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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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Traditions, Family and “Famous” Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.

February 24, 2012

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“If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh quote I love tradition. There is a […]

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Living life, full of life ~ “Mynewfavoriteweek’ly Inspiration.”

February 21, 2012

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“Live life fully while you’re here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You’re going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. […]

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“Sweet-heart friends.” Tell us about yours and win a beautiful ‘Sweetheart’ necklace.

February 15, 2012

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I chose this quote, because to me the word sweetheart is universal. It’s about the people that remind of us of A.A. Mine’s famous words forever captured as a quote from Christopher Robin to Winnie the Pooh. Our ‘Sweethearts’ lift us up, rally when we need them to, hold our hands, and sit quietly offering […]

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Love is…Everyday.

February 13, 2012

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“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” ~ Mother Theresa For weeks I have wanted to participate in Northwest Mommy’s Monday Listicles, but for whatever reason the timing was never quite right, and then this week, the topic was “LOVE” and […]

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I may not see air travel the same way again, but I will see the bigger picture.

January 25, 2012

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I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” ― […]

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Finding Moments for Tiny Delights.

January 3, 2012

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“I have never been a millionaire. But I have enjoyed a crackling fire, a glorious sunset, a walk with a friend, and a hug from a child. There are plenty of life’s tiny delights for all of us.” Jack Anthony Tonight as I sat on my bed working a bit while the kids were out […]

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Happy Wednesday

November 30, 2011

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“You are alive, and that is the only place we need to be to start.” – Carrie Rainey (from Pinterest)

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“Before I was a Mother, I was a Daughter.”

November 28, 2011

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“Whatever they grow up to be, they are still our children, and the one most important of all the things we can give to them is unconditional love. Not a love that depends on anything at all except that they are our children.” ~ Rosaleen Dickson As we are all just starting out this path […]

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