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Spring Bloom: Desert Style

Our baby girl turned 15 months last week. Although her growth is less dramatic, the changes are no less stunning to her Daddy and I. Alina talks nonstop. Her vocabulary is flourishing, with new words like “down” and “Lola” and “baby” and “poo poo” and “potty” just popping into our world from one day to the next. It’s exhilarating! She goes down the slide by herself, loves to swing up

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Sunglass Season!

After nearly six years of living in this land of desert, I can recognize the gradual change of seasons from “too cold for my California blood” to “too hot for anyone but crazy tourists”. And that change is a happenin’. You get a week full of gloom, then a great day in the 60’s. Followed by a few days of cloud coverage, with a couple days in the lower 70’s.

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The Wedding Dress

I mentioned last week that my Cousin got engaged this year and that, over the weekend, the women planned to gather and watch her try on wedding dresses for the very first time. My Cousin is, to put it mildly, an AMAZINGLY striking woman {that was mild, right?}. Obviously, I think she is beautiful because I know her spirit, her kindness, her sense of humor, but really, she is just

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You’re 14 Months, Alina!

   My Big Little Girl, You can be such a silly girl. You love to laugh and give besitos and abrazos. But you also have a pensive, seriousness part of you that I love to capture on film. I adore your little face, and I am always amazed at how many statements your big, beautiful eyes can make. You are into everything these days! Every turn of a corner awaits

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March to March: A Love Letter to You

What a difference a year makes, sweet Angel of mine. Not only can I not believe we are nearly half way through the third month of 2011, it is amazing to look back at the expanse of time and all that has taken place from last March to this March. So much. So very much. To begin with, you were a little baby last March, Alina. Only two months old.

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Comparing DSLR to a Basic Camera: The Coveted Camera

Real Life Photography Tutorials I finally got to compare a DSLR to my crap camera, and I’ve got to say – I fell in serious covet. Here is real life photography tutorials on comparing performance of crap cameras with a snazzy DSLR. Oh, Cannon T2i 18 MP CMOS APS-C Digital SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD Screen, how I covet thee. Let me count the ways…. Okay, let me not, but

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