to my littlest brother

Eli, you made it. You’re actually graduating high school today. The straight A student in me will never understand your indifference towards school. I used to have nightmares about forgetting to turn papers in or missing an important test. You, on the other hand, barely squeaked by. But you did. I don’t necessarily think your approach to school was the best one, but I also don’t think it really matters. It doesn’t matter because of
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sisters

                Are they not the cutest? Emmy, the cute teensy one with glasses, is the sweetest and tells the worst stories. She cracks everyone up, especially herself. Roxie, the one the gorgeous horse hair, is my mini me with twenty-five times the sass. We’re all very sarcastic, but she got all of our sarcasm combined. And those thick, long locks that somehow skipped over me and Emmy. They’ve become
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a evening in santa cruz

                    Normally we make a day out of going to Santa Cruz, but last week I had a craving for an evening stroll on the beach so on Friday after work we headed to Santa Cruz with only Bailey, a blanket, and a bottle of wine in tow (and the camera, of course!). We made the most of the drive (and bypassed traffic) by driving through
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mother’s day in moss landing

Mother’s Day morning was spent with Seth’s family. We had a delicious brunch and Bailey got to meet one of their dogs, Icesis. They both did really well and once they warmed up to each other, they chased each other around. Late Sunday afternoon, we headed down to Moss Landing with my family. Even though we headed down late and didn’t explore too much because everything was closed, I was still so happy to be
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