{Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real}

 ~Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life with Like Mother, Like Daughter~


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Early last week, after the rain ended, I woke up to a glorious morning. The rising sun, blazing in a brilliant blue sky, met the saturated earth and created a lovely mist. After settling Katie in her chair, I dashed outside with my camera to capture a few quick shots.


And I simply had to include a picture of my almost-two-year-old girl in her pretty Easter dress. She loved it; the only way I avoided a massive meltdown as I was changing her into play clothes after church was to promise we’d be sure to put it back on later before we headed to Grandma’s for Easter dinner. (The tennies! Don’t you love the tennies? Whether this was entirely intentional, or whether it was because her mom neglected to buy her cute dress shoes is an exercise left to the reader to determine).


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I am happy that this girl has four grandparents (and multiple aunts and uncles) who love her and devote time to her.

{Happy} and {Funny} and {Real}

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My sister and her family and my parents came to visit the weekend before Easter. The weather cooperated quite nicely, and we enjoyed a ramble through the woods together. As I ran out ahead to take a photo, saying, “I need to capture this for my {PHFR} post for the week,” the peanut gallery erupted. “Can’t be for the pretty,” says my sister. “Must be for funny – we’re certainly a funny-looking crew,” says my dad. “Nah. Definitely real,” says my husband, his mouth quirked up in a grin. “Sometimes family comes into town, and you’re just stuck with them. That’s real life.” So, I’ll leave it up to the reader to decide.

(For the record, I had planned to use it for {happy}.)

Those are the {pretty, happy, funny, real} moments around here this week.How about you? Head on over to Like Mother, Like Daughter or leave a comment here and share the contentment you captured this week!

5 response to "{Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real}"

  1. By: Jenny Posted: April 1, 2016

    The tennis were a great choice. Egg hunting is much easier in sensible shoes. As for the last two pictures I’m going to stick with happy! Those first pictures were beautiful!! You have talent.

    • By: Jenn Posted: April 4, 2016

      Thank you, Jenny!

  2. By: Amber Vanderpol Posted: April 2, 2016

    Gorgeous pictures, Jenn! Love the tennies – this year I had two boys in brown shoes and brown belts with their new black pants, and a 2 year old who really should have had a new pair of tights. I never seem to be able to get all the details together – I’m not sure I ever have managed to do so! Hannah’s response to her Easter dress was similar to Katie’s – she was so excited when I bought it and still asks if she can wear her “pwetty dress”. Thank goodness for a wedding coming up – she’ll have a reason to wear it again soon!

    • By: Jenn Posted: April 4, 2016

      Thanks, Amber! I’m glad I’m not the only one who forgets details now and then. 🙂 I have a feeling dresses and tennies are going to become a staple around here – in the past few weeks, Katie’s been showing a definite preference for dresses. At least the timing works – the weather is turning warm, and she’s about ready to move up a size so I need to do some shopping for her anyway. I’ll just have to focus more on skirts and dresses than shorts and pants.

      • By: Amber Vanderpol Posted: April 4, 2016

        Isn’t it interesting when they really start having a preference for clothes? I remember taking such a long time to recognize that with Emma – I bought her lots of jeans and overalls because they seemed durable and practical, but she didn’t like to wear them at all! It took awhile, but I finally stopped buying them for her because they would languish in her drawer while other things would get worn again and again. But it sure took me awhile to catch on!

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