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2019 Reflections

When it comes to Christmas trees, the Soares family has a long-standing tradition of “the tackier, the better.” We load our trees full of home-made ornaments, old photos of loved ones and pets who are no longer with us, the kids’ favorite cartoon characters, family milestones, and trinkets that we pick up every place we […]

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Megan - December 18, 2019 - 9:14 am

Beautiful family, beautiful sentiment, beautifully stated. Peace and love to you all this holiday season.

Peggy Coleman - December 18, 2019 - 10:07 am

Such a beautiful reflection of your year! The sweet and salty is a perfect description of real life for me too. Too often tears are held back but I try to smile freely. Life is good, even with the struggles. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Thank you for sharing your life with us. Blessings for 2020

Five Years

The now-familiar feelings are here again: dread, panic, sadness. Dulled by each passing year, but they still showed up. Today, the fifth anniversary of the day Hannah died, is different from the four other September 4ths, though. It’s ordinary. Mike has work, Eloise has school then tap, Mae has swim, our garage door is being […]

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Happy Birthday, Mae!

THIS girl. She’s the cherry on our family sundae. Our joy. Always laughing, smiling, jumping. She makes us make sense…ties us all together. Three years have gone by in a blink, but I am also having a hard time believing it’s only been three years since she came into our lives. Here’s to the Cinderella-loving, […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

I was never a big fan of Valentine’s Day…until my little sweethearts arrived. And now it’s a blast because it’s all about them and tutus and heart-shaped everything, and sweet treats, and surprises. It’s my tradition with the girls to stage a fun photo shoot with them on Valentine’s Day, and I’m really pumped about […]

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Merry Christmas!

The festivities have officially begun at our house, and the excitement is high! Feeling blessed for my amazing family and these two precious girls who make everything magic. Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas tomorrow!

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