Posts tagged "Thanksgiving"

Happy New Year! ?

Happy New Year!  ?
Since our favorite curmudgeon Andy Rooney retired, we could use a good rant. It’s been awhile, and I typically hand off rants to my husband, Scott, but he’s been too swamped with work. I know he’d probably do this rant better than I, but well, the emotions are just as valid. WTF is up with having Christmas decorations and presents in the... Read more »

"El Nudo"

If things continue the way they are, when Dylan grows up he will either live in an isolated tropical island or in a nudist colony. This boy does NOT want to keep his clothes on. It is cold outside. Even with the thermostat at 71 degrees, I walk around the house all day long in... Read more »

Birthday Resolutions

There is something about birthdays; isn’t there?  For some people it feels like one’s personal Holiday, for others it is more like a reminder of getting older.  Personally, for me, birthdays used to be a great day where it was all about chocolate cake and gifts.  In the last ten years or so, birthdays became more of a... Read more »

Family withdrawal

This was the scene two mornings in a row. Look at my niece's face. I think she was at her limit by then. Amelia and her Titi Lili, on the other hand, couldn't get enough.
It’s been a dream come true to have my brother Mario, sister in law Lili and niece Mariana in town for Thanksgiving. Amelia sees them often on Skype from Puerto Rico but her face lit up when she saw them in person inside her Chicago home. I think it’s going to be a nightmare for... Read more »

Yep, I'm Thankful For That...

Atia had fun with her family at the park - it's a nice change from the monotonous trip to the park with mommy and daddy!
My Previous Blog > “Ay, Mama! We’re Famous!” I’ve decided to take a little break from my typical storyline, but I’ll get back to it next week. Here’s what’s on my mind today… As Thanksgiving approaches, I find myself counting my family’s many blessings: Atia’s improved health Asher’s growth, health and funny personality Steve’s job and... Read more »

Spunk and Pizzazz

We were at auntie Julie's house and she wanted to teach Atia (& Daddy) how to play.
My Previous Blog > “Project Ladybug in Atia’s Name and Oprah!” The Maintenance phase treated Atia well. Thanksgiving (2009) went off without a hitch, as did Christmas. Atia was full of spunk and pizzazz. She was very active and energetic; you wouldn’t know that she received daily chemo treatments unless someone told you. She was very... Read more »