Thursday, December 15, 2011


The most amazing and wonderful thing happened on Tuesday...Noah was given a van by Chartway Federal Credit Union's We Promise Foundation!!!!! I am still in shock...I keep going out to the driveway to see if it's really real... and just to look at it!!...I cryed...still am, as are our families and friends...TOTALLY overwhelmed...filled with sheer happiness and gratitude!!!  Blessed and loved beyond belief!!! Thank you to Chartway, the We Promise Foundation and all who made this gift happen, we are so incredibly thankful...beyond words, and a with a gratitude that could never adequately be have given us back a part of life that was lost to Noah and our family 4 years ago!!  Thank you!!!!!!
 ...  Here's Noah in our driveway with his new van and sign that We Promise made for his "wheels"!:
And here's a picture of Noah IN his van:
Yesterday, Rebecca and I took Noah for a field trip...first to get ice cream and then to WalMart...what a riot we had and Noah was sooooooo happy!!

Yes, a walmart bag draped over him so you would know where he was.  I am trying to journal with pictures, all the places we travel...what an incredible time we are having!!  The van is BEAUTIFUL and traveling with Noah could not be simpler...I can't stop crying!!  but in a good way!!  Many more pictures and details on the blog my sister, Rebecca began...Noah's Wheels... I have started to write a number of times, but am finding it so difficult to relay everything that took place on that most incredible of days in a very reader friendly way, so may tell it when I can think straight again!  It was a day  filled with not only the most wonderful gifts, but with wonderful people, and was an experience that will remain etched forever in my memory as one of the sweetest experiences and days of my life! Noah and our family are very loved and very'm speechless....God is soooooooo very good!!!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Our Crazy Thanksgiving

I didn't take pictures, but should was a crazy site!  Hannah and Nic were home from Nashville, and to give them and Nic's family a relaxed day, they spent the bulk of Thanksgiving day with Nic's family in Suffolk...we celebrated our Thanksgiving on Friday.  Hannah invited her best friend and her boyfriend to join us, so there were 8 of us total.  The only room large enough to accomodate our kitchen/used to be dining room table, is the living room.  Now, picture this...the living room is connected to our former dining room which is now Noah's bedroom.  The living room has our couch, my computer desk, Noah's massive stander equipment and my massiver(I know, more massive) is basically an all-purpose room.  We can fit 8 people around this table, but it is tight and ESPECIALLY in this space.  Now...the next hurdle...and the thing we are STILL laughing about...the chairs.  When we bought this unfinished table 22 years ago, we also bought and finished 6 bow back chairs(the set was beautiful!)....3 of which broke and are now gone, and one of the three remaining has very few rungs on the fact  it has one on either side but all the middle are gone.  So, that left us needing 4 more chairs(Noah has his own).  We used my craft room chair, my living room desk chair, a folding metal chair(no, not the kind with a cushion)...and one more needed but none to be found.  I went upstairs and brought down my bedroom set bench(Emma said when I did that, she wanted to crawl under the table). I tried to sit Noah as close to the table as possible, but every time someone would say something funny and we would laugh, so would Noah.  Not a bad thing that he would laugh, but every time Noah laughs, his feet go up in the air.  Emma' job(her and I sat on either side of Noah at the end of the table) became to try and keep Noah's feet from shaking the table....I laugh as I'm writing...over two weeks ago and still such a funny thought!!  But, have to say...I thought it was a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving!!  Who says you need lots of space or fancy things to enjoy holidays and make memories with family and friends...highly overrated. ...hope these holi-"days" will find YOU laughing and smiling... Noah is doing GREAT...still my amazing boy!!   Much love to you and yours!!  Lisa

just a note...the week after Thanksgiving, due to our lack of storage space in our house AND garage, I ordered 4 nice folding chairs on ebay...they fit in my front hall we'll be ready for!!(I might even take pictures!!)