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Yellowstone, Skating, Aqua Shoes & Pony Rides

We celebrated the 4th of July in Yellowstone.  The paved paths make it a great destination for wheelchairs.  The only time we left the paved area was to swim in the Firehole River.  I carried Davey down the short but steep path and biffed it, lesson learned.  We stayed at the Old Faithful Inn which provided scenic views of the geyser from our bedroom and also our favorite past time...searching for the ghosts that haunt the hotel such as the Headless Bride.  The scariest sight was Maggie's face after she was bitten by a few blood thirsty mosquitoes.  It swelled up and required a trip to the clinic for medication.  Our trip was a slow paced, beautiful vacation.

Next up was Davey's seventh birthday.  He invited a few friends to join him at Classic Skate for a night of grooving at the rink.  While the other kids got tired, injured, thirsty, or bored, Davey could "skate" all night.  He is lucky to have such good friends!  I can't believe it's been seven years sin…

March Montage

It happened again.  My phone won't allow any more photos because I've maxed out my storage.  I'm sure there is an easier way, but I finally downloaded them on the computer making room for more blurry memories.

With the help of my lovely assistant, Kate, we made another family video.  Looking through these snap shots, I realize we are boring.  There's a lack of exotic sunsets, finish line poses, gourmet dinners, airplane selfies, arena jumbo-trons, and pallet wood backdrops.  But putting pictures to music makes our snapshots seem more blissful, contemporary, and meaningful than reality.  I'll take it!

March is a game changer for this family.  It's in this blessed month when we found out that both Davey and Maggie have spina bifida.  2007 and then again in 2012.  In March 2015 we fully embrace our spina bifida madness.  Whoever said a disability doesn't define us...well, that's not true.  It's all semantics, but we couldn't imagine a more meaning…

Who Wore it Best?

Maggie has a new haircut.  It's adorable, and eerily similar to the hair styles of some famous entertainers.  You can decide who wears it best :)