I am 2/3rds done with radiation therapy! Overall, I am doing well. If I am tired, I just take a nap when Fierce goes down, but it really is not that bad. My skin is getting pinker, especially by my clavicle. I had forgotten they were radiating that far up and hadn't been putting any… Continue reading Radiation: 20 Down and 10 to Go!
With all that has been going on in my life, I haven't taken the time to formally thank Wes for his incredible commitment to our country these past 21 years. Thank You Wes. Your service to the Army National Guard which included 2 tours to Iraq is appreciated beyond measure. Not everyone uproots their life… Continue reading 21 Years in the Military. Thank You Wes.
Fierce turned 1 on July 19! We celebrated a few days earlier so we could have the party at Sandy Pines and invite all of our family and close friends. I can't believe how many people ended up coming and spoiling Fierce. Thank you! Before the party started, it just so happened to be family… Continue reading Fierce’s 1st Birthday
I slept in...ahhh. Then Flowers were delivered to my door with a note that said, "Love Wes and Fierce." We had french toast, I slept some more and then Wes took me out for dinner and dessert. It was a really sweet day and I appreciated every minute. Thank you Wes for being wonderful. I… Continue reading My 1st Mother’s Day
The morning started with eggs -scrambled with spinach…according to everyone else ;) Fierce and I were up and ready to go long before that. Our first stop was to the Anniberg Ruins. The beginning of the trail started at the slave quarters and then went up to where the horses would walk in a circle… Continue reading St. John: Annaberg Ruins
Fierce woke up with the sun and I would have been disappointed, but wow, it was gorgeous! My Mom and Dad joined me and we all had coffee on the deck while Fierce played with a few sand toys. Lynnae and Tatum were up next because they were much more motivated than the rest of… Continue reading St. John: Relaxation Begins
Fierce took his first flight yesterday! There were several layovers so I made sure he got his wiggles out by having him "walk" the halls. In the NY airport on the way to San Juan there was a little treasure chest play area for kids. He leaned up against the bottom of the slide and… Continue reading St. John, We Have Arrived!
Today was the big day! Amid the ocean breezes, Tate and Samantha said their vows to each other. The whole day was truly beautiful. My dad & John babysat Fierce so I could take pictures of them getting ready and Lynnae could do Sam's makeup. Sam looked stunning. She didn't seem stressed at all, simply… Continue reading Introducing Mr. & Mrs. Tate & Samantha Kalawart
We had such a lovely Easter this year. Christ is Risen! It started out with a Good Friday meal hosted by my brother and sister-in-law, Will and Sara. Each thing we ate symbolized a part of the Passover or Resurrection of Christ. Fierce partook in the unleavened bread and apples ;) Saturday, the Almeidas came… Continue reading Fierce’s 1st Easter
Santa and his little helper hats were discovered in Firece's and Zuko's stockings. Zuko was not too sure about this accessory, but he was a sport long enough to catch a few photos :) Fierce tried a gingerbread cookie for the first time and LOVED it. He was so mad when I took it away… Continue reading Fierce’s 1st Christmas