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Remember the Gulf Coast…

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Even though the media coverage has died down since Katrina and Rita struck, and Ashton Kucher and Demi Moore’s wedding is making bigger headlines, people’s lives have been completely unraveled due to these hurricanes and THEY NEED OUR HELP. My friend Jen is managing a blog that has a TON of information on what still needs to be done and how you can help.[link(http://gracedavis.typepad.com/katrinablog/)]PLEASE go read![/link]

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fallen leaves taken captive

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i’ve often told people that i love the “back-to-school” time of year. i don’t know if it’s the excitement of starting something new, or the excitment of new faces, or if it’s just a leftover excitement of my new school wardrobe when i was in high school…but i just can’t seem to shake the excitement that i have at this time of year. it’s also autumn: hands down, the best time of year. you’ll never convince me that there is something more beautiful than a hillside full of orange and…read more

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the last weekend of summer

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we celebrated sawyer’s birthday with a smash cake and a backyard BBQ, complete with scotch and cigars for the menfolk and port and wine for the rest of us. except rowan and sawyer who were already in bed. sawyer’s treat was his smashcake…which he DOVE into, albeit quite delicately.[link(pics/sept_05/saw_bday.jpg)][thumb]pics/sept_05/saw_bday.jpg[/thumb][/link] this was the last weekend of summer as autumn begins (it’s about time!) this week. if you walk outside right this moment, you’ll be able to smell the dry leaves falling off their branches already. some people might be lighting up…read more

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sing…sing a song

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Rowan has always been into music and has always requested that we listen to the same song over and over in the car. But recently, he’s hit a new milestone that is so thrilling for both him and us: he sings along! He especially likes to sing along to “Snuggle Puppy,” “Jesus Loves Me,” and “Sing,” (from Sesame Street). He sings with such enthusiasm that we don’t mind listening (and singing along ourselves) to these songs over and over because it makes him so excited. And it warms our hearts…read more

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when television is brilliant

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so we followed my older brother’s advice and found the only British version of “The Office” that we could find: the Christmas special, which was basically a follow-up to the series. even though we miss out entirely on the series and skip way to the end (david brent is “sacked” from the job in slough but keeps showing up in the office “for morale”), we found ourselves laughing hysterically and uncomfortably. just yesterday, we discovered our new/old friend margaret is also a brit-version addict AND a netflix member, so we…read more

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