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Grief and Gratitude

It’s Thanksgiving and I can’t seem to stop shifting from sadness beyond measure, gratitude, and complete nothingness. At least gratitude is there, although the latter seems to be the most present.  The writing just isn’t happening. I have to rewrite every sentence,  sit and think, have nothing to say then decide to just say that, … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: 1st Birthday & 4 Generations at the Nutcracker

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday! This weekend was a big one! On Saturday, we celebrated Patrick’s first birthday. (as well as our first Nursiversary!) Living in California means we were still able to have his party outside at a local park that is AWESOME so the kids could enjoy the sunshine and the the trees, despite … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Russian River Rendezvous

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday!   Last Wednesday, I had the pleasure of escaping to the Russian River, which is just a short drive from home, with my sisters and their daughters. I picked the kids up early from school as a special surprise to help beat the heat. It’s finally raining here- hard to think … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Labor Day at the San Francisco Zoo

  Welcome to Wordless Wednesday! Sunday marked the two year anniversary of my father’s passing. Septembers are hard for me (and the rest of the family) because of the timing of the holidays surrounding it, (click through here for more) but one advantage in the timing is that the holiday guarantees that we all have … Continue reading