Friday, October 28, 2011

One Year Ago Today
- I had a stem cell transplant.
- I went on to live this year loving my family and friends. 
- I learned how to take deep meaningful breathes.

Thank you to so many. For loving me, supporting me, hugging me, helping me through and then letting me figure out how to live this new life.

(It is weird because right now even looking at these pictures makes me feel ill and sick to my stomach. It is funny how our body and mind remembers so well. As the many years pass that will get better I hope!)

Monday, October 10, 2011

He is 5ish.

Zane is 5ish. That is what he will tell you when you ask him how old he is. He is really excited to be 5 at the end of the month. I can not believe he is 5ish...

Friday, September 30, 2011

My Kindermusic Crew

Every Tuesday after school I pick up Zane along with a couple o his friends an we go to a Kindermusic class at the Philharmonic called Music for the Young Child for ages 5-7 years. It is part one of a four part series and it is so wonderful!!! We have had a hard time figuring out a goo way to get Zane involved with something musically. We did not really want him to necessarily "choose" an instrument at this age but wanted some exposure. I found his class available this semester and jumped on it!! It will teach him all sorts of music and theory but in a really fun and active environment. He has been having some fun Tuesdays and on this particular day Sierra got to come along and play with me while I waited for the class to end. The class is an hour and the first 45 minutes is on their own and then the last 15 is for "sharing" time. I myself have had some fun!!!

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Dinner Tonight

"Mom, I am really not too happy about this dinner" (He never really is lately)

"no I am serious... Don't make me laugh!!!"

"Mom stop!! I'm gonna let the cat eat my dinner!"

I love this kid. Even when he won't eat anything but ice cream.

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Bowling & Blogging

The Caped Bowler.

Dinner... Stuffed squash with garlicky spinach and white beans.

Boy oh boy... Now that i can blog right from my phone you will probably know more than you want!!

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Best Buds.
After not seeing each other for awhile... these two have been hard to separate.

Sleepover dessert. Inhaled within 30 seconds.

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Interesting Health Video

Just wanted to quickly share an interesting health video that I found through Kris Carr (a vibrant cancer survivor and I have enjoyed many of her books so far and am eager to learn more from her! still have not seen her newest book yet!!)

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Such a Happy Birthday It Was

It was such a very happy birthday for me this year!! So many folks know me by heart as you can see by the picture below!! It was filled with lots of family time, lots of swimming, and lots of cookouts!! Awesome!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Things I am simply loving lately...

Their are a few things that I am just simply loving lately and I thought I would share.
1) Finding multiple nests in our yard while doing massive yard work lately.

2) Sewing again.

3) Planning many bowling trips this summer with Zane and my new rad bowling shoes!

4) Watching Daddy and Zane work intently on Zane's new sandbox.

5) Watching Zane take his first swim lessons and getting so much more comfortable in the water.
(That is Ms. Ashlyn... he LOVES her.)

6) Reading this book cover to cover and soaking in the inspiration and knowledge. Thank you Ben and Rachael.

7) My wonderful thrift store find! Dansko sandals, probably never worn, for $5!

The start of summer perfection.

Monday, May 09, 2011

Zane's First Solo Rides

Zane has had two solo rides on Maggie so far. He is so good, so still and so respectful. It is so awesome and adorable. Check out the videos. I am constantly surprised and proud of how tall he sits with such a straight back. He looks rather comfortable and Mimi is such a rock star trotting along side him ensuring his safety!!!

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

New Bike

Zane got a new bike AND a new helmet! He is getting so big and helpful. We put training wheels on it and he is very slow and careful. He is right now mostly into his balence bike which he whirs around like a crazy superhero on. This one is more for the slow, stolling superhero... for now.

The first ride was not so easy, although I really think the fall is pretty graceful. The two yappy dogs from next door came charging out of the gate from next door (you can hear them in the background) and just barked like crazy at him. I probably would have fallen off too.

Once we got him out of the driveway and away from the yapper dogs he was on his way... carefully.

And as I trecked behind them and in front of them taking videos and pictures I started to notice some other things that I wanted pictures of throughout our neighborhood. Our neighborhood has some flare and apparently some interesting ingenuity!

Check out the golf club fence... they buried the club end of the club in the ground and they are all strung together. So many golf clubs!! So very weird!

A pieced together carpeted driveway... very lush indeed!

And we love our icecream guys either on bike cart or push cart. I do love hearing their simple jingling bells throughout the day (fyi...I am not being sarcastic on this one).

Monday, March 28, 2011

Watermelon Popcicles

Lakes Park Day with Friends!

Last Friday we had a great day up at Lakes Park with Tiffany, Brianna and Sierra! We road the train, had a picnic, played on the playground, smelled the flowers (they have a farmer's market on Fridays and lately Zane is all about the farmer's markets!!), played in the spray park, and snuggled with our best friends!