all of the firsts!

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the first year of life for a little one is filled with so many incredible first milestones. that first breath of life, first hour in your arms, first week, then month on earth with you. the first baby check-up, first bottle or pacifier, first smile or coo or giggle. first official stroller ride to the park, to the playground, to the store....

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take me out to the ice rink!

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i have the utmost respect for figure skaters who dance and jump and do insane tricks on the ice with sharp blades strapped to their feet. i mean! i was a dancer once upon a time and i feel like i have fairly decent balance and coordination, but the thought of lifting my leg up high while moving on a tiny blade over cold ice is just impossible to me....

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babies and the holidays!

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two of my favorite things in life are babies and the holidays. pair them together and i don’t care how long it’s been since the last time i had a solid night of sleep, i’m a very happy woman! can you believe beatrice and madalena are already 6 months old? old enough to scoot around on their bellies as they roll around the room from their backs to fronts, but no where near crawling up and pulling down any ornaments on our christmas tree....

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our thanksgiving, 2018!

thanksgiving 2018 was as chaotic and delicious and loud and filling as you might expect it would be, with 7 adults and ten kids/babies and so much good food. gosh, i loved it. we hosted friends and i’m certain it’s the very best thing to do when it’s a year you aren’t able to get together with any family....

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the search for the very best burger.

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once upon a time, in those newlywed years long long ago, josh and i began a hunt for new york city’s very best burger. as self-proclaimed cheeseburger fanatics who also fall hard for french fries and rarely meet a milkshake we don’t like, the self-imposed task of finding the very best burgers this city has to offer felt nothing short of our very favorite thing to do together....

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