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Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Here's her party in pictures

Monday, September 28, 2009

Profound and True Words

Last night we met at my parents place for some good grub. We were all in the middle of eating our roast beef and other goodies when my 5 year old nephew, Alex announced what I was thinking. If I remember right he piped up out of nowhere and said, "Animals taste good!" Truer words have not been spoken.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Brenna is ONE today!

I woke up around 4:30 this morning and started thinking about this last year - what a ride! One year ago today I woke up and drove to another Dr's appointment wondering if today was the day, praying everything would be ok. Well, today was the day.

She was born to early. To early to breathe on her own, to early to eat on her own. What seemed like a day that should have been filled with worry and fear, instead, we were blessed with comfort and hope. We knew our little baby was being watched over by our loving Heavenly Father. It was almost like we could feel his hand in everything. We never worried that she wouldn't be ok - we knew He was in control. He was more powerful than the machines, than the tubes and medicine - even more than the loving Dr's and nurses that used their hands to help our little girl feel comforted.

I love this picture - the hand on Brenna's head is Dr. Fillerup's. A few days before Brenna was born, I felt such comfort as my Dr. said, "even with all the training and knowledge I have, sometimes that's not enough. Sometimes a higher power is all that can help." I knew she was praying for us, as with all of you, that Brenna would be ok. This picture is a reminder of what she told me - she had done everything she could, but now it was time for that "higher power" to take over.

So that's what we did, we turned everything over to Him and put our faith and trust in his power. And in doing so, he gave us hope and comfort.

"Because of the life and sacrifice of Jesus Christ, we may hope and be assured that the ending of the book of our lives will exceed our grandest expectations". Dieter F. Uchtdorf

And look what He did! He gave us a sweet little baby girl who is beautiful, healthy and strong.

But most of all - she's HAPPY!

Need I say more?
Happy 1st birthday baby girl! We love you!

p.s. Please dont' think I'm being preachy, this is simply how I feel today. I am SO thankful for the blessings we have been given this past year and would feel pretty guilty if I didn't give thanks to the One who made it happen. Please watch this video - it pretty much sums up this past year. I found it on NieNie's blog and it's beautiful - Brenna watched the whole thing looking amazed. She even stopped eating her breakfast (and she doesn't stop eating for anything!) When it was over, she sighed then smiled at me - it made me cry. :)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Daddy's Girl

Brenna has become quite the little Daddy's girl lately - she gets SO excited when Tyson comes home from work. It's so funny when he walks in the door she's just beside herself and has to "tell" him about everything she did that day when he was gone - it's so cute to see them together:)

Hair Bows

Here's the hair clip holder I made for Brenna - SO easy yet it took me almost a year to make:)
I got the frame for super cheap at Hobby Lobby and used up some of the left over ribbon from our wedding, glue gunned it together and tadaaaa!

These are just SOME of her hair clips - I made all but two of these. Now I just need to figure out how to stop her from pulling the dumb things out of her hair!!!

Just Keep Spinning, Boing!, and Where's the Dog?

"You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams" ~Dr. Seuss