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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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Everyday stresses get in the way of appreciation sometimes. Work gets overwhelming, the baby is up all night, the dog pukes all over the floor, you live in the car racing from one commitment to another, you gain 10 pounds, laundry and dishes pile up…it’s all just so much. It’s so easy to lose perspective. […]

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Celeste M Soares - November 29, 2018 - 6:55 am

Beautifully said.