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Most days I think easy come, easy go. Live for this moment, this one right this second as you’re reading my post, because people get sick and die or people don’t get sick and they still die. I think, it’s not personal. It’s not even about the person that died. It’s just what happens. So kiss longer and hug tighter and let yourself remember what it was like to play in the ocean when you were as little as my kid and roll on the grass and laugh until you can hardly catch your breath. 

Other days, I think Ok ok, Dooda jokes over, ha ha, come home already. You’ve been on vacation for two whole years now! That’s too long! Come home. Mom will make you a big plate of spaghetti and garlic bread and I’ll sit next to you on the couch while you watch some game and tell me about some new player and what high school he went to, and I won’t care- have never cared about basketball; I’ll just happy to sit with you and listen to you and you’ll ask me how my friends are doing and then mom will bring us a cookie she made and it will be like that. Like how it was. Instead of how it is, you in a box on my mantel.  
@brieglahe @janiedan

Most days I think easy come, easy go. Live for this moment, this one right this second as you’re reading my post, because people get sick and die or people don’t get sick and they still die. I think, it’s not personal. It’s not even about the person that died. It’s just what happens. So kiss longer and hug tighter and let yourself remember what it was like to play in the ocean when you were as little as my kid and roll on the grass and laugh until you can hardly catch your breath.

Other days, I think Ok ok, Dooda jokes over, ha ha, come home already. You’ve been on vacation for two whole years now! That’s too long! Come home. Mom will make you a big plate of spaghetti and garlic bread and I’ll sit next to you on the couch while you watch some game and tell me about some new player and what high school he went to, and I won’t care- have never cared about basketball; I’ll just happy to sit with you and listen to you and you’ll ask me how my friends are doing and then mom will bring us a cookie she made and it will be like that. Like how it was. Instead of how it is, you in a box on my mantel.
@brieglahe @janiedan

So glad I did this and can’t wait to upload a pic of Nino with a different background! So fun. 
Stardustprints.com  #stardustprintswrappingpaper 
@mircohen1

So glad I did this and can’t wait to upload a pic of Nino with a different background! So fun.
Stardustprints.com #stardustprintswrappingpaper
@mircohen1

This small person turned to me during dinner last night and said, for the first time, “How was your day, Mama?”

This small person turned to me during dinner last night and said, for the first time, “How was your day, Mama?”

Dooda, you look so proud in this photo. Was it the car? You loved your cars. If you were here we’d be celebrating your 72nd birthday tonight. I wonder so many things about you, some mom can shed light on, some I’ll just never ever know. We are all trying to get on with life without you, but here’s the thing- and I’m pretty sure I’ve made peace with this- nothing will really make the same kind of sense to me again. The years I got to spend with you were worth this I guess. My whole life, December 19th belonged to you and as far as I can see it still does. XOXOXO

Dooda, you look so proud in this photo. Was it the car? You loved your cars. If you were here we’d be celebrating your 72nd birthday tonight. I wonder so many things about you, some mom can shed light on, some I’ll just never ever know. We are all trying to get on with life without you, but here’s the thing- and I’m pretty sure I’ve made peace with this- nothing will really make the same kind of sense to me again. The years I got to spend with you were worth this I guess. My whole life, December 19th belonged to you and as far as I can see it still does. XOXOXO

It’s a beautiful day when you learn there’s a word for something you love with all your heart.

It’s a beautiful day when you learn there’s a word for something you love with all your heart.

This kid just hiked a 1/4 of a mile by herself. So grateful for her and Johnny and Mr. Nino.

This kid just hiked a 1/4 of a mile by herself. So grateful for her and Johnny and Mr. Nino.

This was fun! (at Echo Park Lake)

☔☔☔☔ (at Kid Space)

☔☔☔☔ (at Kid Space)

Look at this cutie who jumped out of the water to say goodbye. 💙

Look at this cutie who jumped out of the water to say goodbye. 💙

Avalon’s pet cemetery has long been a favorite place for me. 
#friendshelpyouburythebody

Avalon’s pet cemetery has long been a favorite place for me.
#friendshelpyouburythebody

Bell tower
#mymomusedtomeetboyshere

smells: boat exhaust, ocean, big Olaf’s waffle cones. 

Sounds: small waves, kids, idling boats, cat express horn, fountain, bell tower

smells: boat exhaust, ocean, big Olaf’s waffle cones.

Sounds: small waves, kids, idling boats, cat express horn, fountain, bell tower

Pick your fav #catalinatile

Pick your fav #catalinatile