Friday, November 26, 2010

Yogi with Tiana

It's been a while since I posted anything, and I apologize once again for falling SOOO far behind. Most all of my posts have been on Facebook and therefore my blog has suffered miserably, again, my apologies!

Well, I thought you all might enjoy watching Tiana in action as she practices along with her YOGI DVD.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Another Angel is Born

I came across this blog the other day and oh the emotions that came over me. Kelle Hampton is a wife, mother, photographer & blogger. She began blogging soon after her 1st daughter Lainey was born (2007) and shared wonderfully written stories and gorgeous pictures of her family. This past January Kelle gave birth to their 2nd daughter Nella, and she knew the moment she looked into her eyes that she had Down Syndrome. Well, I'll let Kelle tell you her story... click here.

Click here for an interview she had today on CNN's 'Connect The World'.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Tiana Turning 5

It's hard to believe that Tiana is turning 5 years old this month. It seems like only yesterday when we welcomed her into this crazy world. Well baby girl, your daddy and I look forward to spending the rest of our lives loving you, spoiling you, bragging about you and of course being in awe of you. We love you Tiana Grace!

Friday, October 23, 2009

My heart just dropped!

OK...I usually NEVER let Tiana sit in the large part of the shopping cart, especially at Costco. I have a system where I set up the front seat with padding and a cute cover so not to get germs from everyone that previously used it. I set her up with her iPod so she can watch Elmo or Signing Time while I shop. Well, this morning I only needed to get 3 items (in & out) so I hesitantly put her in the back and off we went for out first item (goldfish crackers). I had to remind Tiana that standing up was a NO NO and she had to sit down. We got to the cracker isle and as soon as I stopped, Tiana stood up; and in one continuous movement she flipped out of the cart! It felt like it happened in slow motion as I watched the entire thing happen but I couldn't get to her fast enough. All I heard was a THUD - Ugh!!!!!! I scooped her up in my arms and looked for any sign of blood or a cracked skull. I stood up with her, grabbed my purse and ran out of the store and headed straight for urgent care. She didn't cry at all after we got in the car either. 2 hours later she walked out with a huge knot on her forehead and a black eye to match. The doctor said she landed on the thickest part of her skull (forehead) and unfortunatly the left side of her face too (hence the shiner). She was a little angel the rest of the day, while I was a total wreck and feeling incompatent as a mommy! Never again will I go against my better judgement - EVER!

Thursday, October 22, 2009


OK, so it's been 3 months since my last post... my apologies! I've been having to deal with some other issues which I won't get into, but I'm happy to say there has been some resolve - PHEW! So here are just a few uypdates...
Imua Family Services (Rachel & Beth) decided to put together a new Ds support group for all the new families on Maui. Our first meeting was a success (September) welcoming 4 new families (Marcus, Idalia, Eden & Sylas). Being around all these beautiful angels & their families was such a blessing!

About 2 years ago I began breaking out with this bout of eczema on my arms and other parts of my aging body, when suddenly 2 months ago it somehow mananged to land on my lower left eyelid (according to my dermo). The ointment I received burned the heck out of my eye and then about a week later it became inflamed and irritated. My regular dr informed me it was an infection and put me on a 7day oral & topical antibiotic rx. NO results after 10 days, so off to the opthamologist I went. It's not infected (it never was) so stop the antibiotics immediately and start with the steroid ointment - 48 hours later it's 95% better. I missed a week of work, but I don't miss the stares!