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Hip Hip Hooray!

Hip Hip Hooray for moms day off! As an avid hiker, I have always trusted the mountains to lead me ( and the trail markers, in blue and white 💙) It's the one place to be alone with my thoughts. I have NO where to rush too, or take any calls or emails. I love that the only sound is the leaves under your feet. the fresh air & blue skies fill your lungs and each time my chest expands, i feel stress leaving me. It's been a really hectic few weeks with the transition of my new business and julia going to school. I am trying to commit to one day a month for me. .As a full time...

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A Look Back

Four years ago the earth 🌏 stood still for me, as I️ witnessed the birth of my daughter. Life as I️ had known it would never be the same. You came into this world without a sound. You didn’t cry for a few minutes. We all stood still. I stood there, holding a baby...instantly in love, yet terrified to bond.. was this for real?➡️Did I️ just become a mom? After so many losses and so much pain and sadness, did I️ get my family? Finally the silence was broken by a 😢 cry... and the world started to move again.... and hasn’t stopped since. Years move at a records pace, and watching you grow and change everyday is a gift....

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First Day of Preschool

So I am sitting in a @starbucks ☕️on First Ave recovering from the post traumatic stress and shock of hearing my kid scream and cry "MOMMY" as I left and the social worker told me, "you need to leave, we will handle this." This whole #momming thing is tough on the heart ❤️ First you don't want them to grow up so quickly, and when it's finally time for them to spread their wings and step into the next phase of life, you pray that it's without tears and screaming. I know this is the first of many rights of passage that I will go through with Julia, but for today, I needed my own space to step aside, sit with my ☕️ and...

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Go Big or Go Home!

Go big or go home 💪🏼 This Monday, I choose BIG! My XL dogatg measures 1" of pure 💛Sometimes scale is hard to see in pics, so I figured this might help✅Available to create with any stones you choose! Next up is yellow gold w sapphire 💙&💎 #gobigorgohome#mondaymotivation #biggerisbetter#sizematters #dogtag #personalize#makeitpersonal #personalizedjewelry#initialnecklace #customjewelry #gold#sapphire #jewelryaddict #jewelrygram#jewelryaddict #necklace#necklacesofinstagram #layeringnecklaces#lux #everydayluxury #jewelryblogger

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Top Moments

Top moments of 2017 means a lot of things to a lot of people. To a birth mom it probably means a whole slew of other things. Every year at this time, I create a book and fill it with pictures & stories of the adventures Julia and I had and try and give the birth mom a little peak into how Julia’s life is, and how she has grown up. I include pictures of birthdays, holidays, Hiking, campfires, family time and just simple moments like food shopping with her cousins.  I often get the question, “is it an open Adoption?” And “do you keep in touch with the birth mom”. It is open, and this is what I signed...

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