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Here's a photo journal of my favorite blogging subjects (Poladroid style).

Ralexwin (ral-ex-win): Husband, father, provider and all around fun guy.
He enjoys politics, being right, running and the outdoors.

Then there's the Irish twins:
Vicbowin (vic-boh-win): Drama Queen of the house. She loves to read, write, and drive her mom nuts with her choice of outfits. She is also too smart for her own good and is constantly saying things like, "Oh, I get it... this is one of those times when you want me to act better than I really am."

Albowin (al-boh-win): A boy with a fantastical imagination. He wakes up at 5 AM every morning without fail, gets angry at the drop of a hat and loves the computer more than any other electronic device ever created. He has been voted most likely adult to live in our basement and play World of Warcraft.

And the little ones:
Iyawin (eye-yuh-win or ee-yuh-win):Frequently referred to as the Mischievite. He spends his days wreaking havoc on house and hearth, if there is a vertical path he will climb it. Has been known to leave the house without notice in pursuit of whatever catches his attention.

Remewin (ree-mee-win): Magnificent baby. Everyone's favorite cuddle bunny. She is a pacifier addict and proficient sleeper. She is adored by all.

Plus the help :)
Emarfar (ee-marr-far): Everyone's favorite guest blogger. As Cannwin's sister she was raised with the same love of the arts. Emarfar has taken her love in the direction of photography and travel. She fills in frequently when Cannwin is otherwise indisposed. Oh, and thats her dog Chewy who has nearly died on several occasions.


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The motto the drawing is based off of is: 
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