When things go south.

When things go south.

We have all had those days.  They start out great, amazing in fact.  And then somewhere in the middle, a crisis rears its ugly head.  Sometimes we are caught completely unawares and other times we know “the particular event” is...

You done being frustrated with me?

You done being frustrated with me?

Most of the time, Nick is very sweet and compliant.  However, he is human and there are times his behavior is not correct and I get frustrated at him.  Even angry. As soon as he notices that I am upset, he immediately apologizes.  “I sorry...

Mom, I ok!

Mom, I ok!

If you ask Nick, today is the best day of the year.  It is even better than Christmas or Easter, or anything.  It is his birthday.  Born in 1979, he is 38 today.  Each year, he is so excited as he anticipates the arrival of the 19th of August...

Go Hawks! It’s Blue Friday.

Go Hawks! It’s Blue Friday.

Nick woke up today asking, “what day is it?”  And before we could answer him, he yelled out, “It’s Blue Friday, Game Day.”  Nick loves football and especially the Seahawks playing football.  He knows that football...

Keeping the Bright Side Out!

Keeping the Bright Side Out!

If you ask my cousin in Ireland how he is doing, the reply often is “Keeping the bright side out.”  He explained this to me as when he is under pressure, he finds is easier to smile through the day, while working on keeping his...

Strengthen each other.

Strengthen each other.

25 years ago we purchased our log home in Carnation from our friends Allen and Leonie Hunt.  They are visiting with us this weekend.  We remarked how both families have been blessed by our friendship.  When we bought their house, we inherited...

Don’t underestimate the possibilities.

Don’t underestimate the possibilities.

Yesterday Arden and I witnessed another Nick miracle.  I took a picture.  Over the weekend I had been playing Bananagrams with friends.  It is a game where lettered tiles are used to spell words.  Nick was struggling to pick up the tiles.  We...

Who are you connected to?

Who are you connected to?

Last week we were at a family reunion in Ireland.  We had a wonderful night with our relations.  Nick had his picture taken with his 3rd cousin Gary Doherty.  Gary is 5 months younger than Nick.  Gary and Nick are both retired.  During his career...

Some things don’t change.

Some things don’t change.

Today I took Nick to his day program.  He calls it school.  The name really is Bridge of Promise and the program is based here in Carnation, WA.  Nick loves it.  They go on field trips and do group activities in the school room.  There are...

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