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Cell Phone Pictures, Random Memories

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Recently my cell phone started acting up...and one of the ways to fix it was to eliminate the many, many pictures taking up memory....over 3,000 pictures.

So, here are some highlights from my cell phone over the past couple years:






















Two Steps Forward...One Step Back

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Transitions and change and life and work and play and learning and yearning and wondering and anxiety and pain and worry and happiness and cheer and fun and laughter and then finally exhaustion.
That has been the last couple of months for us.  A lot of things happening, mostly good.  Some really bad.  Some not so bad, but worrisome.
While life in general is good--there are bumps in the road -- and there are roads ahead for several of us that look to be rough, wild and unfamiliar.
Willow had some behavior issues in school and we decided to take the initiative and have her tested through the school for ADHD/Autism.  We had The Meeting on Monday.  She is "adorable, funny, entertaining and bright"  "scores above average to high average in reading/comprehension".  Her stories are "creative and concise" and in some of the testing, she "sang her answers".  And she "when angry or frustrated, poor inner control".  She is quirky--and there are t…

#Microblog Monday: What we did this weekend.

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Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is?Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too.  Click Here for current #MicroblogMonday posts.

More as an accounting so I can remember:
Michael went to Prom at his school (11th Grader)We had great sushi and noodles and Willow got to have a Japanese soda (with a marble in it!)Michael went to a Transitional College Program (More information HERE)Michael broke his glasses (frames) and we got them replacedWillow had a blast with her cousins while we had a Parent Forum to go to relating to the Transitional ProgramWillow had her first Dance Recital (!)We all went to the Carnival afterwardsMom and Dad collapsed at home and we ordered pizza and watch Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (old version)Dad worked in the kitchen on his laptopWillow brought a whole bunch of stuffed animals to the kitchen table for some type of ceremony/dance showMichael watched a Hammer Movie by himself; did so well with the Prom and the whole day Col…

Low Key - High Gear

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Mother's Day was pretty low key as usual.  As usual, I had the pre-requisite sleeping in--waking up earlier than I wanted-breakfast in bed.

Then we had the requisite lunch/dinner out at the Japanese Steakhouse (we were going to go somewhere different this year, but scheduling made it work better to go with traditional):

Then--a Movie!!  (Which, was awesome!!)


So, after that low key weekend--our week is gearing up for High Gear!  Tomorrow--Dress Rehearsal for Willow's recital!  While I try to deal with make-up, tights, a bun and finding the rehearsal place--Chewy will be taking Michael to his last therapy session until fall (or perhaps for quite a while longer because he has been doing so well!)

Then, Friday--Michael is going to go to a PROM at his school!  I am much more excited/nervous than he is--I was fine until I got the email today that stated "We will be having a wonderful evening “Under the Stars” with a gold, black and silver theme! We will be having a promenade f…

On Being Eight...

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I can barely believe that the years have come and gone and she is EIGHT.  When Michael was eight years old--I was seriously contemplating IVF to help us conceive a second child...and now, she is here, she is:



And she is Eight!  Eight years old.  I cannot believe how fast the time has gone...and you would think I was a pro at knowing how quickly the time goes...and yet...I am still surprised when I look at her.
She is all the above and more.  
She is Quick: she asks questions that sometimes make you wonder if she is paying attention, and then she spouts wisdom that you cannot believe came out of the mouth of a little girl.
She is Curious: she loves new experiences, even when she is anxious at first, she plunges in--and is delighted to learn more. She is Playful: she has a great imagination, she has the sillies often and that giggle is infectious. She is Strong.  More than she knows. She is these things and so much more.  It is going to be a wonderful year--Eight!