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December 31, 2014

52::52!!!!!!!!

One picture per kid per week for a year. 


Win. 


Holt. 


December 25, 2014

51::52

One picture per kid per week for a year. 


Holt. 


Win. 


December 18, 2014

50::52

I slowed down there for a while, but I'm back.  And ALMOST DONE.

One picture per kid per week for a year.



Holt.


Win.

December 17, 2014

48::52

One picture per kid per week for a year.
Holt.





December 16, 2014

47::52

One picture per kid per week for a year.

Holt.


        
Win.

December 15, 2014

49::52

One picture per kid per week for a year.

When I asked him who this was, he said, "Win".  It's me when I was his age.


Holt.

46::52

One picture per kid per week for year.

Win.


Holt.

November 19, 2014

45::52

One picture per kid per week for a year. 

And to prove that I am really winning at this parenting thing:

That is underwear on Win's head that he put on himself!  So proud. 

And then there's Holt giving me the stink eye. 


November 17, 2014

44::52

One picture per kid per week for a year. 

Because I've completely fallen down on the job, I'm doing something a little different this week. It has nothing to do with the fact that work has been overtaking every crevice of my life and that these are the only pictures I have of them. They are wearing their Halloween pajamas...ahem...costumes to school. 


November 14, 2014

43::52

One picture per kid per week for a year. 

Win. 

Wait a minute, you say, that can't be from the third week of October!  Yes, you found me out. A week went by when I didn't take any pictures of one of my sons. Yeppers. #momoftheyear



October 22, 2014

42::52

One picture per kid per week for a year {I'm finally caught up}.

Win.

Holt.

October 21, 2014

41::52

One picture per kid per week for a year.

Win.

Holt.

October 10, 2014

40::52

One picture per kid per week for a year.

Holt.

Win.


39::52

Where did this time go?

One picture per kid per week for a year. 

Win.


Holt.


September 26, 2014

38::52

One picture per kid per week for a year.

Win.


Holt.

September 19, 2014

this is fantastic: links


Be Sexy, But Not Too Sexy | Semiproper
"Women are supposed to be sexy; women are supposed to age flawlessly; women can’t gain too much weight nor lose too much, either. In religious circles, it may get even more complicated. Women are supposed to be attractive, but not too attractive, but definitely not frumpy. Good luck finding a balance where you’re neither chastised nor pitied."


We Need to Talk About Women Who Regret Motherhood  |  Jezebel
"That's the thing about parenting, though: Ain't nobody can tell you what it's gonna be like. You can get yourself all psyched up for it, and still get thrown curveballs. You can be madly in love with the person you've made and quite literally ready to die for them. But the early shit, when you're in the trenches, can feel like swimming in shit at the bottom of a deep well. Of shit. That's just how it is, and there is no point in pretending otherwise. There is even a kind of beauty to figuring this out."

Vase VS Planter: A Ceramic Head Struggle | Wills Casa





















Ken Follett's latest book in the Century Trilogy has come out and it has arrived in the Perry household. I am so excited. I recently listened to an episode of The Gist in which Mike Pesca interviewed Ken Follett and they talked about how even though all media is going in the direction of shorter and zing-ier (my word), Follett's books are over 1000 pages and are still super relevant. I couldn't agree more. I have to wait for Husband to read it first. In the meantime, I'll finish Brilliance by Markus Sakay and read the second book in that trilogy A Better World.


Passing it On | Daddy Doin' Work
"I want to teach my boys to use positive language when talking to themselves. Oftentimes I hear people talk to themselves more harshly than they would ever talk to another person. It is important to avoid negative self talk. Saying things like, ‘I can do this’, ‘I am worth this’, ‘I deserve this success’, ‘I have earned this’, are all reasonable things to say that will keep ourselves focused in the moment. One can always blame how they respond to negativity on outside forces –- fate, experiences, parents, relationships –- but have never really stopped to think that they have a choice in the matter."

This is the best thing I've watched all week.  

September 17, 2014

37::52

One picture per kid per week for a year.

Win.

Holt.

September 09, 2014

36::52

Holt. 

Win. With a dinosaur. 


And a special treat. 

September 05, 2014

this is fantastic

So, I have to REALLY sadly admit that I've just heard that song "Fancy" and (also sadly) that I'm kind of in love with it.

And then I heard this song...


And found these girls.

And now I kinda want to be them.

And I am also so not fancy.

And yes, this is three months old.

That's just how I roll.

Check me out over at themonied.com answering 10 questions about money. "It's like reality tv meets personal finance."

Have a great weekend!

Just a reminder of the boys's (in honor of the way they are so awesomely saying their plurals right now) first two albums:







September 04, 2014

35::52

One picture per kid per week for a year.

Holt.  Snot and all.

Win.

August 28, 2014

34::52

One picture per kid per week for a year.

Win.

Holt.

August 20, 2014

33::52

One picture per kid per week for a year.


Holt

Win

August 15, 2014

Running and an update on Holt

Last Saturday, August 2nd, was the one year anniversary of Holt being discharged from the hospital after being diagnosed with GBS.  And it was also their half-birthday.  We celebrated by sending them to my parents' for the weekend :).

I am so happy to report that he is fantastic. Just this past week, he walked up two stairs without requiring any help from anything. He just used his legs. That is pretty fantastic. 

His run has gotten faster and more organized (if that makes sense) and he is getting more confident every day.  He can jump multiple times in a row and is dancing up a storm.

Recently I took him to see a physical therapist just to make sure that everything is on track.  And it is.

I realize this is pretty boring news.  But good news is boring news and I will take that any day over any kind of other news.

Life goes on in the most beautiful and mundane ways. 

And that is pretty fantastic.

Excuse the poor quality, but this is Sunday on the beach.

Look at that run!





Holt running from Heather Perry on Vimeo.

Elephants from Heather Perry on Vimeo.

August 13, 2014

32::52

One picture per kid per week for a year. 

Win. 

Holt. 

August 06, 2014

31::52

One picture per kid per week for a year.

Win.

Holt.