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Like Father, Like Son

Going through old Facebook posts tonight, and ran across this awesomeness. Made me smile so big, so I thought I’d take a moment and share. Enjoy!

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Did you know… I’m on Instagram?

I first joined Instagram back in 2013, right after The Boyfriend had gotten me a tablet. I never really knew what to take pictures of and only posted a few selfies over that first little bit. Then, my tablet completely crapped out and I didn’t use Instagram for quite a long time.

My 1st Instagram Selfie

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Recently, I’ve started spending more and more time with a friend who swears by Instagram. So, I decided that since The Boyfriend got me a smartphone for Christmas and since I really want to start taking more pictures of my family and my life, that I would re-visit Instagram.

Just waking up 😉

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It’s a slow process. When you’re not used to taking pictures every single day, you don’t realize how many opportunities there are for pictures. And your first thought isn’t, “Hold on, let me grab my cellphone for a picture” – it always occurs to you after that moment has expired. So, it’s a bit of an adjustment and I’m definitely not making the progress I want – especially being that I’m so critical of every picture I take…

But, I’m determined to start using Instagram more, so I thought I’d let you know about it and share some of my favorite pictures that I’ve posted so far there. I’d love for you to follow me!

Spending the night alone while The Boyfriend's at work. What to do?

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The only piece of art on my wall, made by my beautiful 10-year-old daughter, Kaeidyn.

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Photos from the Past: Keirnan Cahlen

Awhile back on The Rantings, I introduced you to the youngest of The Older Three, Keirnan. Today, I’d love to share some blasts from the pasts with photos of my Monkey. What a cutie!

If you’d like to refer back to some of the Photos from the Past I’ve already done, here’s one for Kaeidyn and another one for Kenzie and of course, The Boyfriend and I. And check back in a few days for a blast from the past of Carter!

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Photos from the Past: Kenzie Clayton

Awhile back on The Rantings, I introduced you to my 8-year-old son Kenzie and today I’d like to do another series of Photos from the Past. Here he is in, in all his glory 😉

I invite you now, to go check out the introductory post to my third oldest, Keirnan and check back in a few days for another Photos from the Past starring him.

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Photos from the Past: Kaeidyn Ember

A few days ago on The Rantings, I introduced you to my oldest daughter, 9-year-old Kaeidyn. Today, I’d like to do another blast from the past with some of my favorite older pictures of Kaeidyn. Isn’t she adorable?

I invite you now, to go check out the introductory post to my second oldest, Kenzie and check back in a few days for another Photos from the Past starring him.

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Photos from the Past: The Boyfriend & I

The following images are like a photo diary of mine and The Boyfriend’s relationship. From our crazy beginnings while he worked graveyards through pregnancy with his first and my fourth child and through all the amazingness that our relationship has been for the last 6 years.

In honor of our upcoming anniversary, here’s some of my favorite Photos from the Past of The Boyfriend and I.

So, I’m dying to know, which picture is your favorite and why?

Mine personally is probably the glowsticks one, because it was one of the best nights ever! Not only was it our first time out dancing together but our first time going to the club, getting dressed up and having time away from the kids worry-free together. It was blissful!