Friday, July 17, 2009


We've been having way too much fun lately. I love living in an area that has so much to offer. I haven't, however, been very good at taking pictures. I got a lot on our first adventure, only a few from our second, and none from the last (because I wasn't there;)
A couple of weeks ago, we went to Fondulac Farm Park in E. Peoria. I hadn't been there since I was a kid. We met one of Olivia's former nurses, turned family friend, and her fam there for the day. The kids had a blast.
On Monday, we road-tripped, with the same company, to Bloomington and hit Miller Park Zoo, the spray park,

and the Children's Museum. Big day. Big fun.
Wednesday night, Zac took the kids bowling. It was an absolutely beautiful day outside, and they wanted to go bowling. It sounded like there were some technical difficulties, which left Brooklyn the winner, and Jack the sore, sore second placer. We're going to take a break from competitive activities for a while.
I've been getting tons of stuff done around the house, which has been nice. It's been hard, too. My main focus has been "Olivia's room," and I've come across some things I hadn't noticed before. I'll save that for another post. We leave for Disney on Saturday. I'm hoping to blog during the trip, but we'll have to see if time allows! Until then...

Disney or bust...


Anonymous said...


I hope you guys have a lot of fun in Florida!! I can't wait to have some more play dates with you once you get back. Sorry I couldn't go with you this year :). I'll def. go next year though!!

Bethany, PICU

Anonymous said...

Have a ball! Can't wait to hear all about it! Call if you can. Nic

Anonymous said...

Have a great time in Florida!! The pictures are great!
Take care!

won said...

Wow...I saw a link to your blog on someone else's (Kelly's). I was drawn to your particular blog, clicking on it and not any other links as I am mom to a daughter named Olivia. All I knew when I clicked was that your Olivia needed prayers.

I felt connected, due to my late daughter's name being Olivia. I surfed back in the archives to find out your Olivia had also passed. Another connection.

But then it got really "ohmygosh" when I kept clicking and found out that your Olivia is Olivia Grace. Yep, you guessed it. My daughter is Olivia Grace also.

Godspeed to both our Olivia Grace's. Both cancer warriors in heaven.

Beautiful name...beautiful girls. Sorry to "meet" you under these circumstances.

Anonymous said...

guess what? you guys left for Disney the same day we left for Branson, MO, hope you had as much fun as we did.

your old neighbors Larry, Teri, Cody, and Emily