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She’s my Mini because she looks just like me. She acts a lot like me too. I get dejàvu sometimes watching her – and flashback to a memory of my own childhood. Something I said or did, playing out in front of me again, with a different soul.  At other times I’m struck by how […]

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It was eighty degrees in mid-May, and you were standing at the bottom of a staircase.  I was at the top, negotiating with our planner that- no, in fact, our wedding doesn’t start in 30 minutes.  It starts now.  I was anxious.  I just wanted to get down those stairs and next to you. Seven […]

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It’s been a long time since I’ve just chatted on here.  Let’s catchup! — What a crazy winter it has been.  Mother Nature has lost her ever-loving mind and given us everything from 70 degrees to icy and below freezing, often in the same week.  While few would complain about a mild winter – I […]

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I used to write all about our personal lives here on the blog.  Then one day in 2012 everything changed, and much of our real life wasn’t something I wanted to write about.  I wanted, I needed, to focus on everything else.  So there was less day-to-day randomness on the blog, and more curated content. […]

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Hello there!  Enjoying the crazy random early spring we are having?  Oh good.  Now, unpack all the winter stuff again, because in case you haven’t heard – we are getting inches of snow this week.  I’m not sure how to explain this to my tulips whom have prematurely emerged.  Ah, Wisconsin. — Speaking of Wisconsin […]

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Dear Hubby, Have I told you today how lucky I am to be in love with you? Because I am.  I’ve been so crazy lucky for eight years, and the seven years before that.  Those first seven seemed to crawl by at times – it was a holding pattern to me – just waiting for this […]

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Waylynn Day October 29, 2014 6 lbs 4 oz 21 inches The most common question I get when people learn we have a new baby is “What is it like having two kids?”.  Well, she’s five months old already and I’m just now getting to blogging about her arrival.  I think that fact might just […]

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It’s been awhile dear blog! —- Despite a brief snowfall last week, now it is sunny, a tad warm, and Baby Girl and I even saw tulips finally popping up in the yard yesterday!  Spring may actually be here. — Things have been looking up around here lately, and with just six weeks to go […]

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I’ve always felt that I led a fairly charmed childhood/adolesence.  I grew up without much of the usual gender bias placed on kids.  I can recall thinking that anything, anything was possible if I worked hard enough.  I didn’t think  “anything was possible even though I was a girl”.  The girl part was never part […]

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Last year at about this time, my lovely Associate Photographer Melissa was in town.  As is apt for us to do – we hatched a crazy adventure.  So one morning we got up at sunrise and hiked our way to a natural part of the Lake Michigan shore.  I had heard about the ice floes […]

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