Thursday, March 21, 2019

World Down Syndrome Day

Today 3/21 is World Down Syndrome Day. Why today? Because people with Down Syndrome have an extra chromosome on the twenty first gene...3/21.

This photo of our Annie was taken early one morning on one of our trips. After enjoying a yummy room service breakfast, our girl likes to keep the flowers that always accompany our order. She collects them and "decorates" the room with them. The simple joys...the magic in everyday ordinary...that is what makes life special. And this kiddo helps, too.

Enjoy the day,

Saturday, March 9, 2019


It is an absolutely gorgeous day here today! Mr. MW and Annie are at a Phillies game (their spring training camp is here in Clearwater). I  am stitching on His Eye is on the Sparrow by Beth Twist. I put it down last summer and just yesterday picked it back up. 

Got to get back to work!

Hope you are having a great weekend! 

Enjoy the day,

Friday, March 1, 2019


Hello, friends. Spring is popping up all over down here. Our trees have shed their leaves and that lovely spring green is providing a lush canopy overhead for our spring visitors.

And we've had lots of visitors. The past four days have found our yard, and the yards of our neighbors, covered with robins. I love robins! It was pouring rain the other day, and dozens of these sweet birds were pulling up worms with vigor. It was amazing to watch!

Yesterday, I spied three of them in the day for the girls.
They scattered when they heard me at the window, but I did get a snap of the one remaining brave birdie. I shared it with Annie while she soaked in the tub and we both grinned ear to ear. 

These pics are of years past, but I think I have solved my new camera dilemma. I found the cord I need to transfer photos from camera to Mac. That card reader thingie was ridiculous! This new camera has caused me a lot of angst. At upwards of seven hundred dollars, I would like to be able to use it for blogging! Fingers crossed. 

I know lots of folks count fall as their favorite season, but for's spring. It puts me in a good mood. I love the colors. I love robins, and bunnies and green.

I love the flowers!

Annie is excited about spring, too. Yes, that's her foot in the orange. This is not the funniest sleeping position I've caught her in...but, it's up there in the top ten. Believe me, she is happy about spring...when she's awake.

Angela Hillstrom robin

I hope to get back to regular blogging when I get my camera up and running. In going through pics for this post, I realized how this blog has documented Annie's life for many years. All the lovely friends, the encouraging comments from so many of you, the sharing of has made me smile more often than you will ever know.
It's not something I want to stop doing. Again, fingers crossed. 

Hope spring will be arriving at your homes soon.

Enjoy the day,


Amazon Prime just delivered my new works!!!

 Taken yesterday, 2/28 through the sunroom window.