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{almost} anniversary

We are rapidly approaching our 2 year anniversary of meeting Mary Alice (how could time have flown by so fast?!) so we went to our college alma mater and grabbed a few photos of our girl to commemorate this fun, … Continue reading

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We’re Adopting Again!

I know that most (if not all) of you follow us on Facebook so you already know but we are adopting again! Mary Alice is going to be a big sister! ¬† We had been thinking about adopting again ever … Continue reading

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a girl and her puppy

This is our sweet Nora girl. She has made her appearance a few times on the blog but not since becoming my daughter’s best friend. They adore each other. On Nora’s side it might be because Mary Alice sees it … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Weekend

We celebrated Memorial Day in Houston, Texas this year seeing one of my dearest friends tie the knot! It was our first time in Houston, my first time in Texas and we had a blast. It was a beautiful weekend … Continue reading

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Momma Love

Being a mom has been a HUGE learning experience. Becoming a mom by way of adoption has been an even bigger learning experience. I really felt like I loved Mary Alice before we ever met her. I did love her. … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading Wednesday

I love blogs. It is a problem. I find a blog I just love and read the archives until I feel like I am that person’s BFF. It ‘s a little embarrassing. I have seen a few other blogs do … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day 2013

Here are some of our pictures we took for the frame: We couldn’t leave Daddy out.. And since she was being generally adorable here are a couple of just MA

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Friday

Sometimes all you need at the end of the week is a picture of a cute kid standing in front of a window smiling to help you remember that every little thing that seems so hard and complex can just … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Mother’s Day 2013

So this is my “first” Mother’s Day and I have to say I have some mixed feelings about that. First of all, there is the elated feeling that is primarily coursing through me. I am mother. Hear me roar. Not … Continue reading

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MA 15 Months Old

Even though I missed updating months 11-14, I figure I will pick back up with 15 months. MA had her 15 month check up a recently and weighs 17 pounds 12 ounces and is 28″ long. ¬†That puts her off … Continue reading

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