…Tradition

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 tradition |trəˈdiSHən|noun an artistic or literary method or style established by an artist, writer, or movement, and subsequently followed by others Traditions run deep in my family. When you turn ten you get to spend your first week away from home staying up at a cabin at the Russian River, when you turn thirteen you’re given a ring with your birthstone in it, on your birthday […]

…Cousins

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cousin |ˈkəzən|noun (also first cousin) a person belonging to the same extended family Just because! Love these gals and guys!

…Solo

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solo |ˈsōlō|noun (pl. solos) a thing done by one person unaccompanied We do things together all the time, but today S took charge all alone. He walked onto the baseball diamond alone, climbed up onto the big bench by himself, rode the slide down like a big boy all alone, and practically hopped over a brick wall, solo. He’s growing up so fast and he’s […]

…Soaked

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soaked |sōkt|adjective extremely wet; saturated “Take photos of my kids doing something they enjoy,” was the request for this photo shoot. Soapy water, bathing suits, sponges, and a car….totally a recipe for a crazy  and fun afternoon. These three sisters did not disappoint. It was innocent at first, but then Brooke had to stir up the trouble […]

…Cream

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cream |krēm|noun the thick white or pale yellow fatty liquid that rises to the top when milk is left to stand and that can be eaten as an accompaniment to desserts or used as a cooking ingredient Yesterday, my Mom spent the afternoon of her birthday doing what she loves best; spending time with her grandchildren (we missed you Lucas) and […]

…Imagination

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imagination |iˌmajəˈnāSHən|noun the faculty or action of forming new ideas, or images or concepts of external objects not present to the senses I hadn’t seen Leo in along time, so during our photo shoot I thought it best to stay out of his way, while he played with his helicopter. If you ever want to experience that unexplained tingle you get when out of the […]

…Introduction

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introduction |ˌintrəˈdəkSHən| noun  the action of introducing something Today I watched my nieces and nephew while their Mom was at home finishing up some work. I’d been wanting to introduce someone to a new place I’d scouted for photos and today seemed like the best time. All three ran to the top of the grassy hill and then I heard the excitement […]

…Three

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three |THrē|cardinal number equivalent to the sum of one and two First comes LOVE Then comes MARRIAGE Then comes THE BABY IN THE BABY CARRIAGE! Love+Marriage=Baby  Mommy+Daddy=Baby! It all adds up to BABY! Can’t wait to meet you little one! Congrats Dan and Nazaneen!  

…Butterball

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butterball |ˈbətərˌbôl|noun  a plump bird, esp. a turkey or bufflehead I present, Mr. Chubb! Look at the meat on those legs! Don’t you wanna just squeeze them! Mr. Chubb’s new trick is to sit up all by himself. I just about had a laughing fit after I saw his little chubby legs bounce around in his swing. I could of […]

…Easter

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My baby boy’s first Easter. Isn’t he handsome?