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To My Children (One Day), This Is What Happened When You Went to Sleep on Christmas Eve

To my sweet sons, I love watching your excitement and sense of wonder for Christmas. It was so much fun watching you get cookies and milk ready for Santa Claus, and carrots for his reindeer. You are now sound asleep. You can’t wait to wake up and see all of the loot that Santa left [Read More…]…

When Christmas Isn’t What You Expected

A little over seven years ago we were surprised to learn, ten days before Christmas, that our first born son was going to be born with Down syndrome. (You can read his birth story here.) We had absolutely no idea that Noah was going to be born with Down syndrome, and (candidly) having a child [Read More…]…

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Snow Tubing Brings Noah a Lot Christmas Joy!

The Gaylord Texan Resort (which is a huge hotel in our area) goes all out during the Christmas season. The entire resort is decorated for Christmas, they have a huge Ice exhibit that you walk through, an outdoor ice skating rink, and our kid’s  favorite…snow tubing! Check out the video below to see Noah’s face [Read More…]…

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Carson’s Atrioventricular Canal (AVC Defect) Surgery Story

(If you’re looking to meet other parents of children with heart defects, check out this Facebook group.) One of the most common medical condition associated with Down syndrome is a congenital heart defect. We talk about this and a few other conditions in Four Medical Concerns For Babies Born with Down Syndrome but we wanted [Read More…]…

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Carson’s Atrioventricular Canal (AVC Defect) Surgery Story

(If you're looking to meet other parents of children with heart defects, check out this Facebook … [Read More...]

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He Came Down | A Story of Hope

My wife recently told me about a video she came across produced by "Speak Life." The video shows a … [Read More...]

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4 Activities to Help Your Child Stand On Their Own

http://youtu.be/39iC8Wu1d8I We're proud to announce that Noah reached another major milestone … [Read More...]

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Signing Update: Noah’s First Sign Language Sentence!

We're a huge fan of teaching Noah baby sign language to help him communicate with us. We have been … [Read More...]

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How a Chick-Fil-A Employee Changed My Idea of “Meaningful” Work

Last week I was eating lunch at a local Chick-Fil-A when I noticed a young women with Down syndrome working at this particular location. (As a parent … [Read More...]

A (New) Letter To Our Son’s Teachers On His First Day Of School

It's hard to believe it's been almost three years since Noah first started to school (and we wrote our first letter to his teachers)...time really … [Read More...]

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