Family

  • Chocolate Velvet 3.14 (Pie)

    Chocolate Velvet 3.14 (Pie)

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    If you’re nerdy like me, there is only one way to celebrate March 14th, a.k.a. ∏ day. And that’s with a delicious homemade pie, of course.  I almost baked a “healthier” fruit pie (the kind that I have been known to also let Nora eat for breakfast), but since my father-in-law is visiting and I…

  • Family Love

    Family Love

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    I’ve fallen farther behind on posts than I expected to, what with juggling two little girls, social events with Chris’ bosses, and making our house livable.  There’s a million and one things I want to share, but once again I am only finding the time to type later than planned.  It’s funny how we moved…

  • Kansas City Part Two

    Kansas City Part Two

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    I must still be on central time, or maybe I’m just too excited about sharing photos from the end of our trip, but it’s 1:30 am and I’m not tired at all.  It’s funny; I’ve gone through phases when late, late night just worked for me: middle school, when I would stay up for hours…

  • Kansas City Part One

    Kansas City Part One

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    We are sitting on a plane waiting to fly away from our fabulous week with family in Kansas City. Chris (who flew in on Friday) is sitting across the isle showing Nora how to “sew” on a threading toy, so I thought I might try to get a post out on my cell phone…which is…

  • Report Card

    Report Card

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    I am beat.  And miserable. This past week, I have been working almost nonstop.  Between new website projects, client meetings, Papoose, researching/writing for this blog, childcare and housework, I worked pretty much from 9:30 am until 2:00 am for about five days in a row…until all those late nights caught up to me and whatever…

  • Mornings

    Mornings

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    I’ve come to realize that we are on a completely different schedule from just about everyone else on this little island — or at least everyone else with kids.  Play dates are, pretty much impossible.  Now that I’m working from home until the wee hours in the morning and Chris’ restaurant schedule rules the roost,…

  • Family Resemblence

    Family Resemblence

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    My mom sent me this picture of herself at 16 months and I just had to share it along side a picture of Nora at the same age.I wish I had a smiley-er  (smilier?) profile of Nora, but alas it seems that most of my photos from a year ago are head on and/or very…

  • Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

    Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

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    Even without much interest in the holiday itself, our Christmas trip to Texas had much to be excited about. Seeing family.Lots and lots of family.Texas nostalgiaGiving giftsand getting some cool ones too.Taking baths in enviable, swimming pool-like bathtubs. And, of course, eating piles and piles of food. But most of all, it was exciting to see…

  • 30 Days of Thanks: Perfect Moments Caught

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    Sometimes when I look at the two of them, I feel like my heart is going to explode. Β Really, how did I get so lucky? I love catching little moments like this on camera. Β Moments where everything is completely and utterly perfect; where everything is blue-skies, love, happiness and toddler laughter floating on ocean breezes.…

  • Discovering Family

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    One of my favorites thing about being an adult are the new relationships I’m discovering with my family. People that I once knew only from a child’s perspective or as a face in the group are now great discoveries as individuals and friends. This past weekend, my great-uncle and great-aunt came to visit us from…

  • And The Rest Of It

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    As I wrote in my last post, we had a grand old time on vacation in New Hampshire, doing all kinds of new and exciting things and spending time with my family.But not everything was easy swinging, as is life with a toddler… It goes without saying, horseshoes were not the only things being thrown.…

  • From One Island to Another

    From One Island to Another

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    It’s been quiet around here, because I was away on vacation with no internet access. I had intended to write posts and have them publish automatically while I was gone, but with everything else that needed to get done before I left, it just didn’t happen. I hope you didn’t miss me too much! We…