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Our besties are moving.


One of my best friends in Moscow is moving. I love her kids and her family like my own.
I am sad, but also excited for this awesome family to move closer to their amazing family!

Lyons- we love you!
Lizzy- Thank you for being a ray of sunshine for me when I needed it the most. For being such a good friend, for making me laugh, and for being my starbucks and sparkling water supplier. :)
Basically, thank you for being awesome! You are amazing!

Travel safe, friends! We love you! xoxo

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My Kids


Just sharing a peek into my own little cuties. Love these kids so much!
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Love this capture of Mimi & Jefferson’s relationship. They sure do love each other.

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Finn Kids

Just sharing a peek into some pictures we took with some of our adorable friends before they moved away! We just adore these kids!
We snuck out right after church to snap these and I just love the memories we’ll always have of such cute little friends together.

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Besties!

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These girls are gorgeous.

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They take after their beautiful mama.

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Finn kids, We will miss you! Hope you have some awesome adventures in your new place! xoxo

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UOP Graduation

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What a fun day to share! I can’t believe that these last 3 years just cruised by…Jeff is a dentist! I was so filled with emotion on graduation day….so proud of not only Jeff…but proud of my sweet girls for getting through 3 years of having such a busy daddy. I am so thankful for the experience of helping get my husband through dental school…I grew more as a person in those 3 years that I ever could have imagined. My relationship with my daughters feels even more rock solid because of the many late nights and weekends that Jeff was away studying…the many many many outings we went on with just us girls…Jeff was so busy that my girls went through a LOT with me. All of the shopping, chores, and cooking….park trips… the handled it all so well and I just can’t believe we did it!
Anyways, on to the pics… so proud of this guy!

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I was a little bit (ok a LOT BIT) sad that my 3 girls were so sick (with what we later found out was walking pneumonia) that they had to miss graduation….but happy that Jefferson and Jeff’s parents were able to make it!

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Jeff was lucky to have so many great friends…these guys are all gems.

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Proud parents!

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I love these girls! Miss them so much  too!

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AND….throwing in these last two pics….when we officially said goodbye to our lovely San Francisco after packing the house up. So sad. (Tears were shed, mostly by me) :)

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Legion of Honor

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We met up with some friends at the Legion of Honor at the beginning of June. Boy, do I love that place!

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We walked the halls and I loved every second of that gorgeous art.
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The kids never last that long, but it’s still a lot of fun.
San Francisco has so many fun places for me to visit with the kids. I just love it.

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Afterwards, we let the kids have fun outside & snapped a few pictures.

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I snuck a few in there of some good friends of mine too. I’m gonna miss these friends of mine! xoxo
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Lastly…a quick peek at how close we live to the Golden Gate Bridge! I’m gonna miss this so much!
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Grandparents … Great-Grandparents …Cousins

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Just a few snapshots from our trip last week to see grandparents, cousins & great-grandparents!
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I love these people!
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Ghirardelli Square


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For my birthday, we spent the afternoon at Ghirardelli Square!
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The funny thing was, even with all of the amazing smells of their chocolate treats…I didn’t even get anything. My awesome friends had spoiled me rotten that morning with a doughnut/cookie celebration. (Man, still thinking about those cookies! They were delish!)
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We bought tourist t-shirts, hopped on the parked trolley, got lucky pennies, and just had a beautiful afternoon as a family.
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Such good memories.
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Stay away from that hat guy…he knows what he’s doing! :)
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Love this little family of mine. xoxo
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Japanese Tea Garden: Golden Gate Park

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We had such a lovely time at the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park last week!

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Check out our gang of moms! Love these girls! They are the best!

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I let Emma bring along her camera….cutest thing ever.

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Afterwards we checked out the fountains in the Music Concourse!

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I love these girls!
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Such a fun morning!

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Golden Gate Park Windmills

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We had so much fun visiting the Golden Gate Park Windmills yesterday with some friends! The weather was perfect and it was just so much fun to let the kids frolic in the grass. I set a challenge for this last month of living in the city…I am going to bring my camera on more outings! Kinda hard when I’m lugging around 4 kids…but totally worth it. I absolutely love these captures….

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These sisters…looooove these….

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Emma looks so beautiful here…love this girl…

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And yep-…I have a whole lotta kids! Love this pic!

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And a few snaps of some of the great company we were with….

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Such a gorgeous San Francisco day! More adventures to come soon!
xoxo

Veterans Day 2013: San Francisco National Cemetery

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I was so glad that we were able to make it to the beautiful San Francisco National Cemetery in the Presidio for our Veterans Day outing today.

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What a beautiful place!

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The girls brought a few tiny flowers from home to place on graves….
(That’s Alcatraz out there!)
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and we were so happy that a few of our friends met us there. The kids loved playing together in such a beautiful, sweet setting.

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I am so thankful for the many brave men & women (and families!!) who have or are currently serving…they give up so much of their safety, their time…..basically their all to protect our country. So amazing what they sacrifice.

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These kids are too cute.

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Such fun!
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Hope you all had a lovely Veterans Day!
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