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AROUND OUR HOUSE LATELY

we awake in the mornings after brandon leaves for work. we ask with sleepy voices, what should we do today? what's sounds good for breakfast? i tickle that spot just under his chin, it's still chubby and soft and it still makes him lie still for a minute and smile while i tell him all about our plans.

we shuffle out to fetch cups of yogurt and start the heaters. we find the remote for the dvd player for our favorite morning cartoons and we point our toes once from the couch. we stretch our arms and brush our teeth. we get dressed.

we go outside and freeze. we run about til our chins are numb and errands are done, then we come inside to thaw. our cheeks buzz softly until the brisk pink fades. 

we fetch drinks from the fridge, we tidy up the mess. we clean the bathrooms, we build block towers, we vacuum the rugs. we count to ten, we sing our ABCs. we stop to check instagram or text something funny to brandon.

we start up dinner, we start up cartoons. we abandon cartoons, we start up choo choo trains. we start up emails. we abandon emails. we start up a load of dishes. 

we give daddy kisses, we admire him in his suit and tie. we ask "how was your day?" we re-enact our comings and goings. we put on our stretchiest pants. we write up a silly little blog post and hope the internet is kind. 

we stay up late and watch another movie. 

the boy is softly breathing from the other side of the door. 


p.s. 
my goonies shirt is from HERE.
(huck's boots are from the gap!)

54 comments:

  1. Sounds like a lovely day

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  2. That teapot cozy is too cute!
    Also, that's a lot of teeny marshmallows. Perfect for hot chocolates!

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  3. Such a sweetly worded day in the life!

    Love it

    Sarah

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  4. Love this. Hope the Internet is kind...so very true.

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  5. you really are such a fantastic writer.

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  6. My goodness your Huck is so stylish. What lovely days you have together.

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  7. this post is pure sweetness and your photos are full of coziness! i love seeing and reading these little bits of family life.

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  8. you are a good mom, nat! plus huck's mini bean snow boots are amazingly awesome

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  9. Ah I love what you & Huck are wearing! So cute!

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  10. This is the sweetest post! if this doesn't make me want to have a kid then I don't know.. ;) and I absolutely adore your home. xo

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  11. Beautiful, and beautifully written.

    Fave bit?

    "[...] we scurry about til our chins are numb and errands are done, then we come inside to thaw. our cheeks buzz softly until the brisk pink fades."

    Aww yeah, that's the shiz! Heh heh.

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  12. Routine, routines... loved the way you wrote about your day...
    xo

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  13. Beautiful post!

    I absolutely love the owl filled with mini marshmallows, too! I think I need one.

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  14. You will miss these days. I know there's probably a lot to complain about -- the cold, no second baby, Brandon working long hours -- but there is so much good too. Your time with Huck is joyous :).

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  15. check out your t shirt and the skulls on your counter. Somebody is a little bit hard core ;)

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  16. Adorbs. And your best writing of late. Way to go, you are accomplishing a lot in your world. Way more than I in mine.

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  17. Best dressed child goes to Huck.

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  18. Lovely post. Your days sound a lot like mine, except that 3/4 of my kids are older. Right now at the computer, I hear those sweet breathing sounds from their bedrooms. Love it.

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  19. Love this! I think this is almost exactly how our day goes as well. It's funny how that works. I am excited for my little guy to get older and participate in the decision making throughout the day.

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  20. Lovely post. Really poetic. Reminds me a lot of my days with Max.

    http://maxsmummi.blogspot.com/

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  21. Love the teapot cozy! Too cute. I just got one for my hot chocolate mug. I feel cozy now too.

    I want to know what kinds of errands you and Huck do? I never seem to have "errands" to run. I'm totally boring.

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  22. The rolling stones long-sleeve t-shirt is adorable! Would love to get that for my boy too. ;)

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  24. the goonies! awesome! and i love how you have both big marshmallows and mini marshmallows.

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  25. I really enjoyed this :) You two are the cutest!!! xo

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  26. You guys are adorable, and that sounds like the perfect day to me!

    Random question - pump top for a mason jar for soap? Love! Did you make it? If you bought it, where??

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  27. i loved everything about this post, but "we re-enact our comings and goings--" i liked that line especially. xo.

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  28. lovely photos! we have very similar decorating styles! hope you have a happy friday! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  29. Baby yellow skinny jeans and tiny boots? The cuteness is KILLING ME! I second the awesomeness of small and large marshmallow jars. Every good home should have those.

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  30. I look forward to the day that I'm a full-time Mom!

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  31. Is it weird that I woke up this morning thinking silently to myself, "I wonder what Natalie Holbrook and Henry do everyday, all day?" Then I grab my coffee, come to check out your blog, and ta-da! You answered my question. Just thought I'd share this with you. I absolutely love your blog...in fact, i'm a tad bit obsessed! I love the way you write, the way you decorate, your style, and Henry is just precious! You're so beautiful too. But your blog serves for endless nights of entertainment here in Tennessee. :)

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  32. Treasure the simplicity of these times.

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  33. You are such a sweet soul..and a good Mama. I have so appreciated the honesty of your blog over the years of following. Be encouraged...God knows your deepest desires and He won't ever let you down. Timings stinks sometimes, but perspective is beautiful. I promise it will all work out and someday God will give us all the blessing of seeing how His plan unfolded perfectly (I tell myself this as much as you). (Hope that's not weird...we don't know each other...I just feel like we Mamas could all use a little encouragement from each other once in a while.)

    Have a wonderful weekend! :)

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  34. Really love this post. How adorable is your kitchen! And your baby! And You!

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  35. perfection. some of the most satisfying and delightful blog writing I've ever enjoyed. keep doing what you do each day. puts a smile on my face and many others, I'm sure :)

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  36. Awww, so sweet. What an adorable apartment (for an adorable family :) ). We're the same age, so I have to ask: Do you ever walk around your place and think, "Holy crap, this is my stuff! Like, I actually have a home and can buy stuff for it! Look - that tea cozy? MINE!" No? Just me? Oh. Well then.

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  37. your writing is beautiful mama :)

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  38. It's so great you get to spend all that time with your boy. I can't spend as much time with my little angel but I try to play as much as I can whenever I have the chance to do it. Sometimes I actually forget about work and I just play with my daughter all day long but I wish I had as much time as you do. Great pictures by the way

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  39. LOVING YOUR ASSORTMENT OF MARSHMALLOWS!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

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  40. Your apartment is so barn cute!

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  41. How are you that pretty even in an accidental, blurry photo?

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  42. Those little boots and yellow skinny jeans are just TOO darn cute. Loved this post(and your table in a new position-perfect now!)

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  43. You will think this is strange, but I'm passing this on anyway. I saw the "wall" of photos (maybe it's on your fridge) and remembered what a friend said about "walls" of photos. She asked her fiance for a picture of his folks. It took him 45 minutes of looking to find one. He didn't like photos. Then they went to his folks' house and she realized why. The walls were covered with photos of him (only child) taken throughout his life. So, think twice about photos everywhere is my advice.

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