Monday, August 19

Stealing Time

This summer we've been visiting new cities, riding in boats, eating lots of pizza, throwing parties, workingworkingworking, having girls night, did I mention pizza (?), making new friends, stealing moments for dates, etc.  All of these things have been so fun and exciting, they really have.  It has truly been one of the busiest and best summers I can remember.  Those rare days when we have nothing going on, I feel like we appreciate those so much more right now.  Downtime has been a little harder to come by, so sitting on the porch, taking walks with the girls, reading books in bed... all of these things feel a little more precious.

Today is Hope's first day back at (home)school.  We are excited to dive back in and even try some new methods and routines this year!  Happy Monday!


**My shirt is from Marshall's and my dress is c/o ModCloth.

37 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos dear :)Its always wonderful to hear what you get up to with your little family. Summer has been wonderful this year! I secretly can't wait for Autumn though!

    Lulu xx

    https://www.luluslittlewonderland.blogspot.com

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  2. Hi Katie, love your outfit. I don't usually wear skirts and I'm curious... doesn't yours lift up?? I walk home from my workplace and if I'm wearing a skirt I'm barely able to carry anything on my hands because I'm afraid I'll show my undies....

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    1. Bike shorts are a great solution for that! I have some with lace at the edges & they are my favorites. :)

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  3. the picture of Poe & Hope holding hands is the cutest, happiest thing ever!

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  4. I'm glad for you that your summer has been so much fun. Too bad it has to end. Hanna Lei

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  5. Just beautiful!
    I always meant to ask and always forget: the older one is your daughter too? You look so young to have such a big girl.
    Gorgeous kids! =D

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  6. Your little girls are so cute! Also, I love your gold shoes. Did you use a filter on that second shot? It's really lovely.

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    1. It was the sunshine! Such a pretty evening. :)

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  7. I EXTRA like the girls nights and making new friends part. :-) LOVE YOU.

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  8. You have such a beautiful family! Little moments have seemed precious to me as well since Im heading back to college this week and know that my time is going to be sucked up! Have a beautiful week!

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  9. Summer is going by wayyyyy to quickly. You have a beautiful family!

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  10. So cute! I'm totally in love with your outfit here. Glad to hear you've been having an amazing summer! Good luck with the homeschooling this year!

    -Becca
    Ladyface Blog

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  11. have fun at your first day back at school, hope!

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  12. You are seriously so cute. You and your family both.

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  13. Lovely photos Katie. Hasn't Summer just flown by this year :)
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

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  14. Adorable! What an exciting time! Good luck with school! :)

    http://sometimesgracefully.com

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  15. Good luck with a new year of home school. I can't wait to read about how it goes.
    Carlee
    Little Sloth

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  16. katie i love this dress! does it fit true to size?

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    1. I think so! It would be so cute on you. <3

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  17. I adore your shoes, and those pictures just look like so much fun!

    Mana
    Fashion and Happy Things

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  18. love the outfit and love this post. so precious!

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  19. Good luck to both you and Hope on your new year of school!! I totally get the "busy" thing. I used to be so sedentary and a real homebody, but I feel like I just go go go lately! Not a bad thing, but it definitely makes those slow moments more beautiful, huh?

    http://cuddlyasacactus.wordpress.com/

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  20. So cute! Sounds like the best summer. I love the dress but everyone in the Modcloth comments says it is really short. I think it looks like a good length on you. Do you mind saying how tall you are?

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    1. Hi, Lauren! I'm 5'4 and it is a little bit short (I like short dresses) but you can uncross the straps in the back to lengthen it. :)

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    2. Good to know, thank you for replying. I'm 5'7" and I'm ok with short dresses too, so long as nothing falls out! Here's hoping that uncrossing the straps makes it long enough!

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  21. Oh, that jumper!! Your girls are so adorable.
    xx Abby | a geek tragedy

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  22. So adorable the girls are so grown. and I am in love with your dress & whole look <3

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  23. Cute! Hooray, back to school! How fun!

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  24. I get summer envy every time I look at your beautiful pictures. Can't wait for the warm weather to get round the other side of the world to lil' old New Zealand!
    http://craftycakecreative.blogspot.com

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  25. Aww this is precious. My mother homeschooled us and we loved spending that extra time with her growing up!

    -Kate

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  26. Flying Mummy! This photo is the best and full of magic! I love it!

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  27. I love your outfit!!! I didn't get to do nearly enough traveling this summer. :( Maybe next time! Haha!

    x Sara from tinysugarbee.blogspot.com

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