Monday, September 29, 2008

Back from our trip....

We are home! We left last Wednesday to see Gavin's cardio thoracic surgeon Dr. P! It all worked out, my dad had a game and it happened to be where Dr. P and his family moved to this summer. The visit and hospital tour re-assured our decision to follow Dr. P for Gavin's surgery in the Spring. Dr. P's staff got us free tickets to Sea World and the zoo. We had a blast! I put the pictures in a slide show because there are to many to choose from!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Family Fun Night!


I love my Gavin kisses!

"Mommy, you need more flour on this side!"

"Daddy, you are doing such a great job!"

Tasting the flour...

Dipping the cookie cutters in the flour...

Coloring with Dad...
Dads wonderful creation!We have been busy the last couple of weeks! This week we have nothing planned so we decided to have a Family Fun Night last night! No TV, no Computer, no phones, nothing... just quality fun time together! We made animal cracker cookies, cut out shapes, colored and talked about the letters of the alphabet. When you ask Gavin to sing the alphabet his answer is "W", we are trying to explain to him that there are other letters in the alphabet besides "W". I guess he thinks "W" is the most interesting!

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Bring The Rain...

I can count a million times
People asking me how
I Can praise You with all that I've gone through
The question just amazes me
Can circumstances possibly
Change who I forever am in You
Maybe since my life was changed
Long before these rainy days
It's never really ever crossed my mind
To turn my back on you, oh Lord
My only shelter from the storm
But instead I draw closer through these times
So I pray
Bring me joy, bring me peace
Bring the chance to be free
Bring me anything that brings You glory
And I know there'll be days
When this life brings me pain
But if that's what it takes to praise You Jesus, bring the rain
I am yours regardless of the clouds that may loom above because you
are much greater than my pain
you who made a way for me suffering your destiny so tell me whats a little rain
Holy, holy, holy
Holy, holy, holy
is the Lord God almighty is the Lord God almighty
I'm forever singing
everybody singing
Holy holy holy you are holy you are holy
-Mercy Me

Even with all the hard times we have experienced with Gavin and the recent deaths of our dear heart friends, we still praise You... we know You have a plan, greater then we can comprehend. Thank you God for bringing the rain...

Katelyn Habel

Another Mended Little Heart earned her angel wings this morning. Please pray for Ashley (Katie's mom) and the rest of the family.

More Video...

Gavin was excited about the "plane" in the sky and the "ball" on the field, all at the same time!

Picture Slide Show (See post below)

Before you watch this, you need to scroll down and pause the Carrie Underwood video first...

Mended Little Hearts

Mended Little Hearts with the Team

Gavin with Briggs- his "Big Buddy"

Papa, Gavin and Mama

We joined Mended Little Hearts back in May of this year. Mended Little Hearts is a non-profit organization that helps make awareness about heart defects in children. A few months ago we teamed up with the Bishop Kelley Football Team. Kind of like a "Big Buddy" Program. The students there have to earn so many community service points to graduate, so this program is a way for the team to receive points. The football players come to our meetings and participate in events with us. We got together with them through Baby Bailey (see link), her dad Brandon is a coach for the BK football team. Last night, we attended their first home game against Memorial. At halftime, each Mended Little Heart were teamed up with a player. The player and some parents walked the child out on the field, there name was announced. Two football players walked out on the field alone. One in honor of Manning, who is currently in the hospital awaiting a heart transplant. The other player walked in memory of our precious angel Emma, who passed away at 3 months of age. Our youngest member Zyron was walked out by his big brother who plays football for Memorial! It was so touching and emotional to watch each football player with their "buddy". It's obvious these coaches and team members want to make awareness about heart disease/defects.

Hair and Corn-On-The-Cob...

Gavin spent an afternoon with Grandpa and Dada, when I got back this is what he looked like:

Apparently they had fun styling Gavin's long hair!
Gavin's new love is corn on the cob!