Monday, February 27, 2006


Well Kenna and I made it safetly to California for the week. We are looking forward to Tyler and his parents joining us later this weekend along with all the rest of my family!! We are doing Makenna's baby blessing in church this Sunday!!!

Sunday, February 26, 2006


Guess what?? Today my dad went to church for the whole 3 hours!!! This is the first time he has been to church at all in over 2 months! He went but when he got home he was really tired. But how awesome huh? He is gaining his strength back slowly but surely. When he went to the dr. the other day they said his one vocal cord that was damaged hasn't really made any progress. So thats a bummer...but it will take time and some work with his exercises. He is also hoping to have a swallow test soon. He won't be having one for awhile but he hope that the time will go by fast and that he will be starting to eat real food in no time.

Friday, February 24, 2006

Mom, Dad and Makenna

Mommy kissing Makenna!!
Daddy looks so funny!!
What Mom??
Look...I'm a fish!! Haha...we are so mean!
Haha...I know I'm cute!
Makenna went to the doctors today to get checked before we leave for California. They weighed her and she weighs 11 1/2 pounds....she gained a pound and a half in 2 weeks. We went to the doctor because we thought she wasn't eating right...but apparently she is :)!!!!


This is my brother Steven. I saw this pictures and thought they were hilarious!! Haha Steven!!!

Monday, February 20, 2006


We've got a wink and a smile!!

Makenna was sleeping in her soft, nice bed when she started screaming. So Tyler picked her up and put her on the couch and she fell back to sleep!! She also loves her brand new swing...if she is screaming and we can't calm her down we put her in her swing and that does the trick!


Hey...Well my dad is doing better. I have been able to talk to him on the phone a few times this week and his voice seems to be getting a little better each day. He still sounds like he has lost his voice but its getting better. He is also doing physical therapy and that is giving him more strength. I even think the other day he sat at the computer and e-mailed someone. would never think that being able to do that would be such a big deal. But I can't believe the strides my dad has made. When I was in California I was able to hear from my mom a little bit more of the story of what happened to my dad. I was amazed at how bad of shape he was in and thanks to some persistent nurses he is here with us today. Once agian...thanks to all of you for your prayers and for the letters you sent my dad while he was in the hospital. He has them in a book and he let me read some of them. He can't believe so many people love and care about him and took the time to write him while he was there. THANK YOU!!!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Happy Valentines Day!!!

Here is our little girl! She sure has a chubby belly!! It's from all the eating she does!
Doesn't she have such a cute Valentines Day outfit?!!

Friday, February 10, 2006

Makenna's latest pictures!!

What's up?
I'm so cute in my new outfit!!
Makenna hasn't been feeling very well lately. We took her to the dr. and she seems to be feeling a bit better tonight. She is 6 weeks old and growing by the minute. She was weighed today and she weighed 10 pounds and 4 ounces...but she had clothes on so the dr. said it was more like 10 pounds even....haha. What a fatty!!! j/k! Good news though...I had my 6 week check up today and I've lost all my pregnancy weight!!!

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Great Grandparents!!

Great Grandpa Glen

Great Grandma Gloria.

Great Grandma Dorothy!!

Man...Makenna sure has alot of people who love her!!

Studly Steven!!

This is Studly Steven and his date Arden. They had winter formal last Saturday. Steven sure cleans up well!!




Tuesday, February 07, 2006


Well...My dad is doing the same as the last post. We are praying that by his next swallow test that everything will be okay so he can eat and drink normal again. He wants so bad to taste food and drink a big glass of water.
It was so good to see my family. Makenna loved playing with her uncle Michael. He knew just how to keep her happy and then he could put her to sleep. She also loved being with her aunt Christy. My mom and dad seemed to enjoy being grandparents. I asked my dad if it was wierd to be a grandpa and he said , "Its really cool!" He got to hold Makenna a few times.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

My dad

YEA!!!! Yesterday my dad got to come home. He gets to be at his own house and with his family!! He is still on a feeding tube and his voice is really really raspy...its like a whisper...And guess what!! I got to take Makenna and travel home to see him yesterday. Its so good to be home and see my family. Its so fun to see my dad and mom and siblings with Makenna. She already loves all of them so much!!