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look what santa brought olive!




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mac n’ cheese for olive while the adults enjoyed thin-cut ny strips with a balsamic reduction and blue cheese crumbles, sweet potato with cinnamon butter and an orange-topped salad.  ah-maz-ing!

xmas dinnerit was absolutely the perfect way to celebrate the holiday! candles, fancy dishes, Polar Express viewing and shortbread cookies for dessert.  even Olive got filled with happy love when she said during our toast that she loved us and being together in our home. well said kiddo!


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photo 4 (4)reason #7 to have a kid:

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christmasy nap:
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rescuing kittens from the tree:piggy


cheering on olive at her school’s performance of the “nutcracker”santa helper



when life hands you buttermilk…you make biscuits:2013-01-03 17.59.34

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a BIG congratulations to my amazing dad for helping his team win the gold at this past weekend’s senior olympics!  these two cheerleaders were sure proud of their papa!

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so it looks like mister monroe is going to allow me 20-30 minute increments to do something besides tend to him.  pretty cocky for a 2 week old! but it does force me to prioritize and focus on the task…this time around i chose to revisit our family beach trip.  what an amazing time.  i can smell the salty air now…

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these days

big sister lovin’ at its best:

friends introduced us to this great little park behind the raleigh little theatre.  it has a nice flat loop for riding bikes…olive’s latest obsession.

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