Sunday, October 16, 2011


We had another wonderful walk today.
Team Bella walked through Disneyland with our fabulous socks.
Together we raised over $1,000 in Bella's name.
So wonderful to honor her again.

This was the sign outside the Little Miss Matched sock store at Downtown Disney.
How perfect for Team Bella!
Front of our sign, and our fabulous sock shot!
Back of our sign...I just couldn't use last years...had to make a new one!
Team Bella at the castle!
(see the fairy godmothers in the back? so cute!)
meeting Stormtroopers
Phineas and Ferb!
The cheerleaders cheered us on at the end of the walk.

Whether you walked with us, or donated...
Thank you.
And next year, please consider joining our team.
There is something very inspiring about being there...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

one year...

Dear Bella,
Hard to believe it's been one year.
For one year, I have worn my fabulous socks,
and have thought of you each time.
It was pretty awesome to be with your family yesterday.
I hope you liked your purple balloons.
Did you hear your big sister's amazing words?
She's pretty remarkable...but you knew that already.
Can you believe all the wonderful people who sent letters to your dad!
How wonderful to read about you much you mean
to so many people,
in so many places.
Did you get my Jack's balloon?

He cried and cried a lot for you last night.
But, before bed, he thanked me for bringing him to the park.
He felt that you would've loved to have been there.
It's been one year.
But we love you just as much.
If not more.
We all watched quietly, as the balloons floated up...
closer to you...
You are so greatly missed.
Thank you, Ringgolds, again, for sharing your sweet, sweet baby girl with me.
My life is forever changed because of her.

(For those of you who didn't know,
I will be walking in this year's CHOC Walk,
leading Team Bella through the streets of Disneyland.
The walk is this Sunday, and it's not too late to sponsor me.
Should you want to donate in her memory, you can do
so on my page. Thank you!)

Sunday, October 9, 2011

same sweet face

I took this picture WAY back when Molly was a tiny 15 month old.
(You can read about her blanket love here).

Yesterday at Disneyland, she decided to take a rest while
riding "It's a Small World" and I took this picture.
Same. Sweet. Face.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Tiller Days tradition

We go to the Tiller Days every year.
We meet up with friends,
eat good food,
and ride lots of rides...

It's lots of fun to go back and see how much bigger the kids are!
Last year, Molly jumped for the first time!
Here is 2009!