emeraldm I was wondering why Chai was waiting at the top of the stairs. Turns out his Daddycat was about to walk through the front door. #animalinstinct #meezer #wearesiameseifyouplease 3d
  •   lvrinta He's so beautiful! And such a model! I hope everyone is settling in well! 3d
  •   emeraldm @lvrinta thank you! Everyone thinks he's a girl lol. We are all doing well- hope you are, too! 2d
  •   charmainevelasco Welcome back, boys! 2d

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emeraldm Some wishes need a little help. #t3iadventures 3d

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emeraldm Sweet Reunion. #sisters . When I asked Mia what she did at recess? "Walked around a little bit and just chilled." - pretty sure she was just learning to walk day before yesterday. #slowdowntherefathertime 7d

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emeraldm In the midst of unpacking chaos, leave it to a cat to find a sun spot to nap. #ccino #wearesiameseifyouplease #badumpbumpbump #catnap 1w
  •   tr1naanne If you need help unpacking we're just a call away! 1w
  •   emeraldm @tr1naanne not so much with unpacking- I had great packers . I'm sure the kiddos would love to be whisked away from the chaos! 1w

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emeraldm Gorgeous last Monday as a Portlandia family! 2w

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emeraldm God's Perfect Timing. All the time, every time. What a whirlwind this past month has been! It's been an awesome Portland adventure, but we are heading home... Back to my Emerald City! PS- #gohawks! 4w

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emeraldm Feeling blessed on this beautiful evening. However hectic or whatever you may be going through, so many others don't have the opportunities and that 'one more day' to enjoy/ endure life. It's so easy to be busy busy busy/ we need more feeling and cherishing and loving. Let's make it a point to ooze with kindness, love and affection. I always tell the girls, villains are there to show what heroes are capable of. Blessed to live in a country full of heroes and freedom. 1mon

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emeraldm Old school. Last week I took about 12 pictures in the span of 7 days. Between yesterday and today, I took about 30 or so. Yup. I'm definitely feeling much better . #metalslides #ouch! 2mon

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emeraldm From yesterday. First practice of the fall soccer season. Gotta say, I'm crushin' on the coach in the blue. 2mon

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emeraldm Fins out! This place is hoppin'. #backtolife #backtoreality (you know you sang that in your head ) Happy Monday, everyone! 2mon

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emeraldm There's no where like my #emeraldcity. #northwestisbest 2mon

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emeraldm Day 3. Epcot and Downtown Disney. 2mon

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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 3mon

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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 3mon
  •   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 3mon

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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 3mon

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

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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 3mon

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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 3mon

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