Monthly Archives: August 2009

Our Butterflies Are Free To Fly!

Butterflies are one of the most beautiful gifts of nature I know. Their striking colors and effortless flight make me feel free to fly myself… in my own way, my own direction. The mystery of the Monarch’s flight home to … Continue reading

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THANKFUL THURSDAY – Thankful For What I’ve Got!

It’s easy to overlook all you’ve got when you look over the fence and see a neighbor’s new mini-van or home construction going on down the block or even the kick-butt wardrobes and super-mod coifs on fellow townsfolk. Me? I … Continue reading

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Down Syndrome Awareness — When a House is a HOME!

I have 4-year-old identical twin boys. They don’t always listen (LOL). Now there’s a shock, huh? They also HAPPEN to have been blessed with an extra 21st chromosome — also known as Down syndrome. Some would claim that they don’t … Continue reading

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Special Exposure Wednesdays — Twins!

Our Twin Cats (same litter, different eggs)! Our Twin Boys (same litter, same egg)! Our Twin Egg? I have twin boys and twin cats then Liv happened upon this twin egg while camping. I’d never seen that before! Seems twins … Continue reading

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THANKFUL THURSDAY – Camping & Home-Coming

We just returned from a camping trip to Hammonassett Beach State Park with my extended paternal cousins in Connecticut. My family does this trip every year and we enjoy it immensely. There’s nothing like camping with 33 of your closest … Continue reading

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Special Exposure Wednesday – Out With the Old & In With the New

OUCH!!!! Doesn’t that just “buzz your butt” (make you cringe)? Literally, 5 minutes later! Wonder how the boys are going to feel about loose teeth and losing teeth? Or me, for that matter? I mean, with Down syndrome, it’s taken … Continue reading

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Thank God for bedtime. I need sleep right now. Fighting a cold and the need to pack for camping this weekend. Which brings me to my Thankful Thursday list: [1] THANK GOD TOMORROW IS THE BOYS’ LAST DAY OF [ESY] … Continue reading

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