Friday, September 16, 2016

Europe Trip

Will and I just had the pleasure of a 12 day trip to Europe...and to say it was fantastic is an understatement.  Our journey began with a quick stop in London.  Our hotel was right by Westminster Abbey and Big Ben.  So we did lots of walking that day exploring the city.

Westminster Abbey
Big Ben
Buckingham Palace 
We couldn't get in the gates :(  The Queen must have forgot I was coming to town.

Then, we headed to Dublin to meet up with some friends.  Here are some of the highlights:

Going to the Boston College vs GA Tech Football game...it was a bit rainy.
Dana is hard to spell

Yep - met Chris Soules (only you Bachelor fans would recognize him :))  He was super sweet!


Malahide Castle


The Irish Sea

Will got stuck with some of the ladies bags ;)
I loved the Sheep!

Stuffing my face...as usual!
Last dinner in Dublin
Photo courtesy of Erin...loved this shot!
Will and I headed back to London for another day before our flight back to the US.  Love the view from our hotel room.


I cannot wait to get back to Ireland. The sites were beautiful, people so kind and welcoming.  I loved it!!  Next time, gonna hit the west coast...can't wait!!!

For those wondering...no I did not take my vest, but I did bring my new Aerobika.  I wasn't perfect and didn't use it every day but I tried.  There was tons of walking so I got some exercise in at least!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

CFF Blog Post

I was honored when the CF Foundation approached me to write a blog about our decision to not have children.  As a reader, you know how much we love our dogs and feel fully blessed by having them.  So, why not share it with the whole CF community?!!

Check out the blog post here.


I was shocked to see how many responses appeared on the FB.  We had likes, loves, wows and sad faces...thankfully not mad faces.

I enjoyed reading the comments...of course most everyone was very supportive and shared their decisions on having or not having kids.  But in typical social media fashion, people take things to the extreme or can't keep rude thoughts to themselves.  So, I wanted to take a minute to give some feedback.


1) I'm 99% sure we would have came to this decision even if I didn't have CF.  Every couple makes a decision whether or not to expand their family.

2) We aren't irresponsible in our delay of having Will tested for the genes...its called birth control people.  And EVERYONE in the world using it knows its not 100% effective, so there is always a risk of pregnancy when on it.  Should that happen, we would be the best parents to that unexpected blessing.

3) I completely support those with CF having kids!!  You all are hard core!!

So, that is that.  I hope my rant didn't overtake the point of the blog.  But, regardless of CF, its important to make the best decisions for you and your family!  0 kids, 20 kids...whatever makes you happy!


CF Appointment 3.14.19

And just like that, another 3 months has passed by.  I headed to my CF appointment on Wednesday, March 13th. I saw lots of my favorite peo...