Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy 20th Birthday, Morgan

On December 30th 1991 at 1:48pm Morgan was born weighing 6lbs 110z. and was 20in long.
 We thank God everyday for giving us such an awesome daughter.

Morgan, you have always been a true blessing.

You are the Best big sister ever.

You are the Best daughter your Dad and I could ever ask for.

We are so proud of the young lady you have turned out to be
 and can't wait for what lies ahead.
Happy birthday, Morgan!!! We love you so much.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Getting Ready for Christmas

Noah made sure all the lights worked.

Morgan, Brad , Emily and Dalton attempted to build a Gingerbread house.

I love how there heads are tilted in the same direction.
Like Father , like son.
We had fun at the Make A Wish Christmas Party.

Beam me up, Scotty.
December has been a fun but, busy month. Can't wait to see what is in store for us in 2012.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Old Photo Friday

A Christmas picture of Morgan, Emily and Noah when they were almost 8,6 and 2.

Friday, December 9, 2011

The Hardest and Best Decision We Ever Made

 Scott recently got me a new desk to do my scrapbooking on.   I came across these pictures while organizing everything.  What a wave emotion that followed that I didn't expect.  These pictures were taken when Noah had his feeding tube place almost 9 yrs ago. I remember how I felt making the decision to have it placed.  I felt I must be the worst Mom ever, I couldn't even feed my son enough to keep him from losing weight.  I hated giving him a bath because he looked so horrible.  You could see every bone in his little body.  I would feed him for hours and still wouldn't get enough in him. He was 5 1/2yrs old and only weighed 24lbs.  I thought I had failed as a Mom some how.  He was was loosing the battle.  I look back on it now and I'm sure he was knocking on death's door.  It was that bad....  I finally went to Scott and told him something needed to be done.  That was the hardest decision we have ever made.  But, it was also the best decision we have made for Noah.

After it was in I wondered why we had waited so long.  I no longer had to worry about Noah getting enough to eat or drink.  Over the years I've changed how and what I feed him.  Noah used to be fed all night long through a feeding pump and would only get Pediasure.  Noah now eats Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a Snack before bed. I blend what we are having for meals in a Vitamix and put it through his tube and just because he has a feeding tube doesn't mean he can't eat things by mouth. He still enjoys eating applesauce, yogurt and loves cotton candy. 


This is Noah just 30 days after his surgery. ( and Ben Chapman, the Creature from the Black Lagoon)  He maybe had gained only about 2lbs but, he looked healthy, wasn't dehydrated and had the twinkle in his eye again.

Thanks for going down memory lane with me.


Thursday, December 1, 2011

The time has come....

I started out this year choosing a word, ( I was listening to KLOVE) the word I chose was Trust. I had know idea how much I would rely on that one word to get me through the year. Scott has been without a full time job for 2 years. He has been home since the first part of Sept. without a job at all but, we haven't struggled at all. The bills are being paid and there is food on the table. We have grown closer as a couple and I can say I love him more each day. He goes back to work on Monday. I'm going to miss him. There is word out there that a full time job is supposed to open up where he has been working a temporary job. I need to trust that this is true. He deserves it, he is such a good worker.
Noah and the girls are doing really well. Morgan is getting ready for finals next week. Emily has been busy with school and helping with the local play. Noah has really set into our new ABR routine really well.
I pray and Trust that good things are on the horizon.