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April: What Spring Looks Like

(Welcome to anyone who made their way here from Christina Benge’s Spring post!) This month’s photography theme is “Spring.”  Spring has been pretty hit or miss around these parts.  The weather has been beautiful one day and crappy the next.  Living and working near Boston we’ve been on pins and needles after the bombing of the Boston Marathon.  And a nasty cold has worked it’s way through three of the four members of our household over the past two weeks.   I haven’t been terribly inspired by Spring so far!Yesterday LP felt well enough to go outside for a little while so I asked him to help me with my photos. I told him I needed to photograph things that were “springy.”   He looked at me and said- “I’m Springy! Take a picture!”  He then proceeded to jump and down while yelling “BOING” as though he were a spring. After all that “springing” he had to sit for a bit and catch his breath in between coughs.So for us, Spring this year is runny noses:Muddy paws:Sunhats mixed in with fleece ja…

Eliza Rose: Things to Remember, 8 Months

It’s hard to believe that Eliza is 8 months old already- I know I just said that last month but it’s always true.   I still have such vivid memories of LP at this age and now he’s almost four and a half which is completely mind boggling. Eliza continues to be a very easy-going baby.  She wakes up in the morning happy and babbles to herself until we go in to get her.  She does the same after naps.  She cries a bit when we lay her down to change her diaper or when she’s sitting up and topples over but other than that she rarely cries.  When she’s tired she just turns her head, sticks her little left thumb in her mouth and she’s all set.  Lizy-Loo has some crazy hair.  See those long pieces down below her ears?  That’s hair she was born with- all the hair that’s long now, below her ears and her bangs, was on her head when she was born.  It kept growing while the rest fell out and has since grown back in.  So she has mostly short blond hair with these few little areas that are long and da…

National Infertility Awareness Week

I’m a bit late in posting this, but I wanted to let everyone know that this week, April 21- 27 is National Infertility Awareness Week.  1 in 8 couples are affected by infertility.   Look around.  That girls night out you just went on?  Somebody in the group most likely struggled/is struggling/will struggle to have children.   Your sorority sisters?  Quite a few are most likely affected.   Co-workers?  Them too.  Strangers at the grocery store?  Yup.  All told about 7.3 million Americans, 12% of the female population of child-bearing age are affected by infertility.Those of us who struggle with infertility are given the hard task of getting through our daily life while dealing with a disease that generally has no visible, at least to the casual observer, symptoms.   There is no way to tell simply by looking at someone whether they are infertile or not.  Women and men with children, women and men without children, single women and men: any of us can be dealing with the pain, both emotio…

10 on 10: April

Follow my blog with Bloglovin10 on 10: Ten photos taken during one day or event, documenting that day or event, and posted on the tenth of the month. (welcome to anyone coming over from Kate Suzanne Photography!)

The end of March was busy with Easter and a trip to Pennsylvania for the kids and me.  The Easter Bunny made more than one appearance.  He arrived the weekend before Easter at our house so that Daddy could take part in the festivities.  Then the kids and I loaded up the car for the drive to Nana and Pappy’s house to spend Easter weekend with my parents, brothers, and their families.

So here’s my 10 on 10: Easter Edition.

We held our third annual “indoor Easter egg hunt”- expanding into the dining room this year with clues in each egg that led to the baskets hidden in the toy chest…


The Easter Bunny treated our little Bunny quite well…


On our way to Pennsylvania we stopped in New Jersey to visit my grandmother, GG to the kids….


And the following day my college bestie came to visi…