Monday, January 24, 2011

While Looking For Some San Francisco House Photos I Came Across...

I was in the process of  writing a post about the challenges of moving from a very small house (our 800 square foot San Francisco rental) to the first home we purchased in Oregon, measuring a grand 2500 square feet.  Everything we owned fit easily into the bonus room, with only a bed for our master and a crib for Isabella's room.

But I got distracted when I came across these...and I couldn't stop myself from sharing!







Oh sweet Isabella! How time flies.
There was a day when all we needed to do to be happy was tuck magnolia leaves into a fence.

47 comments :

  1. Oh my gosh...she is soooo precious!!

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  2. ok. That totally made me smile and I'm not much of a smiler. Thanks so much for helping me start m Mon off with a smile.

    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

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  3. Isabella is such a little doll! These are the cutest photos.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  4. What great pictures! Just beautiful images - Thanks for sharing these instant smile makers...

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  5. Such chubby cheek cuteness! We moved from a 650 sq foot apt to a 2300 sq foot house...and still have tv tables as end tables almost 3 years later! It takes time (which is scarce with cute chubby cheek children!)

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  6. Oh, how sweet! Yes, amazing how simple things are the best.

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  7. Oh My Goodness! She is just too cute! And her outfit is just darling!!! Thanks for sharing these images because they put a smile on my face too. Well, kids and their relaxed attitude towards everything makes me smile! They are so carefree!

    Oh, and don't you dare tell Isabella about this;-)

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  8. That is the sweetest thing in the world and exactly why I love being a mother to little ones...everything is magical and all should be celebrated...including the moments of "doing nothing!"

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  9. Janell I don't think I have seen anything sweeter for a long tim!
    Isabella is a doll!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  10. I could spend all day looking at photos of my kids when they were little. It's so fun to look back at what they loved doing at different ages.

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  11. One of my daughters used to have the hat your daughter is wearing too!! I have some really cute photos of her wearing it on the beach in Southern California where we were living at the time. I agree...time really does fly with the kiddos!
    Ashlyn

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  12. Kids show you just how fast life flies by. Doesn't it seem like just yesterday?

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  13. Well, she's made a piece of art out of that fence! I sense she has creative genes :)

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  14. Charming, simply charming. And she's dressed appropriately ;)

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  15. That last image just makes me want to pinch those chubby cheeks! She's a doll and, as someone said, she obviously had her mom's creativity even at this young age. :-)

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  16. She is so adorable! and obviously an artist,I've seen walls that look like that in art galleries!!

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  17. Okay!! Isabella is not just a little doll baby, I think she is brillant, that is amazing that she spent the time to do that and she was enjoying it so much. She is a little creative soul just like Mommy!! Perfect way to start a Monday! Thanks for sharing,Kathysue

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  18. Don't you wish you could have that little yummy back for just a day!?!?!? I think that all the time about my deoderant-wearing, almost 10-yr-old boy!!! Just to snuggle him as a toddler again would be bliss!!!

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  19. Such beautiful photos. Makes me smile and also feel a little sad at how fast they grow! Have a happy monday.

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  20. Oh my gosh! These are so sweet, Janell! I'm from the Bay Area, but live in WA for school now. West Coast represent (:

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  21. Creating art at such a young age! What a sweetie pie.

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  22. How cute is she??? I love how simple activities can bring such joy! Oh to be a kid again!

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  23. What adorable photos of such a cutie! Where did you live in the city? I lived on 46th in the Sunset till I was seven then we moved to Burlingame. I love going back for visits. Our house in the city was 900 sq. ft. It was easier in those days to have a small house.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Denise

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  24. what a beautiful, creative mind... love it.

    xo,
    cristin

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  25. So precious. Thanks for sharing. Time does fly.

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  26. Looks like she is designing a piece of art. Wonder where she gets that? So cute.

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  27. So precious. It makes we want to freeze time. It all goes by so quickly. Her fence looks like a piece of art work.

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  28. This is precious! My son lost one of his 2 front teeth on Saturday, and I shed a little tear :) It goes by way too quickly!

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  29. That is too cute for words! I sometimes have a hard time looking at pictures of my older two (11 & 8). It makes me want them to stay that age all the time. Not to mention the older they get the older I get...

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  30. Pictures like this help to remind me what life is all about!! Thanks for sharing.

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  31. she is too precious...and those leaves on the fence are like art, don't you think...?

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  32. Oh Janell...I just want to be able to stand back after an incredible job of stuffing magnolia leaves in a fence and be that happy!!! What a smile.....

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  33. Those are precious pictures. I was just realizing I need I need to print more out or make books so they don't get left out there in digital land. Thanks for bringing a smile to me today!

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  34. So, so SWEET!! Time does fly!! I am holding on tightly to the sweet moments with my little Isabella too!! Enjoy every moment!

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  35. Such a precious pic and a sweet litle girl. So happy you are adding to Deb from Dumbwit Teller to your new endeavor. All the best and will look for your launch. Sounds exciting!

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  36. Seems like yesterday...year 19 is pretty wonderful too!
    I am so thrilled to have found you through my dear friend Deb Milne. I have always told her that she should be contributing her wonderful way with words to a publication of some sort. And here you are! I think it will be a perfect fit!
    Wishing you all the best.
    Lisa

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  37. What a precious post!
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  38. What a precious post. I love little Isabella's smile in that last photo! Priceless!

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  39. So precious! I need to spend a few afternoons doing something fun like that :) She's a smart cookie!

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  40. Oh my gosh! How adorable. But it brought a tear to my eye. It makes me miss my little girl.

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  41. Darling!! Oh don't you just wish we can freeze them so they stay little. It is happening all to quickly!

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  42. Everything is so pretty !! but my very fav .... ISABELLA in her pink hat !! We have an Isabella in our family too (niece) and these girls are as pretty as their names!

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  43. I love this post! Having met Isabella as a young girl, it is wonderful to see photos of her as an adorable toddler! She is so cute and already showing her creative and artistic side.

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  44. Oh cute little angel. This a very lovely post.
    Simple life still the best.


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