Sunday, January 16, 2011

Quick Update

For those that have read the last post, here is an update to that. We were able to go see my brother and his wife in the hospital on Sat (yesterday). They were doing well. Julia (the baby) is doing amazingly well for her gestational age. She weighed 1 lb 4 oz at birth and was 12 in. long. She is TINY. She is pretty much just hooked up to oxygen and has a feeding tube and iv, but other than that things are good.

We are so glad that things are going well and that the tough choice that was made is having the outcome that it is. Our thoughts and prayers are with you guys as she continues to grow and develop in the NICU.

Thank you for your thoughts and concerns. We appreciate it. It'll be a slow process and we're hoping that she'll be able to come home from the hospital by her original due date (May 10th).

I will try to keep you updated as things news is good news. :)

Baby Julia with her Dad's wedding ring on her wrist.

Thursday, January 13, 2011


Not sure if this is appropriate or not, but I know that not many people even look at my blog and if you do, it's probably ok to say this.

We are having a pretty rough day today. I have a new niece that was born last night 17 wks early. This is one of those times that I wished I lived just a little closer and could do just a little more.

How grateful I am for family and the love and support we are able to provide one another. As I talked to one sister this morning (she's in Spain) we talked about how we both wish we were closer. I decided that my 5 kids is the same as her being a country away. Two very real reasons as to why not being there/closer is the same.

I guess I just wanted to wish the family the best without having to call them at this time. I'm thinking of them and praying for them.

Friday, January 7, 2011

HaPpY BiRtHdAy ChArLiE!!

It's been awhile, but Happy Birthday to my 5 yr old boy. It turned out to be a pretty bad day weather wise, so we decided to stay in. We ended up watching the Toy Story movies back to back. We finished eating pizza while we watched the last one.

I'm so glad to have Charlie around he is mellow and pretty easy going and that's very nice. He is a great older brother and helps me out quite a bit.

Happy Birthday Kiddo!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy Wedding and Merry Christmas

We have been so busy, I am getting so far behind.

We had a great time with family for the wedding festivities. We also got to spend time with Mike's dad on his actual birthday, which he hasn't been able to do since leaving home.

We then got to spend more time with family at Christmas. It's fun to be together and just get to know one another better. We wish we could have spent more time with you all, but it was good anyway.

We also got a TON of snow the Tuesday between the two previous events and I've got pictures of that here as well.

We are anticipating this new year and hope it's a good year with some fun things happening.

Wedding Pictures:

Snow Day:


As you can imagine, I have tons more pictures than what are on here.... Hopefully, this will give you a good sampling.
Ain't no need to watch where I'm going, just need to know where I've been.