emeraldm From yesterday. First practice of the fall soccer season. Gotta say, I'm crushin' on the coach in the blue. 18h

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emeraldm Fins out! This place is hoppin'. #backtolife #backtoreality (you know you sang that in your head ) Happy Monday, everyone! 3d

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emeraldm No tax! Crisp, clean water. Clear skies and no sudden downpours. We loved Disneyworld, but as with any trip... It's great to be (almost) home . 4d

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emeraldm There's no where like my #emeraldcity. #northwestisbest 5d

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emeraldm Day 3. Epcot and Downtown Disney. 1w

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emeraldm Plane had to circle around a bit to avoid some lightning/thunderstorms. Luckily we didn't have to detour to Miami or Tampa. Silly Orlando, you didn't have to roll out a wet Seattle welcome. #disneyworldorbust . 2w
  •   1suburbanchic I don't recall it raining today! It usually rains around 3pm for!an hour and stops haha! Have fun at Disney World!! 2w

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emeraldm Earlybird. 2w

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emeraldm ...it's such a good feeling to be with family and friends... (name that show song). This morning I got to wake up next to my dear hubby then have my choco almond milk coffee in a beautiful new mug (bonus! It doesn't say 'Someone who loves me went to Niagara Falls and all I got was this mug") . littlemoments . Busy day ahead! Happy Saturday, everyone 2w

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emeraldm Lastnight she was so tired she sad she didn't want to go to soccer camp today. I said we would talk about it in the morning and she never even mentioned it. Big sis came in my room lastnight and said "Why do I always have to be goalie?" So I said maybe if you are goalie tomorrow, you can mention it to coach and ask about trying a different position. She then said, "No, I mean right now." (At about 11pm). So I used all my willpower not to laugh and walked her back to her room, where she pretty much fell right back asleep, probably jumping right back into whatever World Cup game she was conquering. Apparently I'm a soccer mom in the summer, too. #littlemoments #jj_forum_0940 : little people, big world 2w

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emeraldm Then it dawned on me. No matter how hard I try to brighten this photograph, I still can't make him real enough. The thing that broke my heart when 911 happened was the fact that so many children lost a parent and would have to go through so many moments without a mom or a dad, like I did. Their heart would always have a piece missing. I was blessed with a strong Mommy who carried her family on her shoulders, despite becoming a widow just shy of 34. I'm 37 and the sadness still hasn't disappeared. Instead, it creeps into the daily things, like how the coffee I stir in the morning reminds me of the spilt coffee on the table when we got the call from the hospital. Or how his voice could fill a room and his eyes would nearly disappear with his belly laughs. All those milestones without him. Getting married, having babies. Of course, now I miss him for the girls, knowing what an awesome Lolo he would be. When the girls and I were looking through pictures today, Mia saw me eating ice cream in one and asked "did he take off the nuts for you?" And I smiled, proud to know that I had shared a little bit of my Daddy with her from my memories. Plus, they sure can belt out those Beatles songs and make their Lolo proud. #30yearsismuchtoolong #daddysgirl 3w
  •   stepherzme So sweet Em. I know the feeling... it's those little moments that can be both a sad reminder and a great comforter. He is always with you 3w

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emeraldm #augustbreak2014 : Day 2: Pattern. Today I hand-washed 3 princess dresses then rounded up soccer socks and cleats for camp this week. I'd say they're well rounded. #momlife #littlemoments #frozensummer #dayinthelife 3w

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emeraldm Emily, having a conversation with Chai Chai about where the best sunspot is. #littlemoments #twinsies #instagram_kids 3w

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emeraldm In celebration of a new look, the awesome @websta_me is having a "What makes you feel new contest?" For me? Nothing like a morning adventure on my trusty new bike while my hubby and babies are still dreaming away in sleepyland. Exploring new places or just visiting old ones (preferably by some sort of body of water ) , taking as many pictures as my phone and dslr will allow before I get rained on or it's time to head back. Best way to keep refueling myself so I can celebrate life and all it's little miracles ️. #websta_me #casetify 3w

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emeraldm @rsherman25 @brantonsherman had a blast yesterday! Wish we could attend more events but since we moved to Portland it makes it a tiny but more difficult. Makes us appreciate the events we can get to even more. #rs25softball Richard Sherman Celebrity Softball Game will definitely be a tradition for us! Blanket Coverage Foundation, helping out kids get set up to go to school ready for success is something everyone needs to support. #gohawks #t3iadventures 1mon

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emeraldm Why yes, Shermy have me high ten ! #rs25softball #bethere #gohawks #teamsherman #safeco . 1mon

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  •   asheeezy You guys are here just for today?! 1mon
  •   wanative The whole Fam? 1mon
  •   emeraldm @asheeezy got here lastnight and heading out tonight. 1mon
  •   emeraldm @wanative just B and I- did you go? 1mon
  •   wanative No. I seriously thought about it though! But there was a small possibility we would have stayed overnight in Vancouver, so I didn't buy tickets. Miss you Em! 1mon

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emeraldm Oh my cuteness. Our little asthmatic cat. Saved the best for last, look at those eyes. We love you, Ccino ️. Almost 13yo and you look like a kitten (your hearing on the other hand, that is debatable. #wearesiameseifyouplease #meezer #browniebear #catsofinstagram #vscocam 1mon

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emeraldm #OregonCoastAquarium. Sharkbait. 1mon
  •   leahmariiiie Cool! Next time we go come visit can we go there? I've always wanted to go to an aquarium like that. 1mon
  •   emeraldm @leahmariiiie aww- of course we can! Except it's in Newport, so about 3 hrs away. . 1mon
  •   asheeezy Sharkbait, oooh HA HA! 1mon

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