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 ...


Thursday, April 9, 2009


Yesterday's outing with the ladies.....
The morning started with bird watching, and laughing at the crazy squirrels who were climbing up the poles to steal the birdseed from the dozen or so bird feeders.
Next Alex hesitantly explored the activity center. He refused to put his hand in the "touch and feel" boxes until he peeked inside to know what he was getting himself into.
There was a tunnel maze for the kids to explore, and a friend went in with Harrison. Once he saw me waiting on the other side, though, he turned-tail and headed down a side-tunnel! "No way, Ma! I'm not done yet!"
There was another activity center where kids could hold (gently) and discover up-close-and-personal some cool things like a bird's nest, a small log, and Alex's favorite - a skull of some sort (I don't know my animals, and didn't read the sign, so I have no idea what it is.....).
I didn't have the energy to go for a hike, so one of the ladies offered to take my kids along while I rested inside. Another friend (who's kids were in daycare at the time) offered to stay behind to keep me company. (I have such AMAZING friends!) At one point on the path, they could see the window we were sitting by (off in the distance), so they pointed me out to Alex so he could wave.
Crazy faces from squinting in the bright sunlight!
And last but not least ... a picture of .... yes, that IS a toilet! (What blog post is complete without a picture of a potty!) There were adorable animal footprint paths leading the way! Too cute!

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