Monday, June 08, 2009

And you thought your summer reading was hard to put down

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A rare moment alone and uncuddled.

We spent the day with my friend Angela today, which is a good thing to do when you have a new baby and loads of kids around. Roman was very cooperative and we got so many beautiful shots- even one of the whole gaggle (see new summer banner above-see, see!). I find the prospect of getting a photo of 6 children who are related to each other tends less on the challenging side if their mother is not the one taking it. Angela is amazing. (You need to see more of her gorgeous and quirky and clever baby photos here!!) And believe it or not, we were working too. I will confess that the word "work" has taken on a strange and weird new reality these past few (almost 3!!!) weeks. But for reals. Some of what we did with this little baby counted as work towards a very exciting project thats been underway here for several months. More on that soon enough!!

Thank you for continuing to drop in here and coo with us. I'm thinking of that day when I can offer you a little more than baby photos. But right now anything else feels almost wrong. I'm getting there. My brain is slowly remembering myself again, and I sorta like that. Its always a new me though. New all of us. Remember these thoughts? Yup. Every time.

He's just so hard to put down. Sigh.

(going to pick him up.)
xoxo, Anna

128 comments:

  1. Man, I can't wait to see him--and all of them again. Glad it's coming up pretty soon.

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  2. that is a FABULOUS shot of SIX!! As a photographer I secretly want to cry if I have to shoot that many subjects!

    beautiful & thank you for sharing!

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  3. Oh my goodness... love the shot of all six. My fav pics of my "gaggle" are where they are all doing different things. Gave up on everyone paying attention a LONG time ago.

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  4. awww! there's just something so sweet about a newborn baby that makes you want to have another one! (even though my baby #3 is only 10 months old himself...why, why? do i feel I really NEED another!!)

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  5. ladybird6:57 PM

    Oh my! That shot of six is fantastic! So much talent oozing from that beautiful photo. And speaking of talent, I just accidentally figured out a bit of your secret project. Woops! Won't say a word but needless to say I'm giddy with excitement!!

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  6. Gorgeous baby and gorgeous family! Can't wait to hear what the secret project is!

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  7. Beautiful family picture (and I love that sofa!). Roman is adorable - no wonder you can't put him down. Cuddle away, Anna!

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  8. Anna, it is always such a pleasure to work with you! Your kids are so sweet and fnatastic! Thanks for always making our work together fun and exciting!

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  9. What a beautiful looking family! Congrats again!

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  10. that banner is absolutely to die for. what a lovely gaggle you have!

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  11. You have such a beautiful family.

    I look forward to seeing what new project you have been working on. But until then I will enjoy hearing all about the baby.

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  12. What a gorgeous family you have!!! That's an awesome photo!

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  13. These posts are too wonderful, so please do not deprive us of family time and glimpses. I love the creative stuff. I love the personal stuff... all so good.

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  14. Beautiful photos, Anna Maria... the banner is stunning as is your brood. And I, for one, could look at baby photos all day. So no worries there. ;)

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  15. what a wonderful shot of your lovely family! The sofa, the colours of the clothes & surroundings - super!

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  16. I love your new banner! What a lucky little guy to have so much love surrounding him!!

    I just received my copy of the socialite dress pattern.....can't wait to carve out some sewing-for-me time.

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  17. Heaven have mercy. That little guy is stunningly beautiful...as was expected. I'm pretty excited to see what you've got up your sleeve in relation to babies. I've got 6 pregnant friends right now! Bring on the fresh, new baby ideas.

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  18. such a beautiful baby boy....and family. Love the new banner.

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  19. How gorgeous!!! He is beautiful and the family who family is wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing them with us!

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  20. What a beautiful picture of all your babies!! Looking forward to seeing what you've been up to, but DO take your time... we can wait :-)

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  21. Love the new banner, such a great shot of your gang :)

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  22. He is too delicious.
    Love the new Summer header. Your children are beautiful.
    Andi :-)

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  23. I don't think I'd ever put him down. . .he's the cutest thing ever! And what a great photo of the whole crew. I need to do that, too. It always seems that someone's blinking or sticking their tongue or. . .I guess that's expected with a bunch. I'm jealous. . .I keep telling my husband we still have one spot left at the dinner table. And baby makes 8, but he just gives me the stare down. Aaah, you're lucky. . .enjoy that cutie pie!

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  24. What cute photos!! I also just got your wonderful book. What great info and pictures. I love to read sewing/quilting books even though I may never make anything from them. Your is delightful!

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  25. So Sweet! Thank you so much for sharing this time with all of us! I know that you are busy and I do appreciate your thinking of "us".Those pictures make me want to kiss the top of his sweet head! Thanks again, Libby

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  26. BEAUTIFUL! That is the most precious family shot. Please don't put him down just yet. Work and projects can wait! Personally I love reading all the baby posts. Enjoy that sweet baby smelling head.

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  27. I will never tire of the pictures of that sweet babe, and his brothers and sisters. So don't feel like you have to stop posting pitures of your gorgeous family on my account.
    I will happily sit here and coo with you as long as the mood strikes you!
    Your friend's pictures are G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S. Love them!!!

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  28. I LOVE the banner photo! You have beautiful babies :).

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  29. Wow, what a beautiful bunch you have! I don't know how you get anything done, with them to look at all day!

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  30. My husband just walked by and looked at my computer and said "whose beautiful baby is that?" Believe me, that is the ultimate compliment!

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  31. jenny9:27 PM

    Beautiful fam...what handsome boys. Seems like we always see pics of your girls. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. The Title had me laughing and remembering, the baby pic had me cooing and then the WHOLE GAGGLE pic, oh my, that one had me gasping. Just Beautiful! You are oh so proud, I know.

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  33. I love your new header. Great shots. And from your previous post, that dream is so sweet, a memory to always treasure.

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  34. My first favorite part about this post is the PRESHI bunch of kiddos, my second favorite is that you used the phrase, "now for reals." Next time, use a "z" and it will be fun. for realz. congratulations to a beautiful baby boy. .....Baby fever....

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  35. I love that you do seasonal photos for your header. I always know there's something new when your photos crop up in my Flickr contacts. New baby amnesia. Been there....make notes & forget them. He'll be 6 months old and crawling before you know it...enjoy every moment!

    P.s. Enjoyed using Cathedral in Peony for ruffly trimming on my new sofa (slipcover, hello they are washable!) pillows. I love how all your fabrics match...no matter what the combination.

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  36. what a sweetie. adore the header.

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  37. Your new summer banner makes me want to weep with happiness. So beautiful!

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  38. Anna! A heartfelt congratulations to you and your family-- which is BEAUTIFUL, by the way! (I'm loving the new banner.) Treasure these moments as, I'm sure you know, they go so fast. Congrats, again!

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  39. That is an absolutely beautiful picture of your kids. Really lovely. My son is 21 months and I still hold him every chance I get--soon he won't let me! You gotta get it when you can!

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  40. He is so beautiful... they all are. I'm very impressed with your life work so far... and your fabric isn't bad either =). Enjoy every moment!

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  41. Lovely photos!!!

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  42. I am LOVING the pictures. The whole gang is pretty darn gorgeous! Great pictures and I surely love the couch outside! :)

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  43. I LOVE the new banner! Such a natural, yet beautiful picture! :)

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  44. the baby is so tiny cute..

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  45. So sweet and the new banner photo is fabulous! How fun - and can't wait to see what you are working on but I love baby pics in the meantime :-)

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  46. What an attractive family you all look, and what a pair of legs you have :-)

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  47. Both pics are gorgeous, but the new banner is amazing !!

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  48. Lauren3:29 AM

    Love your new banner & the gorgeous photo of Roman. He looks so contented - probably because he is never in need of attention. It is obvious you all love him to pieces.

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  49. What a lovely new banner!

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  50. Ulrike3:54 AM

    What a beautiful shot! And such a wonderful tribe you have...
    Thanks for sharing!

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  51. Saw the banner, loved the banner! Beautiful family, all!

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  52. janjan4:51 AM

    Gorgeous photos of your lovely brood and of course the beautiful baby Roman. Enjoy those special early days with your new babe xxx

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  53. I adore the photo of all the children outside on the couch. Inside furniture outside always looks so beautiful. Looks like you've been having fun!

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  54. He is just too cute to put down! I love the banner photo! Your friend is very talented!

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  55. I LOVE your new banner! What an absolutely gorgeous family you have. And little Roman looks a lot like you. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  56. Precious photos! Thanks for sharing!

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  57. Gorgeous group shot and Roman is so precious :)

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  58. I for one don't mind all the baby love! Oh the cuteness!!! And your family banner pic is lovely, too. Heartwarming in the truest, best ways.

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  59. Your children are beautiful!

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  60. You have such a beatiful family!!

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  61. Keep the sweet baby pics coming - I for one just love it when your blogline lights up and I click on quick to see the latest shot of your precious Roman. Love the newest ones! Love the family banner photo!! What a beautiful family, Anna.

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  62. Love your banner photo!And everything else you post about.

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  63. What a beautiful little one! No wonder he's so hard to put down. You just want to cuddle him.

    Well... enjoy your summer 'reading'.... this one's the best... from cover to cover!

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  64. I love the little newish born legs . . . so cute.

    Great family photo.

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  65. What an absolutely wonderful photo of your beautiful kids!

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  66. I just love the gorgeous picture on your banner! Such a lovely family.

    And I think wee Roman gets more adorable every day. I love that picture of him, it reminds me of pictures I have of my kids in that same newborn pose!

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  67. Oh my goodness gracious, that shot of all your kiddlings is so super-fab! Big big big congrats to you and the fam!

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  68. They are so easy and nice to cuddle! Enjoy every moment and cuddle lots because you know they grow too fast!

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  69. Cheryl1:33 PM

    BEAUTIFUL FAMILY.....BEAUTIFUL LIFE

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  70. Fantastic photo for your banner! I bet you are very pleased to have them all in the pic so beautifully. as for Roman, he is soooo gorgeous ! You see that photo and you want to pick him up ! No wonder that happens all the time! He looks so very peaceful.

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  71. What a handsome family! Roman looks so precious and wonderful. I had a baby girl, Catherine Violet, just two weeks before you and she has been swathed in a blanet make from Fortune in Zinnia since she made her way into the world. We get compliments on the beautiful fabric (and baby) everywhere we go. Blessings!

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  72. that new header is so adorable!

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  73. I have YET to get a picture of me and my four children...youngest now 3...please tell me how you do it???? Is that a magic wand I see under that perfect couch?????

    just beautiful...as always...so beautiful...

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  74. Anna Maria, you have the MOST beautiful family. Truly lovely.

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  75. The new Header is Wonderful!! I have 3 and we don't seem to be able to get a picture of them all sweet like that..I think the fact that Roman is so cute sure helps...when he is a toddler getting into their things...well, they may not feel quite so cozy with him :)....

    But he will be still adorable to everyone else!

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  76. So darling! I love that photo. I wanted to tell you that I’m hosting an incredible giveaway for a $195 EZ View Desktop on my blog. Come on over and enter!

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  77. Awwww I can eat him up. It makes me think of my two boys at that age and size. Why or why does it go fast? Thanks for making me smile.

    Susan

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  78. Hello, Happy Ann,
    I love your new banner!

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  79. How does one woman have the most beautiful children in the world? Lucky you Anna Maria! Love your work, love your genes!

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  80. great pictures indeed and a lovely atmosphere around this cute little fella! cheers from Ireland Eliane

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  81. I love love LOVE your new heading! What a precious looking shot - especially on a cool looking couch outside! Your baby is adorable - I don't mind the baby photos at all. Have a GREAT DAY!

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  82. I juat adore the banner photo of all 6 kiddo's. I love the pictures when the kids aren't actually looking at the camera. Way to beautiful

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  83. Anonymous3:24 PM

    Love your pictures

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  84. So my favorite age! I love them in little onesies with their little newborn legs! Just makes you want to eat them up!

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  85. such a lovely shot of all six. wow. you must be so proud. you make me want to have more babes. i am sure you hear this all the time, but your oldest daughter is stunning. she is so gorgeous. you have the most beautiful family.

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  86. What a fabulous photo and such sweet love in all the kid's faces.

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  87. Your photo is too lovely. You have a very blessed family!

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  88. I love the summer banner - your family is adorable!

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  89. I LOVE this picture of your children! What a great composition!!! Beautiful kiddos :)

    Take care.
    Melanie

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  90. He's just beautiful. Enjoy every snuggle!

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  91. They are hard to put down aren't they? :) Love the picture of all the kids...and the sofa too!

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  92. Love, love,love the photos! Beautiful children.

    : )

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  93. Beautiful baby and lovely header pic of all the children -- it's just so lovely!!

    Congratulations! I was so excited to hear of his arrival and that everyone was doing well. What a beautiful little boy.

    Keep the adorable baby pics coming and relax! The best thing about blogging is that you can pop right back whenever you're ready...

    -RAE

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  94. He is beautiful! Don't put him down for long, they grow up fast!
    Jill

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  95. what BEAUTIFUL children! and your newbie boy is just darling...makes we want another ;)

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  96. Congrats- we just had our #2 two weeks ago. I know what you mean- its hard to put them down. I love your work- Thanks for your talents!

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  97. enjoy every minute! I can almost smell that sweet baby smell from here in Georgia! He's beautiful, congratulations on your latest masterpiece!

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  98. your headline for this was perfect. And oh my gosh, what a cute baby and a beautiful family shot. I love your blog. You really can do it all!

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  99. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous ... is all I can say.

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  100. He's really a beautiful baby... Congratulations!!!

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  101. I went thru every photo at your photographer's site and it just made my day, she has a wonderful eye to capture all the beauty! God Bless! pamie g

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  102. Anonymous7:31 AM

    baby Roman is gorgeous and the shot of the 6 of them is amazing! Miss you guys more than you can know! Take care, sister! Alicia

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  103. What a beautiful family you have!!

    Again, congrats, your baby boy is gorgeous and I do remember and sorta ;) wish for those days!!

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  104. Anonymous9:40 PM

    Such a beautiful family you have there. Cherish every single moment.

    Amy

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  105. Enjoy your time with the kids...you can't get that back!
    Just lovely
    Janet

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  106. Anonymous10:29 AM

    I don't think I could, or would want to put him down. He's delicious. You have such a beautiful family. You are so blessed.
    margie

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  107. LOVE the new couch pictures. Why do I have to live in Arizona? Backgrounds are so ugly her! arg.

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  108. I loved holding my girls all the time. Enjoy it while you can. Soon he will be too busy to be held.

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  109. I just happened on your blog from a craft blog but I had to leave a comment because I have a little Roman too! It's not a common name but I love it. Such a cute little guy and if the name has any bearing on personality, you're in for a lot of fun! ;) ha
    Loved all the pictures, beautiful and inspiring family!
    ~Sarah

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  110. Goodness, I went over to Angela's site and just spent the past 90 minutes looking at everything and watching all of the slide shows. Beautiful!

    I'm truly enjoying the baby talk :) I think I may have to volunteer in the maternity ward or something so I can get my baby fix!

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  111. Ms Dale3:19 PM

    That precious little arm and hand!! Who wouldn't want to nibble on that!!
    Ms. Dale

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  112. Gorgeous!Gorgeous!Gorgeous!Gorgeous!Gorgeous!Gorgeous!Gorgeous!
    baby Roman, the photo, the fabric,
    Girl you really no how to put it all together don't you! woo hoo! ;-)

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  113. Sweet!
    I love the photos!

    Cute baby!
    I love the play kitchen and the cart the pics are very artisticly done!
    Blessings,
    Georgiann QF momma of 6 so far!

    I love all the fabrics and sewing projects!

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