awkward and awesome thursday


- the fact that my baby brother is coming home from Africa tomorrow. eeeeee!
- my little siblings' conversations; "don't yawn!" "uh, why?" "because if they see you yawn, they'll think you're tired. and then we have to take a nap. so whatever you do, do. not. yawn."
- amanda seyfried. Her acting, her voice, and oh yeah, her gorgeous hair. I'm just a little jealous.
- my dog. may i just say that mutts rock?
- this website. oh, and this one too.
- baking homemade oatmeal cookies. it feels so good to bake something from scratch every once in a while.

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- this only slightly creepy photo of hodge {below}. somewhere between a yawn and a stretch, the devilishness of him revealed itself.
- my elbows colliding with the door frame when i walk into a room. ouch.
- halfway through brushing my teeth, realizing that the electric battery has died, and it isn't vibrating like i thought it was.
- those silent moments on the phone where no one can think of anything to say. uh...

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  1. I know I keep saying this, but I'm SO EXCITED for you! I'll be praying!

  2. I have this love for Amanda Seyfried as well!

    I love kiddos conversations, they're so cute.

  3. I love your awkward&awesome posts. :)

    So exciting about your brother! And that photo of your dog made me laugh out loud. :)

  4. Amazing blog!!;) what about following each other?:D kisses from Poland <3

  5. I'm so happy that your brother is coming home tomorrow! You all must be so excited! :) Love the awkward and awesome post. ;)

  6. Hahaha that second picture of your dog is amazing! I like the before and after effect, it emphasizes it even more. Do you want to win a giveaway? My Aunt and I are doing this one, and I think there's some stuff you'll like. Plus, by entering "The Big I Love You Giveaway" you help me win a college scholarship! Check it out at

  7. Okay, that picture of Hodge made me laugh out loud. It caught me off guard. So cute.

    Have a great day!

  8. What part of Africa is your brother coming back from. My brother served in The Ivory Coast. It must be exciting for you.

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  9. Lovelovelove your awesomes. Homemade oatmeal cookies are SO scrumptious. I could get fat on those. Really fat.
    Ha, how great! Little kids have the most hilarious conversations!

  10. Love this post!! Great pictures too :)

  11. yaaay for your brother coming home! its my dream to go to africa.

  12. Your doggie is so cute!!!! I want to give that doggie love asap! :) I die over Amanda Seyfried too, she's so beautiful.

  13. nice blog. and the baby brother from africa part got my attention. as I haven't really looked around yet, I'm not sure what you are talking about...but...I have 2 sisters adopted from Africa (Ethiopia). Do we have something in common?

  14. Yay for your little brother coming HOME!! I can only imagine the amazing photos you'll capture of the sweet reunion :) And the whole not-nodding-conversation of your sibs was hilarious!!! they're smart little kiddos ;) And isn't it crazy how weird it feels when your electric toothbrush doesn't vibrate any more??...I've gone back & forth from electric to manual and the switch weirds me out every.time. ;)

  15. I am so excited for your family!!! yahoo!

    speaking of big days, I held my daughter one year ago tomorrow in Ethiopia...just wrote a post about it being a year ago. wow.
    Hope this finds you well!

  16. First of all, I love your blog. I am a vintage lover too! Your brother was in Africa? Awesome. My Dad come home from a mission trip to India Sunday. :) Me and my sibling have convos like that too. I am REALLY SUPER DUPER glad I found you!!!

    PS: your photography is fantastic.

  17. Great post!! Had fun reading it! I also love vintage! I love the sibling conversation! How cute! And isn't Amanda Seyfried an amazing actor? I cant wait for Red Riding Hood, I just finished the movie book a few days ago and it was great!!

  18. I hope you have a fabulous time with your brother when he comes home! :)
    I'm excited for you.

  19. Bah haha! I can't stop giggling! Kids say the funniest things and the second dog pic is just too perfect. Like silly hallmark card funny.


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