Adventures at the Airport

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We sit at Gate A23, only a brief layover until we are to board our flight from Phoenix, AZ to Charlotte, NC. Where is that boarding call? And suddenly, it’s, I think we are at the wrong gate and our flight is supposed to leave like.RIGHT.now! This is where you imagine me running, okay, crawl-sprinting, through the terminal, to the other side of the airport, where our …

Our {Real Life} Family Pictures at the Pumpkin Patch

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We conquered the flu- threw it out with the trash, lysoled every square inch of our cottage, did 5 trillions loads of laundry, and craving the outdoors, stole Bryan for a few hours before evening youth group to have some fun.

Or maybe in my head I was set on having fun. As in, We are going to the pumpkin patch before all the over-sized squash rot, breathe some fresh air, maybe take some fun pictures and redeem this holed up week. And it’s going to be fun. And you’re going to like it. See? Smiley face…this is where my kids stare at my wide eyeballs, arched eyebrows, and crazy grin, and roll their eyes.

We pulled up and saw darling families donning boots and plaid shirts and fall hats. They looked like they’d stepped out of a J.C. Crew mag. We? We were a ragamuffin crew. We roll-with-the-punches, and my boys were not color-coordinated, and my hair, well, please don’t look too close. After all, we were going to the pumpkin patch for a family outing, not a photo shoot… but doesn’t it usually lead to that?

Our couch

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I’d mentally staked my decision that it would indeed, be my last day sprawled pathetically on our couch, resembling an afterthought of roadkill. Three days deep into having strep throat, I had rested, napped, and become a semi-permanent resident of the couch, like the recent pillows that had welcomed themselves at home in it’s corners. Yes, I’d had about enough …