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Happy Birthday Eloise!

  She’s EIGHT! How did this happen so fast?! This sweet, itty-bitty peanut of a baby has turned into a (still sweet) smart, mature, amazing young lady that I am always so stinkin’ proud of. Especially this year, with all of the craziness and fear and anxiety as the world has turned upside down, she […]

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God, Grant Me the Serenity…

I know I’ve been quiet on this blog lately. And I know that is strange for me. I just haven’t had the right words for everything we have been experiencing. We are all overwhelmed…this feels necessary but insane. Jen Soares Photography is officially closed for business until at least May 1. At this time, I […]

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Happy Birthday, Mae!

Four years ago, you completed our family in ways we could only dream of. You are our always-singing, dancing, goofing, laughing, Disney Princess-loving, Barbie-playing, showtune-performing little spit-fire, and we can’t imagine life without you. Happy Birthday, Mae Genevieve!

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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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