Let's get real for a moment...my life is not all peaceful and serene. Right now I'm sitting on my couch with my baby who just nursed while clawing at me the whole also just spit up down my stomach. My oldest is playing folding the laundry because she just likes to do it for fun so I convinced her to actually fold something that needs to be folded (she is a HUGE blessing to me!!) My other kids are running around getting ready for bed, an hour late, with peanut butter and jelly all over their face because 1. I made pb&j for dinner since my husband is out of town and 2. I haven't cleaned their faces yet. And my house is in utter chaos... . I sold clothes at a local consignment sale and have about 1000 items of clothing on our dining room floor and a dear friend has blessed us with a house full of furniture and household items that I am working to find places for. There is barely a path to walk through all the chaos right now. It's just crazy. I think the word of the week in my home is chaos. . I feel like I should say how soon this short weird season will be over soon and we will be back to normal life but in n reality I feel like I say we will get back to normal life soon all.the.time. There is always something going on and I'm sure part of that is my personality and that I love projects and learning new things and I dive all in to whatever it is. But the other aspect is that I have 5 beautiful unique children! . FIVE human beings that have their own personality, thought, opinions, likes, dislikes. I sometimes wish I could perfectly control them to always pick up after themselves and be quite when I'm trying to think but they don't think just the way I do. They have their own minds rambling on in their head and I'm not the center of their universe. They each bring such a different dynamic (and sound!)to our home and while sometimes I want earplugs it's a beautiful sound because it's our sound. It's the Arbaugh family song. . I'm not really sure what my purpose is for this post really. I guess I was sort of using it as a way to check out of the chaos for a moment by writing about it lol but in the end, I'm appreciating it. The Lord has greatly blessed our family 👇
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Even though the hubby is out of town we still went on our Sunday family hike and it was glorious! Spring has sprung and the Lord blessed us with sunshine and new growth all around. It's amazing to see my kiddos thriving in these hikes. The first time on this trial the little ones had a hard time with the steep inclines but now they've almost mastered them! Dakota led us down a new path to the beach that was so steep the kids had to slide down but all the work was worth it for the gorgeous views and very well made teepees. Sundays are my favorite days and I really cherish these memories with the kids and then the sweet fellowship with the church afterwards. ❤❤❤
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'Cause you're the one I want, you're the one I need Baby, if I was a king, ah, you would be my queen You're the rock in my roll You're good for my soul, it's true I'm head over boots for you 🎀
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The flowers were just starting to bloom in Kyoto and K-Bear just had to get a good whiff of them.
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💫 What a beautiful shot!! Beautiful light, sky and reflection! . . 💫 Congratulations @saranyas_silhouettes !! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful little adventure with us! Please stop by their account and show them some love! . . ✥ Featured by ✥ Murielle @muriellecascone . . 💫Tag your everyday little stories #littleadventures_bigpictures for a chance to be featured. . . #labp_saranyas_silhouettes . . #naturekids #gooutsideandplay #outdoorlife#lovelywanderings #dearphotographer#thesearethedays#playingoutside#ourcandidlife#thatsdarling#children_outdoors #optoutside #childrenoftheworld #dearestviewfinder #click_vision #myfeatureshoot#letthemexplore #growingfromadventure#follow_this_light #galleryoflightfeature
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💫 Everything about this is absolutely beautiful! . . 💫 Congratulations @susan.grimes !! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful little adventure with us! Please stop by their account and show them some love! . . ✥ Featured by ✥ Murielle @muriellecascone . . 💫Tag your everyday little stories #littleadventures_bigpictures for a chance to be featured. . . #labp_susangrimes . . #naturekids #gooutsideandplay #bornwild #outdoorlife#lovelywanderings #dearphotographer#thesearethedays#playingoutside#ourcandidlife#thatsdarling#children_outdoors #optoutside #childrenoftheworld #dearestviewfinder #click_vision #myfeatureshoot#letthemexplore #growingfromadventure #galleryoflightfeature
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💫 I love the storytelling, framing, pop of color and shadows in this! . . 💫 Congratulations @jbaudryfrance !! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful little adventure with us! Please stop by their account and show them some love! . . ✥ Featured by ✥ Murielle @muriellecascone . . 💫Tag your everyday little stories #littleadventures_bigpictures for a chance to be featured. . . #labp_jbaudryfrance . . #naturekids #gooutsideandplay #outdoorlife#lovelywanderings #dearphotographer#thesearethedays#playingoutside#ourcandidlife#thatsdarling#children_outdoors #optoutside #childrenoftheworld #dearestviewfinder #click_vision #myfeatureshoot#letthemexplore #growingfromadventure#galleryoflightfeature
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Always exploring! 👣🌳 So grateful for the sunny days and warmer weather we’ve been blessed with recently! Today we watched some cartoons and played blocks until the sun came up, and now we are getting ready to head outdoors for a long, fun day of cutting up fallen trees for next year’s firewood! The boys love to climb on the giant tree trunks and will play for hours. Maybe I’ll even have some help stacking the logs. 😉🥰💙 Loving this outdoor life. 🙌🌳🙏What do you have going on this weekend?
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