Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Wordless Wednesday...My Cardiologist Is Better Than Yours.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

One Half...

You know I love to celebrate all of the things...

Well, today is tiny P's half birthday, and we are doing it up kind of big.

We have talked it up, and done the cupcakes, and the presents...

This little girl deserves to celebrate!

On her last two birthdays, the only birthdays she has spent with us, she has been in the hospital, once too sick to care, and once intubated after heart transplant.

She has been watching those around her have birthdays, and wondering when it would be her day.

The real thing will be a much bigger celebration...

But we love any chance to celebrate our tiny P.

Happy half birthday, baby girl!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Six Months...

Six months ago today, we watched our tiny P being wheeled from the operating room into what would be her room for the next month in the cardiac intensive care unit...

Yesterday, I watched her climb the stairs for the first time by herself.

Six months ago today, tiny P had a brand new heart, and we were overwhelmed with gratitude...and just plain overwhelmed.

Today she asked me when she gets to go to school.

Six months ago we were told how important those first six months were...and I remember thinking, six months is so far away!

Today she is living, and she is loving life with ALL the enthusiasm her little three year old self can muster.

Tiny P, you are so loved...and six months looks beautiful on you!

Sunday, May 22, 2016


Success is not what you have done, compared to what others have done. Success is what you have done compared to what you were created to do. ~ Tony Evans

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Rainy Day Campfire...

Little M has been asking for weeks if we could do S'mores...but it has been cold and rainy for weeks!

Baby J has been home from school sick, and everyone is sick of being inside...

You can't tell from this picture, but tiny P gets super excited about crafts.

While little M was at school, the littles put together their "fire." We used a clear plastic cup, covered in glue and tissue paper.

Baby J worked on his cutting skills by cutting our "fire logs"...

And we put a battery operated candle under the cup to make our fire glow.

We pitched our tent in the family room,

And the kids were busy for the rest of the day!

A tent and a campfire is pretty much the best thing to happen around these parts in weeks.

Who cares about the rain when you have a tent party...

And marshmallows to roast.

There are still more rainy days in our forecast... what other indoor fun can we pull together?

Sunday, May 15, 2016


An end doesn't have to be an end; it could be the beginning of a beautiful new chapter. ~ anonymous