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At Home with O'Brien and Erin

Although this island grips its inhabitants with a grasp you almost can't escape, sometimes it is forced to let go. Part of our unique culture here, one that is a town fueled by Fishermen and Coast Guardsmen. The hardest part is saying goodbye to good people, much like we did last summer, but always remembering Kodiak never escapes their heart.

We look forward to this family's return one day. 

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Wherever I am With You, 3/12

On a recent drive home, my youngest asked if I knew who created the world. I was curious as to her response, as she's been quite fascinated with God recently. She replied "that guy we talked about at school today," & my middle piped up, "God!". We then discussed how people believe all different things, and how we are all welcome to believe whatever we want, but the most important thing is to respect and appreciate differing beliefs, as well as our own. Children do that more often than adults. Without knowing. They remind us how rich and rewarding the simple things are; how to make friends with strangers; how to love and appreciate all. Perhaps it's naive, perhaps it's the lack of exposure to many things in the world, but I like to think it's something we can learn from. Because we need it, we need more respect, more peace, more love, more friendship and above all, less fear and less hate.

Wherever I am With You, 3/12

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Sunday Afternoon

We're settling back into school routines, with early alarm clocks reminding us summer has ended. In case we weren't certain, the leaves are falling rapidly, hitting the ground with a golden hue. Back-to-school colds are already making their presence, our annual gift we'd be happy to let go. It's my last year before all three are in school full-time; it's bittersweet, making me pause and wonder how that much time has slipped through my grasp, while making me relearn time management. Life's funny like that. We sit there holding our newborns, swearing to ourselves we'll soak up all these moments because it'll pass so quickly. But yearning for a little more- like getting out the door in a timely manner, and in one-piece. Then finding ourselves with older children, yearning for more control, like we had when they were babies, when we could bundle them up and load them up in the car. Life's funny like that. An ever-evolving circle that we're at the helm of, navigating through all the ups and downs.

Saturday Morning, 24/52

Saturday. n the seventh day of the week; before Sunday.

Morning. n 1. The first or early part of the day, lasting from midnight to noon or from sunrise to noon. 2. The dawn. 3. The first or early part; the beginning: the morning of a new nation.

 

This year, alongside an incredible group of photographers, we are documenting our Saturday mornings. Follow along here.

Saturday Morning, 20/52

Saturday. n the seventh day of the week; before Sunday.

Morning. n 1. The first or early part of the day, lasting from midnight to noon or from sunrise to noon. 2. The dawn. 3. The first or early part; the beginning: the morning of a new nation.

 

This year, alongside an incredible group of photographers, we are documenting our Saturday mornings. Follow along here.