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Archive for January, 2009

darn cute dedications

Saturday, January 24th, 2009

Ok, you know I am such a sucker for kid’s quotes. So I just had to share these great dedications Robin is using for her boys’ family trees. The trees are her valentine’s gifts this year.

Mommy: “Who made you so beautiful?”
Noah: “My mommy.”
Mommy: “What did Daddy make you?”
Noah: “Um … breakfast.”

– may 2006
Mommy: “How come I love you so much?”
Justin: Because I’m a beautiful kid!”

– may 2003
“My mom and dad made me.
I grew in my Mommy’s tummy
but I made my own hair.”

– july 1999

The lesson, as always, is to write things down! Word for word. You will be so grateful you did.

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valentine’s day book idea

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

strawberry heart 

For Valentine’s Day how about making your loved one a photo accordion book?

A great gift for sweethearts, moms + grandmas. Just send us 15 photos and we’ll do the rest. See samples here.

Order by Monday, January 26th for Valentine’s Day delivery!

[photo by Rachel McGinn]
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2009, here i come

Monday, January 5th, 2009

here i go 

Highlights of 2008:

* getting to see my grandma almost every day
* celebrating my first wedding anniversary
* working with amazing people to tell their stories + honor their families
* buying a house
* getting pregnant! (baby due april/may 2009!)

This photo is from a memoir I did last year. We didn’t end up including it in the book because we didn’t know whose legs these were! But I love love this image and it captures exactly how I feel heading into 2009….

I can see the path ahead of me and I’m excited for the journey. I might approach said path a bit crooked and in my own unique way, but my arms are swinging and I am very happy.

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