Sunday, May 19, 2013

Well, hello there!

It's been awhile (besides my quick introduction to our sweet Brielle)!! A lot has happened in the past few months. Mostly just normal day to day life stuff, but there have been a few extra special things that have happened along the way.

We've celebrated a few holidays and had some fun with them!

We enjoyed some fun times in the many snow storms we got this year.

Now that the weather is warming up, we've enjoyed lots of time outside, riding bikes, on walks, running through sprinklers, and at the park.


This picture cracks me up. Dylan said, "I'll catch you, Kaden!!" haha!

Look how awesome Dylan did riding a scooter for the very first time!

We've been super heroes!

We've spent a lot of time, lately, loving on Miss Brielle, who is now over a month old and starting to smile!
How blessed am I??

We spent a little time in the ER with Dylan. He bonked his head so hard one day and then had trouble walking afterwards. Couldn't walk more than 3-4 steps without falling a very drunk 2 year old. It was pretty scary, but after lots of tests, they found no concussion, no swelling or bleeding on the brain. He was walking normal by the evening of the next day.

But the coolest thing that I have been wanting to share with you guys, but have been trying to figure out how to without sharing too much information that I have tried hard to avoid sharing on this blog (doctor names, hospitals we go to, area we live in, etc), is we were asked to be a part of a fundraiser for the hospital that Dylan has been going to since day one. We jumped at the opportunity to help raise money for this hospital that has helped make our son's life better than we ever thought would be possible. They wanted to feature Dylan (along with some other kids from the hospital) and his story. We didn't realize just how much it would involve, but we ended up on the radio, TV news, and in the newspaper telling Dylan's story. It ended up being such an amazing experience and we met SO many great people through it. We agreed to do it for a few reasons. 1. We were thrilled about the opportunity to help the hospital out. and 2. We look forward to the day when we can show Dylan the news story and the radio story and the newspaper article and show him just how much he touched and inspired many people. I wish I could share the stories with you guys. The people who put them together did such a great job. Unfortunately, they share a little too much personal information that I don't feel comfortable sharing on the blog (which is read by people from all over the world). If I can figure out a way to edit them, I will share them eventually.

Some pictures they wanted of Dylan. :)

Here is Bryson and I during our live on air radio interview.

Getting ready to do our live TV news interview.

One of the amazing kids we met during the process. He lost his leg due to cancer. Such an inspiration!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013


We are SO excited and happy to introduce our beautiful and sweet baby, Brielle. She is three weeks old now and we have LOVED having her in our home. She came two weeks early but was perfect and healthy. The boys are totally smitten with her and are incredibly loving and gentle with her. Kaden is my little helper and loves to help me in any way he can to be near her. Dylan can't give her enough kisses on her head and sweet little love rubs. They just love her! We all do!! I had a pretty easy labor and delivery and am healing well. After 3 weeks I'm finally feeling "normal" again physically and am starting to get the hang of this whole three kid business. She's been a pretty good baby so far. Life is a little crazy these days, but a beautiful kind of crazy and we love it!

Here are a few pictures from the past three weeks...

{Family of five!}

{The boys meeting their sister for the first time}

{Ready to go home after one day in the hospital}

{Kaden's first time feeding her}

{Dylan loves holding Brielle}

{So much pink! haha}

{One week old}

{She loves her Daddy!}

{2 weeks old!}

{Peace! haha}

{Sleeping angel!}

{Big brothers and little sister}

PS...I know it's been awhile since I last posted. Life was crazy before Brielle was born and now even more crazy with a newborn. But I do have some fun things to post about Dylan. Some fun experiences that we were able to be a part of and just an update on his leg. One of these days.... :)