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Tight squeeze. February 2014, Florida.
Our little Ivy sure is growing. Here she is with her Dibi last week. Yep, a new Dibi! We’ll see if Ivy, once she’s talking, has another name in mind. But until then, we will use Dibi, the name my sister invented for “Grammy.” Kinda fits, right?

Tight squeeze. February 2014, Florida.

Our little Ivy sure is growing. Here she is with her Dibi last week. Yep, a new Dibi! We’ll see if Ivy, once she’s talking, has another name in mind. But until then, we will use Dibi, the name my sister invented for “Grammy.” Kinda fits, right?

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Unpacking is way better than packing, isn’t it? It’s kinda like opening presents and, with my memory and frenzied move-out ways, it’s a fun surprise to see what’s where. So, yes. We’ve had fun getting settled into our new home in Ohio. Some days it feels like we’re far away from the life we knew for so long, but as I talk about in my September AARP post, our people are all around us.

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Lovely little mini person. June 2013, Florida.
My family got a little more #intergenerational over the weekend. I am beyond excited to introduce Ivy Claire Pendleton, daughter of my sister Leslie and brother-in-law Matt. I’m a first-time auntie (yay!) and my parents are first-time grandparents. Special. As the universe would work, it’s almost exactly nine months after Pop Pop passed. Ivy, you’re right on time. Love you, love you.

Lovely little mini person. June 2013, Florida.

My family got a little more #intergenerational over the weekend. I am beyond excited to introduce Ivy Claire Pendleton, daughter of my sister Leslie and brother-in-law Matt. I’m a first-time auntie (yay!) and my parents are first-time grandparents. Special. As the universe would work, it’s almost exactly nine months after Pop Pop passed. Ivy, you’re right on time. Love you, love you.

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Basically, Yes

  • Me: Basically, what happened was... "Basically" — ha, listen to me. I sound like Pop Pop.
  • Mom: You know you say that all the time, right?
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May your holidays be filled with special moments, big and small. With love from New York, Laura

May your holidays be filled with special moments, big and small. With love from New York, Laura

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At home. November 2011, Manhattan. 
This year for Thanksgiving, it was just us kids. My sister and my brother-in-law flew in from Florida, and we were on our own, sans parents for the first time in, well, ever.   But before turkey and stuffing and football, we visited Arthur.
"So, what have you been up to," I asked, like I do.
"Not a damn thing."
It’s an Arthur line I know and love, but it was new to my sister and her husband, and we all cracked up, Arthur included.
Is anything bettah?
p.s. See that picture on his table? It’s us, around this time last year!

At home. November 2011, Manhattan.

This year for Thanksgiving, it was just us kids. My sister and my brother-in-law flew in from Florida, and we were on our own, sans parents for the first time in, well, ever. But before turkey and stuffing and football, we visited Arthur.

"So, what have you been up to," I asked, like I do.

"Not a damn thing."

It’s an Arthur line I know and love, but it was new to my sister and her husband, and we all cracked up, Arthur included.

Is anything bettah?

p.s. See that picture on his table? It’s us, around this time last year!