…Bella

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Bella noun beloved dog on ranch in Montana I never had a pet growing up, was a mom to a labrador dog for a short time in my twenties, had roommates with pets, but not much else. Most of my long term friends will tell you that I am pretty petrified of animals, dogs especially. […]

…Kindness

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kindness |ˈkīn(d)nis| noun the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate It might sound like a funny title for a post of some wedding pictures, but I think it fits this couple pretty perfectly. That was the running theme when friends and family got up to speak about Caitlin and Nohelm. “They are the kindest people I have ever met, They have […]

…Distance

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distance |ˈdistəns| noun  an amount of space between two things or people For eighteen years of my young adult life I lived far away from my family. I moved away for college and didn’t return to my home base until I was in my late thirties. Distance, it can be hard. I met up with this awesome family […]

…Seeds

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seed |sēd| noun the cause or latent beginning of a feeling, process, or condition I’d say I’ve been really fortunate to have made and kept friends from my early childhood years. Some if not most of my friends are people I went to preschool and elementary school with. I have a few acquaintances from High School as well as a few from College. […]

…Absence

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absence |ˈabsəns| noun the state of being away from a place or person These pictures were taken the last time we saw my friends Katherine and her son, Nile. They were moving out of state the next week and we wanted the boys to get together before they headed out of town. This park in the Pacific Heights neighborhood was a […]

…Project Happiness

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happiness |ˈhapēnis| noun the state of being happy She calls her movement Project Happiness: Paint the World Pretty. This social movement involves the art of paying it forward. Free art is dropped in different communities and the only job of the recipient is to do something nice for someone else. The first time she did this was in […]

…Apricots

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apricot |ˈapriˌkät, ˈāpri-| noun  a juicy, soft fruit, resembling a small peach, of an orange-yellow color I spent the morning with my son and niece in an apricot orchard. The trees were bare but the ground was riddled with left behind apricots. Some were “yucky” in terms of my niece, others shriveled up, others unripe. We were able to find about […]

…Sand Dollars

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sand dollar noun  flattened sea urchin that lives partly buried in sand “Remember when you were little and we collected the sand dollars that were covering the shore at the beach,” my mother says to me this morning. As many know my memory, not so great, so no I didn’t remember this memory, but decided I wanted to make this […]

…Watermelon

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watermelon |ˈwôtərˌmelən, ˈwä-| noun  the large melonlike fruit of a plant of the gourd family, with smooth green skin, red pulp, and watery juice In honor of my Dad’s Birthday my family celebrated by having a watermelon eating contest. Last year we had a pie eating contest that was so fun, I decided to continue the tradition. The Rules: 1. Have […]

…Ninjas

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ninja |ˈninjə| noun a person skilled in ninjutsu The day started out with us doing crafts getting ready for 4th of July. While outside it turned into a “look how high I can kick” tournament. Fun morning spent with the cousins!