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Snug as a Bug. . .

Today I woke up at the crack of dawn to meet my high school friend Ken for a photo walk of the canals of Venice, CA.  I love it when the kids are peacfully tucked in bed and the morning is still and quiet.  I love peeking in their rooms to see them, and sometimes, [...]

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Free to Fly

July 2010
So.  The other day Kate woke up and proclaimed, “I’m going to ride my bike without training wheels today.”
All three of our kids have proven to be quite different (varying personalities and varying learning styles), so Hank and I weren’t quite sure what to expect.  Kate is incredibly determined much like her sister (who [...]

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First and Last.

First, September 2009
First day of school, September 2009.
Nervousness and uncertainty about the upcoming year.
Excitement about the newness of everything: new shoes, uniforms, backpacks, kicks.
Hints of a fading summer tan.
Grogginess from staying up too late.
Bidding adieu to summer.

Last day of school, June 2010.

Confidence and relief after a long, rewarding year.
Boredom of the routine.
Hints of a forthcoming [...]

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In Summer, the Song Sings Itself

Only a few more weeks until we can kick off our shoes and welcome the long summer days filled with bike rides, ice cream, picnics in the park, the beach. . . can’t wait!
For now, though, I’ll enjoy the little hints of summer. And you? You can enjoy them too. . .
Kate and [...]

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Yes You May Have a Pony

Meet Kirby.
Alison raised this little froglet from a batch of tadpoles we bought from North Carolina last June. As soon as school let out for the long stretch of free time, we searched and found a vendor that specialized in Carolina Bullfrogs. It took three excruciating weeks and by the time [...]

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Catch My Breath

Testing. 1, 2, 3 *Tap, tap, tap.*  Is this thing on?
Oh, hi! Still there?  Sorry for disappearing for so long.  Our lives have been a flurry of busy-ness. . .a school play, spring break, basketball, volleyball, swimming. . .add a busted camera to the excuse list, and I’ve been pretty much M.I.A.  The good news [...]

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Stuffing Ourselves. . .

. . . silly. Yes, that’s right.
My mom hosted her annual Easter celebration at her house yesterday, and friends and family gathered to feast and to have fun. The day included tons o’ food (can you say baked potato bar?), candy (oh yes!), gifts, egg dying, BINGO! (Henry won the jackpot!). . .it [...]

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Before + After

Before – March 7, 2010
After – March 7, 2010

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Catching Up

Catching Up – March 6, 2010

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Lounge

Lounge – March 5, 2010

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