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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Learnings

You know everyone I talk to about our trip to Cuba asks me about what
it was like, the people, the food etc. And as I talk to them what I’m
realizing is that it wasn’t the destination that was really impactful
for me. It was what that destination represented for us as a family
and more importantly, as a couple. Exploring new things together,
getting our groove back, starting to look outwards again for adventure
to restore and reinvigorate us that’s what I really enjoyed. Tgats
what personally brings me ultimate happiness, not stuff, or status, or
any of that, but growing and discovering new places and people with my
man and eventually the whole family. That’s what the thrill is for me.
Its that travel bug again!

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Good times and tough times

It’s been a funny old start to the year. Lots of sad news that always makes you reflect upon your own family and your values - what you hold most dear.

My sister-in-law Jackie’s sister died last week. She was like a mother to Jackie and I know that the loss will come as a hard blow. We are too far away at times like this.

On the other side of the family, my brother-in-law’s father is also gravely ill. The family are up in Philadelphia for what we think are his final days. I feel very much for all the pain they are going through. I look at my son, my daughter, my husband and I feel profoundly grateful we are all healthy and living life to the fullest.

We are all precious gifts for each other that we do not get to cherish indefinitely.
Remember. Delight. Savor and Cherish one other.

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Monday, April 9, 2007

Nap Time


Nap time
Originally uploaded by taylorkydd.

Here we all look half-asleep, which incidentally we were, having just woken up from our various afternoon naps. A picture of domesticity. Lola is thriving, not to sound too obsessed - but she’s sleeping more and more at night. Bliss! Oliver is more hilarious every day - trying so hard to talk, he has his own language which we of course are adapting to. I’m sure this is doing him some irreperable damage that a therapist will condemn us for in the years ahead - but if “cat” is “rara” no matter what you say, eventually you find yourself saying “Where IS the rara?”
Travel town on Sunday - Easter Sunday - deserted. Cloudy cool day. Perfect. Oliver lost his mind. Lola slept. Tough times. ;-)

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