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A child’s life is like a piece of paper on which every passer byer leaves a mark.” ~Chinese Proverb

Thank you to all those who have left and continue to leave your mark… your hugs… your hand… your love … your friendship.  Ava is truly blessed!


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“A two year old is kinda like having a blender, but you do not have a top for it.” ~ Jerry Seinfeld

It is hard to even wrap my brain around.  How can Ava be two?  No really, how?

“Yahoo Ava is Two!” ~ Pa

My spirited, independent munchkin who wants to do everything herself and always get her way one moment to sharing, kind, funny and loving the next.  Larry said the other day, “I swear she is like Jekel and Hyde.” HA true!  When she is sweet she is very sweet and still those moments far out way the challenging ones, thank goodness!

She is growing so fast; sleeping in her big girl bed, eating our table or hers… no more high chair tray, getting her shoes and coat for me, feeding her babies, drinking from a cup, using silverware, swinging on a big girl swing…. AMAZING and  with each new thing I forget how much is still around the corner.   Simple, overwhelming, unbounded love… Cheers my baby girl and Happy Birthday!

Ava with her new birthday morning friend: Abby Cadabby

AVA LOVES BALLOONS!!!!  These are the closest I came to getting an actual birthday portrait…

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“If it wasn’t for bad luck I would have no luck at all.”~ old family joke

Hope your St. Patty’s day was filled with a wee bit of luck and even a little magic! Cheers!

Thanks to my brother and Larry St. Patty’s day was not left uncelebrated.  There is nothing like homemade potato skins and a few Guinness’ to toast my favorite holiday!

Cheers indeed!

Our Irish luck brought Grammy’s arrival… all the magic we needed!

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Stuck on You!

“Love is not what makes the world go round. It is what makes the ride worthwhile”

Happy Valentine's Day!

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For Ava

I came across this quote today and think it should be passed on to each of our precious little girls…

This is what I found in your dad…(most days!! lets be realistic!) and what I want someday for you…

Find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot, who calls you back when you hang up on him, who will lie under the stars and listen to your heartbeat, or will stay awake just to watch you sleep… wait for the boy who kisses your forehead, who wants to show you off to the world when you are in sweats, who holds your hand in front of his friends, who thinks you’ re just as pretty without makeup on. One who is constantly reminding you of how much he cares and how lucky he is to have YOU… The one who turns to his friends and says, thats her… “

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Mother Like Daughter?

I think I am in for it!

“The peanut did not fall far from the stubborn tree!” Uncle Chris!  Witty, Chris, Witty!

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Dance in the Rain

As I draw closer to my blogs one year anniversary I am refocusing on its original intended purpose… to document motherhood and Ava’s childhood.  I intend to publish this blog into a book for Ava each year as her childhood diary.  With this in mind the following forward is something I would like her to read, think about and live…. I hope you all enjoy it as well.

LIFE IS NOT HOW YOU SURVIVE THE STORM, BUT HOW YOU DANCE IN THE RAIN….. This is something we should all read at least once a week!!!!! Make sure you read to the end!!!!!! Written By Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio

“To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most-requested column I’ve ever written.”
My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:

1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.
8. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.
12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don’t worry; God never blinks.
16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
18. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.
19. It’s never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words ‘In five years, will this matter?’
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive everyone for everything.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.
35. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative — dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
42. The best is yet to come.
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
44. Yield.
45. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.

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