit of sunshine for her ten on ten project every month! Enjoy!DSC_0212 DSC_0227 DSC_0246 DSC_0220 DSC_0301 DSC_0369

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ten on ten {august 2014}

…all about BLAKE…

For the most part our life is all about our little BLAKE {otherwise known as Blakey} right now! He was the star of this months ten on ten! We have had a ton of lazy summer days just holding the baby and enjoying the slow pace. We are soaking up every minute of our new life as a family of 5. I am loving this sweet boys cuddles and even though I have been pretty tired I will take it {I’ve only had a few meltdowns and overwhelmed moments so far}! Sometimes it’s hard to just be lazy, holding the baby all day {guilt-free} and stay in…but the school year and routine life are coming soon and we know Blake will be in kindergarten before we know it! I love that ten on ten allows me to capture the beauty all around us and the tiny moments of our ever day life. Enjoy and Happy Summer!

{P.S. cookies for breakfast work for me…they had oatmeal}

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ten on ten {july 2014} & waiting for baby

What we have been up to: I actually managed to remember that it was the tenth on Thursday and I took my pictures happily for 10 on 10 all day. I have been pretty miserable. I’m very thankful that a sweet baby boy is growing in my body but pregnancy is very hard on my me and this 3rd one has been no exception. Between the gestational diabetes, insomnia and PUPPP {a really itchy and painful pregnancy rash} I’m officially over it. My days are mostly spent trying to survive and deal with the fatigue, aches, pains and itches {as well as trying to eat every 3 hours, test my blood sugar and drink plenty of water}. My sweet kids are having to be pretty independent these days. Paige is in love with listening to The Lion, The Witch & the Wardrobe and Grant is quite the Lego-maniac {and they are fighting a lot…but with mommy so “out of commission” I guess I don’t blame them}. The days are drawing closer to baby’s due date and I cannot wait to meet him! We still don’t have a name for him but we are hopeful that we will land on one soon enough! DSC_0169 DSC_0176 DSC_0200 DSC_0202DSC_0221 DSC_0248 DSC_0252 DSC_0327 DSC_0354  {i’m packed for the hospital…and ready…can you tell?}

DSC_0361{our besties came through on their way home from a long road trip…this little boy is so cute I cannot stand it…love him}

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Here are a few of the things I’ve watched, read, shopped for & listened to while spending my days resting. I hope they inspire you as much as they have inspired {and entertained} me!

1. online shopping {for Baby & Mommy}: Zulily/Amazon {prime}/Target.com

2. reading & drinking: The Nesting Place/McDonald’s diet Sweet Tea {the only product I have found that does not taste like a diet drink}

3. nesting {setting up my favorite baby products}: Swing Mamaroo  4moms/Baby Co-sleeper Arm’s Reach/Blankets & Bedding Aden & Anais

4. dealing with my PUPPP rash: Coconut Oil/Pine Tar Soap {smells like a campfire but really helps with the itching}

5. watching lots of TV {especially in the middle of the night when dealing with my insomnia}: Property Brothers/Fixer Upper on HGTV & Magnolia Homes /Tree House Masters on Animal Planet/Food Network {Guy’s Grocery Games, Food Network Star, Cutthroat Kitchen}

6. listening to a few of my favorite Pandora stations: Nashville {music from the TV show}/Waiting Here for You {no pun intended, I just love this song and Christy Nockels}

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