Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Loving her cousin

Brynne has had a rough time sharing with her new cousin Haley...especially the attention. However, for about 10 minutes on monday, Brynne "shared" her blanket with Haley while watching TV and became possessive of her! All of a sudden, it's big cousin to the rescue. She may boss you around for the next 10 years of your life Haley...but deep down we see, as in these pics, she loves you so much!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Weekend Extravaganza

We had quite the eventful weekend!
1. We headed to the ranch with the Chron's, Clemens' and more, 2. Father's day with the fam, and 3. Brynne's 18 month birthday party!.
1. The Ranch - What a blast! It was gorgeous, we played endless hours of games, and had so much fun relaxing! Of course there are only pics of the kids, we never remember to take any of ourselves! Thatcher is all about hugging and wrestling. Brynne is all about independence...not a great combo at times! The kids had a blast chasing each other down the long hallways.

Somebody sneeked into the bathtub with his clothes on to play with the "waterfall"

Brynne and Thatcher got to come face to face with a few cows. They LOVED it. "Moo, moo"...they said over, and over, and over....

2. Father's Day with the family - great food and time together!

Happy Father's day to the best daddy Brynne could ask for. I seriously think this man could win an award for best dad in the world...along with my dad, of course!

3. Brynne turned 1 1/2 yesterday! Since there are WAY too many christmas parties and things to do around Brynne's b-day, we kept it just as family and decided to celebrate her half b-day! She didn't understand it was for her..but the kids had a BLAST playing! We played at the park and jumped in the bounce house with 11 little friends. We even let them load up on sugar for a day...and they loved every minute of it! It's so hard to believe our baby is 18 months...she's getting too big, too fast! She'll still always be my baby :o)

And for a mom update, because so many have asked. Her blood counts have gone up, but the CAT scan shows the tumor has shrunk in half. They aren't sure if the tumor used to be smaller and now she's built an immunity to this chemo, or why the blood levels are going up. So - they meet tomorrow to talk about further options. Please pray for wisdom and clarity for the Dr. and my parents, and that the Lord would provide an option that would work!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Waiting Game

Mom -
Today you're waiting...
Waiting for the results of what the fate of the next few months holds for you. You're used to this process, but I know it's so tough for you everytime.
You read this blog Lord knows how many times a day at work...that's a big reason why we do it. You're waiting to be done with work, waiting to be with your granddaughther more, waiting to be free...free from worry and fear.
All this waiting...makes you a stronger woman every time. No matter what the "news" is, He is bigger. No matter how hard the trial, His love can set you free and "give you hope for your future" (Jeremiah 29:11).
May He be your hope, strength, Truth, trust, and purpose. We're praying like crazy for our "Nemo," because we love you with all our hearts.
Psalm 28:7-
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped...
Isaiah 40:29-31 -
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Baby Allie

Welcome Amy and Chad's new baby - Allison McKean Allen, a few weeks early!
6/4/08 12:45 AM
6.4 lbs 19 inches