I married my best friend, Arthur Griffin, on June 2, 2018! He is a carpenter with a punny sense of humor who loves legos, ice cream, and camping. He designed & created my ring box!
Charlotte Natalee, our little girl, was a miracle and answer to many prayers. Although due on Christmas day, she surprised us and was born December 7, 2019! She is our joy & blessing!
I cry at every father-daughter dance. My dad & I danced to Beauty & the Beast.
My favorite dog breed is the King Charles Cavalier Spaniel...
I mean, who can resist those ears??
Lazy days curled up with hot tea
I'm in love with Downton Abbey, old TV shows, and all things Disney!
My happy place is on top of a mountain in the cool of Autumn watching the sunset with my hubby.
The Purple Butterlfy
The color purple signifies the role Trisomy 18 and Alzheimer's has played in my life. My friends, family, and I were blessed by Natalee Van Landingham, the sister of my best friend, who lived with Trisomy 18 for 11 years, and Hiram Ballard, my grandpa, who passed away in 2015 from Alzheimer's. When choosing the logo for Simply Joyful Occasions, I decided to feature a butterfly, as this was Natalee's symbol. My "Pepe" and "Natster" were two of the most joyful people in my life, and they blessed so many with their hugs and smiles.
For more information about Alzheimer's and Trisomy 18, please visit their research websites!
Trisomy 18 Foundation