Thursday, January 14, 2021

 Dearest Kindred,

I cannot believe you are seven years old now! I want you to know that you bring me love, light, and laughter every single day. You were the biggest surprise and the greatest blessing. I am crazy about you, little lady. I'm always in your corner. I love you so much, Kicky.


Snowflake the Elf

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Flying high on a paper airplane

The night she came to stay with us.
We didn't know elves are supposed to come on Dec 1st so our 
elf showed up the first weekend of the holiday season,
 right after Thanksgiving!

Gloves must be used so that she doesn't lose her magic.

Snowflake had her very first sleepover when Nova came to stay the night.

Her selfie game is surprisingly good for an elf!

 Snowflake didn't come to spy on Kindred and report back to Santa...she came to make mischief and magic! We loved having her here and we can't wait until she's back next year! Safe travels back to the North Pole, Snowflake! We will miss you!

Merry Christmas

Friday, December 25, 2020

 We began playing the Christmas tunes early this year. An elf named Snowflake came to stay. I think this was the least stressful and most enjoyable Christmas we've ever had. Even the tree was perfect. I know there are hardships and loss everywhere around the globe right now...and I am pinching myself over our good fortune...we are so blessed. Missing loved ones we didn't get to celebrate with but grateful for their health and happiness, just the same. 

My mantra this holiday season: Thank you Thank you Thank you. 

Partying At Grocery Pickup

Thursday, April 30, 2020

How To Catch A Cam

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

 Throw down a tapestry, in a little bit of sunshine.

Add flip-flops so I know my people have been here.

If you need me to stay awhile, play the Grateful Dead.

I'll still be there when you come back.


Sunday, April 12, 2020

Naiya's Wave Parade

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

When a child finishes chemo, loved ones typically celebrate with a 

'No More Chemo' party, but in these strange Covid times,

that was off the table. So, we planned out a wave parade.

There were classic cars, service vehicles with sirens, & lots of well-wishers.

And, once again, Naiya was on the news!

 Sending out so much gratitude for Naiya's healing of leukemia and for the love that surrounds her every single day.