Sarah Kate

The Longest Days | My Messy Beautiful

April 17, 2014

Eight years ago, on a Wednesday morning in Birmingham, Alabama, I said goodbye to this tiny little thing and her lambie, then stepped through a nondescript doorway to a hospital waiting room, fighting back tears and the urge to go running back through those doors to find my baby before they placed a scalpel into […]

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A Brief Pictorial of the Last Week

April 15, 2014

Thank you all for being patient while I am/was on semi-hiatus, and for not asking why. I’m not “back” yet in terms of committing fully to my regular posting schedule again, but I am “back” at home after a week away and ready to get back to it … after I catch up on my […]

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Sisters and #BadgerBall

April 7, 2014

Although Sarah Kate was the one who made the decision not to play softball this spring, it was bittersweet for her. The chance to throw out the first pitch for her old league helped; I thought attending a real college softball game might cheer her up a little more. Enter the Spring Hill Lady Badgers. […]

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Disney Magic … in Mayberry!

March 24, 2014

Since it’s already been established that Sarah Kate is the Most Awesome Kid in the World, the next logical step would be to ask her, “What are you gonna do now that you’re the Most Awesome Kid in the World?” but since she became the Most Awesome Kid while at Walt Disney World, the answer […]

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Our Minnesota Adventure, Part 3: The Pendulum Swings

March 20, 2014

On Tuesday morning (and Saturday morning, and Sunday morning, and Monday morning), Sarah Kate had the same breakfast: a giant pile o’ bacon and a chocolate donut. Given that chocolate bacon donuts are a thing these days, I guess it’s not all that odd (she did eat them separately, at least). Her plate was a culinary […]

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Our Minnesota Adventure, Part 2: Gillette Gait Lab

March 18, 2014

Of course, our real reason for being in Minnesota wasn’t electricity, it was the Gillette gait lab. We reported early on Monday morning, stopping at the clinics first for height and weight, then heading downstairs to the gait lab. Sarah Kate changed into shorts and they filmed her from several different angles, walking both in […]

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Our Minnesota Adventure, Part 1: Country Beach Mouse Goes to the Frozen Tundra City

March 17, 2014

Our Minnesota adventure began ridiculously early on Saturday morning. Getting a flight out of an airport in the gulf coast region in the middle of March proved difficult (and expensive) because most of the rest of the U.S. is on spring break. However, we found that if we were willing to drive four hours north […]

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Spring Softball: Gone But Not Forgotten

March 6, 2014

Sarah Kate opted not to play softball this spring. I could tell you it’s because she’s having surgery and would miss a big chunk of the season, but I believe there’s more to it than that. Sarah Kate did pretty well in 10U in the fall, but it was a struggle for her. Fast pitch […]

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What It Was Like to Be the Mom of the Most Awesome Kid in the World1

February 27, 2014

It’s been almost a week, and I’m still blown away. After the disaster that was the First Light Fun Run last month, I wasn’t sure Sarah Kate would be able to complete the Disney Kids 1-Mile, part of the Princess Half Marathon Weekend. In fact, “I wasn’t sure” is the understatement of the year – […]

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February 25, 2014

I teased our trip to the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend with the photo in this week’s Sun-Beams and also in the Snippets on Friday, and as much as I’d like to give you the whole story today, we just drove back in last night and I don’t have enough functioning brain cells to do […]

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