Monday, September 29, 2008

New projects

I have been staying busy with fun stuff. I enjoy busy work sometimes and this has been nice. My niece wanted a fleece poncho. Well one turned into three. Here she is modeling them! The middle one is my favorite but the pictures don't do it justice.
Here is the quote I have been wanting to do for my kitchen.

Abe's surgery

Will ya'll please be praying for Abe's surgery tomorrow. He will have his undescended testicle moved down. His seizures have gotten worse so we please pray this doesn't hinder his surgery in any way. Thanks so much!

Friday, September 26, 2008

newest car vinyl

Here is the newest car vinyl I just finished.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Empty Me Lord!

I don't listen to the radio much. Usually when we are in the car we are talking together. Today Michala and I were out. We had taken Marlee Anne out to Mike's office. On the way home I turned on the radio and this song came on. I had never heard it before. Here are the lyrics of the chorus that really hit home with me. I get so caught up in what I want. How I think things should be. It reminded me to get ME out of the way and let HIM fill me. What a wonderful peace that brings. Thank you Lord!

Empty me of the selfishness inside
Every vain ambition and the poison of my pride
And any foolish thing my heart holds to
Lord empty me of me so I can be filled with you.
Cause everything is a lesser thing Compared to you,
compared to you. Cause everything is a lesser thing
Compared to you. So, I surrender all!
Empty me of the selfishness inside
Every vain ambition and the poison of my pride
Empty me of the selfishness inside
Every vain ambition and the poison of my pride
And any foolish thing my heart holds to
Lord empty me of me so I can be
Lord empty me of me so I can be filled with you.
Oh, filled with you. Empty me.

Chris Sligh - from 2007 American Idol

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Abe's GI appt

Thank ya'll so much for your prayers!!! Abe's appt with Dr. Schoen - GI went wonderful! LOVE LOVE LOVE the doctor!!! She took so much time with us going through everything step by step. She is going to talk with Abe's doctors to see what there thoughts are on adding calories. She doesn't want to add to much because of his suspected Mitochondrial disease. She said adding too many calories and too much wait would make it harder on him. I was just so pleased with the time she took working through everything with us. She compared him to himself on the growth chart and not to others or where the chart says he could be. I was pleased with that. She said that she is hoping he can continue to do well with out the g (feeding) tube. She told us what to watch for. She did remind us that they are times when children with infantile spasms that aren't controlled well have to have them. For now we are just waiting to hear back from her after she talks to his doctors and the nutritionist.

We started his morning dose of Topomax today. We are praying that this does the trick and helps with his seizures.

Thanks again for your prayers!!!

Monday, September 22, 2008

The adventure continues

I am not sure this will be as funny as it is to me but I want to share it mainly so that I will keep this memory. I am terrible about Mike telling me something the night before and not remembering it until later on in the day. What this means is I am NOT a morning person and do not function well before I am up and going. Would like a cup of coffee to start the day too if possible.

Well someone knocks on the door early this morning. Abe and Michala are up but thankfully the other two are still sleeping. At least they were before the knock on the door. I see Roger at the door and it hits me oh yeah Mike told me about that last night.

Let me back track a minute. With our last two water bills we had more water usage on there than we could ever be capable of having so Mike knew we had a leak. He had been trying to find and couldn't. He decided to call in reinforcements. Yes that would be Roger and of course Andy the day before.

So Roger tells me they will have to cut the water off and for me to draw up as much water as I will need. OK no problem. I got as much as I thought I would need and then some. Enough? NOPE! Thankfully his wife brought some gallons of water over.

Well Marlee Anne is so excited to get out there and dig in the dirt with them. I didn't know that the night before she had told Andy how to do his job. I made sure to remind her that these guys really know what they are doing, not to get in there way and all that stuff. It seems to be going good and she is really enjoying herself. I go out to get her to come in and eat lunch. I am late getting this written done and now I have forgotten her exact words. She did ask if that was ok if she took a break. They told her to go ahead and get some lunch and they would meet her back out there. She was eating lunch and look out and they were eating on the back of their truck. I could see that look in her eyes. She said mom I am done. I said ok but you can't go out until they get done with lunch. I could see it now, her talking non stop during their lunch.

They get back to work and it wasn't long before she came running in saying they found the leaks. Not one but two. She was so proud to have "helped" find them. It didn't seem long after that she came running to tell me it was fixed.

When I got outside to thank Roger they both had stories to tell. They had been finding worms. Marlee Annne's new love. She even made a worm box the other night with dad. They were wrapping things up and Marlee Anne announced to all of the guys that she had a blast.

We went inside and she couldn't stop telling me all about. She said that was the greatest day ever. There is usually not a day that goes by in her life that she doesn't say that. I really hope that continues. She decided to go back and to talk to them while they were getting everything ready to go. When she came back in Roger had paid her $5. She was so excited. I told her to make sure she put that up. She said I am going to put half towards my Ipod and half to the park.

The story with the Ipod. Mike got a free Ipod for opening up and account. She was so excited. He of course said he would give it to her but I told him no because he is really enjoying it. I have been trying to convince him all these years that he would love it. Kim even told him several times but oh no. He really does like it so now Marlee Anne really wants one. She is saving her money for that now. I love for her to have a goal and feel the reward of it once she has saved enough and can buy it.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

I celebrated my birthday with Tom Glavine!

Better yet I celebrated with some of the most amazing moms I have ever met! I wonder if someone walked in off the street and didn't know what Quiet Heroes was all about if they could figure it out just by seeing these moms. They carry them selves proud. They are strong women. They have helped their children fight, they have fought for their children. They are my heroes!

First off thanks so much for the birthday wishes, phone calls and emails. This morning after much debate Abe and I headed out for the Quiet Heroes luncheon. Friday his seizures were really bad. Not violent just very frequent. So often that they had given us until 10:00 pm to get them slowed down or we would have to admit him for IV meds. Thankfully they slowed down.

OK so back to this morning. My mom came over and picked us up so we could use her car to drive to Atlanta and leave the van for Mike and the girls. On the way to take her home I went to Dunkin Donuts for a coffee. Mom treated me. Good thing I didn't want Chickfila cause the line was so long. Got mom home and off we go. Abe is crying so I am praying that once we hit the express way he settles down. Sure enough all the way there he sleeps.

I get there and check in. Two of the volunteers checking us in volunteer to hold Abe if I need them to. The tension of bringing him releases and I know it's ok. I start looking for a place to feed him. The first restroom doesn't have a sitting area. I asked a volunteer. She directs me to a restroom that has one. She said if that's not ok please let me know and I will get you into one of the girls rooms upstairs. Super nice!!!

As I walk through the lobby I am greeted with a smile and a beautiful glass of fruit punch filled with fruit. YUM! I thankfully take it and head to the restroom. On the way there DD finds me. For those of you that have been there done that, going through it ya'll know what it means to have the arms of another cancer mom wrapped around you. Blessings!!! So I go in and feed Abe. Just as I am finishing my angel girls come in to get Abe. My friend Audra brought her two daughters to come stay with Abe while I go to the luncheon. They are all smiles and so excited.

I go put my HUGE gift bag down where we are sitting. I forgot to take a picture of that. It's BEAUTIFUL! Have ya'll looked in it yet? OH MY!!! I am scared to list what's in there cause I am sure to leave something out. One of the coolest things is an autographed cookbook from Jimmy Buffet's sister. LOVE It!!! LOVE my CURE charm. Of course The Lion in the House book is a wonderful keepsake. I have many people I know will want to read that. LOVE my t-shirt too. See I told you I would forget stuff. Amazing Grace shower gel. LOVE it!!! Pound cake and cookies still waiting for me to eat them. Still much more!!!

I get all my stuff down, turn around and see Jane Hennessy. I think it was Tina that introduced us a few years back. Thanks so much Tina! It was so great to see Jane and visit with her a little. Connie was there too. I wasn't ready, wasn't prepared to see her. She is Tyler's mom. Remember I posted that story about him a while back. Brave mom. Tyler will not be forgotten. My heart breaks for her!

I had not taken two steps and I run into Margaret and Anna. Neither one of them knew about Abe so I shared. Amazing. Words cannot tell you how they held me up as I shared with them. Another reason The Lighthouse is so very important to us. We met these two wonderful moms there.

OK shake all that off and hit the auction. Step into the hall and run into Cathy. I was so wanted to visit with her and someone came up and took her away. Another time soon Cathy! Hug Tony for me!!!

Man I so wish I had money to get some fun stuff for Mike and Kale. They had so many wonderful things. Golf for 4 at the Country Club of the South. Next year I will be better prepared. We could have gotten 3 others to split that with us and won that one. I did win one of the auctions. I can't tell you what it is though cause it's for someones Christmas present and they will read this. That is if I can keep it that long without giving it to them. I got to see Sharon, our family partner from The Lighthouse. I love to see how God placed each one of these friends in my path at just the right time. Sharon I hope you got to see Abe.

I ran into Nachelle, Tonjila, Julie, Jenny and Trisha. Some of our wonderful Camp Sunshine friends.It was so wonderful to see them all. After taking some pictures it's time to go sit down. Audra is trying to get a picture of Tom Glavine. We decide to just go up there. Audra takes a picture of me with Tom. Then Tom takes a picture with my camera of Audra and I with his wife Chris. Let me tell you these are two of the nicest and very giving people. Well we go sit back down and realize we forgot to see Kristin. We wanted a picture with her and forgot. We were star struck. We get back up and get Kristin to get in a picture with some of the other moms. Then I run into Carrie, Cathy, & Kim. All these women have played such a huge part in our lives.

I go back and sit down. I start talking to Amanda. She lost her son Erica in March. He was 3 years old. All this is so fresh on her heart. I do not see how she did it but I am so glad she was there. On the other side of me is Erica. She lost her son Michael 2 years ago. He was a teenager. It's so precious sit and listen to her share her love for her son. I was blessed to get to sit with these two ladies. You know it's so easy for me to get caught up with what's going on with us. This was a great reminder that I am not here to dwell on me but to help others however I can. It doesn't matter if that's through prayer, listening or maybe just reaching out and touching them. I am thankful for this reminder. I also got to spend some time visiting with Eleanor at our table.

This next part is some what a blur. Kristin got up and she always blows me away with her eloquent words and just the love that flows. She is truly an amazing woman. She introduces Chris who also is an amazing woman. Her love and desire to fight cancer is contagious. Jill Becker speaks next and shares her heart with us. Next is Julia Reichert. She did the film Lion in the House. If you haven't seen it before and would like to know the journey of childhood cancer you should watch it. It was said that this is a sorority we wouldn't choose to join. That's so true but without these other moms this journey would be so much longer and harder. These are my quiet heroes. Thanks so much ya'll!!!

It was around this time that I told my friend Audra that I hate her for making me come. My heart meant it. I had already used every tissue I had along with some she and Margaret had given me. Even though I was hurting again it was part of the healing. It was just that day, Michala, the cancer, all these quiet heroes, all these people that had given of their time, it was also all that we had been through the past few days with Abe. It was so many thoughts and feelings about so much all bottle up inside. I apologized to Audra for telling her I hate her cause I really don't.

Before we left I adopted one of Catie's elves for Abe and got a picture of him with his new elf and Catie's mom Jenny. As I was leaving Audra gave me the arrangement of orchids she won from our table. They are beautiful!!!

Abe and I made the trip back to mom's to pick her up. When we turn onto our street I cracked up. In our yard was a sky dancer, dancing and waving Happy Birthday from It was too cute! When I walked in the house they said surprise. The house was decorated with blue streamers everywhere. It was a celebration fit for a queen. Just when I thought things were winding down Aunt Carol came with tons of food she had cooked for us. It was delicious. She made me Paula Deen's roast, potatoes, carrots and onion recipe. YUM!!! Every kind of fresh vegetable you could imagine. It was so good.

I truly had a blessed day. I started to read through this and take some out to make it shorter but I really wanted to cherish each one of these memories. Since I am now a day older I was scared I might forget.

PS. no one will understand the butter picture except Cyndi and Amanda.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Marlee Anne - isms

I am going to have to start posting Marlee Anne - isms. I love what Marlee Anne comes up with. I don't want to forget any of it. The other day Michala was having a bad seizure and I was holding her. I started to cry. Marlee Anne said mom you know the only way Michala's seizures can stop is when she goes to Heaven. So we have to be thankful that she is here. Then she hugs me closer and says mom if anything happens to you and dad I promise to take care of sister, Michala and Abe. I am so thankful but I keep thinking a 6 year should not even have to be concerned with that.

Yes the tooth fairy came!

This morning Marlee Anne brought me her pillow with this confused look on her face. Last night she put her tooth and a picture she had made for the tooth fairy in her pillow case. She didn't want to lose the tooth. She asked the tooth fairy to take the picture but please leave her tooth. The tooth fairy took the picture, left the tooth but didn't leave any money. She left a note instead.

The note said Marlee Anne, someone very special came to your house today. When you find him you will find your surprise.

Well she looked and looked every where. Finally she saw him. Sitting on the mantle was Boxie, our Christmas Elf. He had come to celebrate the big day of Marlee Anne losing her first tooth. She was so excited. He had tons of money she said. She counted 10 - $1 bills. Just what she asked for. She immediately started handing out her money. One to Abe, Michala, sister (Mary Elizabeth), & me. Then she put Mike's over to the side to give to him when he came home. I went through the spill just like always. This is money just for you. No mom I want to share it. I asked her how many that left for her. She said well 5 but I am giving 3 to the park. That girl! I tell you her heart is huge! I am blessed!

In just a little while the phone rang and someone had a delivery for Marlee Anne. She was so excited. She wondered what it was. Soon they guy was there. When we opened the door we both gasped. It was beautiful! The pictures don't do it justice at all. It's a fresh fruit arrangement from Edible Arrangements.

She was so excited cause she loves fruit. I read the card except the part of who it was from. I asked her who she thought it was from. Sure enough she guessed right on the first try. Aunt Kim and her crew had sent this beautiful arrangement. I have to say it's as delicious as it is beautiful. If you ever need fresh fruit shipped this is the way to go

The Aunt Kelly, Madison & Ty came over. I think Marlee Anne thought they came cause she had lost a tooth. LOL!!! Madison was sweet enough to play a game with her.

Oh and by the way - the tooth fairy that original wanted to leave $2 left a $20 bill this morning. Marlee Anne would not have been pleased with 1 dollar no matter what number was on it. I searched the house and found 10 ones.

PS. Kelly I am pulling myself up by my boot straps. Determing not to let Satan win this one. Thanks so much to all of ya'll for your prayers! Please continue cause I know it's what gets us through each day. I love to hear the laughter in our house. It's not as frequent with the stress is trying to take over.

We have birds

Marlee Anne can tell this story much better than me. It's wonderful for her to see that all the plants and trees she and her daddy have planted are paying off. We finally have birds around our house. When we moved in there were no trees but over time we have accumulated ALOT!!!

This morning when we woke up the front yard was covered with tons of birds. It was such a beautiful sight. This pictures doesn't do it justice. They were every where. We had so much fun watching them fly together to the tops of houses then back down.

Mike and Marlee Anne recently planted some grass, of course I don't know the name for it. Well the birds tried to sit on the tips of the grass and would fall. It was so neat watching them.

My shopping trip

Most of ya'll know I don't get out much. Well Abe had a really bad day today with his seizures. He was still fussing tonight. He needed Tylenol so Mike suggested I go and take Abe. You know to see if it settles him down. I said ok.

Well as we were getting ready to go the phone rang. It was the alarm out at the office going off so Mike had to go out there. Once he got back home we still decided to go.

It was just Abe and I and he fell asleep as soon as the van started moving. I put him in the buggy and we were shopping. We weren't really in any hurry so we just took our time going up and down whichever rows we wanted.

OK now remember I don't get out much. I honestly do not know the last time I walked the isles of the grocery store. I was oohing and aahing over all kinds of stuff. I was really having a great time, very relaxing and Abe was sleeping away.

I get done shopping and go up to check out. 20 or less items in the one lane. Nope we couldn't go there. So I opt for self checkout. I don't think those things are meant for more than 20 items either. I start checking out and quickly my bags we filling up. I thought I was supposed to take the bags off the scales. I am stratigically placing items on top of each other so I can stack more and it won't fall.

I look up at the girl working that area and there she stands with two other girls. All three of them are staring at me or rather staring at what I am doing and my mountain of stuff. I ask her can I start putting this in my cart. She says sure. See what I mean, I do not think self checkout is designed for this much stuff.

Well I opened the door there for this girl to come chat with me. You have to remember I am still not over being mad at the world, I have been dealing with a crying baby all day and I just wanted to get out to be by myself, kinda. She comes over and we have a really nice conversation.

Just then it hits me what I forgot. Any ideas? Yes you guessed it Abe's tylenol. Once I am finished checking out we run over and get some. Check out through a line this time. How dumb is that. When I need to go through the line I choose self check out. When I need self check out I go through the line. Again I don't get out much! I leave there feeling really good.

I get everything unloaded and in the van. Go to get Abe out and there sits the empty bottle of water I picked up and drank as I walked through the store. I totally forgot to pay for it. So I go right back in and pay for it. The same girl is there and says thanks so much for coming back in. She said I can't believe you came in to pay for a bottle of water.

Back to the van and off we go. Run through Sonic for a cherry limeaid treat and then we are home. I get everything unloaded and put away only to find out a little while ago I forgot to put my dippin' dots up. I put them in the freezer any way. Maybe they won't be so bad.

I hope this gave ya'll some laughs. It made us laugh. God's perfect timing once again to bring me laughter.

I will post about the tooth fairy tomorrow. I can't post it without posting the pictures too.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Marlee Anne lost her first tooth!

FINALLY Marlee Anne lost a tooth. She has wanted to loose a tooth forever. Now she has. This has been going on for about a week but it just wasn't ready. Some how tonight it loosened up and she said it was time. She was so cute and very excited.

She said she wouldn't be able to sleep tonight. She is hoping for $10 - all in ones so she can share with her sisters and brother and mom and dad. LOL!!! Mike said $2. We will see who wins on this one. LOL!!!

Marlee Anne's new craft project

Marlee Anne loves foam kits. She picked out the pirate ship. She made it today and had to move everything off our foyer table to display it. She wanted to make sure it was where everyone could see it when they came in. When she got finished she took LOTS of pictures of it. She asked me if I could put it on the website. She said she might make her own website if I could show her how.

My precious boy!

Marlee Anne wanted me to post Abe's pictures from his EEG on our blog so everyone could see how precious he is.

Yesterday his EEG confirmed that he is having hypsarrhythmia. This is basically electrical currents charging through his brain. I think the word Dr. Holt used was messy. The hypsarrhythmia is what is causing his infantile spasms.

Sometimes the cause is never discovered. They are going to go back and look at Abe's records from the NICU and see if maybe something was overlooked or in case some further testing needs to be done. His EEG was clear in the NICU so we have evidence that lots has changed just not sure what or how much.

I know all this is confusing. It's confusing for me to. This could be related to whatever else is possibly going on with him. This could be something completely unrelated to the panhypopituatarism and/or suspected mitochondrial disease (this is what Mary Elizabeth has). Mary Elizabeth never had infantile spasms. Michala was the one that had infantile spasms.

So this is just another step in our journey another chapter in our book. I hope this clears it up a little bit. Ya'll are allowed to ask questions! LOL!!! Thanks to those you that have cause I didn't realize I wasn't clear about the confirmation of the infantile spasms. I didn't proof it, it was late and my mind had nothing to do with that last email. Again I hope this helps a little. Maybe now it's as clear as mud.

Praise Him in the storm

I wrote this email last night but didn't get a chance to send it. I was hoping this morning I would have new insight and could rewrite this. I woke up spent so here it is. The email in it's original form.

I wish I had eloquent words to share with ya'll. I wish I was writing saying Praise God Abe's EEG was clear. Well that's not the case. All that comes to mind over the past hours I have tried to absorb this information, as I have tried to make sense of it, is Praise Him in the Storm, No Matter What Happens.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 - I have read it over and over again in all the following translations.

International Standard Version (©2008)In everything be thankful, because this is God's will for you in the Messiah Jesus.
New American Standard Bible (©1995)in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
GOD'S WORD® Translation (©1995)Whatever happens, give thanks, because it is God's will in Christ Jesus that you do this.
King James BibleIn every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
American King James VersionIn every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
American Standard Versionin everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus to you-ward.
Bible in Basic EnglishIn everything give praise: for this is the purpose of God in Christ Jesus for you.
Douay-Rheims BibleIn all things give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you all.
Darby Bible Translationin everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus towards you;
English Revised Versionin everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus to you-ward.
Webster's Bible TranslationIn every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
Weymouth New TestamentIn every circumstance of life be thankful; for this is God's will in Christ Jesus respecting you.
World English BibleIn everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus toward you.
Young's Literal Translationin every thing give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus in regard to you.

Maybe this is one of those times if I say it enough it will take hold. Thank you God.

Honestly right now I hurt so bad I am numb. My dealing mechanism maybe. So many thoughts so many feelings. I am going to ramble a little to get through some of this so bear with me please.

Today Mike and the girls let Abe & I off at the hospital. We got checked in and upstairs fairly quick. Abe was so very sleepy. He fussed the whole time he was getting ready for the EEG. Several times throughout the EEG I thought OK it's going to be fine. Then Glenda would ask me a question and I would think UH OH. When we left I wasn't sure how to feel.

When I called MIke to come get us he said they were at the mall. North Lake. When we got in the van Mike said Marlee Anne tell mom where you went today. She said I saw where you met Daddy. North Lake Mall was where we met the first time. Marlee Anne picked up the wrong book at the mall so she and I ran back in to exchange it. As I walked in the smell, the look, those memories came rushing back. It was a nice moment.

On the way to the hospital they called to tell us Abe's testicle surgery will be Sept 30th. Please pray that he does well. He will have to stay over night and you know us being apart as a family makes it tough on us. Please pray that everyone does well. Thanks!

We got back to the doctors office and didn't wait but a few minutes. We had to get everyone's vitals. Mary Elizabeth gained a pound, Michala 5 pounds (in 6 months) and Abe 7 oz. (in 2 weeks).

When Dr. Holt came in I heard him mention Mo. My heart jumped but then I thought she wouldn't be here. Well right then walked in Mo. Abe's wonderful NP from the NICU. I blinked back tears and a ton of emotions. I think she was as excited to see us as we were to see her.

Well Dr. Holt said I will check the girls and then we will discuss Abe. I told him that didn't sound good. He didn't comment.

He checked Mary Elizabeth. He was pleased but is checking on changing her CoEnzymeQ10. There has been talk about higher doses being better. We don't go to the Mito specialist until Dec so he is going to check into it some more.

Michala is always so excited to see him. We decided to change his clonopin back to tranxene to see if that would help her morning seizures that have gotten so bad. Later in the day they are not as violent. The morning was are getting bad though.

I couldn't hardly breathe when it was time to discuss Abe. I wanted him to just come out and tell me. Instead he wanted us to explain what we had been seeing, when it was happening and all that. Then he said yes, he confirmed my fears. I had been praying all day that No Matter What the results were that God would give me the grace to handle it and the wisdom to be able to take it all in. Well it was a flash back to when Dr. Olson told us Michala had cancer. I remember that day all too well. I couldn't cry. I couldn't hear a sound. I saw his lips move. I felt the rush of heat come flooding over me. I felt sick. That was exactly what happened today. A million thoughts went rushing through my mind. I was getting too far ahead. There is a reason God doesn't let us see the future.

OK stop Kelli, get a hold of yourself and listen. I was so not prepared for this. He changed Abe's phenobarbital dosing. I already thought he was taking so much. It takes his breathe when I give it to him. So any way we will increase his phenobarbital and see if that helps. If not we will increase it some more. If not Topomax. If not that Vigabatrin (still not FDA approved). They do not like to do ACTH any more. I wasn't aware of that.

So now on to more studying. More learning. More trusting. I know when this hits me it's going to hit hard. I am not sure I am prepared. Bear with me please!

Thanks so very much for your prayers. Please continue to pray. Especially for Mike and I as we learn to accept what we didn't expect. Please pray we are able to deal with this new stress in a reasonable way. Please pray that we continue to allow God to show us the blessings in each of our children. That we continue to grow and learn from this. Our children's lives are not in vain. I am having a hard time seeing him suffer and cry out with these. Please pray for peace and strength for our family.

Thank you!!!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Addicted to vinyl!

These are for cheerleading buckets for each of the cheerleaders. The name will go on one side and the paw print on the other.

This is a fundraiser for the Eastside band. The kids can have their names or Eastside along with the eagle.

This is for my Disney Scrapaddict friend whose daughter dives.

This is window decal for the cheerleaders.

This is Kim's vinyl in her den.

Going for a ride!

Marlee Anne thought it would be neat to take Abe for a ride in his highchair after he finished eating his lunch.

My happy boy!

Mike and I have always said that we would try our best to make sure our home was a happy one. That our children would always know they are loved. I think these pictures say it all. I am so thankful for another happy baby.

Images of peace

I know that my peace comes from God. The other night I walked out and saw this beautiful sky. Thankful for the peace! These were all taken on the same night around the same time with no editing done.