Things I Love Right Now

1.  Bean’s soccer games.  I love cheering for him on Saturdays at his soccer games.  It has been so fun to watch him grow and learn this season.  He doesn’t seem to have a competitive bone in his body right now, but he has so much fun out there!  This weekend, he was taking a throw in from the sidelines.  He took his time finding just the teammate he wanted to throw it to, getting himself all lined up and in good form, and then he raised the ball over…

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Gift Idea: Broward Patch Camera Straps

In the next few weeks, I’m going to be previewing some of the websites and products that are my go-to gift resources for friends and family this year. Hopefully, you’ll get some good ideas for those last minute Christmas gifts. I can’t talk about go-to gifts without talking about handmade camera straps from Broward Patch. I have a Broward Patch strap on my camera and I love it. For one thing, the padded strap is much more comfortable to carry around (and a lot more fashionable, too!) than the standard…

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Something I Love From People I Miss

During my last week at work, my wonderful boss and co-workers threw me the nicest, warmest, happiest going away party a girl could ask for. My boss, the Dean of the school, gave the nicest little speech about how much fun we had had working together.  Made me laugh.  And then get all teary, of course.  Because its not a party until I cry. And then he gave me the most perfect going away present.  On behalf of the school, he gave me a Pandora charm bracelet.  I knew several…

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A New Santa Claus is Born

With Beanie’s birth this year, a new Santa Claus was born.   Chris and I have been excited about being Santa since we first found out we were pregnant.   There are lots of times in life when your parents have an impact on you, but Christmas morning is probably right on the top of that list.   I mean, think about it.   Your memories of Christmas as a child most likely centered about Santa on Christmas morning.   And that was totally your parents doing.   It wasn’t…

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