Candice was born on November 26th. As a way to celebrate this special day – Sarah and I decided to start a “new” family tradition with Aila by declaring this "Candice Day". On this holiday, a Candice"ism" will be introduced into Aila’s life. Of course, we will stick to the "kid" friendly version these next few years.
We certainly welcome others to join in this holiday "spirit" with a good pun or a muppet move, dusting off your musical instrument, taking a drive in a sporty convertible, making kale soup, playing a flag football game, partaking in trivia, challenging yourself to a NYT crossword in pen, rattling off quotes from an 80's movie, sharing in a prost with a really good quality beer and friend, buying a book that might “stretch” you intellectually, donating to a scholarship program for those in need, snuggling a puppy you don't know on the street, putting on a bright orange shirt, calling an aunt to say hi or just spending a moment with your favorite Candice memory. I can guarantee you it will put a smile on your face the way she could always do!
I love and miss you so very much Candice. You continue to be a guiding light and strength to me. On your birthday this year, I close my eyes and see you splitting your birthday cake with my uncle Steve (who shared your special day), chiding my Aunt Pat on how much Facebook sucks and even more so since her departure, snuggling up to Roxie, playing scrabble with both our moms while simultaneously reading. Mostly, I close my eyes and see you as I did on so many Sundays- with a super big grin, a cup of coffee and your guitar jamming to a song like playing below.