I'm a full-time wife and mom of two adorable boys. When I'm not busy trying to keep up with them I enjoy photography, traveling, planning parties and a little bit of reading.

In February of 2008 I was diagnosed with an incurable terminal lung illness, though God promised me a full and complete healing. While we wait for His timing, we're taking it one day at a time, and standing in awe of how God's using all of this for His glory. The tough road we've traveled has given us a new perspective on the fragility of life. Memories are more important to us than ever before. The goal of this blog is to share some of our family life - the ups and downs, the joys and probably some of the pains as well. It's mostly meant as a personal journal of sorts, but you're welcome to share in it. We'd like to take this opportunity to say ...


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

First Playground Trip this Season

Spring is finally in the air in Central Pennsylvania, and today was supposed to be 58 and sunny. It's sunny alright, but the thermometer seems to have gotten stuck just a tad over 50. Since it's so beautiful outside, I decided to meet up with a girlfriend who was going to a local park/playground. I still don't have the energy/stamina to chase Alex around a playground (and now I have two kids to keep up with!), so the fact that I wouldn't be "alone" was motivation in and of itself! Her kiddos are 4 and 3, and Alex seems to get along with them quite well. So, when I told him we were going to meet Billy and Toni at the playground, he was more than excited!

I often regret that my being sick means that Alex misses out on some of the "normal" things of childhood - like going to the park while Daddy works, or building a snowman with his mom. So, when other people invite me to join them I jump at the chance. I just hope that they don't think I'm a lazy mom who wants them to do my job and "babysit" my kids - I don't. It's just less overwhelming knowing I'm not alone if I suddenly hit the wall of exhaustion.

Anyway - the kids had a fabulous time, and so did we mommies. There were probably 10 moms there with all of our kids in tow - at least all the kids that weren't in school. One wonderful woman (who I met for the first time today) even took Harrison for a very long walk in the stroller to help him fall asleep. What an angel she was! Here are a few snapshots of today's fun. Thank you, Katie for the invite!

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