Eight

Happy eighth birthday to our sweet little one!

May you always follow your heart, keep dancing and dreaming, stay strong, continue to be thoughtful and kind, challenge yourself, and remain inquisitive!

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Fall morning silhouette

On this morning, as I set my camera to take a photo of the light streaming in through our back windows, our daughter walked up and waited for me to finish. She was just outside of the frame of the photo and I asked her to take a few steps forward and stand in the sunlight. While waiting for me, she looked down at the little pumpkin in her hands and I captured this image.

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Food buddies

Our pup knows who to visit for a snack at our table; her food buddy is the best bet!

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Playing in the new car

Today, the girls and I started our day by blasting the radio and playing in the backseat of the new car. We’re squeezing in fun where we can as summer break comes to an end.

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Working together

I enjoyed this moment from the summer. Two sisters, working together, determined to fix a scooter by themselves.

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Memories of the playground

This image brings back memories of playing in the playground next to my childhood home with the kids in the neighborhood. So many wonderful memories of playing together for hours, jumping, swinging, tree climbing, bike riding, rollerskating, and going on adventures are flooding to my mind this morning.

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I moved away from the neighborhood and my childhood friends long ago, but my memories of those days with friends are still vivid.

This morning, I am thankful that I have recently found and reconnected with an old friend; I am truly enjoying sharing some of our favorite childhood memories and catching up with each other!