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Category Archives: Friendship

Parenting…

Parenting…

Sean and I are blessed to have 3 wonderful kids.  Parenting is the hardest job ever.  Most of us when we think about having kids we only think of the baby.  We do not think about “tweens” frustrations or adolescence rebellion. Our oldest will be off to college this fall and our youngest moved out […]

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Win an Ipad!

Win an Ipad!

Raise Expectations is running a contest to win a new iPad!   The contest will start Monday March 4th and end April 17th 2013. Enter the contest by sending  in your answer to the question: “How did Sam describe her dad after trying out his new bike in their driveway on his birthday?” from the […]

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“Pushing Myself”

“Pushing Myself”

Dev just started a ski team here in Seattle called “SkiHawks”.   We have skied for awhile.  First just Sean and I, then on vacations.  Now here in Seattle we can ski almost every weekend!  It has been a lot of fun for most of the family….  Dev has always been our “reluctant” skier.  She would […]

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Becoming a better Hobbit, Wizard or Human

Becoming a better Hobbit, Wizard or Human

While riding my bike to work this morning I had one of those life changing moments when someone tried to run me off the rode then honked their horn at me as they did so. I was in there way and they were probably late for work.  This wasn’t some masked stranger but a neighbor […]

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Looking in the Mirror

Looking in the Mirror

Catching sight of your self in the store window can sometimes wake you up. What do I look like to others vs what I look like to myself. And more still what do I look like compared to what I think I look like. We just found this great teaching video about DS done by […]

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“Be a Fan of Unity”

“Be a Fan of Unity”

That is the slogan on the Special Olympics Blog site.   What a great sentiment:  Unity, coming together as one, working for a common goal.  It seem so obvious, why is it so difficult? We are new to Special Olympics.  We have had limited interactions, Sean helped with physicals for a few years in Florida […]

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Summer Sleep-a-Way Camp!

Summer Sleep-a-Way Camp!

The first time Dev went to sleep-a-way camp I was scared, “how many glasses of milk will she spill, with the other kids be nice, will she keep her hands off her face…”  The second time I was worried, “will the kids be nice, will she get bullied”.  The third time I wondered, ” Am […]

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Cheer Camp 2012 What an Experience!

Cheer Camp 2012  What an Experience!

What a week!  First Dev got her new cheer uniform: Some how the uniform makes it all real.  It was a very nice afternoon, all the new kids on the team got together with the coaches and received their uniforms.  Lots of screams and excitement! Then on Monday the team headed out a tour bus, […]

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Friendship Circle of Washington

Friendship Circle of Washington

The Friendship Circle program is amazing.  The main mission is to make a better world one friendship at a time.  This is furthered by facilitating friendships with individuals that have a difficult time making friends–kids with disabilities. There are chapters around the country.  The original one started in Michigan and they have an amazing program, […]

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Open Dress Rehearsal for Shooting Star Cheer Team

Open Dress Rehearsal for Shooting Star Cheer Team

Hi everyone!  Sorry it has been so long, I have so much to write and catch up on!  School, Skiing, New Ideas, Looking forward to 10th grade, Nathan Hale Cheer, the Prom, Best Buddies and the Friendship Circle…and Shooting Star Cheer Team. So for time constraints I will tell you about the Shooting Star Cheer […]

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