31 Days of Real Life

31 Days of Celebrating Real Life [10/13/15]

I snuck into her room to get a photo of her sleeping. I had to turn a small light on to get enough light to take her photo and as I’m about to take the picture, her eyes open. There is something so special about this girl.

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31 Days of Celebrating Real Life [10/12/15]

Caleb found these stickers the other day. He immediately chose the orange “Keep It Up” sticker for himself. I read the other stickers to him so he could choose one for me. He thought about it

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31 Days of Celebrating Real Life [10/11/15]

There’s something really special about these four pairs of feet. These four little people are becoming friends, just as their dads were friends from an early age.

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

I went to a wedding tonight. It wasn’t my first wedding since Keith passed away, but there was something different about this one. It was the wedding of a high school friend I only recently reconnected with. Suddenly, in the midst of this beautiful wedding dinner, I realized that 11 years ago,

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31 Days of Celebrating Real Life [10/9/15]

Today was the first day I let Caleb play in the back yard by himself. He’s an incredibly mature little guy, but he is only two, so I struggle to give him the independence he wants.

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31 Days of Celebrating Real Life [10/8/15]

We had a play date today and I wish I’d had my camera with me because this moment was just too perfect. I reluctantly took a photo on my phone and spent the last three hours convincing myself the point of this series is to capture life, not just make beautiful photos.

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31 Days of Celebrating Real Life [10/7/15]

I saw this door slowly open and little eyes peek out a million times tonight. Caleb just wouldn’t stay in bed. At first, he thinks getting out of bed is a game and then he is so wound up from the running back to bed that he can’t settle down. It’s gotten easier to put…

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31 Days of Celebrating Real Life [10/6/15]

There’s something really comforting about looking in the rear view mirror and seeing these two faces. When we are in the car together, I feel like our world is insulated a bit. My favorite part of car rides is when they are singing or chatting together. Caleb is constantly making Libby laugh.

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31 Days of Celebrating Real Life [10/5/15]

Caleb wanted to play with Cheerios in these little stacking bowls that have a hole in the top. I told him specifically to play with them on the table so that he didn’t make too much of a mess. Less than a minute later, I walked into the living room to see Cheerios and cashews…

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31 Days of Celebrating Real Life [10/4/15]

Caleb had a rough night last night. He wouldn’t stay in bed and ended up falling asleep almost two hours after bed time. Today he refused to nap. I knew he was exhausted, but he was acting as if someone had snuck him caffeine. I let him watch a movie as a rest. I always…

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