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Waking Up With Avery

Posted on September 15, 2006

So here’s a taste of mornings with Avery. I get up, tiptoe to Avery’s room, scoop her up and she immediately molds her body to mine. Her hands wrap around my shoulders, her little face nuzzles into my neck and her legs straddle me. We climb into bed next to Sean and she nurses for 15-20 minutes. Then I leave her to cuddle with Dad as I shower. Once I’m dressed I slip downstairs to make coffee and then go back for Avery. We come downstairs together, I fix a cup of coffee and she is either cuddling in my arms or being totally engaging as you’ll see in the pictures. I thought going to work was tough a month ago, now it’s excruciating…

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September 11th

Posted on September 12, 2006

5 years ago Sean and I were signing the papers on our first place together in Boston. After that we drove to Logan for me to fly to Seattle. We were en route as the first plane hit. Today we signed the papers on our first new car. We were lucky, we didn’t lose anyone, but how close we came was sobering. Looking at our life now, our little girls, our house, the business, I hope that we have honored the chance we have been given. It’s hard to stay on track and always live each day to the fullest. I hope that with reminders like today, we will always remember what a gift each day together is. I think the best way to…

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Thank Goodness for Cameras

Posted on September 12, 2006

Ok girls. You know you’ve done it. You’ve been going along, enjoying your life, but maybe, just maybe you are kind of taking things for granted. Then one day,you look up and your husband, boyfriend, whatever has shaved/cut his hair/bought a new shirt and you find your eyes popping out of your head. Or you get a whiff of his aftershave/cologne/sweat and your stomach does somersaults. Suddenly you look at him differently and you realize, “Hey,he’s mine. That guy picked me. And. He. Is. Mine.” Something about watching Sean with the girls catches me off guard and makes me fall harder.Something tells me I may catch hell for posting this shot…but I can’t resist. Ok, so I realize this shot may be too weird.…

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