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Michelle Merrick
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An outfit for much cooler times
Do you live in Nashville? Tennessee? Midwest? Yes? Okay, you know it's hot here. and humid. The humidity is what will get ya. Every single time. So let's talk about what I will wear in cooler times. They're not too far away. I know we're stuck in the smack ...

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Gavin Turns 3!
Last weekend, Gavin turned three whole years old and simultaneously morphed into a little boy overnight.  I want to do the proverbial mom "stop growing up" speech, but I LOVE this age. He is fun, and funny, and independent but dependent. He has an imaginati...

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A book, what's that?
You guys. I read a book. Like a real book with no pictures (actually there were some pictures - but they were historical!). I don't know the last time that I'd actually sit down and read a book for pleasure. It all started back on  this vacation  where we h...

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A Big Puddle
A few weeks ago, back in the middle of July, we needed a break. So we packed up the car babies and all and took a should be 8 hour car trip down to LA (lower alabama). It took us about 12 hours to finally arrive to "The Getaway", and crying baby and all it ...

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On Safe Mornings
image from "She Reads Truth" Mornings are really hectic for me. Even on the days that I try to have everything prepared the night before - i.e. last night - I still can't seem to get it all together in time and make it out the door by my goal of 7:20. Even ...

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Stitch Fix Review II
I got my third (the second was not good at all) stitch fix box and it was so fun! They listened to my style pin board - helllllo stripes - and sent summer friendly clothes. So I had fun on Sunday while both - hear me - both babies napped.  hashtag weekend g...

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Lately
Lately, I've been treasuring a lot of moments like this one. Gavin comes along to Holland "I cuddle baby sister!" lays on her with his whole giant toddler head and grins. Then he'll pat her a few times on the chest and be on about his trucks/trains/cars. La...

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We'll see you again
One week ago, we put Dillan to rest. I know people usually say put to sleep, but for some reason, after having been through it, rest seems more appropriate. Rest implies peace and non-suffering. Anyone can sleep, but resting - that's rejuvenating. That's wh...

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2 Years Old!
Gavin has been 2 years old for over a week! Our boy is so grown up.  Here are some photos from our weekend celebration.  On Friday he stayed home from daycare with Mama and baby sister. We had his 2 year doctor appointment, lunch and cake with Dad, and play...

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Dillan : An Update
One week ago Dillan went in for his follow up exam. The vet asked if we were interested in chemo - we aren't - so we talked about how to keep him comfortable for the next few weeks. She put him on a steroid pill and recommended getting some wet food that wo...
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