Friday, June 28, 2013

Happy Lauren

After a month, you would think that our kittens would have started to catch on to who to love on, who to run from, and who to run and hide from... but not yet. 

Or maybe they enjoy being manhandled by an eighteen month old. 

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Camp Candoo Graduation {Thankful Thursday}

After two long weeks, Karen "graduated" from Camp Candoo Speech camp today.  It was an intense, hard, long, but fun two weeks for her.  They pushed her harder than I thought they would be able to and the progress is amazing!! 
Karen and Hoang - the graduate student therapist Karen worked with for the last two weeks

Monday, June 24, 2013


Life has been busy.  

Like crazy busy.  

And partially, just crazy (i.e. emotional roller coaster).

As in running around like a chicken with my head cut off crazy. 

As in starting to feel a bit sorry for myself ...

Then tragedy.

Friday, June 14, 2013


Aren't these just the cutest little things you've ever seen?
Minnie cat and Daisy cat

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

End of School Year!!

Time is moving so quickly!  I still haven't wrapped my head around the fact that summer is here!!  Karen finished up her preschool year last week.  They did not do any sort of preschool promotion, but she will be moving to kindergarten next year.  I'm excited and nervous for her.  I'll share more on my thoughts for this in the coming weeks (she is headed to a two week intensive speech camp starting next week - so there will be lots to share!).

Tuesday, June 11, 2013


Sunday I celebrated my 37th birthday... wow!!  When did I get old?!  Ok... I don't feel old and I really don't lament adding another year to my age.  With a few exceptions, each year has been better than the one before it and I have never wished to turn back time.  And this past year was no different.  I happily ushered in 38!