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Danke das du mit uns deine ansteckende Lebensfreude teilst😍So was und noch viel mehr darf ich fast täglich von euch lesen😘Thank you sooo much🙏Bin zu tiefst berührt🤗Das Glück des Lebens hängt von der Beschaffenheit deiner Gedanken ab💪Dein Mindset entscheidet ob du die Welle reitest oder du untergehst.Ich schwimme nicht mit dem Strom, ich nehm die Welle🌊Ich tue mein bestes für eine bessere Welt. Schon allein für Mira & Lian.Ich will ihnen die beste, geilste, Energie geladenste, crazy,glücklichste Tante sein!Kann euch nur raten auf die Persönlichkeitsentwicklungs Welle auf zu steigen.Warum mit Fake Bildern vergleichen,die euch runter ziehn, wenn ihr euer wahres Glück im inneren finden könnt.Und euch die richtigen Accounts dabei helfen!?Den "The Champions Mindset" Podcast von @patrick.reiser dieses We entdeckt und seitdem Begeistert von dem coolen Typen😂✌️
Vielleicht weil er die gleiche Frisur wie Lian trägt 😅👌Das können halt auch nur Champions tragen😉
Finds einfach nur geil wie sich diese "Bodybuilder" weiter entwickeln. Von ihnen lernte ich alles über Ernährung.Und nun fokussieren sich immer mehr aufs Thema Mindset.Diese krasse Disziplin, Durchhaltevermögen etc. hab ich schon immer bewundert und haben meinen größten Respekt verdient.Ich bin Dankbar für jeden Menschen der uns Mehrwert bietet.Denkt immer daran, wir haben nur dieses Leben, nur diesen Körper. Behandelt ihn gut 🙏🏼
Be in Love with your Life every minute of it❤️Und ich wünsche mir mehr Empathie, Hilfsbereitschaft.Menschen mit Handicap haben auch ein Recht auf ein glückliches, unbeschwertes Leben. Schaut nach links und rechts und auch mal über den Teller Rand😘
Hugs & Kisses 😘 💋 
#queenoffood #specialchild #trisomie21 #changethefaceofbeauty #differentisbeautiful #mindset #positivevibes #motivation #love #beyou
*Werbung* Danke das du mit uns deine ansteckende Lebensfreude teilst😍So was und noch viel mehr darf ich fast täglich von euch lesen😘Thank you sooo much🙏Bin zu tiefst berührt🤗Das Glück des Lebens hängt von der Beschaffenheit deiner Gedanken ab💪Dein Mindset entscheidet ob du die Welle reitest oder du untergehst.Ich schwimme nicht mit dem Strom, ich nehm die Welle🌊Ich tue mein bestes für eine bessere Welt. Schon allein für Mira & Lian.Ich will ihnen die beste, geilste, Energie geladenste, crazy,glücklichste Tante sein!Kann euch nur raten auf die Persönlichkeitsentwicklungs Welle auf zu steigen.Warum mit Fake Bildern vergleichen,die euch runter ziehn, wenn ihr euer wahres Glück im inneren finden könnt.Und euch die richtigen Accounts dabei helfen!?Den "The Champions Mindset" Podcast von @patrick.reiser dieses We entdeckt und seitdem Begeistert von dem coolen Typen😂✌️ Vielleicht weil er die gleiche Frisur wie Lian trägt 😅👌Das können halt auch nur Champions tragen😉 Finds einfach nur geil wie sich diese "Bodybuilder" weiter entwickeln. Von ihnen lernte ich alles über Ernährung.Und nun fokussieren sich immer mehr aufs Thema Mindset.Diese krasse Disziplin, Durchhaltevermögen etc. hab ich schon immer bewundert und haben meinen größten Respekt verdient.Ich bin Dankbar für jeden Menschen der uns Mehrwert bietet.Denkt immer daran, wir haben nur dieses Leben, nur diesen Körper. Behandelt ihn gut 🙏🏼 Be in Love with your Life every minute of it❤️Und ich wünsche mir mehr Empathie, Hilfsbereitschaft.Menschen mit Handicap haben auch ein Recht auf ein glückliches, unbeschwertes Leben. Schaut nach links und rechts und auch mal über den Teller Rand😘 Hugs & Kisses 😘 💋 #queenoffood  #specialchild  #trisomie21  #changethefaceofbeauty  #differentisbeautiful  #mindset  #positivevibes  #motivation  #love  #beyou 
I live with a Minion 😆 #rockorocks
Sorry we can’t, we have therapy. Ready to get some work in this Saturday morning!  #becausetherapy @rareitees
Sorry we can’t, we have therapy. Ready to get some work in this Saturday morning! #becausetherapy  @rareitees
We are celebrating our first sale! 😁✨
Please check out our Etsy shop! 50% of our sales go to FAST (Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics).
Excited to share this item from my #etsy VSparklesShop: Girls dress, boho chic, vintage style, handmade flower dress. https://etsy.me/2mdAnx9 #changinthefaceofbeauty #VSparkles #unity #youngentrepreneur #disabilityawareness #angelmansyndrome #freespirit #handmade #blockprint #cottondress  #floridabusiness #changethefaceofbeauty
We are celebrating our first sale! 😁✨ Please check out our Etsy shop! 50% of our sales go to FAST (Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics). Excited to share this item from my #etsy  VSparklesShop: Girls dress, boho chic, vintage style, handmade flower dress. https://etsy.me/2mdAnx9 #changinthefaceofbeauty  #VSparkles  #unity  #youngentrepreneur  #disabilityawareness  #angelmansyndrome  #freespirit  #handmade  #blockprint  #cottondress  #floridabusiness  #changethefaceofbeauty 
My little guy showing off my Llama and Cactus blanket 🌵🌸
Find the free pattern on my blog mariasbluecrayon.com 😉
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#llamallama #cactusclub #crochetersofig #bhooked #stitchandhustle #craftastherapy #crochetgirlgang #madewithmichaels #makeitwithmichaels #thatsdarling #changethefaceofbeauty #crochetallday #crochetisbae #yayforcrochet #ourmakerlife #makersvillage #crochetrevolution #crochetcollection #crochetcollections
My little guy showing off my Llama and Cactus blanket 🌵🌸 Find the free pattern on my blog mariasbluecrayon.com 😉 . . Do you have a crochet helper? 😍😊 . . . . #llamallama  #cactusclub  #crochetersofig  #bhooked  #stitchandhustle  #craftastherapy  #crochetgirlgang  #madewithmichaels  #makeitwithmichaels  #thatsdarling  #changethefaceofbeauty  #crochetallday  #crochetisbae  #yayforcrochet  #ourmakerlife  #makersvillage  #crochetrevolution  #crochetcollection  #crochetcollections 
Kennt ihr diesen Zustand after work... am liebsten gleich ins Bett und nur schlafen 😴? So gings mir schon lang nicht mehr.Doch dann verbringst du Zeit mit unfassbar tollen Menschen, die so erholsam wie der tollste Schlaf sind😍Ohne Witz, daß betreten dieses Hauses so voller Liebe hat mich irgendwie geflasht❤️Milla, das süße Birthday Mäuschen , eine treue Wegbegleiterin von Lian ist heute 6 geworden🎂Das beobachten wie zuckersüß die Kinder mit einander umgehn.In was für einem tollen Umfeld sie aufwachsen, daß macht mich unglaublich glücklich 😊
Danke @zuckerschockelfe für Euch❤️🙏
Die volle Liebe bekomme ich auch immer mehr brutal von Mira zu spüren, ist voll auf mich fixiert😍Könnt heuln wie stolz ich auf meine Kinder bin. Sie machen mich zur glücklichsten Auntie ever😘Mit einem zufriedenen, erfüllten Gefühl und einem großen Lächeln fuhr ich Heim und war wieder Energie geladen💪So entstand noch geilster #foodporn 👌
Gefüllte Ofen Zucchini und Champion.
Speck, Ingwer.. Gemüse jeglicher Art kurz anbraten, Gewürze,frische Kräuter, Quark, Ei, Emmentaler unterheben und die Zucchini füllen. Bei 185 Grad ca 25 min in den Ofen geben.Love it❤️
Es sind die Begegnungen mit Menschen, die das Leben lebenswert machen🙏💋
#queenoffood #happy #positivevibes #motivation #love #0711stgtcty #friendsforlife #familylove #mindset
Kennt ihr diesen Zustand after work... am liebsten gleich ins Bett und nur schlafen 😴? So gings mir schon lang nicht mehr.Doch dann verbringst du Zeit mit unfassbar tollen Menschen, die so erholsam wie der tollste Schlaf sind😍Ohne Witz, daß betreten dieses Hauses so voller Liebe hat mich irgendwie geflasht❤️Milla, das süße Birthday Mäuschen , eine treue Wegbegleiterin von Lian ist heute 6 geworden🎂Das beobachten wie zuckersüß die Kinder mit einander umgehn.In was für einem tollen Umfeld sie aufwachsen, daß macht mich unglaublich glücklich 😊 Danke @zuckerschockelfe für Euch❤️🙏 Die volle Liebe bekomme ich auch immer mehr brutal von Mira zu spüren, ist voll auf mich fixiert😍Könnt heuln wie stolz ich auf meine Kinder bin. Sie machen mich zur glücklichsten Auntie ever😘Mit einem zufriedenen, erfüllten Gefühl und einem großen Lächeln fuhr ich Heim und war wieder Energie geladen💪So entstand noch geilster #foodporn  👌 Gefüllte Ofen Zucchini und Champion. Speck, Ingwer.. Gemüse jeglicher Art kurz anbraten, Gewürze,frische Kräuter, Quark, Ei, Emmentaler unterheben und die Zucchini füllen. Bei 185 Grad ca 25 min in den Ofen geben.Love it❤️ Es sind die Begegnungen mit Menschen, die das Leben lebenswert machen🙏💋 #queenoffood  #happy  #positivevibes  #motivation  #love  #0711stgtcty  #friendsforlife  #familylove  #mindset 
Last week was probably one of the toughest so far. It’s been said, once you’re a year in things start jive. Your child will pick up language, life will feel normal, and you’ll get to take in a breath. ...
None of that has been true, yet. Grief hit me so incredibly hard and I wasn’t expecting it. There were more tears shed, than I knew possible. ...
We have put in a lot of hours of speech, I thought by now we would have some gains. (We have, they are just small) She comprehends just about everything. When she’s in the mood she will listen to said directions and often times attempts vocal words. But I want more. ...
Zola is still adjusting and doing quite well, but I worry about her. Are we putting too much on her when we pass? What if we hold her back because of our calling to say yes Violet? Will she resent us? And ultimately, I miss my time with her. I want more. ...
Connection is so big for me. I love being with people, I love conversing, watching people’s lives unfold and hearing their stories. This piece still feels lost a lot. When the kids are around, all my attention goes to watching for what will happen next. My Noonday business has taken a hit, the connection piece of helping us bring Violet home is gone, and I’m trying to figure out a new way to run this thing and connect. The big one was wondering if Kyle and I will ever be empty nesters or get to do more traveling? I want more. ...
Did you see that pattern? “I want more” How selfish. Now, I’m not going to sit back and watch my life unfold. I’m still going to advocate, I’m still going to fight for the things I want more of. I’m a carrot chaser, a goal driven, purpose driven woman. What I have to figure out though, is how? How do I find that balance of advocating and not striving, wanting more but being content. I’m not sure yet? But I’m willing to not give up.
Last week was probably one of the toughest so far. It’s been said, once you’re a year in things start jive. Your child will pick up language, life will feel normal, and you’ll get to take in a breath. ... None of that has been true, yet. Grief hit me so incredibly hard and I wasn’t expecting it. There were more tears shed, than I knew possible. ... We have put in a lot of hours of speech, I thought by now we would have some gains. (We have, they are just small) She comprehends just about everything. When she’s in the mood she will listen to said directions and often times attempts vocal words. But I want more. ... Zola is still adjusting and doing quite well, but I worry about her. Are we putting too much on her when we pass? What if we hold her back because of our calling to say yes Violet? Will she resent us? And ultimately, I miss my time with her. I want more. ... Connection is so big for me. I love being with people, I love conversing, watching people’s lives unfold and hearing their stories. This piece still feels lost a lot. When the kids are around, all my attention goes to watching for what will happen next. My Noonday business has taken a hit, the connection piece of helping us bring Violet home is gone, and I’m trying to figure out a new way to run this thing and connect. The big one was wondering if Kyle and I will ever be empty nesters or get to do more traveling? I want more. ... Did you see that pattern? “I want more” How selfish. Now, I’m not going to sit back and watch my life unfold. I’m still going to advocate, I’m still going to fight for the things I want more of. I’m a carrot chaser, a goal driven, purpose driven woman. What I have to figure out though, is how? How do I find that balance of advocating and not striving, wanting more but being content. I’m not sure yet? But I’m willing to not give up.
Köra bil!! 🚘 Äntligen når jag ner till golvet och kan ta mig fram, såå kul! 💪🏼🎉 Och kul när storasyster leker med mig 💖
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#downsyndromelove #älskadebarn #uppmärksammadownssyndrom #changethefaceofbeauty 
#downssyndrom #intesåkonstigt #downisup #downsyndrome #upsyndrome #nothingdownaboutit #luckyfew #levameddowns #limitededition #svdownföreningen #t21 #trisomy21 #downrightperfect #barnklädesinspo
🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼#ABLE
🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼#ABLE 
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@aerie representing real women in their products.  I love any company who helps us #changethefaceofbeauty with diversity in advertising, but this one really got me.  Not just our adorable kiddos in cute outfits and diapers, but a WOMAN - with Down Syndrome - modeling a bra.  Because, SURPRISE! 😵everyone needs underwear!  And not just a woman with Down Syndrome - but every skin tone, scars, tattoos, wheelchairs, insulin pumps.  This campaign is slaying me y’all. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
And can we just all take a second to admire how effortlessly beautiful @showtimewerner is? Get. It. Girl! 👑 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#changingthefaceofbeauty #morealikethandifferent #slaying #diversityinadvertising #represent #bodypositive
#Repost  @upsidedowninwv with @get_repost ・・・ This. Is. Amazing. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @aerie representing real women in their products. I love any company who helps us #changethefaceofbeauty  with diversity in advertising, but this one really got me. Not just our adorable kiddos in cute outfits and diapers, but a WOMAN - with Down Syndrome - modeling a bra. Because, SURPRISE! 😵everyone needs underwear! And not just a woman with Down Syndrome - but every skin tone, scars, tattoos, wheelchairs, insulin pumps. This campaign is slaying me y’all. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And can we just all take a second to admire how effortlessly beautiful @showtimewerner is? Get. It. Girl! 👑 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #changingthefaceofbeauty  #morealikethandifferent  #slaying  #diversityinadvertising  #represent  #bodypositive 
UNGLAUBLICH.. das am meist wiederholendste Wort des Tages😂Hatten uns einen Spaß @ work draus gemacht, da ich wie folgt von meinem Chef, Chef begrüßt wurde👉Sie strahlen einfach immer.. uuunglaublich😂🙏Freut mich natürlich. Ich sagte ja schon, es ist mir egal ob Montag, Donnerstag oder Samstag ist.Ich liebe und lebe mein Leben an jedem Tag❤️🍀🍾 #positivevibes
Aber wisst ihr woran ich gerade leide? An Luxus Problemen 🙈Ich weiß nicht was ich will!!!
Wo hin mit mir in meinen Me, Myself and I Urlaub🙄Dachte erst an Madeira, dann Lissabon, Griechische Inseln.... und heute sah ich mich auf der One Happy Island Aruba in der Karibik am Beach räkeln 👙😂🥥Hiiiiiilfeeeee😅
Mhhh, ich glaube ich muss mal richtig in mich gehn um herauszufinden was nun das Richtige für mich ist 🧘‍♂️
Richtig lieg ich immer beim essen😅 Mit Emmentaler gefüllte Ofen Rinder Frikadellen mit geilem wie solls auch anders sein... Ofen Gemüse 👌😍 Love it.. alles in den Ofen und neben her Zeit für andere Dinge. Habt einen tollen Montag Abend Lovelys 💋 🤗
#queenoffood #healthy #lifestyle #highprotein #selfmade #foodlover #foodporn #foodart #monday #motivation #mindset
UNGLAUBLICH.. das am meist wiederholendste Wort des Tages😂Hatten uns einen Spaß @ work draus gemacht, da ich wie folgt von meinem Chef, Chef begrüßt wurde👉Sie strahlen einfach immer.. uuunglaublich😂🙏Freut mich natürlich. Ich sagte ja schon, es ist mir egal ob Montag, Donnerstag oder Samstag ist.Ich liebe und lebe mein Leben an jedem Tag❤️🍀🍾 #positivevibes  Aber wisst ihr woran ich gerade leide? An Luxus Problemen 🙈Ich weiß nicht was ich will!!! Wo hin mit mir in meinen Me, Myself and I Urlaub🙄Dachte erst an Madeira, dann Lissabon, Griechische Inseln.... und heute sah ich mich auf der One Happy Island Aruba in der Karibik am Beach räkeln 👙😂🥥Hiiiiiilfeeeee😅 Mhhh, ich glaube ich muss mal richtig in mich gehn um herauszufinden was nun das Richtige für mich ist 🧘‍♂️ Richtig lieg ich immer beim essen😅 Mit Emmentaler gefüllte Ofen Rinder Frikadellen mit geilem wie solls auch anders sein... Ofen Gemüse 👌😍 Love it.. alles in den Ofen und neben her Zeit für andere Dinge. Habt einen tollen Montag Abend Lovelys 💋 🤗 #queenoffood  #healthy  #lifestyle  #highprotein  #selfmade  #foodlover  #foodporn  #foodart  #monday  #motivation  #mindset 
We had a blast at the park yesterday! Thanks for the invite @twoworkingmoms #funinthesun #splashpark #play dates #changethefaceofbeauty
What a babe! 😎☀️💦 #rockorocks
No chest support for this guy today! We removed it just to see how Max would do and he did AMAZING. He is doing all the work through his hips on his own. #makingstrides
No chest support for this guy today! We removed it just to see how Max would do and he did AMAZING. He is doing all the work through his hips on his own. #makingstrides 
We had swimming lessons today... but we found the splash pad to be much more fun! 💦☀️💙 #rockorocks
We had swimming lessons today... but we found the splash pad to be much more fun! 💦☀️💙 #rockorocks 
Always posing like it’s his job. Proud of my guy for starting class in the”big kid” class at school today! #ohtheplacesyoullgo
Always posing like it’s his job. Proud of my guy for starting class in the”big kid” class at school today! #ohtheplacesyoullgo 
Happy 4th of July!!! So proud to be Americans!! God Bless America land that we LOVE!!! 🇺🇸
Happy 4th of July!!! So proud to be Americans!! God Bless America land that we LOVE!!! 🇺🇸
Eine schlimme Diagnose (wie z. B. Krebs) sollte nicht erst der Grund sein, dein Leben noch glücklich zu leben.Sondern wende dich dir "jetzt" mal selbst zu und frage dich was dir wirklich Freude bereitet.Vielleicht hatte ich das Glück mit Lian, als uns 3 Tage nach seiner Geburt mitgeteilt wurde,er sei ein Sonnenkind.. Trisomie 21!
Im ersten Moment wusste ich nicht, daß dies die Türe in eine unfassbar tolle Welt war.Lian ist das reinste Geschöpf das ich kenne. Ich liebe meine Nichte Mira und meinen Neffen Lian mehr als ich jemals ins Worte fassen kann❤️Bin auch die Mama 2 🤗😍😂🙏Seit dem ist für mich nichts Selbstverständlich.Ich weiß nicht wie ichs beschreiben soll, aber mich macht wirklich alles so verdammt glücklich. Kann mich an Vogel Gezwitscher, beim zusehn und zuhören wenn andere Menschen von Herzen lachen einfach nur unfassbar erfreuen.Ich brauche keinerlei Statussymbole um glücklich zu sein!Mich interessiert es nicht die Bohne was andere Menschen besitzen, wie sie aussehn etc. Irgendwie bin ich im reinen mit mir.Schade wie viele Menschen nur hustlen, nach Perfektion streben und dabei vergessen zu  Leben.Sie suchen die Anerkennung im Außen!So findest du never ever das Glück des Lebens. Das Glück ist in dir.Dein strahlen bringt automatisch wunderbares in dein Leben.Das Geld, die perfekte Figur bring dir das Lebens Glück auch nicht, wenn du dann dies erreicht hast, aber alt, krank, energielos bist.Fang an in den klitze kleinen Dingen das schöne zusehn, halte mal inne, lächle und vor allem #beyou ❤️
Sei dir bewusst, unsere Lebenszeit läuft rückwärts. Wie willst du diese kostbare Lebenszeit füllen???
#mementomori
Hugs & Kisses 😘 💋
#queenoffood #independentwoman #familylove #specialchild #trisomie21 #theluckyfewtattoo #positivevibes #motivation #happy
Eine schlimme Diagnose (wie z. B. Krebs) sollte nicht erst der Grund sein, dein Leben noch glücklich zu leben.Sondern wende dich dir "jetzt" mal selbst zu und frage dich was dir wirklich Freude bereitet.Vielleicht hatte ich das Glück mit Lian, als uns 3 Tage nach seiner Geburt mitgeteilt wurde,er sei ein Sonnenkind.. Trisomie 21! Im ersten Moment wusste ich nicht, daß dies die Türe in eine unfassbar tolle Welt war.Lian ist das reinste Geschöpf das ich kenne. Ich liebe meine Nichte Mira und meinen Neffen Lian mehr als ich jemals ins Worte fassen kann❤️Bin auch die Mama 2 🤗😍😂🙏Seit dem ist für mich nichts Selbstverständlich.Ich weiß nicht wie ichs beschreiben soll, aber mich macht wirklich alles so verdammt glücklich. Kann mich an Vogel Gezwitscher, beim zusehn und zuhören wenn andere Menschen von Herzen lachen einfach nur unfassbar erfreuen.Ich brauche keinerlei Statussymbole um glücklich zu sein!Mich interessiert es nicht die Bohne was andere Menschen besitzen, wie sie aussehn etc. Irgendwie bin ich im reinen mit mir.Schade wie viele Menschen nur hustlen, nach Perfektion streben und dabei vergessen zu Leben.Sie suchen die Anerkennung im Außen!So findest du never ever das Glück des Lebens. Das Glück ist in dir.Dein strahlen bringt automatisch wunderbares in dein Leben.Das Geld, die perfekte Figur bring dir das Lebens Glück auch nicht, wenn du dann dies erreicht hast, aber alt, krank, energielos bist.Fang an in den klitze kleinen Dingen das schöne zusehn, halte mal inne, lächle und vor allem #beyou  ❤️ Sei dir bewusst, unsere Lebenszeit läuft rückwärts. Wie willst du diese kostbare Lebenszeit füllen??? #mementomori  Hugs & Kisses 😘 💋 #queenoffood  #independentwoman  #familylove  #specialchild  #trisomie21  #theluckyfewtattoo  #positivevibes  #motivation  #happy 
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Ready for an amazing week! 💚
Ready for an amazing week! 💚
Day 21:
It’s been a week since I’ve posted anything. I’ve lived in a state of fear that my next post won’t be good or moving enough. .

Those feelings bring a lot back from our first week home. I didn’t think I could make a single post in a positive light. This girl was living in our house, still a stranger to us all. .

We were still trying to catch up on sleep, learning to add her into everyday routines, and longing for those moments of one kid again. She stood in the kitchen and didn’t move, she didn’t like the car, and Zola’s playmate idea was turned upside down. .

People would tell us how cute she was and how great she was doing, and I felt terrible. Resentment had a stronghold on my heart and I had no clue how to come out of it. Kyle was starting to head back to work, and things got even more difficult and dark for me personally. .

We wanted family pictures like we did with Zola but knew how that would actually go (she also still had a terrible hair cut). It was something we wanted as every month passed.
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Fast forward a year. Here we are. Lots of tears, confusion, hard days, frustration, and love is what got us here. Today, we walked streets together, held hands, and created a new memory that I never thought we’d get to. Our girls love each other fiercely. Me? There are still moments that it feels really really hard and I miss things the way they used to be. BUT, I love this girl beyond my wildest dreams! Daily I said “I love you” as a way to convince myself, and now I want to squeeze her so hard because my love runs so deep. .

I’ve learned a lot in a year, we all have, but I know every year will teach us more. Thank you for following this journey. I’ll continue to share more openly. My hopes are that you see redemption and vulnerability and that you’ll join me on this journey called life.
Day 21: It’s been a week since I’ve posted anything. I’ve lived in a state of fear that my next post won’t be good or moving enough. . Those feelings bring a lot back from our first week home. I didn’t think I could make a single post in a positive light. This girl was living in our house, still a stranger to us all. . We were still trying to catch up on sleep, learning to add her into everyday routines, and longing for those moments of one kid again. She stood in the kitchen and didn’t move, she didn’t like the car, and Zola’s playmate idea was turned upside down. . People would tell us how cute she was and how great she was doing, and I felt terrible. Resentment had a stronghold on my heart and I had no clue how to come out of it. Kyle was starting to head back to work, and things got even more difficult and dark for me personally. . We wanted family pictures like we did with Zola but knew how that would actually go (she also still had a terrible hair cut). It was something we wanted as every month passed. . Fast forward a year. Here we are. Lots of tears, confusion, hard days, frustration, and love is what got us here. Today, we walked streets together, held hands, and created a new memory that I never thought we’d get to. Our girls love each other fiercely. Me? There are still moments that it feels really really hard and I miss things the way they used to be. BUT, I love this girl beyond my wildest dreams! Daily I said “I love you” as a way to convince myself, and now I want to squeeze her so hard because my love runs so deep. . I’ve learned a lot in a year, we all have, but I know every year will teach us more. Thank you for following this journey. I’ll continue to share more openly. My hopes are that you see redemption and vulnerability and that you’ll join me on this journey called life.
Haircut days are hard!! He cries every time, but the crying gets less and less each time we go. We got a short cut so we don’t have to go for awhile! 
#haircut #handsomeboy #summercut #lifeisbetterwithyou #downsyndromecutie #theluckyfew #downsyndrome #downsyndromeday #changethefaceofbeauty
Our little rockstar. Max now asks to “walk” and we happily oblige. Our @eazyhold bands aid in keeping Max’s affected hand firmly on his #minipacer👍🏼
Our little rockstar. Max now asks to “walk” and we happily oblige. Our @eazyhold bands aid in keeping Max’s affected hand firmly on his #minipacer 👍🏼
Oh how we love this boy! We picked up Isaac’s glasses yesterday...it’s going to take awhile for him to get used to wearing them...but man is he cute! #wegotthis 💪 #theluckyfew  #downsyndrome #changethefaceofbeauty
We had no troubles taking our X-rays today. We told him we were taking pictures so he kept smiling for the camera. 😁 #rockorocks
We had no troubles taking our X-rays today. We told him we were taking pictures so he kept smiling for the camera. 😁 #rockorocks 
Ein eher winterlicher Bohnen Eintopf mit Süßkartoffel, Paprika, Karotte, Frühlingszwiebeln, Ingwer, Tomaten, Speck.. etc im Sommer. Läuft bei mir😂Aber heute hatte ich sooo Lust drauf.Und Perfekt um Reste zu Verwerten.Tanteee ich lieeebe Dich 😍 Da schmelzt mein Herz ♥ zuckersüße Grüße von Lian per Sprachnachricht aus Korfu.Meine Mom und TwinsSis @melanieluckmann haben gerade leicht ein sitzen🙈😂Ouzo, das ist auch so ein Teufels Zeug.
Die schmieden Pläne, ob wir.. die gesamte crazy Family im April 2019 nach Domrep fliegen.Vereint unter Palmen im Paradies mit den Menschen die ich über alles Liebe?Na Logo bin ich dabei😂🍾🌍Falls es mir mal to much wird,was ich nicht glaube, der Traum Beach ist zich Kilometer lang.War zwar schon 3 mal dort, aber ich liebe diesen Ort😍
Das wird der geilste Birthday für meine Mom & Schwieger Mom🍾
Diesen August, September plane ich ja noch einen Me, Myself and I Urlaub bevor es nach Weihnachten und über Neujahr mit der ganzen Family ins Pitztal geht😍Das erste mal das wir wirklich alle together in den Urlaub fahren😂👌Mit Bruder, meinem Schwager seiner Family etc.Ich hab ein einzel Princess Deluxe Zimmer👆Tante weiß ja nicht was da für heiße Pisten Jungs rum laufen😂😘
Ich will die kostbare Zeit nutzen, denn wir wissen nie wie lange wir noch Zeit zusammen verbringen dürfen🙏Kümmert euch jetzt um eure Lieben ♥
#mementomori
#queenoffood #cookingwithlove #healthy #familylove
Ein eher winterlicher Bohnen Eintopf mit Süßkartoffel, Paprika, Karotte, Frühlingszwiebeln, Ingwer, Tomaten, Speck.. etc im Sommer. Läuft bei mir😂Aber heute hatte ich sooo Lust drauf.Und Perfekt um Reste zu Verwerten.Tanteee ich lieeebe Dich 😍 Da schmelzt mein Herz ♥ zuckersüße Grüße von Lian per Sprachnachricht aus Korfu.Meine Mom und TwinsSis @melanieluckmann haben gerade leicht ein sitzen🙈😂Ouzo, das ist auch so ein Teufels Zeug. Die schmieden Pläne, ob wir.. die gesamte crazy Family im April 2019 nach Domrep fliegen.Vereint unter Palmen im Paradies mit den Menschen die ich über alles Liebe?Na Logo bin ich dabei😂🍾🌍Falls es mir mal to much wird,was ich nicht glaube, der Traum Beach ist zich Kilometer lang.War zwar schon 3 mal dort, aber ich liebe diesen Ort😍 Das wird der geilste Birthday für meine Mom & Schwieger Mom🍾 Diesen August, September plane ich ja noch einen Me, Myself and I Urlaub bevor es nach Weihnachten und über Neujahr mit der ganzen Family ins Pitztal geht😍Das erste mal das wir wirklich alle together in den Urlaub fahren😂👌Mit Bruder, meinem Schwager seiner Family etc.Ich hab ein einzel Princess Deluxe Zimmer👆Tante weiß ja nicht was da für heiße Pisten Jungs rum laufen😂😘 Ich will die kostbare Zeit nutzen, denn wir wissen nie wie lange wir noch Zeit zusammen verbringen dürfen🙏Kümmert euch jetzt um eure Lieben ♥ #mementomori  #queenoffood  #cookingwithlove  #healthy  #familylove 
Coupe du monde oblige achat du terrain de foot Playmobil ils sont a fond #trisomie21 #downrightperfect #downsyndrome #playmobil #coupedumonde #afondlefoot #enjoy #perfectmoment #supporter #changethefaceofbeauty #mesgarcons #mesfooteux
Summer Time 🍉☀️💦 #rockorocks #zoeylove
Last night, sitting around a group of amazing young women who have been through so much... I didn't want to teach the makeup. I wanted to teach them how to look out for themselves. I wanted to teach them how to not take everything that this mean world throws at them so seriously. I wanted to teach them to be the truest version of themselves.
When I say this job is more than makeup I really do mean it... It's not about mascara sales or hitting my next promotion.
It's about helping women, of all ages, of all backgrounds, see themselves in a different light.
A truer light. The most real version of themselves.
And then teaching them to not let that light dim... No matter what.
Shine. Your. Light.

#shinebright #thetruestversionofyou #somuchmorethanmascara #CrossAndArrowBeauty #changethefaceofbeauty #wecanchangebeauty #dontbelievethenaysayers #justdoyou
Last night, sitting around a group of amazing young women who have been through so much... I didn't want to teach the makeup. I wanted to teach them how to look out for themselves. I wanted to teach them how to not take everything that this mean world throws at them so seriously. I wanted to teach them to be the truest version of themselves. When I say this job is more than makeup I really do mean it... It's not about mascara sales or hitting my next promotion. It's about helping women, of all ages, of all backgrounds, see themselves in a different light. A truer light. The most real version of themselves. And then teaching them to not let that light dim... No matter what. Shine. Your. Light. #shinebright  #thetruestversionofyou  #somuchmorethanmascara  #CrossAndArrowBeauty  #changethefaceofbeauty  #wecanchangebeauty  #dontbelievethenaysayers  #justdoyou 
Samedi après-midi overboard en amoureux noah le pilote qui fonce a 2000 #trisomie21 #downrightperfect #downsyndrome #changethefaceofbeauty #overboard #weekend #fun #smileandlove
#Repost @funwiththethree with @get_repost
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Sometime you have an experience that when it’s over you wish it had lasted just a little longer and a feeling of warmth and love washes over you. That was my evening. Colton and I were privileged enough to go to a book signing for these two wonderful ladies @gnatandcorky As I stood in the back trying to hold in my tears as they read their new book, I knew this is where I was meant to be tonight. Within moments, I met wonderful people.  I wasn’t planning on staying and having the book signed, the girls needed to be picked up and I was running out of time.  One sweet lady said congratulations to me, looking at Colton. Another gentleman, over heard our sweet conversation and offered to let Colton and I go ahead of their family in the line. Again, a very sweet conversation happened, tears happened, happy tears. When it was our turn to have the book signed, no words can describe the interaction that was had between Colton and the ladies.  Addison the Light Catcher is just the book we have been looking for. It captures that amazing feeling we have to have him in our lives. He is a light catcher and it is our joy to be part of all the wonderful things he will do. 
#addisonthelightcatcher #gnatandcorky #booksigning #orangehatpublishing #advocate #lightcatcher #theluckyfew #downsyndrome #morealikethandifferent #downsyndromeawareness #downrightperfect #brothersandsisters #downsyndromeisbeautiful #changethefaceofbeauty #changingthefaceofbeauty
#Repost  @funwiththethree with @get_repost ・・・ Sometime you have an experience that when it’s over you wish it had lasted just a little longer and a feeling of warmth and love washes over you. That was my evening. Colton and I were privileged enough to go to a book signing for these two wonderful ladies @gnatandcorky As I stood in the back trying to hold in my tears as they read their new book, I knew this is where I was meant to be tonight. Within moments, I met wonderful people. I wasn’t planning on staying and having the book signed, the girls needed to be picked up and I was running out of time. One sweet lady said congratulations to me, looking at Colton. Another gentleman, over heard our sweet conversation and offered to let Colton and I go ahead of their family in the line. Again, a very sweet conversation happened, tears happened, happy tears. When it was our turn to have the book signed, no words can describe the interaction that was had between Colton and the ladies. Addison the Light Catcher is just the book we have been looking for. It captures that amazing feeling we have to have him in our lives. He is a light catcher and it is our joy to be part of all the wonderful things he will do. #addisonthelightcatcher  #gnatandcorky  #booksigning  #orangehatpublishing  #advocate  #lightcatcher  #theluckyfew  #downsyndrome  #morealikethandifferent  #downsyndromeawareness  #downrightperfect  #brothersandsisters  #downsyndromeisbeautiful  #changethefaceofbeauty  #changingthefaceofbeauty 
Day 12:
Part 2, we went back in time. So weird, leaving America and skipping time on the way there, to actually going back in time to the same day. .

It was all beginning to fall into reality. We actually made it an entire flight with a girl who just 10 days ago, laid on the floor wanting to be untouched. She now, sprawled across her dad to become comfortable enough to sleep. She didn’t have a blow out and that was a miracle but we did have poop. Personally I did a happy dance when it happened and realized maybe bananas twice a day is something we should work on. .

As soon as we landed, we texted our family (not wechat, but a text), I made a social media post, and then we were off. The special line for adoptions, customs, the shuttle bus to our hotel. Violet was a real champ. We said goodbye to our adoption airplane friends and off to an American meal. .

Violet got a bath, we ordered room service. A salad 😍 drinks with ice, and French fries. We ate, she had a snack and we tried to clam down. She was a little wild, we were exhausted. Once she was “in bed” we just sat there. Barely unpacked anything, but couldn’t wait for a shower with water in my mouth just because I could. We connected on social media, and slept in separate beds to get good rest.
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The next day was another journey, a whole new chapter to this story of us. The family all together, the meeting of two sisters, where things got even more difficult.
Day 12: Part 2, we went back in time. So weird, leaving America and skipping time on the way there, to actually going back in time to the same day. . It was all beginning to fall into reality. We actually made it an entire flight with a girl who just 10 days ago, laid on the floor wanting to be untouched. She now, sprawled across her dad to become comfortable enough to sleep. She didn’t have a blow out and that was a miracle but we did have poop. Personally I did a happy dance when it happened and realized maybe bananas twice a day is something we should work on. . As soon as we landed, we texted our family (not wechat, but a text), I made a social media post, and then we were off. The special line for adoptions, customs, the shuttle bus to our hotel. Violet was a real champ. We said goodbye to our adoption airplane friends and off to an American meal. . Violet got a bath, we ordered room service. A salad 😍 drinks with ice, and French fries. We ate, she had a snack and we tried to clam down. She was a little wild, we were exhausted. Once she was “in bed” we just sat there. Barely unpacked anything, but couldn’t wait for a shower with water in my mouth just because I could. We connected on social media, and slept in separate beds to get good rest. . The next day was another journey, a whole new chapter to this story of us. The family all together, the meeting of two sisters, where things got even more difficult.
Sometime you have an experience that when it’s over you wish it had lasted just a little longer and a feeling of warmth and love washes over you. That was my evening. Colton and I were privileged enough to go to a book signing for these two wonderful ladies @gnatandcorky As I stood in the back trying to hold in my tears as they read their new book, I knew this is where I was meant to be tonight. Within moments, I met wonderful people.  I wasn’t planning on staying and having the book signed, the girls needed to be picked up and I was running out of time.  One sweet lady said congratulations to me, looking at Colton. Another gentleman, over heard our sweet conversation and offered to let Colton and I go ahead of their family in the line. Again, a very sweet conversation happened, tears happened, happy tears. When it was our turn to have the book signed, no words can describe the interaction that was had between Colton and the ladies.  Addison the Light Catcher is just the book we have been looking for. It captures that amazing feeling we have to have him in our lives. He is a light catcher and it is our joy to be part of all the wonderful things he will do. 
#addisonthelightcatcher #gnatandcorky #booksigning #orangehatpublishing #advocate #lightcatcher #theluckyfew #downsyndrome #morealikethandifferent #downsyndromeawareness #downrightperfect #brothersandsisters #downsyndromeisbeautiful #changethefaceofbeauty #changingthefaceofbeauty
Sometime you have an experience that when it’s over you wish it had lasted just a little longer and a feeling of warmth and love washes over you. That was my evening. Colton and I were privileged enough to go to a book signing for these two wonderful ladies @gnatandcorky As I stood in the back trying to hold in my tears as they read their new book, I knew this is where I was meant to be tonight. Within moments, I met wonderful people. I wasn’t planning on staying and having the book signed, the girls needed to be picked up and I was running out of time. One sweet lady said congratulations to me, looking at Colton. Another gentleman, over heard our sweet conversation and offered to let Colton and I go ahead of their family in the line. Again, a very sweet conversation happened, tears happened, happy tears. When it was our turn to have the book signed, no words can describe the interaction that was had between Colton and the ladies. Addison the Light Catcher is just the book we have been looking for. It captures that amazing feeling we have to have him in our lives. He is a light catcher and it is our joy to be part of all the wonderful things he will do. #addisonthelightcatcher  #gnatandcorky  #booksigning  #orangehatpublishing  #advocate  #lightcatcher  #theluckyfew  #downsyndrome  #morealikethandifferent  #downsyndromeawareness  #downrightperfect  #brothersandsisters  #downsyndromeisbeautiful  #changethefaceofbeauty  #changingthefaceofbeauty 
Ma beauté mon amour ma douceur ma fierté ma tornade ma canaille mon bonheur #trisomie21 #downrightperfect #downsyndrome #changethefaceofbeauty #love #lifeisbeautiful #monbonheur
We are nearing the end of vacation bible school week! It is definitely exhausting, but so worth it- watching the kids in our parish play and pray together! You know what is also worth it?  Participating in #RFgoNaked day! For every make-up free selfie posted with the hashtag #rfgonaked Rodan and Fields will donate $1 in support of children and education across the world! #prescriptionforchange #rodanandfields  #changethefaceofbeauty
We are nearing the end of vacation bible school week! It is definitely exhausting, but so worth it- watching the kids in our parish play and pray together! You know what is also worth it? Participating in #RFgoNaked  day! For every make-up free selfie posted with the hashtag #rfgonaked  Rodan and Fields will donate $1 in support of children and education across the world! #prescriptionforchange  #rodanandfields  #changethefaceofbeauty 
Day 12:
Today is a two poster day, because we actually go back in time when we fly across the world. .

We met our guide in the morning and got the beloved folder we needed but couldn’t open. This has all the documents needed for Violet to be a US citizen as soon we landed in LA. Along with her visa and passport, we had everything we needed. .

Packing again, but for the last time. She helped a lot actually, because she loved putting things into bags. We created special bags with new toys she had never seen. .

Once at the airport, we were thankful to have a guide with us as we were at the ticket counter. As our tickets were being given, we found out that Violet and I were sitting together and Kyle was sitting behind us. I about had a panic attack. That poor gal tried explaining all the things, but there was nothing they could do. They told us to talk to the person sitting in what could be Kyles seat and surely they would switch. .

We boarded the plane, situated one million bags and began to sit down. A stewardess joined us to explain to this lady that we needed to switch a seat, literally one seat behind the one she was in. That girl wasn’t budging. I have zero clue what was said, I’d assume something I don’t want to know about our situation with Violet. She finally got up. After a good 5 minutes. It doesn’t sound like long, but that’s 5 minutes of adult stubbornness that felt like an hour. .

Violet hadn’t pooped in a couple days, so naturally I was terrified of a blowout. She loved all the touchable screens, ya know 3 choices at any given moment, ha! We had an evening flight though. She played for a bit, then tried to get her to sleep. She wouldn’t sleep on the seat, she couldn’t comfortable on me. Poor Kyle had her for about 9 hours of the trip. Almost falling asleep, then jolting herself awake and him too. Bless his ever loving heart. .

We woke her and changed into clothes for about the last 2 hours or so. We knew we’d be landing in LA around 7, which would be “bedtime”
Day 12: Today is a two poster day, because we actually go back in time when we fly across the world. . We met our guide in the morning and got the beloved folder we needed but couldn’t open. This has all the documents needed for Violet to be a US citizen as soon we landed in LA. Along with her visa and passport, we had everything we needed. . Packing again, but for the last time. She helped a lot actually, because she loved putting things into bags. We created special bags with new toys she had never seen. . Once at the airport, we were thankful to have a guide with us as we were at the ticket counter. As our tickets were being given, we found out that Violet and I were sitting together and Kyle was sitting behind us. I about had a panic attack. That poor gal tried explaining all the things, but there was nothing they could do. They told us to talk to the person sitting in what could be Kyles seat and surely they would switch. . We boarded the plane, situated one million bags and began to sit down. A stewardess joined us to explain to this lady that we needed to switch a seat, literally one seat behind the one she was in. That girl wasn’t budging. I have zero clue what was said, I’d assume something I don’t want to know about our situation with Violet. She finally got up. After a good 5 minutes. It doesn’t sound like long, but that’s 5 minutes of adult stubbornness that felt like an hour. . Violet hadn’t pooped in a couple days, so naturally I was terrified of a blowout. She loved all the touchable screens, ya know 3 choices at any given moment, ha! We had an evening flight though. She played for a bit, then tried to get her to sleep. She wouldn’t sleep on the seat, she couldn’t comfortable on me. Poor Kyle had her for about 9 hours of the trip. Almost falling asleep, then jolting herself awake and him too. Bless his ever loving heart. . We woke her and changed into clothes for about the last 2 hours or so. We knew we’d be landing in LA around 7, which would be “bedtime”
Missing Max and Bella! Heading home on Thursday! ❤️ (currently in SEA) #changethefaceofbeauty