Sunday, October 4, 2015

2015 Walk Now for Autism Speaks Terre Haute

Our 4th year of walking for Autism Speaks is in the book!
My first year as Walk Chair is over with. It is definitely different being at the walk as a participant than being the walk chair! Very different! It didn't allow a lot of time for me to be around my family but at the same time, I enjoyed helping the other families have a memorable day:)

The boys loved the balloon artist. Andrew wanted a horse and he called it, Sugar.

Andrew had the balloon artist make Trenton a tiger:)

I asked Andrew what his favorite part of the walk was and he said, "Seeing Spiderman Mom!"

It has been 4 1/2 years since I have seen my friend, Bri. Way too long! So thankful she made the drive to TH.
Opening ceremony. I started to cry and fought back the tears. Needless to say what I had planned to say didn't come out....

This is just part of our group this year. We had a few family members get sick and they had to leave before the walk ended. We appreciated everyone  who made the trip and who bought shirts.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Full Day of Setting Up!

The big day is tomorrow!!!

Andrew was a great little boy today and went with Mommy to set up for the big day!

 He also took some breaks and ran with one of his coaches:)
 And he rode a trike with another coach:)
 And Trenton enjoyed his van ride to Mommy with three of his coaches:)
We are looking forward to spending our Autism Speaks Walk with our "family" at Harsha!

Thursday, October 1, 2015


You know who is still struggling with sleep...he is even taking some naps at Harsha this week.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Nice Evening

What a perfect evening to eat and play outside!
We love fall around our house!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015


Honestly, I think Trenton has bonded with Lightning better than any other animal. He wants to check on her every day. He goes to her hutch the second he gets to go outside and says, "bunny."

Monday, September 28, 2015

What Happens to My Children When I Am Gone?

This is my first article that I wrote for After this article was published today, it immediately received great feedback. Almost every parent of a child with severe special needs thinks the same thing but many do not express it. I have chosen to be the voice of almost every special needs parent and to express what we all think. I tell the honest truth! I look forward to my new journey of working with this company.

Was it the moon?

I have many people wondering how the night went....TERRIBLE! We were up the entire night. I was on pins and needles hoping that he would not wake up Andrew. Andrew only woke up once and I managed to get him back to sleep while Trenton  was making havoc on his bedroom.

Trenton has only slept all the way through the night twice in like two months but last night was terrible. I wonder if the Super moon had something to do with it or if his medicine is slowly starting to wear off. I guess time will tell.

The pictures don't do it justice but in these pictures are a whole bag of cookies that were dumped and crumbled out during his wildness. He tore up every piece of paper that he could get a hold of. He was wild!! I am surprised that we didn't wake up the whole entire block. I am not sure how anyone in this house stayed asleep let alone the whole entire block.
To top it off, he cried for two straight hours. It was his screaming cry. He was so mad that his body wasn't letting him sleep. It was  pure torture to watch.
Unfortunately, I had a million things to do today and was unable to get my two hours in today of sleep. Any one want to judge me.....well please just pack your bag and live with us for awhile. You will get a real good idea of what my life is like and I would love to know if you could handle it on your own for as long as I have.