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 has cognitive challenges. She is my reason for breathing and I love her more than words can describe.

Last week both kids had big events. Dominic had his spring Court of Honor for Boy Scouts and Anna had her STAR Track and Field competition. Proud Scout Dominic’s spring Court of Honor went great. He earned seven merit badges, was recognized for being officially inducted into the Order of the Arrow, and was elected […]

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The kids didn’t have school last Friday so Curtis planned a boys’ weekend fishing trip with his dad and Dominic. They were supposed to come home on Sunday but Curtis had to be back in Plano on Monday and it didn’t make sense for him to come home just to drive right back up there. So […]

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The week before last was spring break. Curtis had to be in Houston on business for a couple of days and invited us to tag along, so we all headed to Houston Monday night. It had been a long time since we’d traveled with the children. They aren’t notoriously easy, but having unlimited data on […]

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Saturday, March 18th, 2017 Evening Routine This week’s prompt is “Evening Routine” for the Instagram project #portraitsofme. Every school night for as long as Anna has been going to school, we have the same evening routine. At 7:00 p.m., I start herding Anna to the shower. She is getting more independent with getting undressed and washed, but I still have […]

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Today Anna turned 16 years old. It was a bittersweet day as it is for most families with a child who has an intellectual disability. No car with a big giant bow for us. Nope, but Anna doesn’t care. She does want to learn to drive but she was happy getting a few trinkets from […]

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  • Pamela - Happy birthday to my beautiful niece!!ReplyCancel

  • Kim Lusk - Happy Birthday Anna! We have 2 Aspie Grandsons. Love them so much. I’m sure Anna and Austen would be beasties. He will be 15 on the 30th. Which we lived closer. Love y’all! Kim and RonnieReplyCancel

    • Holly - That’s so sweet, Kim! I’m sure Anna would love Austen. Thanks for the comment!ReplyCancel

  • Kim Lusk - Besties tooReplyCancel