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Phive Phavorite Photos

Blog posts are scarce these days, so here’s a lazy one where I just copy the text from a facebook update where I was tagged to post five photos that make me happy. I was trapped under an adorable, sleeping baby at the time, so I only went two years back in time.

The best vacation ever on St. John in 2013, marinating in sunshine and happiness. We went back this year, but since I spent much of the trip puking (for excellent reasons), it didn’t quite reach 2013’s level of awesomeness.

Broots

From a trail run to Mt. Defiance in 2013. So many good outdoor adventures that summer, and I felt like I was in decent shape for the first time in ten years.

Our own little corner of the woods

Larch heaven, a day of light and hope (and of realizing yet again how lucky I am to have this guy) in an otherwise difficult autumn of fertility treatments (and look where I am one year later).

<Love this bit of trail

Hiking my favorite trail while carrying that long-awaited baby bump. Nuff said.

Happiest moment ever

My favorite photo – my first look at Nora – won’t ever make it onto the interwebs, but this one will do. Nothing, *nothing* could have prepared me for the instant feeling of love (and of magical pain relief/amnesia, which makes me remember labor as “not that bad”, which I KNOW can’t be true) that came the second I laid eyes on that beautiful, wiggling little lump.

Little piggy

…and I have to cheat and add a sixth photo – actually, ALL the photos of my little nugget smiling. My totally zen newborn turned into a very fussy (which is the polite term for screamy) baby, but just one smile from this beautiful being makes it all okay. I asked a friend what happened to our Buddha babies, whose awesome mellowness we had been bragging about a couple of weeks earlier, and she told me that they’re helping turn us into Buddhas. Troof.

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2 Comments

  • Reply Michelle November 29, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    Ha, ain’t that last paragraph the truth!! Great pics, nice to have such awesome trips to recall in this phase….

  • Reply Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel December 3, 2014 at 11:39 am

    oh what beautiful photos!!! <3 happy happy happy

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