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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!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Singing in the Rain

Someone had fun on our rain day!

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Smothered Pork Chops

Tried this recipe out this week and it will definitely become a regular in our circle of dinners. 


Here’s a link to the Smothered Pork Chop recipe.

I totally forgot to put the pieces of bacon in at the end and it still turned out delicious! 

Let me know if you try it.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Simple Woman’s Daybook – April 23rd 2012

For today – April 23rd 2012

Outside my window… it’s sunny but a little bit breezy which has left me sneezing for half the morning

I am thankful for… the warm weather we had over the weekend

In the kitchen… Smothered Pork Chops are cooking in the crock-pot.  Sure hope that they taste as good as they smell

I am wearing… capri’s and a t-shirt

I am creating… some blog posts (in my head).  Didn’t do too much blogging this past week – have lots to catch up on

I am going to… head out in a bit to pick up Nolan (the kindergartner that I watch)

I am reading… Just started rereading Eclipse

I am hoping… to catch up on blogs soon!

I am hearing… my coffee pot beeping – time to fill up one last time

Around the house… Hanna is playing, Cameron is snoozing and it’s pretty quiet this morning

A few plans for the rest of the week… Busy day today with both Cameron and Ciena and Nolan here, if I get there in time I’m going to attempt a Zumba class tonight at the gym.  Besides watching the kiddos during the week, not much else on the calendar.  Supposed to rain later this week – BOO!!!  I wish the warm weather would stick around for good!

A picture that I’m sharing… Caty and Hanna having a blast in the sprinklers yesterday!


Friday, April 20, 2012

Flashback Friday – April 20th 2012

2011 – Fun in the sun

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2010 – More fun in the sun

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2009 – Getting Caty’s new room ready before Hanna arrived

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8.5 months pregnant


2008 Copy-cat Caty


2007 – Outside fun

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2006 – Tent time

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2005 – One month old

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Simple Woman’s Daybook – April 16th 2012

For today – April 16th 2012

Outside my window… the sun is shining!!  So happy for the beautiful weather that we’re going to have all week – even will hit 80*

I am thankful for… the fact that I am now watching a new baby.  Cameron is 3.5 months old and this is my 2nd week watching her - hence why I haven’t blogged recently.

In the kitchen… there are dishes waiting in the sink to be washed – might as well do them after lunch because I’m sure I’ll have more once I make lunch.

I am wearing… capri’s and a t-shirt

I am creating… some blog posts (in my head).  Just realized that I never even blogged about Caty’s birthday party. 

I am going to… make some cupcakes with the girls this afternoon – today is Scott’s birthday.

I am reading… Nothing as of right now

I am hoping… to catch up on blogs soon!

I am hearing… Hanna playing on the ipod and Nolan (my afterschool kindergartner) rummaging around in his crayon box and just a couple of “waking-up” noises coming from Cameron. 

Around the house… see above – that’s what’s going on. 

A few plans for the rest of the week… celebrating Scott’s bday with cupcakes tonight, preschool registration for Hanna is tomorrow (how is it even possible that we’re signing her up for preschool?) as well as Girls Scouts tomorrow night, McTeacher night at McDonald’s with Caty’s school on Wednesday, not much on Thursday, Caty and Scott are going to the Rivercats  (Sacramento’s AAA baseball team) on Friday with Caty’s school -  and a bday party for Hanna’s best friend Claire on Saturday.  GEEZ!!!  What a busy week!!

A picture that I’m sharing… Hanna helping me make some cookies