31 Days of Real Life

31 Days of Real Life [10/1/16]

My life is a bit like an IKEA end table. All in pieces. I can see all the pieces most days. I can envision what I want life to look like when it’s all put together. I have tools to assemble the new me; the more time I spend in counseling, quiet contemplation, and prayer,…

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31 Days of Real Life 2016

October is my favorite month to be a writer. I’ve been doing Write 31 Days for several years now and it’s a refreshing opportunity to think about writing and blogging in a different way. This year I’m repeating the theme “31 Days of Real Life” – documenting the reality of my widowed-with-young-kids life through photography.…

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31 Days of Celebrating Real Life [10/31/15]

I couldn’t have planned a better photo to end this month than this one: my little Calvin and Hobbes! It was Caleb’s first trick-or-treating experience and he thought it was

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31 Days of Celebrating Real Life [10/30/15]

  We love donuts and birthdays require them. Extra points for birthday crowns.

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31 Days of Celebrating Real Life [10/29/15]

We had Caleb’s harvest party and Libby was so excited to be included! Now that she’s crawling and climbing and putting things in her mouth, she decided she’d teach her little friend

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31 Days of Celebrating Real Life [10/28/15]

One of my favorite Keith and Caleb memories includes bubble wrap of all kinds. Any time we got a package with bubble wrap, they would lay it all out on the floor and go crazy. The problem was that Caleb didn’t weigh enough to actually pop anything, so Keith

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31 Days of Celebrating Real Life [10/27/15]

This silly tiger costume became a source of anxiety today. When I was pregnant with Libby, Keith and I had an amazing Halloween costume revelation. I’ve been looking forward to putting it into action ever since, but I couldn’t find this costume

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31 Days of Celebrating Real Life [10/26/15]

I just love how friendly our pumpkin is. I cut the hole in the bottom of the pumpkin (thanks to a Pinterest suggestion) and it was so easy to clean out! It’s technically Caleb’s first jack-o-lantern, so we kept it simple. I love how it welcomes people to our home. Starting the evening Keith passed…

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31 Days of Celebrating Real Life [10/25/15]

Today I was reminded how wonderful New England is in the fall.

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31 Days of Celebrating Real Life [10/24/15]

Today I ran for the first time since the half marathon. I’ve been a bit nervous about going and have definitely put it off for the last month. I got up the nerve, so we went. I only went for about

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