I am a wife to Kirk, a mommy to Ema and (fingers crossed) God willing Ema will be sharing that title with another baby we HOPE to welcome into our home by the end of the year. I am so blessed that putting it into words is hard. I have a wonderful family that supports me in everything I do. I have been blessed with Multiple Sclerosis - I say that because without it I would not know my sweet Ema Li - and I believe that God has my health under control and has a plan for my life. It's pretty sad that my ONLY hobby is running but that's what it is. I created this blog to keep up with memories of my family so I hope you enjoy!
Just when I thought we were not going anywhere, Kirk decided that we should go to Florida to let Ema experience the beach. So the reservations were made and the bags were packed and off we headed to Perdido Beach. This trip was intended to be relaxing. We did not want to go and be busy all week. That's what life is like at home. We were so thrilled when Amy decided to go with us. She has been through so much and it was a nice getaway for her as well. We reminisced about the past on a daily basis. Dayton always loved the beach so it was hard not to. There was a lot of laughter and many tears. It was good for all of us! We are blessed to have Amy. Ema absolutely adores her. We were able to see dolphins on several occasions which was very nice. Now the part I dreaded was how will Ema react to the sand and ocean? I knew one of the two would happen, Ema would either love it or hate it. I figured she would hate it since she is not one to enjoy getting dirty. I dreaded the thought of a screaming child that only wants to stay at the pool. I was half wrong and half right. She indeed HATED the sand and the ocean. She wanted no part of getting in the sand and building a sand castle. She only liked the ocean if she was sitting in her chair with her feet drawn up under her chin. While she did not enjoy the beach she did not want to stay at the pool either. She was very content with just sitting in her chair with the biggest blanket we could find under the umbrella and drinking her nook nook. (Trihn I know the spelling is wrong) Everyday around 10:30 or 11:00 she and Kirk would lay down under the umbrella and take their nap. I thought this picture was too cute not to post. Overall, for a two year old who wanted nothing to do with the sand, she was very pleasant, she never really whined or cried the entire trip. Here are other pictures from our trip. Yes this is our family photo! We did not even take outfits to have our picture taken. I said it was relaxing!!! :)
Camille finally made a trip to Tennessee and got to meet Ema for the first time. I will admit, I was a little nervous about how Ema would react to Camille being here and getting some of my attention. I was very pleased when Ema latched right on to Camille and Camille treated Ema like a little sister. Camille was such a big help to me! As you can see she brought presents which Ema loves. Camille and her family are Disney freaks and of course brought Ema Mickey and Minnie baby dolls, Minnie Mouse ears which she wears daily, and some adorable clothes. Thanks Camille, for coming to see us and for helping me with Ema. We always love your visits with us and cannot wait to see you again. You have grown up to be an awesome kid and you will always hold a VERY special place in our hearts. We love you very much!
Let's play caatch up! Celebrating the 4th of July is always a lot of fun. We didn't do anything special but we did go to the pool and Ema got to enjoy a frozen treat. Ema loves going to the pool. She has become quite the little fish. She is so funny, she will lay down almost anywhere and say WOOK WOOK! I wimmin! (Look Look! I'm Swimming) She really things she is something! Too Cute!