Thursday, January 2, 2014

13 in 2013

January- The Dom turned 3. It was hard.

February- We purchased the 'Burban. Unfortunately it only got 10 miles to the gallon so Brad turned it into a Prius. I miss this car, in a non-materially-attached way of course.

March- Keeping warm playing in the basement.
April- Seedlings on the window looking forward to warmer days ahead.
May- Gianna graduates from Ohio Valley Voices

May- The next morning Pia has bilateral cochlear implant surgery
June- Pia hears for the first time

July- First birthday

August- Garden is growing

September- Gianna begins mainstream schooling at St. Gertrude's

October- Halloween

November- Playing trains with Uncle John and cousin Tom at Thanksgiving

December- Travel to Boston to see Dr. Berson and receive good news of minimal retinal deterioration for Gianna so far. Do we look like we're glowing?

 I can't say I'm all that sad to see 2013 get left behind. It was a rough year during which I feel like I spend a lot of time in a fog. But for now I can feel weight of Usher Syndrome lifting a little bit and I am ready to move out of crisis mode. I hope 2014 will be a year of less yelling and more sleep, more drinking of water and less anxiety, and more patience and less hospital time. Praying for all of you and your families for many joys and blessings in the New Year!

Also...maybe I'll figure out how to have less-ghetto pictures on here. Maybe not though. Thanks Dwija for hosting!


  1. Is that a shark carving on the pumpkin? If so, that is truly awesome.

    Love all your pictures-praying 2014 will be a happy, peaceful, far less stressful year for you and your family!

    1. It is! A bull shark, to be exact ;) Dom is a little bit obsessed with sharks

  2. Prayers for a peaceful new year.