my baby girl turns 6.

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it’s become tradition for me on the eve of one of my children’s birthdays to sort of stay up all night. in the beginning, it was never intentional, but i’d re-read their birth story and that would open a flood of emotions. then i’d start to go through all of the beautiful photos of their face i’ve collected from the past year, or two or three and so on.  ...

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girlfriends and lip balm and chocolate, oh my!

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i don’t know how i got so lucky in the girlfriend department, but i’m surrounded by some pretty incredible women in my life both here in new york and also girlfriends who live elsewhere around the world that i still feel really close to even when we aren’t in the same few blocks radius. they are women who aren’t just inspiring in the ways they conduct themselves with their family life or careers, but they are often doing good and serving people around them (usually under any public radar), always speaking kind words about one another and others and regularly leave me feeling inspired to do something better or try something new or just anxiously awaiting the next time we can get together....

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geocaching in boston!

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while we were in boston last week, we went on an actual real treasure hunt with the kiddos and tried our hand at geocaching for the first time! have you guys ever done this?! i didn’t even know this was a thing until recently, but it was so much fun and we are hooked! using tech like a mobile device or gps to check your coordinates markings, you can physically explore your area and find and log geocaches (that’s what is hidden....

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day trip to philly!

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trying to play “catch up” with my blog right now and wanted to share some photos from a day trip our family took last month to philly to see my sister and her husband and also walk through the new temple open house with our kids. whenever we go down to philly i’m reminded just how close it is to new york, and wonder why we don’t make the quick trip more often....

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nine years and one day.

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yesterday marked nine years of being married to this incredible man on the left. we’ve jam-packed so much into these past nine years that sometimes it feels like we’ve surely been married for over twenty, while other times it feels like it was just yesterday that i was kneeling across from him, holding his hands and looking into his teary eyes while saying yes....

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