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Happy Birthday to Our Little Tornado!

4 years?! Where has it gone? 4 years ago, I was staring at your tiny face, with your crescent eyes, and you were no longer a Down syndrome diagnosis – you were Gracie, our perfectly created daughter and God’s Plan

Posted in Down Syndrome, Every Day Stuff, Gracie

Let’s Dust This Thing Off!

I can’t believe how much time has passed since my last blog post. In the course of a year, I have gotten pregnant, transitioned out of working and into becoming a stay-at-home mom, and welcomed our new daughter, Raegan, into

Posted in Every Day Stuff

Buddy Walk and How You Can Help!

We had do much fun at the Buddy Walk this past weekend. If you aren’t familiar, it is a walk benefitting Down syndrome. Hundreds of families and friends gathered at a park in Birmingham to hang out, eat, and celebrate

Posted in Adoption, Down Syndrome, Every Day Stuff, Gage, Gracie

Navigating Our Normal

I hate that it has been so long since my last update. I just set a reminder on my phone to update more often because I want to have a virtual scrapbook of our lives and of our normal. I

Posted in Down Syndrome, Every Day Stuff, Gage, Gracie

Here’s the Truth…

I have shared with many, and even wrote about it throughout blog posts on here, that although it was really hard for me to find out about Gracie’s diagnosis so early in my pregnancy, I am so grateful that it

Posted in Down Syndrome, Every Day Stuff, Gage, Gracie

Happy Tears

When you find yourself crying in an elevator, it seems like a good time to dust off the blog and give an update! Gracie had her yearly cardio checkup and her heart looks PERFECT. The cardiologist doesn’t see why her

Posted in Down Syndrome, Every Day Stuff, Gage, Gracie

Oh Happy Day!

Today is World Down Syndrome Day. I never knew there was such a day until a few weeks after Gracie was born. But here it is, and I am so happy. It’s a great day to recognize Gracie and all

Posted in Every Day Stuff

Why “They” is Not My Favorite Word

I had an interesting conversation today, that included a statement that I have heard no less than 100 times since we found out Gracie would be born with Down syndrome. It goes a little something like, “oh! THEY are so

Posted in Every Day Stuff

Small Steps are Big Steps

I caught the most amazing moment yesterday on video. I have been dreaming, and we have been working toward this goal for a long time. It may only be a few shaky steps right now, but our Gracie bug is

Posted in Every Day Stuff

Run Run Run!

I am so excited! Some coworkers, friends, and I are running a relay marathon team to run for Gracie at the Mercedes Marathon on February 14th! This is the picture I chose for the back of our shirts. Don’t you

Posted in Every Day Stuff