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In one mere month, my “baby” will turn a year old. How can that be?? But as I watch Hazel walk and play and interact, I realize that she’s growing up fast and becoming a big girl right before my eyes.

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October unquestionably kicks off a season of celebrations, especially in my family where we have not only the holidays but six straight months of birthdays (seriously, Hudson is the only one in my immediate family outside of the range). The last week was particularly eventful with my birthday and Halloween leading off this holiday season.

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It’s election day, and this is the first election we’ve had in the commonwealth of Virginia. It’s been a bit of a learning curve to figure out how things work around here, but fortunately we got registered when we moved and our polling place is at an elementary school in our own neighborhood. So, as long as we don’t have to stand in line for hours, it should be incredibly convenient. I hope you’re able to get out and vote today–do your part to make an end to this year’s political ads. Oh my gosh, please, anything to make them end.

In other news, we’ve enjoyed a more relaxed pace around the Taylor household after birth-denouement (see what I did there?). We’ve been playing catch-up a bit from our busy month, but we’ve still had our share of diverse adventures here and there to keep life interesting.
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Happy first day of fall! Historically, this is my favorite time of year–changing leaves, cooler weather, tasty food, and, most importantly, my birthday! In recent years, however, fall has unfortunately transformed into an unwelcome reminder of the upcoming cold and bitter winter, and for a while I lost quite a bit of the joy and excitement I originally had about it. However, I’ve decided that I don’t want my favorite season to be ruined for me anymore, so I’m on a mission to reclaim fall.
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