Thursday, December 15, 2011

"Happy" Holidays

This past weekend we took the girls to a Christmas party hosted by a local heart family.  This family, whose eldest daughter will soon attend college, has opened up their home for the past 10 years to the heart community.  We've heard wonderful things about the party and with this being the first year Zoe is really healthy enough to go out, we jumped at the opportunity.

There was a ton to do - crafts, piles of leaves (this is a rarity in Arizona), cookie decorating tables, SNOW, Santa and more.  The girls had a blast... oh except for the Santa part...

I was thrilled to meet 8 year old William (HLHS) and his mom, Maigon.  When I asked William if I could take a picture of him and Zoe, he exclaimed "Sure!" and grabbed her like she was his little sister.  It was too cute. 

William also took the opportunity to teach Emmy and Zoe how to properly kick the soccer ball.

The girls had a great time - as did we.  It's always great spending time with other heart families and seeing all of our heart kids doing so well.  Emmy's mischevious spirit apparently comes out a little more when hanging with heart warriors - it must be contageous...
Seconds before Grace got a doused...

We hope all of our family and friends have a wonderful holiday season.  Embrace the spirit of the season!

"Happy" Holidays from the Lihns 


  1. That first picture is PRICELESS. Love love LOVE!!! xoxo

  2. Happy Holidays to the Lihns. Love you all so very much.

  3. This is such a wonderful post! Every time I've seen that Santa picture with the girls it CRACKS me up!