Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!


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Doug made valentines for the girls today. He used this photo and below it wrote, "I can feel the love."

Tuesday morning after Doug left for work, Sami sat at the breakfast table dejected. "Mom. Why does Daddy have to go to work?"

"So we can have food to eat" I replied. Simple as that, right?

"But I'm going to MISS him!" she pined, her dramatic intonation slinging the word "miss" up an entire octave.

And she does. They all do.

Even in the freezing cold of evening, when the garage door opens, all three girls escape. Bare feet on cold cement. Out through the garage to welcome him home.

My girls love their Daddy. And so do I.

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Chalk Art with Doug

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Portrait of Mommy by Eliza

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Sugar cookies at Grandma Ronda's on Valentine's Day. With cousins Lizzie and Ty.

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And some wonderful news:

Mom's last MRI in January showed no tumor growth. Her reward for being such a good patient? Three more months without chemo! Yippee!! We'll reassess and re-image in April.

Mom - WE LOVE YOU!

And we love all of you - dear friends. Our snowed-in Virginia friends. Our friends galavanting to far corners of the globe. Our new and old friends in the Beehive state. And of course, our wonderful families.

Can you feel the love?

Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!

11 comments:

  1. Maya loved looking at these photos, recognizing everyone. Looks like a fun time. Happy V-Day.

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  2. I love your family photos! So cute! We love you guys!

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  3. Shir - can't believe the fender benders! Ack! Glad everyone is fine. I've never feared for my life as much as I did in a Cairo taxi.

    Steph - thanks for staying in touch. Our girls loved the paper dolls you made - thank you!

    And Jer! So nice to have you reading! Thanks for posting. We LOVE you and Cristie!

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  4. so fun to see those girls with their daddy...and elated to hear Ronda's wonderful news.

    there is no ordinary day. xox

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  5. Cristie - So funny you mention "no ordinary day." Katrina Kenison's book has been on my mind - Gift of an Ordinary Day. Have you read it?

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  6. Hey Catherine! It's Kelsi...used to be Kesler. I found your blog off of Debs...what a cute family you have! Its too bad we can't see you guys more often. Your blog has been so fun to read! You are an incredible person :) Love you!

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  7. There is obviously so much love in your home! I loved your Valentines day card. I showed it to my whole family to show how cute they all are, and also what a great photographer Ali is!

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  8. Kelsi! So glad to find you! I left a comment in your space as well. Thanks for reading!

    Michelle - I know. Ali did great work, huh? I'll post some more of her pictures within the next few weeks. If you're reading Al - THANK YOU!

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  9. enjoyed the last 3 posts. Inspired writing. Beautiful family. I love you. You are an amazing sister.

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  10. Bec - I love you too! Love being closer to you. And the reality is - I'm the one with amazing sisters.

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