Category Archives: Family & Friends

I have a new personal record!

(I wrote this about a month ago, but never published it. I was in the funk I mentioned on Sunday and just didn’t have it in me to finish it. But I do want to recognize that I reached this … Continue reading

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Showing our Disney Side!

Last month we hosted our Disney Side@Home party, and we had a blast!! I knew we would be hosting our party at home, as that’s what the name implied (though I certainly wouldn’t have minded celebrating at the parks!). Since … Continue reading

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Papito

My grandfather was larger than life. He had huge hands that he always said were rough and calloused, but they were just right to me. He was big, in stature and in demeanor, and when his Gallego side came out, … Continue reading

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Things we’re celebrating

How did we celebrate and commemorate Brandon’s 11th birthday? If you know us well, you know the answer: we went to Disney, of course! We’re trying to maximize our annual passes as we aren’t sure yet if our financial situation … Continue reading

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Eleven

To the darling boy who made me a mother on this very day, 11 years ago. Thank you for choosing me. Thank you for showing me what it means to love unconditionally. Thank you for making me a better person, … Continue reading

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Welcoming 2014 with open arms

As I reflect on the past year, I am grateful for the love of family and friends, the lessons learned throughout the year, and the hope and possibility that lies in the year ahead.    Our household survived six months … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

Today, I’m thankful for my wonderful husband and amazing boys. I’m thankful for my family, they are my rock. I’m thankful for friends who are there through good and bad. I’m thankful for our health and prosperity. I’m thankful for … Continue reading

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Grateful for days like today

Today started a bit scary, Brandon woke up with a bug bite similar to one he had two and a half years ago. Last time, his right eye was swollen shut. We went to his doctor’s office and they ordered … Continue reading

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Knowledge is Power – October is Spina Bifida Awareness Month

The month of October brings awareness for several different causes, but did you know among those is Spina Bifida Awareness? I was once afraid of those two words – “Spina” “Bifida”. During my pregnancy with Brandon, there were some “abnormalities” … Continue reading

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The Boys of Summer

It feels like the school year just ended, yet there are only three weeks of summer break left. The boys have been wishing we’d do something “fun”. Apparently going to the park, the zoo, the Children’s Museum, the beach, my … Continue reading

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