Category Archives: family matters

last prom

You can hardly blame me for wanting to show off such beauty. I’m struggling to choose the right descriptor. Gorgeous? Exquisite? Sensational? Breathtaking? Her mom chose “stunning” when she texted the pictures of Marissa and Kaden. The cool part: What … Continue reading

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the real carl m. nill

It would take several volumes to describe my dad. But if I had to condense it to one page, I’d simply share this letter. “Sharon Carlson, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer.” That would be me. A very important position, you can tell. … Continue reading

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two hours

My toddler-watching services were needed today for only two hours while parents and Will went to teacher conferences. It was perfect outside weather, so outside was where Lincoln and I spent the entire two hours (except for a diaper change). … Continue reading

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28 years apart

mother (1989) —> daughter (2017) — high school senior photos The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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revealed

Lucky me! I got to be with Taylor, Beth, and Declan when they learned the gender of their twins. Thankfully, their friend Lyndsi was there too to make that awesome video. But I was able to snap some fun stills of … Continue reading

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delivery story

Doctor Dave Miller was the physician on duty when Pete was born. Folklore has it that as he was heading out into the world his dad asked Dr. Miller if it was a boy or a girl. (I’m sure Mauri was … Continue reading

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bentley

When we visited my brother, John, in Jacksonville, FL, a few years ago, we stopped to look at this boat. It seemed perfectly reasonable since Johnny has always been a boat guy, usually unable to resist the temptation to purchase them. … Continue reading

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