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Thank you for taking the time to stop by and visit! We hope to share with you our journey of raising a child with Achondroplasia, the most common type of dwarfism. If this is your first time here, please start by reading Caitlyn's Story. It will share the beginning of her life with you. Enjoy!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

A Trip to Nana and Papa’s

The girls and I headed down to spend a weekend with my parents back at the beginning of the February.  It was right after my mom had surgery on her wrist, so  we headed down to help out around the house. 
Hanna being cute
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Caty got to help Papa plant some flower – she LOVED it – got extremely filthy! 
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Check out those hands!
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I took advantage of the beautiful, sunny day and spent some time photographing the girls. 
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Peek-a-boo Hanna!
My Sweet-Heart
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This is the face that I got when I said SMILE!!
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Caty’s turn!
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Me and my girls
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Nana and Papa and their girls!
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The girls with Nonni and Nonno – family friends who are like grandparents to us
After dinner Caty made up a game for us to play – her directions were “use your spoon and don’t let the orange fall on the floor.”  She loved it!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

100 Things

One of my friends had this list on her blog and I thought I would post the list. The things I've done are in blue.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity

7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight

22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort

25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola
29. Watched a sunrise or sunset.
30. Seen a total eclipse

31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance

47. Had your portrait painted – not in a serious way, but a cartoon painting
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling

52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp

67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper or Magazine
85. Read the entire Book of Mormon or Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous (met Danny Devito and Rhea Pearlman in Paris)
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Dead Sea
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

My Little Valentine’s

I sure hope that everyone had a very Happy Valentine’s Day!  The girls and I had headed down to my parents on Friday so we were able to spend the morning of Valentine’s Day with them before heading home to Scott.  Here are a few pictures of our little Valentine’s. 

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Back on February 6th we celebrated Valentine’s Day with our local LPA chapter.  We invited one of Caitlyn’s preschool friends, Izabel, and her family to join us.  They had a blast.  This date also started my second term as the chapters Vice President – here’s to another two more years. 

Caty and Hanna

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