Tuesday, October 23, 2007


Well I can't believe it but my son went to his first homecoming. Chris is in love this lovely young woman. Her name is Lexi. And we love her too. She is a wonderful young lady and she loves our son too. Yes they are young but I can see this one going the distance. You know we all have had high school sweethearts and many of you have married your high school sweetheart. I see this happening for them. No rush. College for our son first but he is committed to love this young woman forever. He is a wonderful young man.

Aren't they lovely together. We love you Lexi! And you too Chris!

Emma's Birthday Party

Well here is an idea of what Emma's birthday was all about. She was a little princess. We actually had two birthday parties because she is so popular. One at the park on her actual birthday for her friends and some big friends as well. And on Saturday she had a brunch for all her other friends. Those people who have played such an important role in her therapy. We had such a good time at both of her parties.

At her birthday party on Saturday her daddy made her a heart cake for all her guests and one special one for her. Kevin use to make a heart cake for Samantha for her birthday. We cleared it with her first to make sure she did not mind. And as you could imagine she did not.
Her birthday party on Saturday was a toile theme. Well that was my idea. All the way down to her dress that was custom made and was a gift from her grandparents. Everything was pink. Again a requirement of mine. Love the pink.
We had to help her with the gifts. She loved playing with the paper.
This is her new face. Pursing her lips and saying "oooooooooooooo" hope that is right. Not the long or the short vowel sound . It is so cute.

I can't believe she is already one. We have such a great time with this sweet little baby and I sure look forward to the next year with all its changes and growth. She is amazing!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Happy Birthday Baby!

I cannot believe that it has been a whole year since little Emma was born. She is such an amazing little girl. She has blessed our family in ways that I cannot even explain. She is joy and laughter all rolled up into one. She is doing so well you really do forget that she has "some" cells in her body that have an extra chromosome. She has not only blessed our family but so many other people as well. We are a lucky family!

I am so lucky to be her mama. So many people told us when she was born and in the following days (they are such a blur to me still) that God knew what He was doing when he gave us Emma. I was not so sure. I knew that I was scared about the whole "extra" chromosome thing but I also knew that I was this little girls mama. A little baby girl that had been waited on for 20 years. And here she was. The world would say that she was not perfect. But I can tell you that in our families eyes she is and will always be perfect. I now know that God in fact did know what he was doing. She is amazing. And I really am the luckiest mama in the world. I have 5 great babies and a wonderful son-in-law and this little baby has been just what God wanted her to be to me and that is a joy and a light in this sometimes really dark and ugly world. I hope that she has been that to you as well. Thank you for sharing this year with us and we look forward to all of you continuing to be a part of our families life and especially little Emma's.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Me and Chris

This is one of the cuter pictures of the weekend. Of course could not get one with Michael in it. Emma loves all of her big brothers
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A weekend in Pine

We went to our good friends cabin in Pine this past weekend and we had such a great time. It was chilly at night as you can see by the boys wrapped up in a blanket. I think what makes me so happy about this picture is that they are sitting next to each other and they are not fussing or beating on each other. Just being brothers. And you can see what Emma and daddy did this weekend.
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Ok I have been caught. I could not help myself. At least they are the figure friendly baked style. Whatever that means! hahaha
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Go Diamondbacks!

As you can see I am at a D-Backs game with my dad and our church. It was my first game. Everyone loved having me around. As you can see I am not sporting the customary Sedona Red, I think I will stick with a color that flatters my skin tone. At least that is what Mama says.
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