Thursday, November 17, 2011

Puppy Love

Our dog Daisy had a puppy about two weeks ago. He is so cute and I don't know how we are going to get rid of him. We can't keep him though so if anyone is interested let me know.


We made it back Halloween day just in time to take the kids Trick or Treating. We had two football players and a zombie to take along. We had a very fun time.


Chris and I went to Hawaii before Halloween. It was a very needed vacation. With all of the stresses of life we needed a break. We sat on the beach and did nothing. A huge thank you to Chris's Dad and Sister for helping with the Children. I can't wait to go back some day!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Joy School field trip.

Ry had his school field trip to a pumpkin patch. He was scared at first (surprise surprise) but he warmed up to it all and ended up having fun. He looks so much like Wes at this age.
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Friday, October 14, 2011

First day of School

OK so I am a little behind. Here are the first day of school pictures. Wes is in 4th, Car is in 1st and Ry started Joy school. They are all doing well in school and I LOVE there teachers this year.

Car is doing well. He has not had any new symptoms. He is doing well in school and we are very proud of him. Wes is doing awesome. His teacher this year is a heaven sent. She is what he has totally needed. Ry is getting big and having fun with his brothers.
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Thursday, August 25, 2011

FUMI 2011

Here is a video I made from the pictures we took in CA. We had a great time with all our family. We missed Chris.

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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Happy Birthday Ry Guy

Today Ry turned three. Here are a few pics I took.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Carters birthday video

This is a little video I put together with the pictures we took of Carters birthday.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Birthday Boy

Our cute Car turned 6!!!! I feel so lucky to be his mom and see him have one more year under his belt. We had a really fun day with friends and Aunt Anne. Car was showered with fun gifts from everyone (thank you all) When we were getting ready for bed he started crying and said " This was the best birthday ever"

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Super Hero Capes and real life Super Heroes

The past few weeks have been an eye opener for me. I have realized how lucky I really am and how much I am thankful for. My last post was a Debbie Downer I know but sometimes you need to get things off your chest.

I made Car and Ry both capes out of t-shirts. They loved them and the capes were super easy to make. I made both of them in about an hour. They ran around the back yard and had a blast playing with the capes.

Our friends who have a daughter with Leukodestrophy have been through a lot in the past two weeks. Elizas father was in a terribly biking accident and has a long road ahead of him to recover. I have been in awe of their handling of this new trail in their life. I have never meet anyone so full of faith and grace. I am grateful for their example through all of this. If you want to know more about Eliza and her family check out and than go to the tab How She is Doing. There is updates on her dad on that tab. I can say that there are real super heroes out there!

Monday, June 13, 2011

The month of May

Last month was a hard one. I don't think I have cried that much in a long time. I finally had my emotional release that I have been holding back sense Carters accident and diagnoses of Leukodestrophy. After Carter broke his collar bone he screamed for a week straight. He would cry even if you touched him. I held strong for about five days until I could not hold it in anymore. I realized that I was full of all different emotions. I was scared, mad, bitter, angry, upset and down right just pissed off. As I lifted Carter out of bed, the bath tub, the chair he was sitting in I realized that this could very well be my life in a few years. How in the world am I going to be able to do this? How am I going to watch my child slowly change in front of me. I was mad at everyone, even the people who where trying to be nice to me. It took me a good day of shutting my self in my room and doing nothing to get it out of my system for now.

How do I move on from this? How do I go day after day with the knowlege that my child has a horrible disses and that my other children could have it also? The only answer I could come up with is that we all came to earth because we wanted to. We came here to have the experience of having a body. We chose to come and have trials so we could grow and learn. It is what we do with these trials that help shape us. It can either make us stronger or weaker. So I chose and choose to make me stronger. Does it suck? Yes it does!

I know that I will have the opportunity to learn more from Car. But for right now I take it one day at a time.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Happy Birthday mommy

This is my cute Ry guy singing happy birthday to me.

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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Carter and his collar bone

Poor Carter broke his collar bone on our slide. I feel so bad for him he can't seem to catch a break. Just this last week he relearned how to ride his bike without his training wheels. He has been in a lot of pain and has been so uncomfortable. I hope he has a fast recovery.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Birthday and Belts

Wes had his 9th birthday party. I took 7 boys to the movies to see Rio. The boys loved it. We came back to our house and had Pizza and Cake. We are so lucky to have so many kids in our neighborhood for our kids to play with.

Wes and Car have been enjoying Karate very much. They earned there first strip on there belts two weeks ago. Car was epically excited. We are so lucky that we have found something for him to do and enjoy. It has been so good for his balance and stretching.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Car wanted a new ssuit so bad. He begged and begged me to get him one. I finally broke down and bought him a suite. He wanted to look like his Dad. He was so excited to go to church and show everyone.

We had a weird week of weather about 3 weeks ago. The kids took advantage of the warm weather and played on the play set all day. Here is Car swinging away.

I found Ry playing with Micky Mouse. He cracks me up so much. This was his outfit of choice. A kids Home Depot apron and a Straw hat.

Papa M, Ry, and Car.

All my boys ready for Church.

Papa L and the boys.

Papa L and Mimi were in town when it was grandparents day at school. The kids were so excited that they could come to school with them.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


I have been really bad with updating our blog so here is a what we have all been up to.

Weston is doing well in school. He is really enjoying karate and cub soutss. He started an art class and his having fun learning new techniques. He has been such a wonderful older brother. He has really stepped up to the plate with being such a big help to me.

Carter is still spunky as ever. He is finally enjoying school and Church. I am very happy with his progress and his ability to work around his disability. He keeps my hands full.

Ryder has hit the terrible twos. He makes us laugh so much. He keeps things light and fun in our house. We are so lucky to have his little spirit in our home.

Chris has been very busy with finishing the basement. His busy season is getting ready to start. We are lucky that he does not need to go away for a long time this summer.

I have been trying to get to our new normal. We have got a new routine down finally. This will never be the same like it was before Carters accident but we are very blessed to have every day we have.

Monday, February 7, 2011


Weston loves to draw and create. He was able to enter in two Reflections entries. He took first place for his photo entry. He went onto the next round of competition but came up empty handed. It was such a good expericane for him. He is so excited for next year. Good Job Weston!

Cast Buddies

Align Center

Carter and Ryder both had casts on at the same time.

Ryder went down our slide on the Make-a-Wish play set and broke his foot. He had his cast on for about 5 weeks. Carter on the other hand had his cast on to help his walking. He was lucky and only had them on for two weeks. He was such a good boy about it.


Carter had the amazing opportunity to be apart of Make-a-Wish. He was able to wish for a play set for our backyard. It was a cool experience for our whole family. He had his star raising ceremony at the Make-a-wish house. He received a glass star and is able to write wishes on it. Than they are able to raise the star to the ceiling. Mike and Kathy where Carters wish sponsors. They are amazing people. I wish that every kid could have this opportunity.