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20140501-083634.jpg120/365: sarah {auburn, california}
“Welcome to the other part of my life.”

20140501-091553.jpg120/365: marie {bucharest, romania}
“not the planned picture nor the planned way of spending the midnight hours. sigh.”

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20140429-064608.jpg118/365: marie {bucharest, romania}
“oh baby girl. why are you growing up? today i realized you are becoming your own person…pieces of me and pieces of your daddy but ultimately you the way Jesus created you to be. i pray i’m always an inspiring, encouraging light in your life and never a stumbling block. i pray i can successfully be your first example of what an intimate relationship with Jesus looks like.”

20140429-071743.jpg118/365: sarah {roseville, california}
“It’s actual starting to look like a home…”

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20140428-050411.jpg117/365: marie {bucharest, romania}
“sometimes little girls are sick in the middle of the night and then sleep until ten. when they do, they wake up looking like this.”

20140428-072116.jpg117/365: sarah {tulare, california}
“Aaaaaaand we’re done.”

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20140427-095519.jpg116/365: marie {bucharest, romania}
“this girl and her accessories. Bailey the bear is wearing a party dress, ballerina crown, cinderella necklace, pj pants and a garter. can’t forget the garter!”

20140427-095527.jpg116/365: sarah {agoura hills, california}
“As much as today sucks, it was also pretty awesome.”

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20140425-141525.jpg113/365: marie {bucharest, romania}
“nature walk. this kid knows how to stop and smell the roses.”

20140425-141644.jpg113/365: sarah {auburn, california}
“My personal assistant stole my wireless keyboard and replaced it with this energy efficient one…”

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20140422-100446.jpg111/365: sarah {roseville, california}
“Well…we’re making some progress. And technically that’s a fridge!”

20140422-100438.jpg111/365: marie {bucharest, romania}
“you have a child. you get through the toddler years and you think to yourself ‘i’ve got this parenting thing down.’ then you have a second kid and hit the toddler years. and you stand there. you scratch your head. you sprout gray hairs. and you realize that your two daughters with such similar physical appearances and genetic make-up are opposites. in every way. and it’s good. cause who wants two of the same kid anyway? so you throw everything you know out the window and you just go with it. you stop comparing her or contrasting her to her older sister. you see her through her own sunglasses. and let me tell you, it’s a heck of a lot more fun.”