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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

Yesterday was the last day of school. It was the hardest school year of my children’s lives so far (2nd grade was a near second for both of them) and I am VERY happy to see it in the rearview mirror, as I’m sure they are. I won’t go back and revisit the heartache, the […]

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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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A Fresh Start Six and a half months into the school year, we are finally making some big changes to help Anna. This year has been the worst ever for her. She started at Canyon High School (CHS) as a freshman in August of 2016 and things were bad from the start. I’ve been saying since the […]

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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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