Sunday, April 12, 2015

My Mom Needs Prayers

My prayer warriors,  I need your help. My mom is going into emergency surgery for a perforated colon. She is critical because of her heart, lung and kidney issues and now this threw is for a loop. Please pray that her fragile body can handle the surgery.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Gingerbread House Decorative Class

Today we had a wonderful time with friends decorating (and a little eating) gingerbread houses.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Epcot Rope Drop

We actually arrived at Epcot before it opened and were able to enjoy the rope drop and countdown.  It was fun. As soon as we came in the race to Test Track began as Leah wanted to ride that first.  

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Monday, April 28, 2014

The Loss of a Family Member

Chloe was almost 19 years old. She was a much loved family fixture for 2 decades. She grew up with the big kids and oh how loved she was. She was very sweet and attached to Mimi's hip. I heard that Doxies have hip problems but Chloe never did. I think its because there couldn't have been much wear and tear. Chloe didn't walk a lot because Mimi carried her everywhere. Toward the end she was blind, deaf, had congestive heart failure, gull bladder issues and on her last week on earth her right hind leg was giving her issues.  It was no way for this sweet animal to live. She was living in fear since she couldn't see or hear anything she was startled by every step she took. It was so sad. So we made a very difficult decision to end her suffering. It was April 8, and it was very hard, but we know she is no longer suffering and that helps.

I didn't know Leah had taken this picture ( like many others I find in my phone and camera). But I am glad she did. Here you see the age. The light colors on her face were brown when she was younger, and the black parts are filled with gray hair. She spent a lot of time on this bed in the end. And yes its in the middle of the living room, she moved it all around the house and we would find her napping all over the house.

Roxie (the Maltese) spent the first few days looking around the house searching for Chloe.  The two of them used to fight for the beds all the time. Although they each had their own. I think Chloe took the bed everywhere so Roxie didn't get in it cause once she did there was no getting her out. Interesting enough, Roxie has not touched Chloe's beds since her passing. Almost like she is waiting for her to return.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Key Largo

After an amazing dinner at Hobo's in Key largo we went "fishing" for crabs. Found none.....

But we had fun taking pictures!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Six Years Ago Today.......

The first time I saw you was like a dream come true.
No I didn't give you the gift of life.
Life gave me the gift of you.

There are no words to describe the gift that is our baby girl. Yes, there are challenges and we have lost patience at times. Dealing with special needs that are not visible to the naked eye is hard.  Especially when we forget they exist sometimes. I pray every day for wisdom and strength. I may not know it all, but there is one thing that is very clear. We could not have asked for a more perfect daughter.  Six years ago today, we signed on the dotted line and agreed that this perfect child was the daughter that I have prayed for and dreamed of for a very long time.  God fulfilled his promise of "all in due time"
Leah, you are Mommy's very special gift and you mean the world to all of your family, or falimy like you say. We love you to the moon and back. Happy referral day!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Happy 7th Birthday, Princess!

We started birthday morning at EPCOT

Goofy found out she was at the park and wanted to personally wish her a Happy Birthday!

She couldn't believe it!

Then we went to ride

After a brief nap, we changed and headed to the Magic Kingdom for a Birthday dinner reservation

Our waiter was so tickled by our funny monkey that he gave us tons of passes to skip lines on her birthday!

Then we rode! EVERYTHING!

We topped it off with a birthday shopping spree "A la Disney!

Last activity of the day was watching the fireworks on the beach.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Monday, December 30, 2013

Our 2013 Christmas Card

I was really happy with our card this year. It was kinda crazy and it took many trips to get the right pictures. The week before Christmas I realized I had not finished as I was unhappy with all of the pictures I spent a month taking for one reason or another. We had so much unseasonal rain and odd weather this year that it was really hard.  Lets just say I "settled" but was happy with the final product.  I really do have to take a photography class. I'm waiting for some bloggy moms to put a weekend class together again (Hint, hint).  If you did not receive our card this year, I apologize. I lost track of who I sent them to and ended up with extras.

Isabella's Birthday

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Santa's Enchanted Forest

We had so much fun with Lidi and David at Santa's Enchanted Forest.

Thankful for good friends

My silly girl! (Can you tell by David that it was a little warm??)