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Gwendolyn a Phillies Fan Thanks To The Schmid Family

November 03, 2010 by Victoria Strong

Our friends Hillary and Keith Schmid, parents to twins Zane and Avery, are amazing. Their determination and take-the-bull-by-the-horns spirit continually motivates us. There are just certain people in the world that see an issue and, instead of complaining about it, are stirred to action. And that...

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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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First Day of Preschool Recap

October 21, 2010 by Victoria Strong

The first day of preschool was a hit! An absolute standing ovation!!! And Gwendolyn can't wait for more today. There are so many things that went really well, and I am so excited about it all, but there are a couple little stories that just stood out as really adorable.

The first was...

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Our Preschooler! First Day of School Today!

October 18, 2010 by Victoria Strong

Gwendolyn is going to preschool. Shes going to preschool. PRESCHOOL! Today is the big day! Her very first day of school. Can you believe it?

So the logistics.

I am going with her. Its funny because this is never something Bill and I talked about. We never asked permission from anyone. We...

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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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Birthday Bonanza Final Giveaway and Beb-e-ssentials Birthday Bash

October 10, 2010 by Victoria Strong

Whew! What a month! Thank you all so very much for your kindness and generosity, your thoughtful notes to Gwendolyn for her birthday, the special cards and gifts you have sent, your donations to our $36 for 36 campaign, and your continual cheerleading and support of our little girl! To be...

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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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Happy 3rd Birthday Gwendolyn

October 04, 2010 by Victoria Strong

My dearest Gwendolyn,

You are my darling buttercup

my little miss sparkle

my sunshine

my breath

my light

You are goodness and grace

courage and resilience

laughter and love

You are all that is right in the world

and all that is rare

the glittering...

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Birthday Bonanza Final Giveaway and the Fun Continues!!!

October 03, 2010 by Victoria Strong

We are ending Gwendolyn's 3rd Birthday Bonanza with a BANG! This has been so much fun and so exciting each week! I wish we could give something to everyone for participating...hmmm...need to think on this! I want to give a big thank you to all the wonderful companies who wanted to be part of...

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Birthday, Birthday, Birthday and Gratitude

October 01, 2010 by Victoria Strong

Only a few more days until little Miss Sparkle's BIG day! And it is definitely birthday madness around here. Every day more cards, packages, and $36 for 36 Months donations arrive from all the amazing people who love our little princess. (THANK YOU! THANK YOU!) We are busily organizing our trip to...

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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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Gwendolyn’s Birthday Bonanza Giveaway #3: My Bunny and Me

September 26, 2010 by Victoria Strong
Only one more week until Miss Gwendolyn's BIG 3rd birthday! We are so excited!!! And we are having so much fun sharing the celebration with all of you! I can't believe my little baby is almost THREE!!! 36 Months = 3 Years! Where has the time gone? And I know I've posted this video already, but I...
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New York Times: Cap Lifts, and So Do Spirits

September 23, 2010 by Bill Strong

Anyone who knows us knows that raising broad awareness of SMA is something that we are pretty passionate about...just a wee bit. And. So. Well. We're pretty excited around here today. The New York Times ran a vignette on our family today about SMA and our perspective on the two pieces of the new...

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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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Gwendolyn’s Birthday Bonanza Giveaway #2: Bella Claire Baby Bloomers

September 19, 2010 by Victoria Strong
Drum roll please....the winner of the "Gwendolyn Necklace" by Cristina Ashley Designs is... Ann Walker! Ann is going to give her necklace to Molly, who lost her daughter, June, to SMA. We are so happy for her to win this and we know Molly will love it. Congratulations Ann! (Be sure to send me an...
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Gwendolyn’s Birthday Bonanza Giveaway #1: Cristina Ashley Designs

September 18, 2010 by Victoria Strong

Yes, a giveaway! A 3rd Birthday Bonanza Giveaway! And you are ALL eligible to win! Remember in this post last week, I mentioned there would be fun things all month long leading up to (and beyond) Gwendolyn's official big October 4th birthday? Well, today is the first giveaway in honor of...

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Sleepy, sleepy monkey…

September 11, 2010 by Bill Strong
It's been a beautiful week here in Santa Barbara -- kind of in between summer and fall. This morning we took a walk down to State Street with Gwendolyn to have some brunch at one of our favorite spots -- Jeanines. Gwendolyn had a rough night last night and we're not exactly sure why. She fought...
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Gwendolyn’s Birthday Bonanza: $36 for 36 Months

September 07, 2010 by Victoria Strong

Birthday bonanza is beginning! Hold on to your hats!

Can you believe it? Our little girl is turning 3!!! And we are celebrating all month long leading up to the official big day -- October 4th! One month away!!! We are cheerleading all 36 very special months!!! And we hope you will join in!

We are...

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Jerry Lewis/MDA Telethon: Gwendolyn Is Heading To Hollywood :)

September 04, 2010 by Bill Strong

We're excited and honored to have been invited by the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) for an on-air family interview during this year's Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon this Labor Day weekend.Few television traditions in America are as popular as the annual Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon or have had such...

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