A Walk On Water

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.”
― Melody Beattie

I’m so grateful for this AWOW family.

There’s much more to this story, but I can honestly say that these events have been VITAL to our acceptance and embracing of Noah’s Autism.

A Walk On Water, Surfers Healing, The Askate Foundation… these 3 groups have helped turn something that we fought against for a long time into something that I wouldn’t change for the world.*

I have so much more to say about this, but wanted to share this video tonight. It’s only 2 minutes and I can’t get through it without crying. It captures the days perfectly.

*Along with a select few extremely special teachers and aides! You know who you are. ❤




Summer Days

I don’t care what the school calendar says, it’s still summer! 

(August 5th?! So wrong.)

So we did exactly what kids should be doing in August! 

Swimming in Grandma’s pool. And eating popsicles. 






Lots of popsicles!






And one brain freeze!




And a little meditating by the pool for Nikki to deal with all of these BOYS…



A great day!

Despite the hideous ‘5-year-old-throwing-a-2-year-old-sized-tantrum’ end to the day…

Maybe school starting already isn’t a bad thing!! 




We’ve moved!

I decided to join the cool kids and move over to WordPress. 

Loving it so far! Feels a little more grown up than Blogger? I don’t know. 

New computer is all set up and the kids are back in school. I’m out of excuses for not blogging ever more often. 

So check back often. Please. Pretty please!