Monday, October 20, 2014

The Pumpkin Farm

Another first!  This beauty came home at NINE years old.   I LOVE that there are still many first.  




Petting bunnies


Sweet baby cows

Duck races


Wheelbarrow rides 


 He is a teenage boy for sure.  I had to sneak photo's of this guy.  

I LOVE LOVE LOVE these babies of mine! 




 My darling baby girl!  



 She has a beautiful smile but in this photo I see the softness of her face.  It shows progress, comfort and belonging.  


Punk!  oh how I love this little punk.  





 A little sister needs a strong big brother to carry her pumpkin. 


This girl takes my breath away.

I still need to pinch myself  . . . this girl is my daughter!  Thank you Jesus!

Friday, September 26, 2014

What a day


This girl gave me the scare of my life.  .  . 

Backing up.

I picked this peanut up from school yesterday, she walked over with a glum look on her sweet little face then grabbed onto me and burst into tears.  "My tummy hurts"  she said through sobs.

We get home and do a little snuggle time.  She seems a little hot so a check her temp and its only 100 not biggie.  

Fast forward a couple hours I check temp again 100.

We decided it is move night.  Naomi is snuggled with her head on my lap.

Next thing I know she is having a SEIZURE!!  Holy crap!!!  I have never seen this.  I called  nine one one.  Get this, there was a message saying "due to high call volumes your call will be answered in the order it was received"  or something like that.  I actually checked my phone to make sure I had the right number. 

The rest of the night was a blur.  

4-5 engines infront of our house, my first ambulance ride, 104 temp, big sisters screaming in fear for her little sister, big brother stepping up to help and love.  

I went to DARK places, the darkest of places.

Hubby is out of town and let me tell you the village that we have is AMAZING!! Neighbors and family came to help and love on my kids.  I am so grateful.  

My girl is now sleeping in my bed . . . still keeping a close watch.  

Monday, September 22, 2014

First Day of School

September 3, 2014


Zach is now a freshman in HIGHSCHOOL.  How in the HELL did that happen????



Nathaniel is the top dog at school in 5th grade


My baby girl is in 1st grade


My newbie is rockin the 3rd grade


Heart Sisters



Hope to be back to posting . . .  fingers crossed.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

8th Grade Graduation

I can't wait to see what you do in High School.

So very proud of my young man.




Thursday, May 15, 2014

Yes!


A year ago today we said Yes!

So grateful for my friends that encouraged me to be brave and love this precious little girl.  

Thanking God for my sweet Evie!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Looking back

May 6, 2013 I read a story about a little girl was was adopted, only 10 days later she was returned to her orphanage.  It broke my heart, though, to be honest most orphan stories break my heart.  But.  This story, BROKE my hubby's heart big time.  This little email was just a few sentences long but packed a huge punch.  I mean HUGE!

The photo that accompanied the short email that was sent to so many.


It was the beginning of a story that I could not have written alone.  God sized! 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Results???

Not really much info.

We know her nerve damage is just outside the spinal cord low on her back.  We know there is a "clump" of nerves.  The big punch in the gut was that her nerves continue to be getting damaged.  We do not have a cause.  I feel like we are in limbo land big time.  I also felt a bit like her neurologist is done.  We were refereed to a neurosurgeon.  So many questions with very little answers.  I will continue to push for more.

We are scheduling a wheel chair evaluation.  This girl of mine falls ALL the TIME.  Probably 20-50 times a day.  She did just get a AFO but at age 9 learning to use it may be part of the problem.

Sorry this is a boring post but I just wanted to get it written down.