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!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Big Events...

I still giggle at the thought of a pre-school graduation. I can't help but feel it maybe a "little to much." Brynn requested I decorate the whole house, that we sing "happy Graduation to you" with cake and candles and we have dinner at Subway.

Do balloons and flowers count as decorating? We did have dinner at Subway. We even sang to her.

She was happy. It was worth it!

The Graduate!

NOTE: Naomi was missing. She was at her ballet recital!

Super Star. Dance fest 2011

the make up line...

Summer has started...
Karmyn loves the pool. And her big sister Jaden-look at the excitement in her face!

Tomorrow is a big day for our family as we participate in our second Buddy Walk! (A Buddy Walk is an event that promotes awareness about Down syndrome.) I can remember the hesitation I felt last year about participating. I was still unsure with how I much I wanted to be a part of "Down syndrome." I had accepted Kamryn's diagnosis, however I was uncomfortable with confronting it. Maybe I had not really accepted it...maybe I was still trying to avoid it and that was the hesitation.
Tonight, I am bursting with excitement and I am looking forward to seeing my friends and family as we come together embracing, accepting and celebrating Kamryn. There is no hesitation now. I am ready to go out and share, promote, educate and celebrate.

Tomorrow is going to be beautiful! I can't wait!


  1. So many great milestones! How exciting! Kamryn is more adorable than ever! And I'm so proud of how far you've come... I hope tomorrow is extra special!

  2. I can't wait to see the pics!!

  3. So exciting... and by the way. A heads up: Sheridan's 3rd birthday party is on Saturday, August 13th and we'd love for Kamryn to be here :) Send me an email :)