I get to go to Boston on Friday. I’m taking my main man #2 (Max) and my arch nemesis (Lu…and I mean that in a nice way…I think…) to help my sister welcome a new baby into the world (I’m sure Lu will do a whole ton of helping). Max and I are giddy with excitement (Elle got to go with me last year so it’s Max’s turn, and Lu, well, Lu needs her mama right now). My mom is on an around-the-world speaking tour and can’t be there, so my sister came up with this great idea for me to come help her as I help myself to get my “baby fix.” She even invited me to the actual birth, which she does all by herself (no drugs) and I was so honored and excited.

Only one problem. She had her baby early this morning. That sweet little babe just didn’t want to wait for her favorite Aunt to arrive. Well, she better be ready for a whole ton of snuggling on Friday! Can’t wait to meet you Miss Emmeline Rose! Congratulations you guys!

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  1. How awesome that you are going out to help your sister! I told Saren last week, and mean it, that you guys are just the neatest family!

    Hope you have a terrific time!

  2. Oh Shawn….
    we can’t WAIT to see you. Emeline isn’t going to grow up at all….I’ve told her to keep that belly button cord and not eat too much so that she stays super tiny and will satisfy all your newborn needs. Thanks for coming. I can’t wait.

  3. How Fun!! I am jealous of all your fabulous travels. Sounds like a great trip. BTW hang in there. I read your last few entries. This too shall pass. You are amazing!!

  4. How lucky you are to head up to Boston and get some major newborn snuggle time. Enjoy every kiss, smell and squeeze. They are truly straight from heaven.

    It was so great to read your comment on my blog today. I read your blog all the time and don’t always comment, but the things you write about float through my mind all day.

    As I have been massively reorganizing my kitchen before my family comes out for Thanksgiving I thought of you and your newly sorted house.

    I too pulled out my sewing machine to make quilts for my girls and I thought of you teaching your own girls how to sew. I look forward to that day in my future. (P.S. Their costumes were original and amazing! Elle’s puckered sleeves looked far too hard for my limited self-taught skills!)

    As I have headed to the doctor time and time again these past six weeks, I have thought of you and your endless appointments and unaswered questions. Flu shots, stitches and broken bones seems a bit easier to deal with.

    And I am in LOVE with your photography. I recently got my first SLR camera and while I have almost no idea what I am doing, I feel like I’m starting to ‘see’ how lovely certain shots could be, the angle, the lighting, etc. and wish I could capture it as you do. You have a gift (and one I’d love to duplicate!)

    I think of you as we do our ‘highs and lows’ each night at dinner. It makes me smile to hear the good and bad of the day. I love it.

    Anyway, thanks for being YOU. I think you are amazing. And I never would have known it if you weren’t willing to share. So thank you. Truly.

    Have a great time in Boston. It’s one of my favorite places (and I’ve only been there once!)

    Can’t wait to read all about it.


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