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celebrations, life's curve balls

happy birthday brayden – 6 !

Yeah I’m a few months late in posting…  but I happened to run across these birthday photos- and had to post when I had a few min!   Every year it seems so surreal when my kids are turning another year older. I wish I could bring time to a screeching halt most days. Brayden asked for a “lego” party when he turned 6. I found a lady who brings all the lego kits and props to set up races. Her prices were incredible and I’d highly recommend her: =  ...

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christmas, life's curve balls

Dec needs an extra week…

disclaimer: ((The following is my un-edited photo session in our neighborhood groves. If I waited to edit them,Β  I’d be posting Christmas photos in July. not as cool.)) I have these daydreams, every year. Β  I picture myself sending out stamped and addressed Christmas cards the day after Thanksgiving. Β The gifts, they are already wrapped and shining under the perfectly lit tree… the lovely children, they’re fresh out of the bath and putting themselves to bed, one by one πŸ™‚  ...

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life's curve balls

a week in the zoo

…off to Phoenix Childrens Urgent Care at 5 PM last week. With daddy out of town, that seems to be when illness tries to visit (Brooklyn with strep throat whenJohn was in China a couple weeks ago). Turns out Brayden had 2 insect bites -one on his eyelid/the other on his forehead that became infected. One strong antibiotic, dye injected into the eye, and a tetanus shot later- he’s good as new πŸ™‚ such a random thing but he’s one tough kid. so here’s our re-cap of  ...

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life's curve balls

monday to-do’s…

My grandma Ginny was famous for lists. She’d always say “write out your list honey”… . NOW I get it. Get it on a piece of paper so I can get it off my brain. thanks Grandma. Monday morning I woke up early and started writing out everything I was hoping to get done in 14 hours. . I had last week “off” –and by “off” – I mean a horrible virus (fever, horrible sore throat, body aches) that ended with a super case of strep throat) that  ...

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