Category Archives: Anna

Photos of my daughter, Anna. She has multiple special needs including PDD-NOS (a form of autism), epilepsy, hypotonia, microcephaly, kyphosis, high myopia, mood disorder, sensory integration dysfunction, and she has an intellectual disability. She is my reason for breathing and I love her more than words can describe.

Christmas is a bittersweet holiday for us. When I was a little girl, Christmas was pure magic. I always dreamed of creating magical memories for my own children when I grew up… complete with decorations in every room in the house, holiday linens, and even holiday towels! I love Christmas. Anna still believes in Santa […]

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  • Lynn - wow! this is so wonderful- what an awesome Christmas gift for Anna and all of you.ReplyCancel

    • Holly - Thank you, Lynn! It was a very special gift for the whole family and an experience we will never forget!ReplyCancel

First Day of 10th Grade Anna is 16 years old and starting her sophomore year in high school as a 10th grader. She had a fantastic summer, completing ESY and CampCAMP without any major incidents. We met with transportation yesterday to introduce Anna to her new driver and aide. They were wonderful as was the […]

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We are making progress on culling and processing our Italy photos… hopefully we will have some to share next week! Last week I shared Dominic’s success at camp, this week it’s Anna’s turn! (And I promise I’m going to get back to my Selfie Saturday and Macro Monday posts too!) I first heard about CampCAMP […]

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  • Lynn - What a great week- been waiting for this blog post–thanks for sharing Holly..I do believe Thompson family + Shirley had an awesome summer!ReplyCancel

    • Holly - Thanks, Lynn! It has been an awesome summer!!! Hope you and your family are well. Miss you!ReplyCancel

Sunday, July 16th, 2017 My Wish This week’s prompt is “My Wish” for the Instagram project #portraitsofme. When it comes to Anna, I have so many wishes. I’m sure you all can imagine what some of those might be… for her to have a best friend and a boyfriend… for her to be happy… but for this particular […]

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My boys left for Boy Scouts summer camp on Sunday. They are in Hatfield, Arkansas and are coming home on Saturday. The house is very, very quiet. Especially with Cooper still missing (we are giving up hope that he will be found). Dominic is logging nearly 20K steps a day at camp! I’ve been texting […]

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