Our little family’s welcome of Shannon and my maternity leave has included some pretty intense events: global pandemic and civil unrest – we also threw in a double lung transplant – and it has been unusual. My heart has felt such surges of highs and lows. Life altering events that have proved challenging but also … More Possible in the Impossible
Hi friends and welcome to Christmas in July here on the blog! During the holidays I always capture a lot of fun pictures and look forward to sharing them on the blog. But that season is so full and busy, plus I usually get too excited to jump into new year posts, my Christmas fun … More Christmas in July!
Alright friends, after a few days of health post updates let’s have some fun, shall we? I still have not finished our trip to Chicago. To see the first post check it out here and now today is time for post 2 – our trip to Wrigley Ville! This is a really fun part of … More Chicago Part 2
Happy Tuesday friends! Don’t you just love a holiday week?!??!? We sure do…. shortened time in the office, there is a buzz of anticipation in the air…. and you are making your lists and checking them twice (or 43 times of you are like me!). Holidays are such a special time… and although this little … More Chicago Part 1
Hey friends! Who has their boots on and cute coats at the front of the closet?? Yup, me too…. Fall is here!! In the Bessette world this means the official start of another hockey season is upon us! If you follow us on social media then you know hockey never really is off…. in the … More 2017-2018 Hockey Season
Happy birthday to my husband Danny! This year is pretty big … for being so quiet. Yes we will celebrate tonight by hanging with our Ganmommy while my family is out of town. We have talked about a quiet night of take out and football with you two sports nuts or maybe a venture out … More Happy Birthday Danny!
Brrrr – do you feel that??? Fall is here in Northern Virginia – in fact it has brought with it temps in the 40s – so it is REALLY here! Which means these Thanksgiving posts gotta get live before its time for a new one! Thanksgiving has turned into the big Heppes holiday. It is … More Thanksgiving 2017
As pre-op wrapped up, it was time for the moment I had been wondering about since we even breathed the word transplant: our pre-surgery goodbye. First Danny’s parents had their time. I stood out in the hall trying to remain calm and talk to my parents. Keyword would be trying as I wavered between emotional … More Unexpected Goodbye
On Saturday October 6 in the hour of 3am my Pop-pop, Roger Heppes, passed away. In his 90s and suffering under the limits of dementia he had mentally left this world years before the day his body caught up to him. In these instances we as humans find solace in this is how life works … More Rest in Peace Pop-pop
We are continuing to reflect back on the holidays of this past year before it is time to start all over again ….. and this week we are talking Thanksgiving. It was such a wonderful holiday in 2017 with all my family home for a whole week – we had just a lot of fun … More A Thanksgiving Wedding