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finale • fourth of july 2011

Every year, we invite family & friends to potluck & enjoy front row seats to see the local fireworks from the balcony of my parents’ house. It’s a late-night gathering, because the fireworks display begins after it’s completely dark–usually around 9:30 PM. As the kids get older, they are more likely to stay awake long […]

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stars & dots • independence day weekend 2011

This Fourth of July weekend was truly the epitome of summer holidays. We kicked off the good times by celebrating our friends’ daughter’s second birthday; they hosted the most mellow, late-afternoon gathering at their beautiful home. The backyard was full of that yellow sunshine that backlights everything with the most glorious glow, & as the […]

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kyle • class of 2011 • calle mayor middle school promotion

I was never one of those women who cooed over babies & wanted to nuzzle their heads & smell them & hold them & bounce them…until Kyle. His parents are my cousins, & they live just a few minutes from us, while most of our relatives are much further away. Many years ago, when I […]

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pizza party • father’s day 2011 • redondo beach, ca

Our friend Shannon is one of the most warm, funny, down-to-earth women I have ever known. I have been so lucky to spend time with her while we try to creatively keep our kids entertained during so many afternoons. She & her husband Chris invited us to celebrate Father’s Day with them at their gorgeous, […]

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