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Christ follower • wife to @okcscott • mommy to Sam and Lucy • small town girl • bookworm • seamstress • foodie • small shop supporter 💓

britneemichele (@britneemichele)

It's wet, gloomy and pretty cute around here today. ☔️ Daddy has some meetings after work today, so that means I get to spend the whole day with these two little friends of mine. I think a Target run + a yummy dinner out is in order! 👦🏼👶🏼💓 #samandlulu #sweetsiblings #bigbrother #babysister

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Sometimes the best days are the ones where we just hang out at home together. I got caught up on laundry today (😱 didn't know that was even a thing), pushed the kids on swings, read lots of books, vacuumed and dusted all the bedrooms, took a little snooze while the kids napped, and made a yummy homemade dinner. So thankful for this sweet life phase, and the people I get to spend my days with. 👦🏼👶🏼👨🏼💓🏡 #lucymichele #elevenmonths #momlife #babylife #toddlerlife #sahm

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It's Monday Kindermusik class with mommy for this little dolly today. 😘💓👶🏼 #lucymichele #elevenmonths #kindermusik #blueeyes #babygirl #babysister

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An unforgettable captured moment in Central Park. Congregated with about 20 other friends and family members who'd also made their way to NYC. 29 degrees. Bitter cold. March 12, 2017. After a four hour drive, followed by a four hour flight with two babies. Moments before we saw my unsuspecting sister, strolling through the park on what she *thought* was a spring break tourist trip with her boyfriend, and a couple other friends - and shouted "SURPRISE! Everyone is here, and we've been secretly planning your wedding for months, and you're getting married tomorrow!!!" 😭👰🏼🤵🏻❤️🎊👏🏻👏🏻 #magical #surprisewedding #nyc #bigapple #centralpark #fairytale #lucymichele

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Left this little stud at home with his daddy tonight while Lucy and I attended our quarterly book club meeting (she's an honorary mini member). 📚❤️ #samuelscott #busytoddler #bigbrother #browneyes #babyboy

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||SNAPSHOT OF 6AM|| - Lucy woke up around 5:15 to have some milk, as she always does. Normally, she falls back asleep and snoozes until 7:30ish. This morning, she tossed and turned and fussed in bed with us, so we attempted several times to lay her back in her own crib, but she was wide awake, chatty and ready to play. So, we both moaned and groaned and got ourselves out of bed. Made some coffee, turned on the Today show, and settled in for an early morning. Moments later, Lucy smiled at me, crawled over onto this blanket, cuddled up and fell fast asleep... 😐😂 haha, oh so typical! It was pretty cute though, and gave me a few moments of silence before the big brother roused. ☀️ #lucymichele #elevenmonths #babygirl #babysister #babylife

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Twinning with my girlfriend for a family BBQ dinner tonight!! 👯💓 #lucymichele #mommyandme #elevenmonths #mamasgirl #babysister #twinning

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Today, Lucy is sampling one of her several Easter looks for her first ever Easter. 💓 We call this one, "The Vintage Bunny". 🐣🐰 #lucymichele #firsteaster #elevenmonths #easterbunny #blueeyes

britneemichele (@britneemichele)

Celebrating being caught up on laundry, gorgeous weather, a jug of sweet tea in the fridge, and long naps for both babies on this fine Tuesday! 🙌🏻 ...and how cute is this little watermelon boho head wrap from @wildsunshine.threads? 🍉🙊 Now, to get the rest of the house tidied up! 💪🏻 #lucymichele #blueeyes #babygirl #babysister #elevenmonths

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Little Lulu LOVES waving and saying hi (more like "I" 😝) to everyone. And I mean EVERYONE. Every person walking down the streets of NYC while we were in the backseat of a cab. Every random guy sitting quietly on the subway. We have to apologize on her behalf to anyone who sits behind our table at a restaurant, because she is turned fully backward waving at them and nonstop repeating "I, I, I, I". Which they always accommodate and think is cute at first, but get a little weary of about 45 minutes later... 🙈 what are we going to do with all the charm she thinks she has? #lucymichele #elevenmonths #babysister

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We had so much fun in NYC, but oh how we've loved being home! Home is where you can relax, feel your most comfy, jump on all the beds, and recharge. ☺️ And talk about beautiful weather!! This is a great start to the week! I'm working on getting my blog up and running this week! I can't wait to start writing again, it's been too long! My goal is to share lots of ideas, crafts, learning centers, and kinetic activities to keep kids' brains engaged and steer them away from screens as much as possible. Just some good old fashioned fun! Mixed in with our usual family antics, funny stories, favorite recipes, and whatever other hodgepodge of things I think up. My first post will be up this week, a few tips on how we pulled off two successful 4-hour flights with a toddler and an infant totally device free! 🙌🏻 if you know anybody who might like to read along, tag them here! I'll come back and post a link when I get started!! 😘😘 #samuelscott #busytoddler #bigbrother #lifestyle

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Well, here we are celebrating 11 months of laughter and delight with sweet baby Lucy. ☀️💓 It's unbelievable to me that the next time I post a monthly update, she will be a big one year old. She's somewhere around 23 lbs, and her head is the size of an average adult man's. 😂 She says mama, daddy, no, hi (to EVERYONE), and uh-oh. She can do cow, pig, donkey and sheep sounds. She loves playing with her brothers toys, eating everything in the world, music, and her bunny rabbit lovey. She doesn't like being left alone in a room, or tasting anything too green and vegetable-y (she prefers cupcakes, please). 🙏🏻 Little Lulu - it pricks my eyes with tears to think of all the light you've brought to our family. On your worst day, you're still a pleasant ray of sunshine. When a woman imagines becoming a mommy, and having a sweet, bouncing baby daughter, with all the dimply smiles, and drooling giggles, and blissful moments that come along with motherhood, you embody that dream. You really haven't given me a moment of trouble since you were born. I might be a tad biased, but I happen to think you are perfect in every way. What an absolute blessing you have been to everyone who knows you... but especially to me. You and your brother have given me purpose, joy, and a promise for my future. While we were in NYC last week, scott and I saw a play on Broadway called The Waitress. We were both in tears at the end when the leading lady delivered her baby girl (who also happened to be named Lulu). The lyrics to the song she sang in the hospital room couldn't be more perfect for my Lu. "You are an unsung melody, mine for safekeeping. And I will guard it with my life. I'd hang the moon for it to shine on her sleeping." 🌙⭐️ #lucymichele #elevenmonths #blueeyes #babygirl #babysister

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Well, New York, you have one less disheveled, corny tourist family bumbling around in your midst today. We have safely landed in DFW. I can't actually even believe how amazingly our babies traveled this whole week. We've had A BLAST! We were actually a little sad to say goodbye this morning. But, it's always nice to be back on Oklahoma soil! And in our own beds. 🙌🏻 Let's get there!! 🚗 💨 #lessersdoNYC #homesweethome #almost #vacation

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Samuel with his bag of m&ms thrust into the sky - "Look! I'm the STATUE OF LIBERTYYY!" 🗽🍎❤️ #samuelscott #nyc #ladyliberty #statueofliberty #timessquare #lessersdoNYC

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We braved the subway with both kiddos today, and everything went off without a hitch. 💪🏻 We had several people stop and ask us for directions (me = 🤷🏼‍♀️), and an older gentleman even pointed to us and shouted, "Now, there's some New Yorkers!!" ...so, we must've blended right in! Either that, or no one could possibly dream that anyone would travel from out of town with a ten month old and a two year old through the Burroughs of NYC via subway. 🤔 That one might be more likely. 😂 #wecrazy!! We saw Lady Liberty this morning, and just settled in to McDonald's in Times Square for a late late lunch. #starving #lessersdoNYC #daddysbuddy #nyc #timessquare #bigapple #subway

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Traipsed through slush up to our ankles so we could have a look at Times Square tonight! Not sure my toes will ever recover, but it was worth it. We took our first subway ride, ate the most divine northeastern lobster rolls, popped into a few iconic shops, bought some I❤️NY swag, enjoyed pie and wine while watching The Waitress on Broadway (omg so good 😦), and stopped for a classic NY hot dog at a street cart on the way back to our place.... I see you judging the amount of food we ate. But, mind your own beeswax - I logged 20k steps today, mostly lugging a 30 lb baby over rough, icy terrain. So it all evens out. 😂😂😂 thanks so much to my sweet mama and stepdad for watching the kids so we could enjoy the city!! 🍎 #lessersdoNYC #timessquare #nyc #bigapple #countryfolk #bigcity

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Snapped this pic of these two cuties getting ready for a special special wedding day. ❤️🍎 #lucymichele #lessersdoNYC #wedding #weddingday #babygirl

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Well, spending an entire one of our New York days cooped up inside our little apartment with snow falling and falling and falling wasn't part of our ideal plan, but we've made the best of it! This little boy has been suuuch a trooper! We watched a movie, colored, read books, mastered some toddler yoga poses, challenged each other in dozens of games of "I Spy", stuck and unstuck stickers, and played with trucks until the cows came home. 😪 The snow against the city landscape is breathtaking, and we are so grateful to have a cozy place to stay. We even poked our heads out for a cab ride to have some tasty spaghetti and meatballs. 🍝 👅 Hoping some snow clears out and we can do some sightseeing tomorrow. In the meantime, we are open to suggestions on creative ways to entertain a rambunctious two year old who doesn't have room to run around indoors, and can't be set free to run around outside either. 🙏🏻 #countryfolk #bigcity #samuelscott #busytoddler #lessersdoNYC #bigapple #bigbrother

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Want to make sure you're too sore to get out of bed on Tuesday morning? Spend Monday carrying two babies bundled in 14 layers of winter clothing back and forth over miles and miles of terrain, and then cap off the evening shopping around manhattan. Which results in lugging, hauling, loading and unloading two babes, one stroller, shopping bags, and the carry-out dinner we stupidly grabbed into and out of cabs, up stairs, and finally back to the apartment. I'm so concerned that they are constantly in mortal danger of being snatched, trampled to death, or hit by a car that I haven't lifted my death grip from their tiny hands for even a moment. Ha!! We are trying to adapt to the big city! Settling in for the rest of the big blizzard today, then planning a fancy steak dinner this evening. ❄️ 🍎 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 #NYC #bigapple #manhattan #samandlulu #lessersdoNYC

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Well, take a look at this beautiful movie star couple who just happen to be my sister and (eep!) brother-in-law!! 🙊 Just in case anyone has been wondering why we have been a bit "radio silent" the last few days, it's because we've been keeping the secret of a lifetime, and today we can finally spill the beans. Over the course of 5 months, Our little country family of four (along with all the rest of the family and close friends on both sides) has SECRETLY planned a fabulous Manhattan wedding for my baby sister. Yes, you read correctly. A secret wedding. We've booked the florist, reserved the location, bought the dress (😮), my husband even got ordained to do the wedding!! We booked hotels, worked out details, had hours and hours of planning meetings, all behind her back. 🤗 Last weekend, @jessica_longley thought she was heading off on a spring break trip with her boyfriend and her friends, but we had something else up our sleeves!! She had no idea that she would be returning to OKC with a different last name. 🙊 On Sunday, we loaded up the babies and secretly hopped on a plane all the way to the upper east side of New York City. After we arrived, we met up with the huge group of other secret attendees and congregated to "bump into" Jessica and her friends in Central Park. Imagine her surprise!! 😭😭❤️ Today, we bore witness to the most beautiful, romantic "surprise wedding" love story that I've ever even dreamed. ❤️👰🏼🤵🏻❤️ I am so thrilled to have been a part of such a grand adventure. But even more deeply thrilled that my sister has found her love of a lifetime!! 😭😍 Congratulations to @jessica_longley and @codyrains!! Oh, and PS - now that y'all know we are here, get ready to be BLOWN UP with posts about our little adventure in the Big Apple! 🍎 🗽(📸photo credit: @clark_underwood) #weddingday #surprise #wedding #bride #wifey #manhattan #nyc #bigapple
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