Welcome to Georgia's Journey

Georgia Lily Lucas was born at home on October 6th, 2008 4:15am, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She was diagnosed with SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy) on April 1, 2009.

On April 3rd Georgia was taken home, to be near her sisters and the rest of her family and friends. Nearly three weeks later, on April 21, 2009, she died peacefully -- in the loving arms of her mother and in the same room in which she was born.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Portugal Pictures

Well, we have been staying quite busy despite a few days of rain. It seems that even on a sunny day, if there is a cloud in the sky it is filled with rain. This means having to be dressed for almost anything. One minute it feels super warm and the next the wind is blowing and it's starting to rain. Yesterday we spent the day at Zoo Marine. It is an outdoor Marine Park with tropical birds, dolphins, seals, sea lions etc. It also has quite a few rides to keep the kids entertained. Below is a picture of all of us on the two storey carousel.

There was also a ferris wheel. As many of you know I suffer from vertigo and don't like heights but I didn't even have to use that excuse to get out of going on. Check out the sign below! : ) Mike and I were killing ourselves laughing because it said 'No pregnants allowed'

The girls loved all of the little rides.
Here they are sitting on the carousel again with Grandma. The girls had decided that this was Cinderella's carriage. : )
On one gloomy and rainy day we took the girls to an indoor play structure. They had a blast playing with a few of the other British kids.
We also discovered yet another beach. This one is geographically stunning but it was very windy and the surf was crazy.
One day as we were walking back to the vehicle from the beach the girls met some locals that were dressed up and decorating the square with ribbons for Carnaval. They had a great time running around with their little friends wrapping the ribbons around trees and even a few passerbys.

That's it for now. The sun is shining and Maya is already in her bathing suit. Guess where she wants to go?!

Love to you all,



  1. I LOVE the pic of the girls running on the beach, that is stunning!!

    Your trip looks amazing, what fun you seem to be having! You are making so many wonderful memories and I'm sure your parents are so happy to be sharing it with you.

    Glad to hear you are getting a decent amount of sun, at least it makes the rain a little easier to take!

    Love the sign, you 'pregnants' really should be careful! (you look awesome by the way, thanks for putting yourself in a pic for us to see!!) Hugs, Em

  2. I love all of your pictures!!! Thought of you and hoped this trip was positive.