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IMG_9830.JPG331/365: sarah {westlake village, california}
“Dinner and frozen yogurt with some of my favorite people and puppies ever! ZOR not pictured but was sitting to my left being feisty.”

IMG_9821.JPG331/365: marie {bucuresti, romania}
“she’s six. she made me a mama. and she wanted to go to the theater for her birthday.”

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IMG_9820.JPG330/365: marie {bucuresti, romania}
“then thanksgiving happened. because our small group wanted to celebrate ‘american thanksgiving’ with us. we pulled off a huge, ‘traditional’ dinner with twenty-two guests. it was amazing. and beautiful. and my heart was warm afterwards.”

IMG_9831.JPG330/365: sarah {agoura, california}
“Thankful for family and babies.”

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IMG_9832.JPG329/365: sarah {oak park, california}
“Hanging out with these kewl people!”

IMG_9819.JPG329/365: marie {bucuresti, romania}
“this kid. she helped me bake a pumpkin. she scraped every last inch so i could blend it and make homemade pumpkin puree. then we baked a homemade pumpkin cake which christian absolutely loved.”

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IMG_9257.JPG326/365: sarah {newbury park, california}
“I am a penguin.”

IMG_9259.JPG326/365: marie {bucuresti, romania}
“i AM proud of my kids’ academic achievements, promise. but when they both seem to have artistic ability, i can’t help but be a little extra excited. an artist mama’s joy. these are trains fyi.”

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IMG_9180.JPG324/365: sarah {agoura hills, california}
“Well it’s Christmas in Southern California!”

IMG_9181.JPG324/365: marie {bucuresti, romania}
“in the almost three years that we’ve lived in eastern europe, the only appliances that haven’t broken are bosch. in fact that blender you can see in the background is broken for the umpteenth time. so this studhubs managed to figure out that not only was today romanian black friday BUT also find a 50% off bosch blender/food processor for my {{early}} christmas present. i am so excited! i have really missed making the girls almond butter with the food processor.”