Christmas Letter 2014

In December 2013 I was in no state to put out a Christmas card.  Dad had died – today, December 4th.

My heart hurts.  They day was tough to contend with. Memories are a comfort and a source of agony.

But, this year I decided, despite additional sorrow, and stress, that it was essential we set some sense of normalcy.



So we put together a Christmas Card with our favorite Disney pictures.

And I put together the most concise letter I could to describe a busy 2 years.

(Click on the link- IT SUMMARIZES SO MUCH!)

Christmas letter 2014

And to keep it fun, I added our flyer for our fundraising breakfast in 2015.

Rare Disease Day Fundraiser

Meghan is now a week post op.  Not a minute. And I mean a minute.  Goes by without the realization that she had a hole in her artery.  There will never truly be peace.

But life marches on.

Today we brought two balloons to the cemetery, a flag and a butterfly.  Very appropriate.

Tomorrow she goes on a trip to NYC.  Here’s to hoping the knee holds.

Back to swimming on Monday- with her eye on some improved times.  Life goes on.

We continue to be BEATING COWDENS!

I got my “FAMILY PHOTO!”

I was photo obsessed headed into this trip.  I was determined to get a family photo.  So, we headed to Downtown Disney in the 98 degree heat, and did our best in the Disney Photopass studio.  We had a great time.  He got some great shots.  Two family shots, and one of Meghan that are just fabulous.

I won’t be showing them here.  Well, the one of just Meghan may slip out, but not the others, sorry.  I chose one for my Christmas card.  And while I was at it, I sent it to Costco to be printed.  So, I can not even believe I am saying this, but I have 200 Christmas Cards in my basement August 20th.  Ridiculous confession of my OCD – YIKES.  Never in all my years have I done that.  But, there was the picture, all ready to go, and I figured it was the best way to keep me from showing too many people.

So, you will have to wait for that one.  Instead – I will show you some of the Family Photos that didn’t make the Christmas Card!