Memories, Dreams, and Reflections 2014

In 2014 I said goodbye to beautiful Tanzania, spent eight hard months in inland Virginia, and moved back to my little home island for the first time in almost 10 years. I gave birth naturally (without pain meds) to my second child. I learned (am learning?) how to be a mama of two. I visited Jamaica, New England, and a few other cool places. There were lots of good days and plenty of bad. Thank you to everyone who was a part of it… even those of you who just keep up with this little blog of mine. I’m stoked to welcome a new year and all the adventures (and misadventures) 2015 will bring. I am grateful to have spent another year on this Earth.

This year I This is the second year I’m participating in Ashley Sisk’s “Memories Dreams and Reflections.” I think it’s a great way to wrap up the year and collect some of my favorite photos. Here we go!

1. ME
kanga babywearingWith a baby attached, as usual.

2. I LOVE YOU
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My whole world.

3. STILL LAUGHING

The Boston Tattoo Convention‘s “Mr. Tattoo” contest was a riot.

4. WINTER WONDERLAND

In March we moved to Northern Virginia. This is how we were welcomed.

5. BIRTHDAY

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This year Evita celebrated her second birthday. 

6. FRIENDS

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My two kids with my best friend’s kid, who is the same age(ish) as Damo. 🙂

7. I WAS INSPIRED

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Sunrises are always inspiring to me. They encourage me to live each day to the fullest. To be thankful for every day we have on this earth. This one in Jamaica was captured on my iPhone.

8. SPRING FEVER

I was stoked to see all the cherry blossoms blooming around Northern Virginia this Spring.

9. TRAVEL

New York City

Boston & Providence

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10. SUMMER DAYS

This was a sad summer for us living so far from the beach, but we still managed to make the drive as often as we could! I’m glad we don’t have to worry about that anymore.

11. A DAY IN MY LIFE

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Tandem Babywearing saved my life!

12. ALL SMILES

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I’m so, so happy that Eva is back at the beach again.

13. AUTUMN HARVEST

I’m so grateful that I was able to experience my first real Autumn. Eva loved running around in the leaves, crunching on them and tossing them in the air. Virginia is the most beautiful in the Fall.

14. FAMILY
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My mama <3

15. CELEBRATE

This photo was taken on Eva’s 2-and-a-half birthday. Yup… we celebrate half-birthdays around here. 😉

16. LET’S DO IT AGAIN

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Jamaica was one of those few places to which I have travelled that I feel a special connection with. I had such a wonderful time there. The people were some of the friendliest I have ever met. The place was just beautiful. I just have to visit again…

17. I MISS YOU

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Not a day goes by that I don’t think of Tanzania and what a wonderful place it is. I miss it so much. I often wonder when I’ll ever see it again.

18. BEAUTIFUL

My little angel is just perfect when she’s sleeping. 🙂

19. DRESS UP

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20. MACRO

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21. HOLIDAZE

Charro Days

Memorial Day in Washington DC

22. FAVORITE

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My favorite memory from 2014 has to be giving birth to Damian without any pain meds. Click the picture to read his birth story.

23. DON’T EVER CHANGE

These pictures perfectly reflect Eva’s personality… spunky, sassy, and confident. I hope she never changes.

24. JUST BECAUSE

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I feel like my handsome little man is lacking pictures in this yearly recap, so I thought I’d share one of my favorites of him.

25. HOPES & DREAMS

I’m just really excited to see Eva and Damian’s relationship develop as sister and brother. 🙂 I’m stoked to be a mama of two and learning all that I can on this journey.

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