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My Week In Instagram and Shutterfly Contest

I have been really bad about blogging this week.

I think I have just been meeting myself coming and going and just have not had time.

Last night, for the first time in four days, the world slowed down for me. I so tried to write last night. Come up with something clever, or sassy, or cute. Instead I got creative and went to bed!

This is my past week in Instagram!

 1. Last week we actually got some rain. The Short Chic woke up and was so excited she could wear her rain coat and boots!
2. A drive to work with rain. FINALLY! Unfortunately, it was not enough, we still need more.
3. I got my nails done on Friday. This one hour makes me feel like a queen.
4. I have been craving BLT sandwiches and finally made my own healthier version of one. HEAVEN!

5. Baseball. Baseball. Baseball. We played in a game Thursday night, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and a double header on Monday. This is The Boy all decked out in his Evoshield. It makes me smile.
6. Me, in the car. I spent the entire weekend in a car. By Sunday, I was thinking about not going to work on Monday just so I could avoid the car. {FYI, I did get up and went to work.}
7. Saturday, The Husband and I traveled to Jefferson City to visit my brother. We stopped at my favorite home decorating store.
8. Our state capital. Beautiful!

9. I am not the only one who spent a lot of time in the car or at baseball games. The Short Chic did also. Princess Aurora PEZ kept her entertained...for a moment or two.
10. Ice cream helps to keep her entertained as well. 
11. By Tuesday evening all I wanted to do was crawl into bed. We have missed each other!
12. Could this be summer love? These two have spent a lot of time together. Even if it is not summer love, it is cute and fun. 

13. And finally...The Short Chic has moved up! She had her Daddy called me to the pool last night so she could show me something. I knew immediately what it was going to be! She has been talking about jumping off the diving board for a week or so. She did so great! I think if I was not so concerned with getting a photo of it, I would have been crying!

I also wanted to take a moment and tell you about a cool contest happening at Facebook.  Shutterfly is hosting a Long Live Summer Photo Contest.  You simply upload your photos to Shutterfly's facebook page .  Each week is a new theme:

  • Week 1(7/9): Americana
  • Week 2 (7/16): Great Outdoors
  • Week 3 (7/23): Water Fun
  • Week 5 (8/6): Parties & Celebrations
There are instant prizes, weekly prizes, and a grand prize. Check it out! You might even see some of my photos there!

I hope you are all having a great week! 


  1. This is Awesome!!!
    Great job Short Chick! That is so great!!! Very proud of her!!!!


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