Friday, July 10, 2020

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Exciting sighting!

My girl was so excited to spot your girl, @jenleereeves! ♥️ that Katie was so happy to see her friend, Jordan, of Born Just Right @bjrorg
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Friday, August 30, 2019

Sweetness all aound

Sweets after #ChicagoChinatown lunch with BFF, @nancyloo. So fun catching-up with our busy summer with family.
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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

2014 & 2019 First day pics.

Matthew now a HS Junior and Katie a 7th Grader! #TooFast #TamFamSummer2019 is officially
over! 😭

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Sunday, August 25, 2019

2009 & 2019!

 Both taken on my dad’s birthday. My baby girl all grown up. Happy 78th bday, Pa!
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Friday, August 02, 2019

Busy Summer For All!

I had plans of writing about our family Summer craziness, but like as usual, events flew by, and there wasn't enough to stop and breathe to write about it. First off, I underestimated how busy we were going to be. I had major plans of lounging around the house with the kids and maybe run around shopping, movies and eating out before we leave for our planned Hawaiian get-a-way.

Fast forward to August - we are no longer leaving for Hawaii. Sad, but honestly, we were all too busy to feel sad. I forget that my kids are not so little anymore where my husband and I can plan our family summer the way we want. No. Not anymore. 

Christian, our College boy, took a Summer internship job at Northwestern University. Matthew left for New Hampshire for an educational Summer program at Phillips Exeter Academy, and we decided to enroll Katie to Summer school, William canceled his vacation time off at work, and so I ended up focusing on my writing projects.

In just a few weeks Fall classes will be starting for all three kids, and we're back to the routine. All three kids are still immersed with their Summer ongoings, and they're having so much fun. In a general scheme of things, we're accomplishing a FUN summer for all. Just not altogether the entire time, but hey, ALL GOOD.

Here are some of our milestone moments in pics this Summer.

Last Day of School pics:
Last day of 6th Grade for Katie

Last Day of HS Sophomore Year for Matthew

Last Day of College Freshman Year for Christian

Here are more of Christian's Dorm Move-Out Day pics:

And he even made a fun video recap of his Freshman Year at Northwestern University:

Wednesday, July 17, 2019


To say that "age is just a number" sounds like it's wrong to feel our age.

🎈🎈🎈Today I turn FIFTY. 🎈🎈🎈I think and feel like a 50-year-old ( it's all relative ), and there's nothing wrong with that. Turning 50 is a meaningful milestone for me, and I am choosing to embrace what I have become today.

This 50-year-old body endured severe asthma at a young age, gym rat days in the 80s, various diets and weight changes in the 90s, five pregnancies, four easy & and one arduous labor, three very happy baby deliveries, and two incredibly heartbreaking miscarriages.

This 50-year-old body also endured six needle biopsies, a thyroidectomy, and painfully inflamed lymph nodes called Lymphadenopathy. This lead to what my doctors first believed was Lymphoma that turned out to be a Kikuchi Fujimoto Disease diagnosis after more careful pathology testings. A rare disease that took my spirit and body almost over a year to regain some normalcy. Adding on the numerous infections resulted from my weakened immune system after going through months of drug treatments.

I physically and mentally survived them all, and there's not a day I don't feel grateful to be alive and kicking. My biggest gratitude goes to my greatest love and solid rock - my husband ♥️and three children♥️♥️♥️.

To all of you, my friends and families, thank you for sticking with me through it all. I look forward to many years with you. Here's to my next 20-30-40+ years to come! 🍾 πŸŽ‰πŸ₯³ #ThisIs50
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