It was Thanksgiving 2018 and Danny and I were trading in the normal Heppes Thanksgiving for hockey holiday going to a tournament in Pittsburg where we would stay with some of our favorite friends. My family was trading in normal holiday in Haley court for a mountain retreat. As it turns out we spent Thanksgiving … More Unexpected Blessing
Happy Thanksgiving Week friends! This Thursday we will celebrate Thanksgiving 2020…. the holiday for gratitude in a year that has been interesting for us all! But they say gratitude can change your mood, alter your outlook, and literally lift your spirit! You just have to be dedicated to seeking it, consistent with practicing it, and … More Thanksgiving Week
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