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Each New Day

Each New Day

  In the mornings we lay together on the sofa under the big sky lights and let ourselves slowly wake with the rising sun.  You twitch and coo with sweet dreams and I rub your back . . . willing time to stop so I can have this feeling forever.  Then I remember its...
Whale. Whale. Whale.

Whale. Whale. Whale.

  “Whale.  Whale.  Whale.  What do we have here?”  – Australian Blog Troll / Poet Dear Australian Poet Troll – I see what you did there.  And to be honest of all the bonkers things people have said in my blog comments, you sir probably win...
My first letter to my daughter

My first letter to my daughter

Sweet CeCe (or “CeCe Snowflake” as your dad has started calling you; he is convinced you’re coming on Christmas) – We’re so excited that you’re about to be in our arms.  It took me a long time to believe that you were real.  Even...
{Personal} Our Weekend with Brooke

{Personal} Our Weekend with Brooke

Last weekend we took care of our niece Brooke.  We don’t have many toys in our house (at least not ones Justin likes to share) so we used the “wear her out” strategy.  But as it turns out, 4 year olds wear out a lot slower than you think! Weekend...
My Second “First” Year of Life

My Second “First” Year of Life

I wrote this blog post this weekend but have debated whether to post or not.  Something strange happened to my ability to say anything on this blog once it landed in the hands of 1.5 million strangers with this post on Feeling Too Fat to Be Photographed but for this...
From Broken Bones to Rolling Stone!

From Broken Bones to Rolling Stone!

So just to recap – this was how I started 2012 . . . I crashed.  I broke my leg and got some new titanium parts.  I learned to limp and then to walk.  I was surrounded with love.  I got home, did a lot of rehab, took a deep breath and got back to work. Now 2013...
My Second “First” Year of Life

The Re-Birth of My Friend Teresa Photography

The day I met Justin Porter I knew my life would be separated in to two parts:  before Justin and after Justin.  Then as we grew together as a couple, I grew farther and farther away from who I had been before I met him.  It was a little scary sometimes, to feel so...
{Personal} 10 Ways This is Awesome

{Personal} 10 Ways This is Awesome

I’m sure you can imagine all of the things that aren’t all unicorns and lollipops about getting in a car accident and getting a new titanium femur.  But moaning and groaning just isn’t my style y’all.  So in the spirit of good attitudes and...