Hey Shorty It's your Birthday

So Matt and I may have gone a little DIY crazy for Sam’s second Birthday.  But hey, you’re only 2 once right?!!? The house was filled with toddlers and friends and family.  It was a perfect celebration and we felt so lucky to be surrounded by so many of the people we love.  Here’s a glimpse into how we transformed our home into Sesame street. Homemade muppet faces.  Sam loved these.  His little face lit up when he saw them hanging on the wall.       Cookie, Elmo and Abby Goodybags and a homemade Sesame Street sign The overall look: … Read more

Where did my Baby Go?

Today my Sam turned two! Two years since I first laid eyes on that beautiful baby. The child that would remind me what true joy and happiness was again. Dear Sam, Today we celebrated your second year of life with a day of play and fun with Grandpa Jay and Uncle Joe Joe.  You played “night night” with your uncle and read books to your baby doll.  It’s like you knew it was a special day, you were too excited to nap! You have grown so much over the last year.  Learning to walk and run and dance and talk.  … Read more


Yesterday I declared that this year I will focus on giving thanks for the things that I do have instead of what was taken away from me two and a half years ago. In that vain:I am thankful for girlfriends to share laughter, and walks with.I am thankful for my two boys who fill my life and heart with joy on a daily basis.I am thankful for my husband who reminds me constantly what unconditional love is.I am thankful for a brother that continually surprises me with what a caring, supportive and loving man, and uncle he has grown into.I … Read more

Walking so my Children Don't Have To

This past weekend my team mates and I ventured out on our first training walk. Babies in strollers and sneakers tied tight we were off! The girl talk started and carried us the full five miles. Somewhere about 4 miles into the walk we started talking about the amazing adventure this is going to be. How moving the stories we would hear and share would be. We looked at the babes in their strollers and one of us — quite frankly I can’t remember who — said “We are doing this so our kids never HAVE to walk.” Enough said!