5 Reasons I Smile

The ultimate goal of this blog is to spread awareness and show how beautiful life can be. We have four amazing daughters. Our youngest was born with Down syndrome. If just one person stops here and leaves with a different, better perspective about Down syndrome, then it is worth it. Regardless, I have 5 Reasons to Smile!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Pause Button

Now that I have two girls in school, summer feels like the pause button. When school is in session, the Monday - Friday, up, dress, breakfast, out the door, forces us into a constant go. I enjoy that part of our life, it brings structure, dinner at 5, soccer, basketball, reading before bed etc. But summer, it is a wonderful pause.

I love not having to be up and out the door in the morning. I love that we can head to the beach, play in the backyard, stay in our pajamas for the day.....!

We are enjoying the beach

We are enjoying our backyard.
Notice Kamryn pointing to the trampoline

We are enjoying our kitchen table.

We are enjoying being on PAUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pause is good....we will savor this until it is time to press play! :)


  1. looks like you guys are having an absolute blast this summer - and the pause button is the best way to spend the summer :) i bet your girls would LOVE a water table - if they have some still available in the stores (why do they get rid of the summer stuff when it is the height of summer???) i bet even the regular water tables would bring as much fun as the $79.99 pirate ship table (we only got this one because it was the only one avail. and had just come avail. that day as they took it off of a rain check hold). we got it put together on saturday night and played yesterday - whitney literally stood at it for 1.5 hours!!!!!!!!!
    keep enjoying the summer - i know we will! i LOVE summertime!!!

  2. I hear ya! Must be so fun to live near the beach!

  3. I just love love love to see Kamryn so happy, playing with her sisters, having a good time! She reminds me so much of Mylie - that beautiful smile! I will never forget and always be grateful for the relationship between Mylie and Ty, and I imagine the same for you between your girls. That bond, that happiness, the memories they will have forever are my greatest joy! There is nothing that could ever compare! I only have two kids, having four girls has got to be sensationally sweet!
    see you soon!