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To Gather // Together

I hope that you had the most beautiful Thanksgiving, friends. Ours was spent in celebration and bounty, surrounded by loved ones. It was my first time hosting Thanksgiving and it was a whirlwind of work (with help from my mother, sister, and sister’s mother-in-law), love, and laughter. It wasn’t perfect surely, but it was perfect…

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My cup runneth over.

There have been moments recently where the beauty of life brings me to my knees. Life teaches me — over and over again — that the human heart has a capacity for healing far greater than I could ever imagine. I’ve seen people rise up from the ashes of extraordinarily tragic circumstances, grow wings, and…

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Magic is something you make.

“Keep your best wishes close to your heart and watch what happens.” I’ve started taking long walks with my sweet babies again. It’s something that I didn’t do often after Marina was born. Recently, though, she’s been doing much better in the stroller. I forgot how much joy these long walks bring to my heart.…

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Merry & Bright!

Merry Christmas, dear friends! I have so much to be grateful for today as I celebrate the holiday with my family. This year has been full of every kind of twist, turn, bump, and bruise — but here we are. Warm, full, blessed & full of thanks. I am so thankful for you, too —…

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my sunshine

you are my sunshine, my only sunshine. you make my happy, when skies are grey. you’ll never know dear, how much i love you. mornings are so special. m. & i lie in bed until we hear our little one begin to stir. he usually wakes up around the time that the sun is peaking…

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Sweet, Sweet October

Yesterday was the most gorgeous, blue-sky, fluffy-white-cloud day. The warm air & sunshine felt more like the middle of July than the first day of October. Still, the sweet smell of fallen leaves and the pumpkins on all the front porches let us know that, indeed, autumn is here. Roman & I spent the afternoon…