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Super Miss G Is Home Rocking New Super Powers

September 14, 2011 by Victoria Strong
Super Miss G is doing great. Really great. As in almost fully back to normal. The blood transfusion was a success and we were sent home after just one day with Gwendolyn's lips more ruby than we have seen in weeks.

I'm so sorry we are just posting now. I know that worries people. To be honest we...

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Father’s Day Under the Big Top

June 26, 2011 by Bill Strong
To be honest, I've always felt a bit odd about Father's Day. Sure I appreciate being appreciated, but I don't ever feel unappreciated. And I definitely don't need a dedicated day every year to remind me how fortunate I am to be Gwendolyn's daddy. For me, every day Gwendolyn is with us is my...
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My Favorite Things With My Daddy By Gwendolyn Strong

June 19, 2011 by Victoria Strong

My Favorite Things With My Daddy

By Gwendolyn Strong, age 3 1/2 (translation assistance by Mommy)

My favorite things to do with my Daddy are

swinging on the swings

going on walks

reading books together

snuggling

dancing

hugs.

I love my Daddy.

Happy Father's Day to the best father in the entire universe!

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8 Years.

June 07, 2011 by Victoria Strong
8 years ago today I married this wonderful, intelligent, amazing, and funny man...And 8 years later I think he's still wonderful, intelligent, amazing, and funny... even more so...and I love him.

And BONUS -- he gave me this wonderful, intelligent, amazing, and funny little girl!

(Crazy -- we've...
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Saying Goodbye

May 02, 2011 by Victoria Strong
I've been a little quiet around here and that is because I've been saying goodbye to one of the most important people in my life -- Grandpa Harry. Losing Harry (and yes, I called him by his name -- everyone did) has been extremely hard. There aren't many men like my grandfather -- he was truly...
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Easter 2011

April 29, 2011 by Bill Strong

What an awesome Easter! Easter egg decorating, playing, more playing. A Gramma slumber party. Easter egg hunting, Easter basket opening, more Easter basket opening, more Easter egg basket opening, more Easter basket opening. A beautiful walk to the park, a swing on the swings, a meeting with...

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Grandpa Harry: June 27, 1905 - March 30, 2011

April 01, 2011 by Victoria Strong

Harry Reese Gillespie

June 27, 1905 - March 30, 2011

My grandfather Harry passed away this week and I am devastated. He was 105 years old and while I know this is the normal course of life, this is an enormous loss for me and anyone who knew him. He was kind, thoughtful, generous, insightful and has...

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A Dream Come True

March 11, 2011 by Victoria Strong

Firstly, thank you all so much for the many birthday wishes. You really made me feel special and cared for -- and your messages, cards, and Facebook posts meant a lot to me (although Bill said I was clogging up his fb feed smile)!!! I have to say that this may have been the best birthday ever. 

Bill...

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2010 in Pictures - Year in Review

January 03, 2011 by Victoria Strong

I got this idea from my always creative friend Sarah and I love it! I always find myself reflective when the New Year arrives -- looking back to learn and grow and just to be amazed at our baby becoming a young lady. I have had so much fun going through all the 7,800,523+ photos we took throughout...

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Ringing in the New Year with Family!

January 02, 2011 by Victoria Strong
My sister and her family have been visiting and we got to ring in the new year together. I love when my sister, Elizabeth, my brother-in-law, Chad, and my nephews, William and Henry, visit -- love, love, love it! They just left this morning and I now have a sorry case of the dreary wearies -- I...
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Christmas 2010

December 28, 2010 by Victoria Strong
The last few days have been really special...emotional. Seeing Gwendolyn fully embrace the excitement, the rituals, the stories that surround Christmas simply leaves us weak at the knees. We want nothing more than for our little girl to feel happy and included -- and she did in a big way.

We...

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Thanksgiving Weekend

November 29, 2010 by Victoria Strong

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. ~Thornton Wilder

We have had a lovely long Thanksgiving -- a quiet, simple, fun family weekend. And it feels so good! And throughout it all, we were especially conscious of our many blessings! I know we...

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November 01, 2010 by Victoria Strong
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Gwendolyn’s 3rd Birthday: Disneyland!

October 09, 2010 by Victoria Strong

Where do we even begin... Disneyland was an absolutely amazing experience for Gwendolyn (and us, too)!!! To see the imaginative world through the eyes of your child is incredible...for any parent...and for us, well, it was everything -- surreal!!!

There isn't really a ONE thing that stands out as...

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Best Husband and Daddy…EVER!

September 28, 2010 by Victoria Strong

I have the best husband ever! And Gwendolyn has the best Daddy! I know, I know...I am completely and totally biased. But this weekend was so beyond wonderful because of him, his thoughtfulness, his sensitivity, his gratitude for his two girls and well, my heart is exploding with so much gratitude...

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Fun Visit With Family

August 26, 2010 by Victoria Strong

We had so much fun visiting with my sister, brother-in-law, and nephews...and Grandpa came over, too. They are the best and there is nothing like laughing the night away with them. And Gwendolyn loves being read to, smothered with hugs and cuddles, kissed, tickled, and taken on fun adventures with...

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The Cousins Have Arrived!

August 20, 2010 by Victoria Strong
The cousins and Aunt Elizabeth and Uncle Chad arrived yesterday!!! And we are having an absolute blast already! We love them!

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Missing Grandpa Harry

July 16, 2010 by Victoria Strong
I'm home from visiting Grandpa Harry. I had a wonderful time being with him and I feel more whole for just spending a few days being next to him. Harry is one of the most influential people in my life. He loves me and dotes on me like any grandparent does, but our bond is so much more. Harry "gets"...
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Visiting Grandpa Harry

July 10, 2010 by Victoria Strong

I'm in Mississippi. Yes, M.I.S.S.I.S.S.I.P.P.I. -- the land of quadruple i's and s's and home to Grandpa Harry. My grandpa...my 105 year old grandpa! 1.0.5!!! This was a last minute trip, spur of the moment, as in I booked it and got on a plane in a matter of days. Harry is okay -- I just missed...

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Dear Daddy…

June 20, 2010 by Victoria Strong

Dear Daddy,

You are the best. No really...the cream of the crop. And you are all mine!

You always tell me how lucky you are to have me as your little girl -- well, I am so lucky to have you as my Daddy!

From the moment I was even just a thought, I became the most important focus of your life.

You were...

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