Craig and I were married on May 27, 2006. We have enjoyed wonderful, memorable years together. This blog entails a small amount the happenings we experience. One, beginning with the exciting news of a baby and the journey through 9 months of pregnancy. When we first found out that we would have a small addition to our family, the little one was the size of a POPPY seed. The excitement drew me to begin a blog, not only for me to look back on, but for friends and family to be involved in our lives. After Annabelle's diagnosis of Down Syndrome, I was even more drawn to continue writing, and do what I can to bring some knowledge and awareness of Down Syndrome. It is a small contribution, but I desire to help people be more aware of what DS is, and see that having a child with special needs has much JOY! We are very regular, typical people, living and learning this life just like anyone else. I am not a "good" or "creative" writer, and won't claim to be. I write the way I talk and write the way I think. Being a mother is my ultimate calling, and having the chance to share some of what I experience with my children, Annabelle and Carter, is a blessing to me, and I hope to you!