Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Summer Fun!

Crazy busy summer between camps, Maine, work and 2 weddings! Oh, and falling down slicing your thumb on your ceramic travel mug and having surgery to repair the nerve you managed to mangle in the process, but these guys know how to rip it up!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

A Proud Defining Moment!

We had Asa's IEP meeting yesterday for going into 2nd Grade! He knew we were going to be coming to school for a meeting, so yesterday he told his teacher he wanted to make a video of himself reading to share with us! It took everything in me not to break down into happy proud tears. A truly defining moment! The video was a little longer and had to be shortened because of file size, but the best part was in the last frame, he corrected himself from saying play and to reading kick!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015


I know I neglect you tired old blog. My last post was in the grip of winter. Spring is slowly (very, very slowly) blooming and we did go in search of warmer weather. We returned to the sun warmed beaches of Emerald Isle NC for April vacation. I think it's totally worth the 14 hour drive... The memories are worth it (uh-em Jenna).
This hole was already here, it delivered days of enjoyment!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Snow Day

We had SNOWFUN yesterday! Cousins came over for a sledding party. Nothing like a cardboard boat covered in duck tape and pulled behind the Ranger!
Gracyn and cousin Tucker
 The adults had fun too being pulled and purposely dumped! :) :)

Today Asa had a snow day, it is the 3rd snow day in 3 weeks!

Asa helping Grampy run the snowblower

Thursday, January 29, 2015

January Hibernation

I feel like the bear from "Bear Snores On" by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman. I want to stay in bed because it is too cold outside, I want to hibernate in the house! Anything below 15 degrees is just crazy and average highs for the past 2 weeks have been mostly this! Though the days are getting longer and the sun just a little bit brighter in the sky, there is hope that Spring isn't too far away! I'm not blogging much because I'm frozen in Northern New England... We did not have the massive snow that hit the coast but it would of been fun to play in :) :) We only have about 6 inches on the ground. Looking forward to February, one month closer to Spring...

Friday, January 9, 2015

Quote of the Day

I'm not blogging as much as I'd like! But I do religiously read the blogs I follow :) Kelle Hampton at Enjoying the Small Things made me cry today, but it was a warm fuzzy cry and this is the paragraph that got me, and it got me good. She hit the nail on the head and smashed the ball out of the ballpark. Inspiring words... Kelle is an amazing writer and mom, her daughter Nella happens to have extra good stuff just like Super Ace :)

"I can’t make everything better for Nella, I can’t magically change the way her brain works or fix her muscle tone or promise that she won’t have moments of feeling different from others in life. But I can do my part in making the world a kinder place for her to thrive—for all my kids to thrive. “It’s like this,” I told my friend Annie the other day, “With all the world’s sorrow and problems and heartache and hatred, it can feel so overwhelming sometimes to think that we can do anything to fix it. But if someone came and told me there was one thing I could do that was guaranteed to fix it—no matter how small that fix was and no matter how silly the task assigned was, I’d do it. If someone handed me a wrench and promised me that if I turned that wrench to the right every day, it would help make Nella feel more accepted and capable and valued, I’d turn that damn wrench right, every moment of every day until I died.” 

Bravo Kelle, well said... I ditto that wrench...

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My name is Jackie and I am a mother, wife, friend, sister, daughter, cousin to many, and a dreamer of sorts. I dream of many things and one is a life full of acceptance, achievement and success for my Super Hero son Asa. He's got extra good stuff that comes with a little thing called Down syndrome. We live in the beautiful state of New Hampshire with our 2 Bulldogs; Rosie, Frankie and 36 chickens.