Absorbing the Moment

Last week, I asked Rob to help Lola and me get our bike combo set up. And no…Lola does not simply sit on the back of my bike as I am way too clumsy to have her on my own bike. Instead, she sits safely in a little bike trailer with the makeshift windows open and she has all of her favorite toys that make an immense amount of sound letting people know…hey – we’re coming through. Since we now live in a new neighborhood, I wanted to go on an adventure and explore. We found a bike path and just kept going straight. We biked past streams and ducks, mothers walking with their children in strollers and couples holding hands simply enjoying the outdoors just like us....
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VIPS-Bloomington Play and Learn

We recently packed up the car and headed down to Bloomington, Indiana for another VIPS-Bloomington Play and Learn (PAL) get together. Originally, I was supposed to tap into my inner domestic goddess self and take a sewing class with a girlfriend, but I was feeling the need to be around my people. We hadn’t seen Ann Hughes in months as Lola’s vision continuously improves and what better way for Lola to spend an afternoon then listening to songs, seeing her little friends, enjoying the crisp outdoor air and of course…playing in the ball pit. The wonderful thing about these PAL events is that you walk into a room full of people that get it. This is our time to take down the protective barrier and simply be. We...
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Just One of Those Days

Yesterday as I was sobbing to my mother about how much it pisses me off that Lola has to work so hard to achieve her milestones and how I was beginning to feel helpless as her mother, she stopped me and said “maybe you should write about it”. And as I sit here ready to put my most vulnerable feelings out on the internet, I think of my husband gently telling me to be cautious about using the blog as my diary. But today, I’m choosing to write not only to free myself of some pretty bad feelings, but also so others can see that you’re not a horrible parent to thrive for an easier life for your special needs child. Most days I am strong, positive and...
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Just Living

Over the past couple of weeks, I have made a valiant effort to sit down and write a post. But each time, I had to think and think about what to write about. This is rare for me because as you all know…I always have something to say. This blog started out in Costa Rica. It was originally called “Live Love Travel Souls” and it was pre-marriage and pre-Lola. Rob and I thought we were going to be trekking around to various adventures and the blog would be a great way to share our newfound lives with our family and friends in the States. Then I became pregnant so I was prompted by Rob to write about my pregnancy in a foreign country. Then we got married so...
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A Quick Update

My oh my…where to begin? So much has happened during my absence…so many good things to share. In that short time, we have sold our beloved home in Butler-Tarkington, we bought a new house in the Irvington area (a really cool, urban, community-driven neighborhood), we moved (I’m so proud of my husband for moving us himself) and we have been enjoying each and every moment in making this new place our home. I will post pictures soon and will share all of the joys of this new place, but for now I wanted to tell you about the little girl that you all come back here to read about…our Lola. How is Lola? If just one word could describe her, it would be: awesome. Last night as Rob...
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