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can it really get better than this?

I know I talk a lot about life and how grand it is. Sure, we have our downs but I prefer to focus on the blessings that each day brings. Latly there have been many. Yesterday was beautiful in every way. There is nothing that I love more than being able to stay home and raise Kate and take care of my sweet husband. There is nothing better than this. To share every minute with Kate, catch every smile and hear every squeal is what makes waking up every morning so exciting. We have been spending our days rolling over, reading, singing, praying, taking walks, running errands, playing at Disneyland, eating veggies (squash is her favorite), and taking lots and lots of naps. Our girl is a napper! She needs lots of sleep. Hmmm, I wonder who she gets that from! :) Yesterday she took a 2 hour and 45 minute nap. Amazing. I finally had to wake her up because I wanted to play and needed to run to Trader Joes to make a delicious dinner inspired by Paul Deen. Dinner ended up being wonderful and Kate was my little helper. She was on my hip while I whipped it together. I am so crazy about this little girl. Every day we fall more and more in love. Besides getting married, deciding to start a family was the best decision Chris and I have ever made. Our life was great before Kate but now it is so beautiful. We wouldn't change a single thing, not one. Not sure how life can get any better than this....

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