they keep growing

June 27, 2014

exploringexploringexploringexploringexploringexploringexploringexploringThese girls do so much growing everyday. I love seeing them grow and discover their unique selves, and it’s all happening so fast, but slow at the same time. I’ve said it before, but as crazy as it is to have 4 kids who are so close in age, seeing how they are instant best friends makes me glad it all happened this way. It makes all the chaos worth it.

In our house, everyone yells and runs, absolute silence is a rarity. I feel like we’re always rushing about, and sometimes our morning just starts, and I’m already wishing for bedtime. I try to keep my routine and everyone in line, but some days things just fall apart (schedule, kids, me…) and I try to be okay with it, but sometimes I’m just a mess.

I’ll look at Ben and look at the girls, and I’m in awe at how we went from a family of two to six so fast. I see bits of both of us in each of them, but I also see so much of their own self too. I like how the overflow of love Ben and I share came out four unique little beings who are just full of sweetness and love (with a whole lot of stubbornness mixed in too!).

on me: dress, thrifted (it was huge and not cute, so I did a little cutting and sewing, and the result is a dress I absolutely loved and paid only $2.50 for; totally reminds me of this way pricey dress). sandals, piperlime. on true: tunic, misha lulu. vans, shoebuy. on brave: tee, old navy. short, misha lulu. on soul: dress, vintage from ms. tips. boots, thrifted. on glow: dress, vintage. shoes, vintage.

8 comments on “they keep growing”

  • nikki says:

    you have THE best dresses!!


  • teresa says:

    i just found your blog and LOVE it. i grew up in a family of four girls and i love to see your little ladies all together. my sisters and i are also very close and they are my forever friends. i also love that you share your faith in your blog. thanks for sharing this window into your beautiful life.

  • Jane Y. says:

    the smile on your faces are priceless. so beautiful and lovely. 🙂

  • Danica says:

    I love that God has blessed you with them so close in age. My sister amd I are almost ten years apart (my mom had a hard time getting lregnant, she was the little gift ten years later) and I always wished I had more siblings closer to my she.mourn house was always so quite and I always was jealous of friends who had a ton of siblings and went to school together. I loved being at their house because it was so loud, crazy and fun! Because of that I too want to have a bug family…..but if God doesn’t bless me with many children….I can always read your blog! 😉


  • Peppi Cooley says:

    Danica! Oh I can totally relate to this post!!!! I have three kids (in three years! totally crazy!!!), mine are now 1, 3 & 4. We have all the same issues – the noise levels are just out of control – the routines go wacky (much to my distress but I just deal with it), it’s a mad house 24-7 but I love it all the same!!! Actually it’s because of the madness that I started to teach myself how to sew, I started a blog to track my progress and it’s the only time I get some peace and quite.
    Love your blog (I got onto it via Made By Dana). I check in everyday to see what’s happening in your world.
    Lots of love Peppi xx (Sydney, Australia)

  • Nikki says:

    Just reading your blog while three of mine run around yelling and shrieking while the two year old just went for a nap. Mine are the same ages as yours and I so relate to your line about wishing it was bedtime and we’ve only just got up! I always appreciate your refreshing honesty about the ups and downs of parenting four small children. I’m always reassured to know I’m not the only one who occasionally (or possibly frequently) loses her marbles!

  • Your kiddos are growing up and so so pretty! I’m excited to check your book out. Congratulations and can’t wait for the next DIY.

    Happy Summer!


    • Rubyellen says:

      Thank you Rachel! Hope all is well with you too!!! I love peeping on your space on the internets all the time. xoxo

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