Family Life · School

California Roots Trip

I first heard of a “roots trip” from my Auntie Teresa. Every year she would take her son and nieces and nephews on a day trip to visit her family’s childhood home on Tehama St. in San Francisco. It’s the same house, with 3 separate flats – one on each floor, where my grandparents lived… Continue reading California Roots Trip

Calvin, 22q Deletion · Family Life · Henry, Dup15q · School

Spring Five

Happy Summer!! Oh wait – I totally skipped Spring on the blog! I admit it… I just don’t prioritize blogging during the school year. The other priorities just don’t leave enough space. But school’s out for summer vacay and now I’ve got a chance to look back and write about our Spring highlights πŸ™‚ Calvin’s… Continue reading Spring Five

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Happy Rare Disease and IEP Day

Happy Rare Disease Day! And happy Henry’s IEP meeting day πŸ™‚ Rare disease day is a day to honor and celebrate individuals living with rare diseases and to raise awareness about different rare diseases and syndromes. I totally forgot to prepare for it this year! In years past, I have made kind of a big… Continue reading Happy Rare Disease and IEP Day

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Live the Life You Love

In 2014 James and I started the tradition of choosing a New Year’s quote for our family. So each year around New Year’s we try to pick a quote that embodies our hopes and intentions for the coming year.  Here are a couple of past posts about our new year’s quotes: (The post about 2016… Continue reading Live the Life You Love

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17 Things From 2017

Well 2017, it’s been real. Thanks for the memories. We are settling into a very quiet New Year’s Eve at home and getting ready to say goodbye to the old year and ring in the new. But first, and better late than never, here’s a recap of our year. (PS – These are not in… Continue reading 17 Things From 2017

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Fall Five

Hello dear friends and family and kind blog readers stopping by πŸ™‚  Before Fall completely gets away from me, though after Thanksgiving it already feels like winter! – I wanted to drop a quick recap of our very busy season.  School Days These are pics from Henry’s, Calvin’s, and my first day of school! Calvin… Continue reading Fall Five

Calvin, 22q Deletion

CF Clinic 2017

Craniofacial Clinic is one of Calvin’s annual check ups. He has been going to these clinics since he was just three months old, when he was first diagnosed with 22q11.21 Deletion Syndrome. We have attended CF clinics at Kaiser Oakland, Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, and now at Duke Children’s Hospital. Calvin attends these… Continue reading CF Clinic 2017