Dear Caleb

31 Days of Real Life: Day Eight

[This is what he looks like when there’s something baking in the oven.] [Can you blame him? Some days you just need some gooey cinnamon goodness to start the day.]   liking with The Nester

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Bird Sanctuary

At the south end of Long Beach Island, NJ there used to be a huge bird sanctuary. It was at least a mile of untouched beach, populated solely by birds. It was the quietest part of the island and a place of refuge for me. Hurricane Sandy wrecked the bird sanctuary. There’s still some beach…

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31 Days of Real Life: Day Six

[2 year molars have been the worst by far. He gets angry easily and wants to be held most often. Sometimes I’m tempted by mom-guilt for letting him watch TV to let the pain pass, but then I remember it’s okay.] [I love how Caleb is developing little friendships. He may not have much of…

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31 Days of Real Life: Day Five

[This boy loves his boots: he wants to wear them regardless of the temperature. I asked if I could take a photo of his boots, so he pulled up one pant leg to show them to me] liking with The Nester

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31 Days of Real Life: Day One

Last year I attempted to write for 31 Days about Grace last year. If I were to guess, I’d say I ended up writing 6 posts, so I counted and I actually wrote 22! I’m pleasantly surprised. I wanted to participate with The Nester again this year, but in a low pressure kind of way.…

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Dear Caleb: On the Night You Were Born

Dear Caleb: The night you were born was so bittersweet. As we were saying hello to you, we were saying goodbye to Grandpa Mike. You spent just 8 hours together on Earth, but never got to meet. Even when I might be sad on your birthday because I miss Grandpa Mike, know that you are…

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Dear Caleb: Your Grandpa Mike

Dear Caleb: It breaks my heart to know that you’ll never be held by your Grandpa G. He was quite a man and I am honored to have celebrated his life today. You’ve been the honorary guest at each of the memorial services, but I’m sure you won’t remember since you’re only 3 weeks old.…

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Dear Caleb: Your Birthday

Dear Caleb, You are already three days old. How does that happen? You were born on Tuesday, October 30th at 7:13pm the Michael O’Callahan Federal Medical Center at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, NV. That’s right, you are a Vegas baby! It was quite an interesting day. Your dad worked all night the…

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