Friday, April 4, 2014
March brought some extreme highs and extreme lows for our family. It was a very emotionally tolling month, one that left us counting the many blessings we have and recollecting many wonderful memories.
we said goodbye to our sweet, wonderful, like-no-other 10-year-old pup gator. we are so very heartbroken. life just won’t be the same without him. #lovethatdog #homeiswhereyourdogis | in my sister’s room at the hospital: “where there is great love there are always miracles.” ~ willa cather we definitely saw a miracle in my sister’s recovery. | our wacky kids on wacky wednesday. | sister selfie in the hospital! tracy was surprising everyone with her quick recovery. | cousin time at the chattahoochee nature center. | TRACY.IS.HOME! my sister checked out of the hospital 16 days after she was first admitted. #wearingadefibrillatorvest #justaprecaution | red-shouldered hawk in our backyard. | missing my walking buddy. | junior night out for these two tennis cuties! | beginning of soccer season, 3+ goals for jack but he loves defense like his mama. | trying out lacrosse this spring, too. | happy st. patrick’s day! | sorry, kiddo, but your mom used to edit books as a job in college. #proofreader | yay! surprise visit from lauren and family. | happy 10th birthday, ella! | ella’s birthday request for dinner and a movie = nothing but noodles and mr. peabody and sherman #girllovesherbutterynoodlesandbreadsticks | back in atlanta, at que for a cause, a fundraiser for my sister’s family. | love hanging with my sister! #sothankful | meeting the first responders today. | love this smile. #hopingnewteethcomeinsoon | learning the art of cake pops from the master, dao of daolicisioustreats. | dao’s helping me make microphone cake pops for ella’s birthday party! | the finished product, microphone cupcakes for ella’s karaoke party—so thankful for dao helping to make ella’s party so special. 10 is a big one and all of the craziness of the previous month put me behind in party planning. | love this uber talented lady! | ella’s karaoke birthday party started off with some rock-star treatment for the girls—manis and pedis. | 6 girls having fun on stage! #karaokeparty | microphone cupcakes were pretty and yummy! happy birthday to ella! | now that she’s 10, the world of the gym and equipment has opened up to her—she couldn’t be more thrilled. #gymratinthemaking | well-earned beer and izzes on the patio after a long weekend…a long month. #yayforspringweatherfinally | missing those tail wags.