day in the desert.

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I have a lot of things I want to write about today, but my head feels like a crumpled piece of paper and I’m not sure I’ll get very far articulately. There is a large part of me that wants to just hide in the back of my closet and watch Law and Order reruns until it’s dark outside again, while another part of me longs to lace up my tennis shoes and attempt my first run since this time last year. ...

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a home renovation begins.

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Well, here we are! Probably eating take-out tomorrow for Thanksgiving dinner since we don’t have a kitchen this week BUT does that even matter when we’re feeling the giddiness Christmas morning often brings as we’re starting our home renovation?!

We are a few months into our new home situation in Arizona and while a lot has happened on the home front in many regards (though never as quickly as I’d like!...

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life lately, according to my camera roll.

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so many photos. all from the phone camera and all holding special moments, i could blow them up gigantic and frame them everywhere, it doesn’t matter that the big camera never left the shelf the last several weeks. i’ve said it from the get go, but it doesn’t matter the camera. you don’t need the hottest lens or the most expensive camera body to document.  ...

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a snowy day.

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“snoooow, snoooow, snoOOOw!…” she’ll say, with repetition that builds in excitement and a small hint of urgency as she brings me her favorite book, the snowy day. she’ll turn her small frame around and slowly back into my lap, plopping down just right with a few little wiggle moves to ensure she’s snuggled up as close as she can get, her warm body next to mine....

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happy fourth of july!

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wanted to share a big batch of photos from our 4th of july independence day in central park yesterday! this independence day holiday has become one of my favorites over the years and while this country has so far to go with a number of heavy and hard things we’re currently in the middle of, i am thankful to be an american....

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