Author Archives: Ashlee

a little announcement.

It’s true, it’s true! We are overjoyed, slightly terrified, and beyond grateful for this growing family of ours. A very special thank you to our dear friends Natalie and Shawn at Acorn Films for creating this sweet film for us. … Continue reading

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36 minutes.

I had errands to run. The alterations shop, the camera shop, the baby clothes store. I collapsed on the chair for a minute—just one minute—to rest before mustering the energy to change his diaper, change his clothes, brush my teeth, … Continue reading

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13/52, 14/52.

“A portrait of my child once a week, every week, in 2014.” Week 12: He can build a racetrack out of anything. Week 13: Snack time staring contest. He won.

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hard work and generosity.

I landed my first official job shortly after my 16th birthday, a hostessing gig at a local steakhouse. After a quick non-interview interview with the General Manager, he complimented my strong handshake and told me I was hired. I went … Continue reading

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dear everett.

Dear Everett, The older you get, the more aware I become of you, of your little mind and independent spirit. You are transforming before my very eyes from a baby into a boy—a change I find perfectly bittersweet. At this … Continue reading

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