Sunday, June 20, 2010

This DAD...

is the best 'DAD' we have. Every day I feel blessed that B is the father of my children. I knew he was great when I married him but, really I had no idea how great of a father he would one day be. I honestly believe that what he does best in life is father. We are fortunate that in his career his hard work has allowed him to be home with us quite often. He often says that he is so grateful for this time in our lives because he is able to spend so many hours a day with our children and he has never felt so close or such a connection with them as he does now.

This is why we love our dad...
I asked Jace his favorite memory or what he loves most about his dad and he said, "I love that dad's favorite thing is to build Lego spaceships with me because that's my favorite thing."

Kai says, "The best part about daddy is that he helps me when things are hard. Like reading, playing games, or washing my body in the bath."

When I asked Scarlet she said, "Dada, ball??" She loves to play any kind of ball with her Dada and these two have been known to sneak off to the water slides and go down time and time again!!

Happy Father's Day Dad, Daddy, Dada...we love you:)

We also love these two dad's below. We wouldn't be the people we are today without them in our lives. Happy Father's Day Dad and Steve, we love you both:-)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

My Favorite time of year...

in Texas is right at the end of February and the beginning of March. RODEO TIME!! I missed a huge chunk of it this year while vacationing away from home by myself but, at least the kids got a glimpse and I got a small glimpse a few days after I returned.
A little Tim McGraw can suffice any craving for the Rodeo. This was all I got out of the Rodeo this year but, it will be enough to carry me over until next year.
Wish I had had my good lense with me:(

Seats were a little steep...
Fried Oreo, Fried Cheese Cake, and Fried Snickers are what we ate for dinner. I can usually handle my sweets but, these made me sick.

Jace and his best friend Skyler the morning of Rodeo Day at school

Rodeo Day at Kai's school is huge because the Trail Riders pass his school on their way to the Rodeo!! A huge thank you to his teacher Miss. Peggy who took all these photos for me while I was out of town:)

Wednesday, March 31, 2010


has been one of those days.

Friday, March 12, 2010

A small Miracle

Today Scarlet started walking. I know for most it's a part of life and not considered a big deal when one walks at 14 months but, for us it was.
At her twelve month well-check visit January 5th her Dr. decided to draw her blood to make sure she wasn't Anemic because she hadn't been gaining much weight. Two days later her CBC came back showing she was Anemic, and her platelets and White count were both abnormally high. At this point they weren't too alarmed they simply increased her antibiotic that she's been on since October for recurrent kidney infections and put her on iron supplements thinking this would bring all numbers back to normal. As the weeks went on she continued to have her blood checked and the numbers continued to get worse.
Mid-January she was referred to a Hematologist-Oncologist at Texas Children's and has over gone more than 50 tests. The diagnoses as of today has still not been confirmed but, after spending seven hours in the Oncology department on Tuesday they discovered new things going on with her body and have started to narrow down the possibilities.
In early February she started seeing a Physical Therapist and was assessed to see if joint pain might be the cause of her not walking. They decided that pain was not the cause but, lack of energy and the fact that she was sleeping 18 hours a day. They told us not to be surprised or alarmed if she didn't start walking until after 18 months or a few months after being diagnosed.
Thankfully the iron supplements have helped with the Anemia and her numbers have improved. In the past month she has started to be awake more, she had her first temper-tantrum, and is becoming quite a bit more active.
On Thursday afternoon while we were with her Physical Therapist she took her first step. I thought possibly it was a fluke but, still made sure she knew how exciting this was. The next day my Visiting Teachers stopped by and she took another step. Three hours later Daddy was home and she was taking five steps at a time. Had you asked us two days ago if we felt she might walk any time in the next two months we probably would have said, "No".
Though we still don't know what's exactly going on with her it gives us so much hope to see her cross this milestone. It doesn't guarantee that she doesn't have some of the things they are considering but, it definitely goes against some of them.
Scarlet we love you sooo much and are sooo proud of you:-)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Valentines Day this year was full of LOVE and parties.
Scarlet had several Dr. appts. the day of Jace's party so thankfully Brandon worked from home that day. It was soo nice to be able to attend by myself and to have a little one on one time with Jace.
Miss. Tharnish and her sweet little baby Jax
Kai's school Valentine Party...
Scarlet can't get enough of Kai...she loves to always be climbing on him and to be around him.

Scarlet was very proud to receive her very first Valentine ever from her little friend Asher.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

100th Day of School 2010

Today was the 100th day of school and all of the kids were asked to dress as if they were 100 years old. Jace was sooo excited he was coming up with ideas on how to look really old all week. The best part?? The baby powder in his hair.
Later on in the school day they had a parade. It was sooo fun watching Jace come out. Kai didn't have a care in the world as he greeted his big brother with a big hug. :-)

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