Tag Archives: family

the sad trip home.

on the morning of isaac’s birthday, my mom called to tell me that my uncle ray passed away in the night. he’s my mom’s mom’s brother. and we were all very close, growing up. i’ll save his story for another … Continue reading

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the week between christmas and new years.

like last year, my parents drove through the night on christmas and arrived on our doorstep in the wee hours of the morning. actually, they carefully and quietly snuck in and we even know they’d arrived. the big kids woke … Continue reading

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belated christmas season post.

man oh man, am i ever behind on blogging. i was going to make one giant post with all that’s happened since december 15th or so. but after i selected 32 pictures and was only at christmas day, i decided … Continue reading

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hazel’s birthday party. (parties).

and now. a gratuitous amount of hazel eating cake pictures. first up. her actual birth day. we just had a little family only cupcake party. hazel. not a fan. (truth be told, she was crying because we told her not … Continue reading

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mountain getaway.

last weekend, we made a semi-spontaneous trip to the mountains for a little family getaway. we started it out by turning hazel’s seat around. she’s a few days shy of one, but not if you count from her due date. … Continue reading

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november…

i sucked at blogging in november. but, aside from the barrage of posts from yesterday, here’s what else has gone down. as per my usual, it’s mostly just instagram pics. hazel. cute. on a quilt. in the “good natural light” … Continue reading

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gramma schiavone. (aka: peter gramma)

the night before last, my dad called to tell me that my gramma (kay) schiavone was not doing well. and that she may not make it through the night. she had even called her kids all in and said goodbye. … Continue reading

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family beach trip. pirates voyage day.

(i’m in a race to get the beach trip all blogged before the first day of school…) i don’t even know what day i’m on. tuesday, i think. because that’s the day we went to pirates voyage. but, we started … Continue reading

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family beach trip. bear building day.

monday was a little drizzly and overcast, so we headed out to broadway at the beach for a little shopping and dining and walking around. and whining. here’s the walking. some rock candy soothed the whining. we were hoping to … Continue reading

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family beach trip. sunday funday.

our first full day at the beach was also derek’s birthday. and hazel’s eight month birthday. are the months called birthdays? anyhoooo… here’s the big eight month old at the beach… (here’s what’s happening in her world these days: she’s … Continue reading

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