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The unexpected can become the greatest gift. Baby M turns 1!

July 22, 2014

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The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new. ~Rajneesh If I could have known. If I could have planned. If I could have said, “it’s not the right time.” I would have never known, could […]

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Love sees what is most true.

April 25, 2013

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“Love is not blind. Love sees what is most true.” ~ Vanna Bonta As I sit here 26 weeks pregnant today and approach each day with caution,  I can feel my love for our new baby girl grow exponentially.  I wait anxiously for the smallest movements, rolls, kicks and pokes. I count each day and each week backwards from […]

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Lost and Found on Hallowed Ground.

September 11, 2012

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“The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.” ~ Norman Victor Peale As I watch the lone police man walking through the deserted streets under the too bright halogen lights, I feel a sense of wonder. My hotel room overlooks the World Trade Center Memorial and reconstruction. […]

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The sounds of letting go.

March 6, 2012

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“Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.” ~ Albert Einstein “Maaammma” Q says as his feet pad across the hardwood floor looking for me. E gives a high pitched squeal delighted by whatever is in front of her. I can imagine the electric smile charged with sunshine as it flashes across her face.  […]

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Shorter Days, Longer Nights, and a Future Worth Living For.

February 28, 2012

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“A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for” ~ Anonymous Oh how this is all true and the last part I feel everyday, in moments too many to count. As you all came on “the haircut” journey yesterday, […]

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“The Shining,” Presents and the Leopards. Rules for Dressing Twins.

January 31, 2012

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“There are two to kiss, and two to hug and two to love with all my heart.” ~ Unknown People always ask me if the minis have a special twin connection and the answer is yes.  Today though, we will keep it light and lovely and I will focus on just one thing that’s fun […]

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Dear Ellis, a Letter to my Father-in-Law.

January 30, 2012

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Dear Ellis, I always start every post with a quote and for today, in this letter to you, this quote feels right in my heart. “And you, while you are a thousand miles away, there are always two cups on my table.”   ~ Tang Dynasty Poem Although we are even further than 1,000 miles away, […]

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If I could bottle this up.

January 24, 2012

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What I love in this image, is not that you can pinpoint the decade in which these things expired, but the feeling of going back in time to a place of freedom and lightness that in our current day our children only really know at a tender young age they will likely never remember. Staying […]

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Big and Little.

January 22, 2012

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“As happens sometimes, a moment settled and hovered and remained for much more than a moment. And sound stopped and movement stopped for much, much more than a moment.” ~John Steinbeck. I have a another post stored up inside of me as you might guess by my recent travels to NYC where I stayed across […]

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Simple smiles show the world we carry within.

December 26, 2011

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“Think of the world you carry within you.” ~Rainer Maria Rilke Amidst what has been nonstop craziness over the past 3 days, I still stop frequently to capture simple moments with the minis.  Little things like a stroller ride, a bout of giggles or Q rocking his new hat are all special.  Simple but special.  […]

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