Let's get this ball rolling

"A BROTHER is a FRIEND given by nature."
The boys exploring at the St. Louis Arch
Although blogging is not completely new to me, it may take me some time to get into a good routine and variety of topics for everyone to enjoy.  Years ago, I started a blog.  Not for my own benefit, but for my family and friends.  When my son was born at 29 weeks (11 weeks premature), he spent quite some time in the NICU.  15 months later, our second son was born.  It didn't take us long to realize there was something wrong with our oldest son.  Throughout that time, family and friends were concerned and overwhelming us with calls and emails about our son's condition and health.  Meanwhile, he was diagnosed with mild Diplegic Cerebral Palsy.  This was at a time where there was no facebook, instagram, voxer, smartphones, etc.  It was tiring to update everyone on a regular basis.  Time we didn't have in the day.  As time went on, tests were done, treatments, and surgeries were scheduled. His first major surgery was scheduled 14 hours away. How else were we to keep all of our family and friends updated on a surgical spinal procedure that could change our son's entire life?  Well, I started a blog.  It was a tremendous help in getting the information on his progress.
His surgeon and staff caught wind of this idea and loved that we were sharing videos and photos with people thousands of miles away.  It became apparent that there was a need for all patients and families to communicate with loved ones throughout their children's procedures and time spent in the hospital. His surgeon, the caring man that he is, found a program called "Caring Bridge".  So the hospital joined the program so that families could keep in touch. 
In the PICU for recovery following Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy
 Back to the blog idea.... I continued to blog about our son's therapies, recovery, other surgeries and felt great that I was able to help others make these huge surgical decisions for themselves.  The blog did so well, that we decided to start a family blog and a blog for our youngest son.  Over time, facebook took over the transfer of photos and information on our growing, active family. Those blogs sit idle and lonely now. 
Fast forward to now. Facebook just doesn't seem to be large enough to share all that I have to share. 
On this blog, I will do product reviews, race reviews, recipes, nutrition information, inspiration and of course a little bit of fun.  If you have any requests for topics, feel free to message me and I will do my best to accommodate you.  Thank you for following.