Friday, June 24, 2011

Our week in pictures

Sunday morning we stayed home from church to let Kadynce recover from her sinus/ear/eye infection. She spent a lot of the morning reading books to her best bud, Bella.

That evening we took Daddy to eat at the Louisiana Longhorn Cafe for Father's day. This is a picture from last year and this year. I can't believe how much our little girl has grown.

After dinner Daddy wanted a snow cone. Of course Kadynce and I were more than happy to join him ;)

Monday night I fried up some okra and squash from our garden. I used a Paula Deen recipe for fried okra and it was delicious. It uses flour and cornmeal so it's the perfect balance!

Thursday we had our first meeting with our lifegroup and I brought homemade chocolate chip cookies and snickerdoodles. I was nervous about the snickerdoodles because I've never made them without my grandmother's help, but they turned out great!

This morning we went to preschool story time at church and Kadynce made a tiger mask. This was the first week that she actually sat and listened to the story and sang the songs. I was so proud of her!

We are taking care of our friend's dogs while they are out of town and this is what I saw when I came in from outside. We had to pull her out of the cage! She loves dogs so much.

I hope you all had a wonderful week and have a relaxing weekend!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Putting on my big girl pants and trying again...

Immediately when we were told our baby was going to have serious medical problems there was no question in my mind as to whether or not I would share his story in public.  I already had a blog and had every intention of using it to keep family and friends updated.  I also wanted to hopefully in some way help another Mommy that may be going through a similar situation.  I have never really been one to keep my life a secret and I enjoy letting people in on how I am feeling and what is going on in my life.  I never imagined that sharing this part of my life would be so much harder emotionally.  That is why I haven’t updated as frequently as I originally intended to.  For the past couple of weeks I have really struggled because so many of you are praying so faithfully for us and for little Isaac and I want to keep you updated, I really do.  At the same time it is hard because for the millions of sweet and kind words that are said, every now and then something is said that hurts.  Sometimes that one thing overshadows all the good and it makes it hard for me to pick myself up and keep going.  I am aware that I am a sensitive person and I need to have thicker skin, but it’s hard.  As you’re reading this please don’t worry about whether or not it was you that has said something.  I am not looking for any apologies and I realize nobody has meant to hurt me.  I just wanted to give an explanation for my absence in the blog world.  With that said here I am again.  I just keep feeling the Lord tugging on my heart to publically share our little one’s story. 

We went to the doctor for an ultrasound about a week and a half ago and were able to see our sweet boy.  You can tell he is growing because he is beginning to be all smooshed inside.  That combined with the fact that he was moving like crazy made it difficult to get many good pictures.  

His cleft lip is pretty evident in this picture.  Please don’t feel sorry for us.  We think he’s beautiful :) 

These are his sweet little hands.  Oh how I can’t wait to hold them.

The doctor said that basically things look the same as before.  Please don't be sad or disappointed by that.  He is still in the Lord's hands.  We are all just taking things moment by moment, day by day. 

Thank you so much for your continued prayers.  The Lord has just been taking care of each and every little detail.  We just feel so blessed.