Thursday, March 21, 2013

World Down Syndrome Day 2013


Why do we celebrate?



Then: September 2009, the day we came home.

And now, almost 5 years old, growing fast, having fun and riding rides at Disney World...

 

and enjoying every cupcake she can!

 

Happy World Down Syndrome Day 2013!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

I Really Love TED. Still.

I know I have posted about TED before {it was awhile ago...here} but it is worth repeating.  I said it before and it's still true today: I love TED.
 
There is going to be a TEDx event at my school next month and I am really hoping to get a ticket. If you love TED too, what are your favorite talks? I am always looking for recommendations.
 
Here is a playlist to get you started if you are new to TED. It is curated by David Eggers.
 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Sensational Haiku Wednesday!!

Did you guys think I forgot about my friend Jenn?? 
I bet you thought I did...but I DIDN'T! 
 
She hosts Sensational Haiku Wednesday on her blog and I am participating this week. 
{Don't get your hopes up for greatness here...I'm no poet!}
 
 
This week's theme is ROYAL
 
 So much time wasted
Trying hard to be clever
With one word: royal.

Now that it's out there
You are probably nonplussed,
Recall you were warned. ;)

I got the word in--
With no panache, I admit --
You'll like Jenn's better!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Extra! Extra! World Down Syndrome Day Is Coming 3/21...

To celebrate I have created a special Blessed locket:
 
 
We as a family know how blessed we are to have Mari in our lives and I want to share the blessings.
 
For every locket purchased between now and March 21, I will make a donation to Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization.  They are amazing!!  Gold Coast provides so many social, educational, and advocacy related activities for children and adults with Down syndrome and their families. 
 
We love Gold Coast!  What a blessing they are to us. 
 
{If you are local contact me first and I can place all the orders together to save on shipping!}