Saturday, December 31, 2011



365 days of my life.

Somehow it only only having been 365 days feels inadequate.

Feels like a lifetime ago since I posted this.

Two life times ago.

Maybe most people would look back at this last year and all that we have experienced and be glad that this it's over.

Almost 4 months out of the 12 spent in the hospital. Too many days when I really thought we might lose Mason. Almost 4 months of of the 12 when we were separated from Pierce. The CHARGE diagnosis. Three major surgeries, two minor. 100's of Dr's appointments. Sick more days than well.

Not me.

I'm actually a bit sad that there is only a few more hours left.

I'm not ready to let it go just yet.

I'm tearing up as I type this.

What a blessed year this has been.

One of the best years of my (almost) 42 years equal only to 2008 and the birth of Pierce

We are whole. We are happy. Our version of healthy.

My life is full and so is my heart.

Thank you life, fate, karma, chance, God, whomever, whatever for this amazing year and all the gifts we have been given.

I'm only too well aware of how differently it could have gone.

I could be sitting here typing about all that we have lost rather than all that we have gained.

I will NEVER, NEVER forget that.

I hope that you to feel blessed for all that 2011 was for you and I hope that you are as excited about 2012 all that can be as I am.

I plan on spending every last second of this year fixing in my heart and mind all that this year was and then I'm gonna kiss my husband and welcome the start of 2012.

Just think of all that might be...

I'm so excited!!!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Now that it seems most people have gotten their cards I will post ours here. I didn't even get started till the last minuet (story of our lives this year) but it came together even better than I had hoped.

Cards are one of my favorite parts of the holiday. Not only do I like sending them I love getting them and this year I'm so pleased to add our CHARGE family to our card list. I think next year I will have to find a bigger place to display them though. My fireplace is running out of room.

I've read a few comments on Facebook this year about how some people don't like to send out cards's not good for the could do the same thing with an email..not worth the time..and a few other bah humbug excuses.

Well I recycle and otherwise do my part for the environment all year long so I will enjoy this indulgence, will never feel the same pleasure opening an email as I do finding a box full of cards to open, and will always always find getting pictures of friends and loved ones well worth the time.

I just love my cards and they are one of the last decorations I take do. I loved everyone I have gotten (and look forward to the late ones too) and thank you all for including my family in you holiday cheer.

Merry Christmas. Happy Holidays, Happy Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and or whatever holiday you celebrate from the Lozano family to yours.

Now I hope to update the blog in the next day or so but...well it is me we are talking about so just in case.

Happy New Year too!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Save the date!!!

I'm gonna cry.

No seriously I am.

We had originally planned Mason's birthday party for January 7th but we've all been too sick this month so we moved it to February.

No big deal I figured I'll just change the date on the save the dates.

But I changed it to the wrong date.

I'm gonna cry.

Once upon a time I was this super organized person. I had the parties, and all the details planned, months in advance. Now I can't even get the date right.


OK, now that I'm done whining the correct date for Mason's party is

Saturday February 25th

It's been an amazing year. Just about a little bit of everything has happened.

We would love it if you could be there to celebrate the day with us.