Friday, January 30, 2009

Building a Castle...

Gavin received some brand new Lego's at Christmas. So we decided to build a castle... Gavin made a decision to tear the castle down, but quickly realized it was a mistake!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Prayers for Tuesday

I have added another child to the prayer list... PLEASE, please pray for Little Tuesday!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

You are my Sunshine...

Here are several takes of us trying to get Gavin to sing "You are my Sunshine"... skys are "great" not "gray"!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Future Tiger Woods...

When I was about Gavin's age, my Uncle Shawn got me my first set of real golf clubs and bag. I guess it has become a family tradition because guess what Gavin got for Christmas this year? My Uncle Shawn and Aunt Lori brought him his real clubs on New Years Day and we headed across the street to the driving range to practice. Gavin loves them!!! Every time we pull into the driveway he screams "clubs, play golf!!" Thanks S&L for the clubs-maybe we can all share in the wealth when he becomes a pro?

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Laughing Cousins

At Thanksgiving, Gavin's cousin Mia was over for a yummy dinner. Gavin has an obession with babies, he even asks for a baby sister! He followed Mia around and was constantly making her laugh. I think these two will give us some trouble when the get older! Enjoy...

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Dirt and Bubbles

It got up to 70 degrees here today! It was such a nice day that Gavin and I decided to head over to Great Granny Barbara's and Pepas to see what they were up to. Gavin was in luck... in their backyard were several of Gavin's favorite things... dump trucks, construction trucks, dirt and excavators!! Gavin is a fan of all things transportation. "Vators" are his favorite! We stood outside most of the afternoon watching the "vator" dump the dirt and push it into the ground. How do you end a perfect day filled with dirt? A bubble bath... during the afternoon?!? Gavin didn't know what to do with himself!

Looking for more trucks...

Watching carefully...

Gavin would clinch his fists and yell "YES!" everytime they were about to drop the dirt... he was just a "little" excited, can you tell??

Getting clean!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Prayers and a Praise!

I have added another baby to the prayer list....Please keep Baby Brayden in your prayers, he was diagnosed with PPHN (pulmonary hypertension, heart condition).

Update on Harper: Harper is stable but still very critical. I spoke with Kelly yesterday via email and she seems to be in good spirits! Keep praying for Baby Harper!
WE HAVE A PRAISE!!!! BABY REED (HLHS, same condition as Gavin) IS GETTING HIS HEART AT 5PM!!!! I RECEIVED A TEXT MESSAGE THIS AFTERNOON THAT REED WAS GETTING A HEART AND I COULDN'T HELP BUT JUMP UP AND DOWN AND SHED TEARS FOR THIS WONDERFUL FAMILY! We are so happy for you all!! GOD IS GOOD!!!! Remember to keep the family in your prayers that lost their baby and they are giving this ultimate gift to save Reed's life.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Update on Harper

Yesterday, Adam and I found out that Baby Harper was life flighted to Tulsa instead of Little Rock. So we decided to greet Harper's parents with some hugs, hospital necessities and contact info. for their stay here. I have to admit when we arrived at the hospital I got a little nervous... I thought to myself these people have no idea who I am, I just read their blog and pray for their baby. They were so welcoming with tears and hugs. It was a great experience and I truly believe the Lord put them in the right spot. Please join us in praying for this beautiful family. If you click on their blog you quickly realize how many people all around the world are praying for them.

Friday, January 16, 2009


I have been a follower of "Kelly's Korner" blog pretty much all of her pregnancy. She is such a caring and wonderful woman. Kelly and her husband struggled to conceive Harper, so Kelly has a heart for women and families who struggle to conceive. She has a prayer blog for those women who desire to have a child of their own. She is such a godly woman and I admire her strength and attitude. Harper was born today and she is in very critical condition. Please, please pray!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

1, 2, 3 GO!

Gavin's new favorite trick is to go down his slide, run, then knock down his blocks... an activity that keeps Gavin occupied for several minutes! Thanks Aunt Tara for the slide and blocks!

(And for those of you wondering... we sold/closed on our house October 31st and moved in with my parents until we find a new home after Gavin's surgery... hence the pink, purple walls- my sister's old room and Gavin's new play room!)

Saturday, January 03, 2009


Gavin is much better... No more coughing, running nose, vomiting, diarrhea or rash! Life is definitely back to a more "normal"! Thank you all for your sweet comments, phone calls, emails and prayers!

We have been on strict house arrest since Gavin's hospital stay so we have been practicing our ABC's... the video is kind of dark and not the best quality, but he was in the mood to sing, so I had to capture the moment right away... enjoy!

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Good Bye 2008!

Here is a look back at some of our favorite posts/moments from 2008:

January: Gavin is walking!
February: Celebrating a year since Gavin's Glenn
March: Gavin gets a new cousin!
April: Our 2nd year to participate in the OKC heart walk
May: Mother's Day Trip to Texas
June: Summer Fun!
July: So Small...
August: Coming home from a successful heart cath!
September: Our trip to see Dr. Peter in San Diego
October: Gavin's 2nd Birthday!
November: Picture time!
December: Christmas Train

2008 was full of ups and downs... The ups definitely out weighed the downs.... we are blessed every day to wake up to a precious little boy that rocks our world! I know that 2009 will bring us another heart cath, more hospital stays, more illness, and another heart surgery but we will trust in God and his plan for us in 09. We are so blessed!!

Thank you all for sharing with us in 2008. Here is to a new year with new blessings. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!