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I turned 30 last October and as my gift Dominic promised me a fancy day in Seattle. Together we chose to go see King and I since it was coming up at the Paramount and it did not disappoint! Well, for me at least, Dominic wasn’t really familiar with the storyline (which is partially true!) and […]

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There’s no better way to begin my lazy year than with a round up of all the fantastic things other fine folk are up to, right? Technically, I’m not being lazy AT ALL. Our house has a closing date, we’re packing to move, I’m still homeschooling Jem, and juggling a work from home schedule. Every […]

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Last week we had snow. The first snow Jemma and Max really remember! It took almost a half hour to get them bundled up and within 10 minutes or so Max was telling me it was too cold. That boy! Mimi swooped in and distracted him with plans to make a trio of little snowmen while Reid and […]

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Forgive the quintessential pumpkin photo. But, for real, it’s October and aren’t they just glorious? We marched our way to the patch this afternoon with some friends. Max’s preschool field trip was canceled last week due to the Great Pacific Northwest Storm of 2016 (that didn’t actually happen) and it just doesn’t feel like Fall without […]

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life in the woods

This really deserves its own post, but … we’re moving! Not far. Just a few hours north. But in regards to moving it will still entail all the sorting, packing, cleaning, selling, then renting, then maybe hopefully considering building again, and unpacking, and settling, and learning a new place, a new town, a new Target! […]

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Yesterday Dominic and I celebrated our 9 year anniversary. NINE YEARS. That’s almost a decade, in case you have yet to learn proper counting :) I’m pretty much amazed because ya’ll, marriage is not easy. Weddings are such a ruse … it’s everything that comes after that fancy day that really matters. For our anniversary […]

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Beach life is the best life, right? It’s our favorite place to go as a family and despite a yucky bug traveling through the family on our little vacation – we had a fair amount of fun. The rest of the summer is jam packed. Vacation Bible School for Jemma, swim lessons, birthday parties, family […]

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50mm practice

See that ^^^? I took that photo all by myself with my new lens! Things that don’t move, like plants, are my friend. Things that do move, like my children, well, they’re more difficult to capture. A few months ago I ordered a 50mm, this one if you’re curious. It’s my first non-stock lens and honestly, I’m […]

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Jemma turns 6 this year. That means I’m 1/3 of the way parenting her through the years she’ll be at home. Cue tears and all the emotions! I’ve spent quite a bit of time lately thinking about what I want her to leave home with. Like, the top, super, most important things. All the essentials […]

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This week we had the first glimpse of summer and it was amazing! 80 degrees in April, who even thought that was possible?!? With the burst of nice weather, I’ve been practicing being “fun mom”. That’s how this photo came to be. After dinner one night we stole away to the squirting fountain and then […]

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Daylight Saving is treatin’ me real fine. I’m LOVING the longer days, fresh flowers, and sometimes warmer weather. In the last week we’ve oscillated (isn’t that a great word?) between rain boots and sandals, wind breakers and shorts, but all in all, Spring is good.  Truly, I’ve been a little overwhelmed with all life is […]