Archive for August, 2010

Ice Cream Trucks and Changing Rooms


Back in July there was a message on my phone from Chris, otherwise known as Dad in the B Family. He was calling to set up a beach session for his kids and wanted to use a voucher he and his wife, Patty, had won at the local library auction 5 years ago! I was blown away that they still had the voucher and of course I was going to make this session happen! After a really good game of phone tag, we finally connected to go over the session details and setup a time/place. I KNEW this was my kind of family when he said “Sunday would be perfect for us. We’re all going to wedding and the kids will be clean that day.” Loved that!! When Chris and I originally spoke we talked about doing individual and group

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Potty Training, Lobster and Leaking A/C Units!


Something clicked in my head as I pulled into the driveway and saw a portable potty chair. I didn’t realize the full meaning of what I was seeing until I walked into my parents’ house, greeted my sisters and was told that “we” were potty training Sanna this week. Welcome to the Sjursen family summer get together… This should really have come as no surprise to me. There is always chaos, adventure and fun to be had when even half of my family is in the same state. Why would I think it would be any different on this trip? One week every summer my entire family converges on my parents’ house for a week of beach, lobster and boating. I grew up in a small coastal town in Connecticut, the kind of town whose population doubles in the summer

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Lucky Number 8

We have a winner!!! Thank-you to everyone who participated in the 2nd children’s book giveaway.  This month’s lucky number, as you can see below, is the number 8. I’ve always had a special spot in my heart for the number 8.  You see, certain numbers, in my head, have a personality and well 8 has always been the forgotten middle child.  She’s stuck between wanna be just like nine 7 and bratty 9.  Today 8 gets to shine all on her own! I’ve contacted the winner and soon will be sending Harold on his way.  I hope they enjoy it as much as I did!

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