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I didn't expect or plan on taking such a long break from blogging but it was much needed and when I went to start back again, I just couldn't post on here for some reason. It was almost like this blog was sacred (in a dedicated to; in honour of type of way, not in a […]

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Well, I normally like saving these for fun random lists… but life is soooo random right now I thought it would be perfect!  1. Zoe is pretty much potty trained. She just started coming to me and letting me know when she had to go and wa-la! the girl is going most all the time. […]

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1. I love these camera straps and these. They are so chic! Thinking about switching out my beloved neoprene strap… which is a must for long wedding days… but for everyday shooting. I want some cuteness!!!  2. If you have a SLR with an on camera flash. Run… don't walk to get one of these Lightscoop […]

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We drove south for about 2 hours and just when we were in the middle of seemingly nowhere, we saw it… lots and lots of buildings surrounded by fences and barbed wire loops. We found the one where Jack's mom was at and pulled up. This was a totally new experience for us, we had […]

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If I had a nickel for every time someone said "you are just like your dad" I'd probably be one rich gal. :o)  Growing up I remember him apologizing to me for that, I guess because some of the reasons that would get me in trouble or some of the crazy things I would do […]

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We walked into the Appleby's, both Dan and I a little nervous. Would she show up? Would she cry? How would Zoe act? We were seated and we waited for her while feelings of gratefulness and protectiveness both churned inside our hearts. This woman had given us our daughter. We had visited with her in […]

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Well, I'm still here.  I didn't gain… I didn't lose. Just here. Which is okay for this month. At least I'm okay with it for now.  But I'm done with traveling as well… that should help. I have a weekend trip to Michigan coming up but that will be fun and not stressful. (except traveling […]

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What a joy it was to take Zoe to Carolina Beach this past week. Not only was it a mild weather… we had amazing company join us for a great memorial day!!! Kristin, Nicole, Alicia and Wes and Angey all joined us for a wonderful Memorial Day celebration! Christa drove down from Augusta the next […]

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Everyone always says what a great flyer Zoe is… and she is. But she's flown quite a bit since she was born with me going back and forth from here to Raleigh so much. I'm always surprised (though by now I shouldn't be) how much of a conversation starter she is. I'm serious, EVERYWHERE we […]

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Affections… that term has been brought up a lot the past few weeks… at small group, at church, in Dan and my conversations… It's an element of my Christian walk that has great highs and lows. I'm really desiring to grow in this area and to be conformed into one who has much more consistency […]

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First and foremost I want to wish my mother a wonderful Mothers Day! I’m so blessed to be your daughter. I’m so glad you opened up your life to me at a time when life would totally change for you by having a baby. I’m so glad you decided after a day of preschool that […]

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I LOVE flying. I don't know what it is about it, but I love it.  Normally I sit on an isle seat so that Zoe and I have a little wiggle room, but this time I had a window seat (because it was close to the front and had an empty seat next to it…can't […]

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This girl LOVES anything soft and fuzzy. I think it's precious. Her constant chapped lips because she has to have the soft fuzzy thing touching her tongue…. not so precious. but oh well!  * sorry I'm skipping my usual 10 on tuesday. not enough time in my day today!! :o)  

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Happy Half Birthday Little Man Jack!!  If you remember, We Chappell's like to celebrate the very first 1/2 Birthday of someone's.  Here are some sweet pics of Jack's 1/2 cake and present!!             I can't believe he's 6 months old!! He's sitting up on his own and almost crawling. He's almost in sz 4 […]

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1. This is my busy season. In 9 weeks I"ll have been to Raleigh and back 5 times. Whew! This last time I went without any kids and it was a wonderful break for me… but next time I'm bringing Zoe and then the next I'll bring Jacky boy, and the last one… will be […]

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Just 6 weeks after having my stomach cut open and having the life ripped out of me (or so it felt like)  I had friends who insisted on me going with them to Washington D.C. I don't know why this trip is so vivid in my memory and so impactive, I'm tearing up just typing […]

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I love shooting engagement sessions. They are so easy because you rarely have to pose them or try to create emotion…it's already there!! Young love is very photogenic. I had two awesome couples in the last week or so. Here are a few of my favorites!  Blayne + Cari              […]

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Dan's grandmother Nannie, (which is her actual name…love it!) and his uncle Bill met us for breakfast while we were in NC. They brought Zoe a present and we had a great time playing and Zoe of course met almost everyone in the place.          I'm going to just take this opportunity to […]

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