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Viva Las Vegas

August 10, 2011 by Victoria Strong
Before unexpectedly driving 5 hours north to Stanford, we had a fabulous planned long weekend 5 hours east of Santa Barbara visiting some great friends in Las Vegas, Nevada. Viva Las Vegas! Whoa, the G-Van is really racking up the miles these days...

Gwendolyn is actually a Vegas veteran. Yep, at...

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Long Weekend Love

July 06, 2011 by Victoria Strong
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Oh what a weekend! Prepare for photo overload because we have been having a blast enjoying the warm weather with friends and celebrating our favorite fella's birthday.

On Saturday...

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Blueberries, BBQ, and I Madonnari

May 31, 2011 by Victoria Strong
We had a wonderful weekend filled with friends, sunshine, and even some new adventures. On Friday we went to a friend's house for a play date. On Saturday we went blueberry picking at a charming farm. On Sunday we went to a BBQ at a friend's house. And on Monday we attended the I Madonnari Festival...
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Good Things For Gwendolyn: A Slumber Party with Hayden

May 16, 2011 by Victoria Strong

Oh these two girls...they are just too much!Gwendolyn and Hayden just love each other and we were so excited to spend the weekend at Hayden's house -- a three day slumber party filled with fun, fun, fun!

The Calafiores live about four hours north of us in Central California. They are surrounded...

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Calling Nurse Gwendolyn STAT

April 07, 2011 by Victoria Strong
Remember "Career Day"? Well, our fabulously thoughtful friends Heather, Wade, Reagan and Kendall read that blog post and quietly got to work making sweet G's career dream come true. A package arrived in the mail with a note that read:

Gwendolyn, You can be anything you want to be...

And, yes, I burst...
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Friends, Friends, and More Amazing Friends

February 28, 2011 by Victoria Strong
We have been spending lots of time with our wonderful friends. We've gone to visit, we've had visits, and we are loving every single minute!

I drove down to L.A. to spend the day with one of my dearest childhood friends, Theresa. Theresa is so creative (the puppy themed party, the Trike-A-Thon...

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Good Things For Gwendolyn—Valentines

February 21, 2011 by Victoria Strong
I can't believe it has been a week since Valentine's Day and I haven't posted about the many, many good things. Bottom line -- Gwendolyn loved all of it!

Valentine Party. Our Valentine fun began with a party hosted by our friend Marina a few days before the official day. Marina is one of those...

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Las Vegas Rummage Sale Raises Over $2,000 for Gene Therapy

January 27, 2011 by Victoria Strong
Our friends are awesome! Just flat out amazing! Back in October our dear friends Heather, Erin, Jill, Wade, Ace, and Mark planned a GIANT rummage sale to pitch in and be part of GSF's $200K for SMA campaign. This isn't the first time this awesome group of friends has rolled up their sleeves to help...
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Girls’ Weekend Getaway!

January 20, 2011 by Victoria Strong
This past weekend I went on a surprise getaway with four of my girlfriends (Laurie, Ronda, Marina and Sarah) for Sarah's birthday. It was planned, organized and orchestrated by her amazing husband, Mike, and it was all a surprise until Saturday morning. He emailed us last month to hash out a date...
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Feeling Sad

January 14, 2011 by Victoria Strong
This was supposed to be a good things post and there are lots of "Good Things For Gwendolyn" for me to post about -- she started preschool again this week, she held a salamander yesterday, she did a little bit of gardening (not really her thing), she swung on the swings, Daddy went to preschool...
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Trike-A-Thon A Big Success!/Children Helping Children Part 3

January 12, 2011 by Victoria Strong

Remember the awesomely creative Trike-A-Thon fundraiser put on by my two childhood friends? This got me all throat lumpy at just the idea -- I'm telling you, children helping children just does it to me -- and then to see the pictures, well I should just buy stock in Kleenex! What is so amazing...

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Good Things For Gwendolyn

January 07, 2011 by Victoria Strong
There have been lots of good things this week -- simple things -- that have made Gwendolyn (and us) very happy!

1) Swings with Mommy and Daddy. Gwendolyn loves the swings. She is a regular swinging fool! One day at preschool we stayed on the swings for a good 30 minutes and she just beamed. So on a...

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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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Good Things: Monterey Bay Aquarium With Hayden

December 17, 2010 by Victoria Strong

Oh we have some pretty big "good things" this week with numero uno being that Gwendolyn is doing well! We are still watching her closely and hoping napping and diet changes will boost her energy level back up. We've been taking it easy since we got home and "Nap Boot Camp" has officially started....

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Thinking of Jonas

November 22, 2010 by Victoria Strong

On Thursday night we learned that our dear sweet special friend Jonas Coleman had passed away -- a gorgeous blue-eyed almost 3-year-old darling little boy. Tomorrow is his funeral. And we are heartbroken.

And while I try to sit with the thoughts of him now being able to run free, of him no longer...

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Fun With SMA Friends

November 18, 2010 by Victoria Strong

Ahh what a weekend! It was awesome!!! GSF's Golf For A Cure was held on Friday (more on that soon) and we were so, so excited that several of our SMA friends came into town to support it and spend time with us. The Calafiore's, Chris and Jennifer, and their darling daughter, Hayden, stayed at our...

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November 01, 2010 by Victoria Strong
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The Halloween Fun Begins

October 25, 2010 by Victoria Strong

We had a really great weekend of pre-Halloween fun. We have been so busy lately that we are getting a late start on all the Halloween goodness. I love Halloween -- pumpkins, dress up, all the harvesty foods -- sign me up! So I was in full glory this weekend and since Gwendolyn is her Mama's girl...

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Wedding Weekend in Napa

October 18, 2010 by Victoria Strong
This weekend we headed to the charming Napa Valley town Healdsburg for the wedding of one of Bills college roommates. We had an amazing time being with our best friends...but these types of events are always a little tough. For a long time we declined invitations, missed the important milestones of...
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Busy, Busy, and Parties Galore

September 22, 2010 by Victoria Strong
We are busy - with a capital B. It is all wonderful, fabulous, really super positive stuff. But, we've got irons in just about every fire and it is keeping us on our toes.

In SMA news...there is, of course, the Helmet of Hope contest (please, please, please keep voting! Vote every day. $20,000 for...

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