Posts tagged family
Spring Cleaning & Making 2017 Happen!

Hey y’all! I realize it’s been awhile since I last wrote. There have been some major changes happening here on the MarisaMade site and I want to tell you all about them and the exciting things that are happening in 2017!

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Maxwell Turns TWO And The Start of Max Squad

MAX TURNED TWO LAST WEEK!! (oops, this blog post is a little late!) Max’s favorite show is Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, so, of course we did a Mickey themed party!

The day before the party, my husband, aunt, and myself pinterested…hard! We painted Mickey and Minnie pumpkins, made black pom-poms with ears, drew and painted Mickey garland with Maxwell’s name on it, and made a Mickey paper chain. It was too cute! I forgot to mention, my husband had the most tedious job of all…cutting small, white circles from labels for “Mickey’s buttons.”

I made the cupcakes from a box, and whipped up some icing to make Mickey cupcakes. I LOVE bakery cupcakes, but I procrastinated and had to DIY the night before!

This birthday was different for me as a mom.

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Painting Jordan's Journey

Last summer, my dear friend, Cindy Chamberlin, who was Maxwell’s physical therapist mentioned that she thought I was the right artist to paint a very special picture for her. The picture she wanted me to paint, the story she wanted me to tell, was Jordan’s Journey.  Jordan was Cindy’s daughter who passed away from Trisomy 18 three days after she was born.

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Maxwell's Diagnosis

The past few months have been a whirlwind! We have sold our house (after 3 years of trying), moved to a new city, established a new therapy team for Max, and enrolled our oldest in preschool. Several months ago, Ed, myself, and Maxwell had our blood taken for a detailed genetic test. The results came in with an actual diagnosis for Max. 

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