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Testing testing

Posted on January 12th, 2016 by Tracey

Yes, it’s me. Yes, we’re alive! It’s 2016 – that last blog post was from 2014, lol.

I’ve been thinking about getting back into blogging – to tell you about our lives, our ups & downs, our loves and our treasured moments.

But first, I need to see if this old blog still works and then I need to give it a makeover.

Bear with me. It’ll only take another 2 years.


Jovie met Yo Gabba Gabba!

Posted on June 29th, 2014 by Tracey

She’s loved them since she was a baby and we use it on her Tobii touch tablet as part of her therapy .. so I knew she was love it.

The show at Luna Park Sydney was great – at first too loud for her but she (and I) both were up and dancing. They had a charged up bubble machine during the bubble song – something we’ve seen on the DVD but amazing to see in person.

She started to get a bit cranky towards the end and was entering meltdown zone when we were in line to meet them. But luckily, as soon as we got to see and speak to DJ Lance, she calmed back down and tears turned into smiles. Bottle that magic and send it to me!

DJ Lance was really nice, it was only a quick 60 sec photo op but he asked how old she was, wished her a happy birthday and gave her a hug! I didn’t manage to give them our Rett Syndrome awareness card but did mention how important YGG was in Jovie’s therapy and how much she loves them.

While we sat on the side to gather our bag and jackets, Jovie lent in and have me a big sloppy kiss and kept looking over at them with a huge goofy grin.

Best day ever!!



what a difference a year makes.

Posted on August 9th, 2013 by Tracey

Jovie 1 year ago today…

as i was thinking about how fast these 8 weeks have gone, i thought about how fast the past year has gone and how much we’ve packed in, just living life.

* June 2012, we received Jovie’s Rett Syndrome diagnosis. almost a year to the day of Miles’ birth actually which is a cool thing.
* Regan popped over to the States to visit his family in July
* Jovie and I had pneumonia
* I fell pregnant
* Our family and friends fundraised for Rett Syndrome Research in Australia and ran in a fun run
* My sister gets engaged
* Jasper had his adenoids out
* Jasper started school
* Regan started a new career
* Jovie started at her Autism specific day care
* I got back into photography (yay me!)
* Miles arrived!

i think as a family, we’ve packed in more things in the last 13 months than any other year. makes me wonder what’s coming up in the next year :)