Saturday, October 22, 2011

We love Annie!

We have the most wonderful neighbors. Most days we have at least a few extra kiddos over here. One darling girl, Annie, has practically become one of ours. She is friends to Jesi, Xander, Lexi, and Sophi, and they all constantly ask to play with her.

Today I found the sweetest letter in Jesi's bedroom. She had just written it to bring over to Annie.

Dear Annie

You are a good friend to me. You are so in joy a bowl to me. I can trust you for secrats. I think you are smart.

Your friend,

P.S. We're playing candyland. Bye.

So grateful for good friends for our children!


  1. Even cooler that your kids would write it down in real time!! Love it when stuff like that happens!

    hugs - aus and co.

  2. I am so grateful for the Annies in my children's lives! They add so much.

  3. I hope this doesn't seem weird, but I met you at Suzanne Stott's home about a year ago, before you traveled to pick up your girls when I was doing a 6 month home update with our son. Anyway, we just got back from China on Saturday with our beautiful 18 month old daughter, who is completely missing her right arm/shoulder. I was looking for your email address, but couldn't find it so I have to ask this publicly. I have a question if you have any advice concerning the carseat restraint--it doesn't look very safe on our daughter since she has no shoulder to hold it in place. Please email me back when you have the time at
    Thanks, Megan Powell

  4. Hi,

    My name is Adrienne Blankenship. I am the Co-Founder of the CLOVES Syndrome Foundation. I found your blog while searching for newly diagnosed patients. If you are interested in learning more about our mission, or our support networks, please contact me at


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