What we did and when we did it. Sometimes.

What we did and when we did it. Sometimes. People, places and events to remember.

Monday, October 1, 2012

31 for 21: A Year Later ...

31 for 21 is a big bloghop for Down syndrome awareness.  There are lots of great bloggers who blog every day in October (31 days).  They share about Down syndrome (3 copies of the 21st chromosome) and parenting and life and faith and all kinds of good stuff.  Then there's me.  :)  

I participated in 31 for 21 last year ... sort of.  I got started OK, but I think Emmett and I both got strep in mid-October and it was all downhill from there.  This year, Emmett and Corrie had strep in September, so hopefully October will be full of good health.  We're done with strep, right?  RIGHT?

For the next thirty-one days, I'm going to focus on the first year of Ben's life.  I'm going to review some of the books I read, talk about some of my favorite online resources, share some pictures, and do a little thinking about then vs. now.  I will continue to include our "what we're up to" posts, because ... what if we're up to something really cool?  Wouldn't want to forget it!  Or, what if Corrie or Evan or Ben does something funny or weird or amazing?  I'll need to write it down.

Honestly, I'm hoping that this month will help me make sense of the last year.  This fall has felt like I'm coming out of a fog.

Remember this little guy?

 He's not that little anymore!  

 I just love him.

Whatever this last year has been (crazy, stressful, beautiful, daunting, full), it has been worth it.

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  1. Too stinkin' cute!!! Love his little piggies!

  2. Adorable! I love it that you're doing this retrospective.

  3. Oh my goodness he is ADORABLE!!