Thursday, August 2, 2012

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Mt. Baker

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I did something this summer I never thought I would do but always wanted to do. I climbed to the top of a mountain! Mt. Baker was a serious climb and I was lucky enough to do with a group from my church. I was the only girl and am rather proud of that fact. This was one of the hardest things I have ever done. I learned that even when I am feeling exhausted and just done I can keep going and accomplish an amazing thing. Something that can daily be applied to my life these days. I can always take one more step and once I reach the top I will have accomplished something amazing!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

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A year ago today was the most whirlwind of a day for us! But at the end of it all we were blessed with two healthy babies!! Now they are walking, talking and loving life.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Post Emergency Fun!

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911 on Mother's Day

Mr. Wesley scared us Mother's Day evening this year.  He had decided to eat the top of a foam head that I use on the challenge course.  Amazing how fast they find the things they shouldn't find and eat.  Anyways, he got a small piece of it stuck in his throat and was having a very hard time breathing.  My parents were here at the time and called 911.  Matt and I were out on a date and on our way home literally chased the ambulance up Roland St.  All I really remember when we pulled up to our house was the image of a fireman with Wesley on his arm and him pounding on his back and neighbors outside of our house helping with the girls.  I ran to him and could hear him crying but definitely having a hard time.  I rode in the ambulance with him to the hospital where there was a team of people ready for him.  After a couple x-rays and giving him steroids and other medication to open his airway he coughed, gagged and swallowed whatever it was that was making it hard for him to breath.  He laid on his belly and proceeded to smile at everyone in the room.  At that point I knew he was going to be okay, his breathing had returned to normal.  Relief overcame me and Matt.  He sat up and continued to work the room of doctors, nurses and specialists.  They still decided to sedate him and scope him to make sure it had not gone into his lungs.  They found nothing so we were admitted for a night in Bellingham.  We were spared a flight to Seattle thankfully!

He really enjoyed his time with Matt and I, but we did explain to him that emergency visits to the hospital were not necessary to get cuddles and special time with Mom and Dad.  I must say I enjoyed him sleeping in my arms.

He was sad for a few days following our admittance.  But he is back to himself now and doing great!  I, on the other hand am still recovering.  Tuesday it hit me hard that we almost lost him.  At his follow up appointment the doctor explained to us that his Oxygen Levels were not good and that he was in serious danger before he coughed  and swallowed the foam.  On our way home I saw three ambulances just out driving around and literally lost it.  I really never want to see another one in our driveway ever again.  So grateful for our little man and that God gave us more days with him.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Forever and Ever Day

On this day in 2006 the state of Oregon granted us the right to be LilliAnne Joy's parents forever and ever! Besides her birth this was one of the best days we had that year!! We love celebrating it every year. This year we are taking her down to the Skagit Children's Museum to play.  She had decided that this dress is her official forever and ever day dress. :)  LilliAnne has an active imagination and is always on the move.  She has made some great friends in our neighborhood as well.  We often have 3-5 kiddos playing in our front and back yard and it's all because of our social girl.  She has even used cymbals to try to get the other kids to come play.  Always thinking of great ways to be who she is.  LilliAnne has a way of making us laugh and is really the only one that can get Wesley to giggle without tickling him.  She is an amazing big sister and it is truly a joy watching her with Wesley and Talitha.  We feel so blessed to have her in our lives and are so glad the state of Oregon signed her over to us forever and ever!
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This year Easter was fairly quiet. We did a scavenger egg hunt and LilliAnne had to follow the clues to her ultimate Easter gift. We got her Sillyville from Wee Sing and Wee Sing Silly Songs from Itunes. She loves this video and the music. Wee Sing Silly Songs was one of my favorite tapes when I was a kid. It is so much fun listening to her sing to the songs and often we hear giggles from her siblings!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Sunny Day fun!

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The picture quality is not great. Our camera is slowly dying. The updates though on our kiddos! Wesley is getting two more teeth. He has four. He is also quickly army crawling his way around the house and always has a smile on his face. Talitha is crawling like a crazy girl and always wants to go where she is not allowed. She is wanting to walk and I do believe she will figure it out very soon. LilliAnne is loving school and has made some great friends. She is an amazing big sister and very helpful. She will admit to missing the days before the babies, but is always willing to play with them and cuddle them when they have bonked their heads. It is always a treasure when I find them all together playing. Truly my precious gifts whom I am grateful everyday!

Monday, February 13, 2012

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Wesley is here with me helping me with this post. He is cutting his fourth tooth this week and he is a little trooper. Talitha is army crawling everywhere and really loves cords, so baby proofing the house has begun. LilliAnne is fully six and loves to tell anyone who will listen. She loves school and loves her dates with me or Matt. Talitha and Wesley absolutely light up when they see LilliAnne. It is so wonderful for her to know such unconditional love! Enjoy these pictures! As you will see we have some characters on our hands and it will only get more fun as the days continue. :)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Winter fun!

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This is a little bit of Thanksgiving, Christmas and our snow week last week. Enjoy!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Morning Glory

This is a bit blury because I took it with my phone but I had to put it on here.  They truly love eachother and notice how LilliAnne and Wesley have the same smile!  I am daily reminded of how great our God is when I look at my three precious children!  All three are true gifts and miracles!