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The great unveiling of my new glasses! Love them! And I hope everyone likes them because I'm supposed to wear them the majority of the time for a few months.

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Michael & Brooke got married! My favorite picture from the day. Everyone crazy around them. But the bride and groom were in their own world. #paysontemple #wedding #cousingoals #wehaveahugefamily

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I just think she's adorable.

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She's the cutest little stinker. I said, "Kaya, no jumping on the new bed." So naturally she jumped right on it and turned on her best puppy dog eyes. #howcanyousaynotothisface

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Snuggle time.

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More glasses. That bottom left one is 3, not another 1.

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Help me pick my new glasses. 1-4.

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My handsome lunch date deep in thought. #aunterinisinlove

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Nevertheless, She Persisted

I remember the first time I experienced true sexism. I was in college and wanted to apply for acceptance into my major program. My (female) adviser told me not to bother. I was a borderline student, and there was a limited number of spots available. "And since this is a career path major, it will go to a man who could use this major to get a real job and support a family."

I was so angry. It wasn't right and it wasn't fair. I could live with the verdict if I applied and got rejected because I wasn't competitive enough based on the merits. But to be told not to bother because men deserved the career track more than I did? That really bothered me. I knew what I wanted to major in. I knew what field I wanted to work in. I didn't want to take her advice to go "major in something more friendly, like English or Family Sciences."

So I looked up all the universities in the country that had the specific program I wanted to major in. There were exactly 7 sch…

We interrupt the endless stream of cute baby nephew photos to remind you I am the lucky human who gets to love this sweet, loyal old lady pup.

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My nephew is the cutest thing in the entire world. #babyfox

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Dreaming of being Superman!

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I can't go love on my sweet boy today (I'm too germy), so we will all just have to enjoy this cute yawn instead.

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Aunt Erin loves her little mancub!! I could post pictures of him all day!

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Seriously Aunt Erin, what part of 'just let me sleep' don't you understand? #stillhaventseenhiseyes #cansleepthroughanything #cutestnephewever #charlesfox

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Happiest Auntie Ever!! Cutest Nephew Ever!! #hisdaddysaidmybabydoesntneedafilter

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Help Me Help the Refugees

As most of my friends and readers know, I have spent some time serving, at my own expense, in some of the world's saddest, most underdeveloped places. I have personally worked with sex-trafficking victims. I've heard their stories, and helped them find education and new job skills. I have worked in hospitals and tent cities with disaster victims. I have volunteered in orphanages. I have held dying babies who had no other family to hold them in their final moments. I have driven ambulances and fire trucks at lightning speed. I have pulled people from car wrecks. I've seen families sob as they accept the death of a loved one. I acutely feel the pain of the refugees fleeing our common enemies. I have not yet met them. But I can imagine their circumstances and fear. Today I find myself grateful for federal judges who had the bravery and confidence to stand up to a president (a president who likes to make threats and taunts and insults to those who disagree with him), to uphol…

Deep in thought. Getting some rays. Working on his tan. #prepareforalotofbabypictures #proudauntie #soinlovewithhim 😍😍😍😍❤❤❤

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The cutest, bluest, most adorable nephew in all the land.

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