Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

I've been reading a lot of "Thanksgiving" blogs, and felt I needed to put in my two cents. I'm so thankful for LIFE, specifically the lives of my two precious girls. Without going into too much of the details behind my children's births... I was in the hospital for a month before Makayla was born b/c I was on the verge of Preeclampsia (high blood pressure), resulting in a long labor that turned into an emergency c-section b/c of her low heart rate. I had the same condition with Brynley, and I delivered her at 35 weeks. She was in the NICU for 2 weeks. I realize I could have lost both of my little girls, and many women have during similar situations. I am beyond grateful for the wisdom of my doctor and the grace of God... Makayla was in the NICU for only a few hours and exhibited no signs of stress from a VERY stressful labor and Brynley was such a fighter, and did so well growing in the NICU. Its easy to forget how far they've come, but that's why we have pictures. :) Count your blessings, I'm trying to count mine more and more every day. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

Makayla Rae- Born: August 25, 2005

Brynley Nicole- Born: August 3, 2006

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

I think I cry more each time I watch this. I hope my girls have this much wisdom and love for God when they are 13...

Sunday, November 11, 2007

I take no credit for this, but Makayla is so smart it really does amaze me.
Today she started calling out the names of letters and we caught it on tape...or digital pixels...anyway, Rebekah says that she hasn't spent much time with her on it. She thinks the credit should go to Makayla's new favorite show called "Super Why". It's supposed to teach kids how to read - so I guess it's working.
Still, it's pretty impressive for a two-year-old.

Saturday, November 10, 2007


I've been giving my girls a little more TLC than usual the last couple of days b/c they haven't been feeling so great. Tonight, I was up with Brynley, just holding her and talking to her, trying to distract her from her sore throat. :( They're both finally sleeping semi-peacefully (at midnight), and I don't know why, but I started thinking about what we were doing on this exact day last year. Thanks to the wonderful Apple product, Iphoto, I was able to scroll up to November 2006 in our photo library, and, sure enough, I had taken pictures on November 10th. I even remember where we were- we had met my mom, Aimee and Kristina on their lunch break at Baker Bro's. Good times. I can't believe these pics of my girls! They grow up way too fast, but the everyday journey is so fun. Anyway, there's not really a point to this post- I'm just trying to remind myself to slow down a little bit and enjoy the beautiful blessings God has put in my life. I truly feel like the luckiest mom in the world to have the 2 little angels that I do, and this is one of those tearful moments that I'm overwhelmed with how much my God has blessed me. Its a good moment, thanks for sharing it with me. :)

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Park fun!

So, it seems that everyone and their dog has been sick recently. Well, this past weekend was it for me, and poor sweet Makayla has a fever and is feeling horrible tonight. Please keep her in your prayers! Anyway, this past Sunday, Jaron was really sweet and took the girls to the park and then to my parents', so I could rest, and they wouldn't have to breathe in my contagiousness. Here's some cute pictures from their new favorite park...

Started out with a cute hat on...

...but didn't stay on for long. :)

Hmmm... I think...

...that I can reach it!

Brynley has a new tongue thing. I don't know what's up with that.

Poor baby doesn't feel so chipper tonight. Breaks my heart!

Friday, November 02, 2007

We had lots of fun Wed. night at the fall festival. The girls were especially into the jump house and the big slide. Enjoy a few pics from the evening. **Side note: my brother left early this morning for Wisconsin for a couple of weeks. Please keep him in your prayers. To read more about why he's there, visit Jeff and Kris's blog- http://jeffandkris.blogspot.com/. The post is "Wisconsin". Have a great weekend everyone!

My little monkey and froggie. So cute!

Zane the hot dog and Aunt Kris

Daddy and his froggie

Makayla was very interested in everything, and was very good- she even sat still while Megan painted a butterfly on her face! Sorry, no pic. :(

I think Bryn was trying to take Makayla's monkey head off. Both her and Mema found it rather funny. Makayla, not so much.

She loved the ducks- between that and the slide, she was set.

Yummy duck.

When Makayla started stripping, we figured it was time to go.

Here's a video before the night began. It made me smile, hopefully it will make you smile as well. :)