Posts tagged with: Family

Dance Party USA

June 11, 2010 by Victoria Strong
So every evening as I wait for Bill to get home from work I find myself gazing longingly at the clock. Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock. Where is my reinforcement? I think this end of the day fade is true for most parents -- the kids are spent, parents are fried, but it's not quite time for bed. In the past...

7th Anniversary…And I’m So Glad

June 06, 2010 by Victoria Strong
Tomorrow is our 7th wedding anniversary...and I am so glad for you. And as we celebrate, these are the thoughts on my mind...

I'm glad our eyes met and you had the courage to say hello 11 St. Patrick's Days ago

I'm glad you didn't give up on me for canceling our first date with no good excuse and...

Happy Mother’s Day Mommy!

May 09, 2010 by Bill Strong
Happy Mother's Day to the most incredible, stupendous, loving, fabulous, intelligent, selfless, adventurous, drop-dead-gorgeous (ok, that was Daddy's addition, but I agree!), wonderful, exquisite, awe-inspiring Mommy in the whole entire universe. Mommy, I love you right up to the moon - and back smile

Family Cartoon

April 19, 2010 by Victoria Strong

The benefits of living in a seaside town with lots of tourists? Sometimes its fun to be a tourist, too.


Easter Egg Fun

April 02, 2010 by Victoria Strong

Gramma is so creative and I am so glad. I have been busily collecting little gifts for Gwendolyn's Easter basket over the last few weeks (the usual sweets in the basket don't work for a child who doesn't eat by mouth), but I completely forgot about dying Easter eggs...and that's a perfect...


Fun with Cousin Ryan

March 29, 2010 by Victoria Strong
My cousin Ryan visited us this weekend. Ryan lives in Dallas, Texas and it was so, so nice to spend the last few days together. And Gwendolyn loved having him here, too. She loved cuddling with Ryan, reading books together, going wine tasting (okay we loved that more), going on walks, and having...

Nothing Better Than Family

February 23, 2010 by Victoria Strong
My super sister and nephews came to visit and anyone who knows me (or reads the blog) knows I hibernate when they arrive because I don't want to miss a second of the fun of being with them. And it was oh, so, so fun! We played princesses and knights, had tea parties, went to the zoo and the park,...

King Of The Hammers—Go Uncle Richard!

February 11, 2010 by Bill Strong
This is what my sister and brother-in-law do for fun smile Tomorrow, Gwendolyn's Uncle Richard will be co-piloting the GenRight Off Road "805" buggy (see pic below) in the King Of The Hammers off-road race in Johnson Valley, CA. It's referred to as "the toughest one day off-road race on the planet" and...

Happy Birthday Gramma!

February 10, 2010 by Bill Strong
Gwendolyn's Gramma is just plain awesome! She's one of the most important people in Gwendolyn's entire world and has been a constant, positive role model throughout Gwendolyn's life and, well, mine, too. She's one of my best friends and I consider myself extremely fortunate to have been blessed...

...Life After Chase…

January 30, 2010 by Victoria Strong

We'd be lying if we said the last week was a big party. While we are so, so proud and beyond thrilled with the outcome of this exciting contest, when the cheering stopped we still had to give Gwendolyn a breathing treatment and put her to bed and watch her oxygen levels and look for any signs of...

Weekend Fun

January 11, 2010 by Victoria Strong
With the big launch coming up, we have been busy all week finalizing plans for the Chase Community Giving campaign. The thought of what $1 Million could do for SMA is such an enormous motivator -- it gives us chills just to think of the possibilities -- that almost everything else in our life has...

Wonderful Early Christmas With GrandPa

December 23, 2009 by Victoria Strong
Sorry for the lack of posts -- everything is okay. It has just been a busy week preparing for Christmas and planning for the big Round Two of the Chase Community Giving campaign. (Be sure to join the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation Cause on Facebook and ask your friends to join as well.)

This weekend...

Birthday Week With Aunt Elizabeth and Super Cousins

October 09, 2009 by Victoria Strong
One of my favorite parts of Birthday Week was being with my sister, Elizabeth, and nephews, William (5 1/2) and Henry (2 1/2). They are my favorite people in the world and Gwendolyn absolutely adored having them here for 6 days! We all played together, sang together, laughed together, danced...

More Weekend Fun

September 08, 2009 by Victoria Strong
We had a fun weekend of celebrations and it was a great way to end the summer!

Since most of my Mommy friends originated from our PEP group (which means all of our babies are September/October/November babies), party season has officially begun. On Friday, we attended Luke's birthday party. The big...

Mr. Seagull, I'm Watching You!

August 23, 2009 by Bill Strong
What a wonderful Saturday it turned out to be, even though we spent most of the day waiting for it to clear up (life-critical machines and rain don't mix). We're having some strange August weather here in Santa Barbara. For the last few weeks it's been cooler than normal and overcast -- we're used...

Busy Summer

August 13, 2009 by Victoria Strong
So we haven't been very good about our daily postings lately and it is for several reasons, but one is we are just plain busy having fun with Gwendolyn!

We have been sliding down slides and swinging on swings...

We have been playing with princesses...

We have been reading books with Grand Pa...



A Child's Perspective

August 06, 2009 by Victoria Strong
I just got an email from my sister about her oldest son, William. William is five years old and, as a proud aunt, one of the most darling people on Earth. He was so, so excited for Gwendolyn to be born. He knew I was going to have a girl. (He wanted her to be named Mack -- don't know why.) He...

South Padre Island Family Reunion Recap

July 15, 2009 by Victoria Strong

We had an absolute blast in South Padre Island, Texas with our family...and seeing Gwendolyn so utterly content made it all the more special...very, very special and memorable for all of us. Just being with family and seeing Gwendolyn surrounded by so many people who love her was enormously...


Visit with Harry Recap

July 06, 2009 by Victoria Strong

I would be lying if I didn't admit that I am thoroughly depressed after leaving Harry. I always feel this way after leaving him, although this time it is worse. He is truly remarkable. And I adore him. He has been an enormous influence in my life and I know I am fortunate for that.
We had a...


Happy Birthday Daddy!

July 06, 2009 by Bill Strong

We love you so much Daddy! Thank you for being the most incredible
husband, father, friend...Happy Birthday!!!
posted by Victoria and Gwendolyn!

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