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Alisa Hardy Orton
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Figuring out how life works
  Taylor and I are babies ourselves, trying to figure out how real life works.  Tax forms?  IRAs?  Investment portfolios?  Life insurance?  Prostate exams?  We feel like we are stumbling along, pretending like we know what we are doing and scared to death w...

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Our Insignificant Significant Days
Today was a perfect day. Most days are absolutely perfect.  I feel so happy and so grateful.  I really can't think of anything that could be better.  Kathy Dobbs always tells me that these are the last of the "good old days."  Nothing spectacular is happeni...

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5 Years
I have been particularly nostalgic this week, aching for my Chilean family and missing the beautiful country.   I love the Chilean people, I love the county, I love who I was and what I learned while in Chile.  I hope there is a big movie theater in Heaven ...

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Happy Happy Happy
It has been eons since I have written.  Life goes so fast...especially when you are happy. And my, oh my, we are so happy.  I am overwhelmed with how happy we are right now.  We have been so blessed. We have lots to record and remember...school, Halloween, ...

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No man is an island.
I don't know how to express what I am feeling right now, but I am going to try. Tonight as I was snuggling and kissing and being kissed by my daughter, I felt overwhelmed with gratitude that I can share my life with her. Our hearts beat next to each other a...

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Med School for the Girls
Med school for us isn't so bad: We live at the graduate housing at UNR called Ponderosa Village.  It is just about a 5 minute walk from Taylor's class, so he doesn't have much of a commute.  We get to visit him at school and bring him lunch.  Other than tha...

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School Orientation
August 4, 2014 was Taylor's 18th first day of school. Well, of orientation at least. Emmeline and I dropped him off.  I insisted on taking a picture.  I may have embarressed him; I was in my pj's, and when I tried to get back in the car, I forgot the door h...

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University of Nevada School of Medicine
This post is belated, but we [finally] made a decision. Taylor is an MS1 at the UNR School of Medicine, and we couldn't be more excited. I don't know if I care to remember the details of the last year of deliberation and decision making.  Turns out, making ...

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Successes and Failures
Oh hello, August...how did you come so soon? It appears as though I fail as a blogger and as a journalist.  I have tens of stories to tell and memories to remember. Master's graduation, medical school choice, Memorial Day, Europe trip, nomadic life, major m...

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The Aunties who Saved the Semester
Many days people congratulate me on finishing a Master's Degree....with a job, and a newborn!? But all the praise should go to a good husband, and EXCELLENT aunties. Emmeline spent one long day a week with her Aunt Jane, and 3-5 days a week with her Auntie ...
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