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November 8, 2021 in Holidays, Lifestyle - No Comments

This year we did a little something different for Callie’s birthday.

Most years, she gets a fairly big present but this year we wanted to give her an experience and an amazing memory–especially since she was turning 13.

We decided to take her to The Preserve, an elephant sanctuary, just outside of Fredericksburg.

As part of the experience, she got to get up close with three elephants, Rosie, Becky, and Kitty.  We got to help give them a bath, gave them lots of hugs and snuggles, learned a lot about them, and got to give them a little pedicure!

Callie has always LOVED animals so she was in her element.  She was asking the caretakers a ton of questions and even had “Happy Birthday” sang to her while one of the elephants played the harmonica!

It truly was an amazing experience.  It’s one thing to see them in a book or catch a far away glimpse of them at the zoo–but to stand next to them, see how graceful and majestic they are, and look into their sweet eyes…..it’s just an experience we won’t forget. It’s an extremely trying time for elephants in the wild and their mission to expand elephant education, knowledge and conservation just touched each of us.

We made sure to get a souvenir before we left–a one of a kind Christmas ornament painted by Rosie.   It will proudly hang on our tree this year–a memory of a new friendship and a once in a lifetime connection.

 

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Hi everyone! Thanks so much for stopping by! My name is Jaime! Wife to my better half, James, who is my moon and all of my stars. We are parents to our little warrior princess, Callie Grace. We started this blog to share our journey as we navigate through our crazy beautiful life. Callie is a lower limb amputee and I am a Type One Diabetic. We are hoping to change the face of beauty one step at a time! We hope by sharing our story, you leave with a little bit more inspiration and hope! Thank you so much for stopping by and joining our tribe!

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Hi Y'all! I’m Jaime, a proud working mama, author, girl boss and wifey to an ultra-adorable husband. I am a huge book nerd, I drink coffee like my life depends on it, and run on dry shampoo and Amazon Prime. Leopard print is my favorite color. I am a story teller at heart and this blog is a virtual scrapbook of our crazy beautiful life. I'm a Type One Diabetic and our little warrior princess Callie is a lower limb amputee. By sharing how we’ve chosen to flourish in the garden we’ve been planted in, we hope you can take some small nuggets of hope, inspiration, and laughter. We are so grateful that you’ve found us—welcome to the fam. We embrace our perfectly imperfect lives and don’t let the doctor’s appointments, spreadsheets, speaking engagements, 10th birthday parties to plan, housework or date nights overwhelm us. Those things are just the beautiful reminders of all the blessings in our lives. Read More

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