Other Sunshine

Our Ordinary Extraordinary Saturday

September 30, 2014

Last fall, we took the kids to their first Auburn football game. I stressed about navigating Game Day in the days leading up to it, and parts of it were, without a doubt, a challenge. It was bittersweet and strange, but I was glad that we took them – so glad that we decided to […]

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Seven Snippets: It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like a Fire Truck (Bed)

September 26, 2014

— 1 — You want to see what progress has been made on the Fire Truck Bed, right? Well, your wish is my command: This photo was taken Wednesday night, before Mr. Andi built the steps (which will double as storage). It’ll probably be a couple more weeks before it’s completely finished – we (read: Mr. Andi) […]

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How to Be a Loser Tourist in NYC

September 25, 2014

I took a whirlwind trip to New York this week. I left around 9:00 on Monday morning and flew back on Tuesday, arriving home just after 9:00 p.m. If you follow me on Twitter, you may have seen some tweets from me about what I was doing, but if not, I’ll be writing more about […]

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Weekend Warriors

September 23, 2014

On Saturday night, I was sitting on the couch with a traumatized Stella in my lap (we shaved her – it wasn’t fun) and I got to thinking: this blog used to be all about our daily life, with much (most?) of it in photos, but over the past several months it really hasn’t been. I think […]

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Seven Snippets: Zoom Ball, Waiting Room Therapy Sessions, and Pick a Sister: Elsa or Anna

September 19, 2014

— 1 — If your child goes to physical therapy, are you familiar with Zoom Ball? Because we most certainly are. In 2006, I have a photo of Sarah Kate playing Zoom Ball with her therapist, Carrie, in Birmingham following her rhizotomy. In 2014, I have an almost-identical photo of Sarah Kate playing Zoom Ball […]

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Two for Tuesday: Cord Blood and Miracle Marathon

September 16, 2014

I know, I know … I’m supposed to do the “odds and ends” types of posts on Fridays, but sometimes things just pop up and I realize I’ve gotta throw some stuff out there NOW, not on Friday. So without further ado… —– 1 —– Miracle Marathon starts TODAY! Sarah Kate had hoped to be […]

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Sun-Beams: September 14, 2014

September 14, 2014

Sun-Beams is a collection of links to stories, articles, photos, or videos I have come across that I believe will inspire, inform, or encourage you, as well as my favorite photo posted on my other blog, Violet Film, from the past week. Ohio Teen With Down Syndrome on a Mission to Serve at Mass in All […]

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Seven Snippets: Sarah Kate Auditions for Glee, I Reveal My “10 Books” and Real Rainbows I’ll Never Forget

September 12, 2014

— 1 — Sarah Kate auditioned this week for Sound Waves, her school’s glee club, and she made it! I think the criteria for selection were lack of fear of singing in front of other people and a reasonable ability to carry a tune, but hey … she not only met, but exceeded (in my opinion!) them. Seriously. […]

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Sarah Kate Takes Over the Blog!

September 11, 2014

Hey everyone, this is Sarah Kate. I’ll be writing the blog today and if you have any questions about Miracle Marathon, today’s the day to ask. First of all, the Miracle Marathon raises money to help benefit Children’s Miracle Network hospitals, for example, Children’s Hospital in Birmingham or Gillette Children’s in Minnesota. I had two […]

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Three Snippets of Nathan’s Mischief, Plus Four Others

September 5, 2014

— 1 — So … my off-the-grid scrapbooking weekend didn’t turn out the way I hoped. My back seized up on me, which made sitting for long periods difficult, AND I got sick with some sort of respiratory bug. However … Auburn won and I got to listen to the game on my tiny speaker, […]

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