Saturday, February 26, 2011

beckham's baby dedication

last sunday, we dedicated beckham at our church. it was a great time of worship with our family and friends while proclaiming before God and our church to raise beckham in a way that honors God: morally, spiritually, in our parenting, etc. we are so blessed to have a church that recognizes this important time in a child's life. several of our friends also joined us for this special occasion - thanks kim, mike, kim, and chris. i don't know if you can tell by the pics, but beckham had just gotten over the stomach virus (rhett actually took him home after the dedication part of the service) and unfortunately court got it on monday. but, sunday was spent celebrating with our family! thanks nanny, grandad, mimi, pops, aunt jan, uncle jon, aunt missy, cousin cade, and cousin tatum for celebrating with us!

Saturday, February 12, 2011


precious little sullivan received his first round of chemo yesterday and if all goes well today, the doctors are going to let him go home later this afternoon. rhett and i are heading to their house this morning with about 15 other people to sanitize and clean their house from top to bottom to hopefully get rid of all the germs before he gets home. we decided that the kessler family will be our focus of service for the month of february. we are honored to serve them any way we can while they go thru this horrible experience. we are praying for a miraculous healing for little sully and know that GOD can do just that!! thanks again for adding him to your prayer list!

Friday, February 11, 2011

latest update on sullivan

Sullivan's prognosis is not is a rare form of cancer.  There is no cure for this horrible disease that has chosen his precious body in which to reside.  Jason and Kristie have chosen a less invasive chemo treatment plan that will not destroy Sully's face and will allow them a little more quality time at home. He will begin chemotherapy tomorrow, and they are hoping to have him home early next week. Please join me in praying for a miracle for Sullivan, and for comfort and peace for his parents Jason and Kristie, and big brother Jackson. Thanks for praying!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

urgent prayers needed

is this one of the sweetest faces you've ever seen? this is sullivan. his mommy, kristie, sits at my MOPS table twice a month and also goes to our church. he is 2 years old and last week his parents took him to the dr. because he was having trouble with his vision. they immediately sent him to children's hospital and since then have found 4 malignant tumors in his little body. he has a rare type of cancer called alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma. he can't see right now and only wants his mommy to hold him because that is his only comfort right now. it just breaks my heart. he has an older brother who doesn't understand what is going on right now either. please add them to your prayer list as they begin radiation soon because chemo is not an option at this time. they are all physically and emotionally exhausted but are trusting in God as best they can. i just can't imagine. here is their caringbridge site with more updates. 

Sunday, February 6, 2011


this is our newest purchase. indoor inflatable rock wall with built in tunnel! i don't think we'll get bored inside today!

we found a $4 snow tube on clearance at target last thursday night before the BIG snow fall of 2011! so glad we bought it. we had a BLAST friday in the snow.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

conversations with court

as we're driving down the road today.....
me: "court, look at that pond. it is frozen solid. do you see it?"
court: "yes, mommy! daddy - it is FROZEN!"
then, we drive past the pond.
court: "where is that pond mommy?"
me: "we drove past it. it is behind us now?"
court: "where mommy?"
me: "we already passed it. we'll see it the next time we drive down that road."
court: "where?"
me: "that pond is behind us. we can't see it anymore."
court: "where?"
court: "where mommy?"
me: "you can't see it. it is BEHIND us."
court: "mommy, what you said?"
me: "court - what did i say?"
court: "you said the pond is behind us."
see - he does actually listen! :)

i look at rhett with an "i don't know what to say anymore" look and he just starts laughing. 
man - i LOVE that court can carry on conversations now, but he WEARS me out! 
this is a daily occurance right now - where? why? what you said? (that's my favorite of court's expressions right now!)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

ice DAYS........

we have been stuck inside for the last 3 days due to lots of ICE. not really snow and court is very disappointed that he can't build a snowman. hopefully, tonight and tomorrow there will be enough snow for him to build one. rhett has been home for the last 2 days and boy have we enjoyed it!  it took rhett 1 1/2 hours to get to work today and we've had to come up with ALOT of creative things to do while daddy is gone. when rhett was here we at least got out of the house once a day to go run an errand, but i'm too chicken to drive in this stuff by myself. 
so, today, we've made a pillow mountain to climb on mommy & daddy's bed. this was a GREAT way to burn off some energy for these little boys.

we also rode down the stairs in the laundry basket. great workout for mommy and daddy!!

we have read a TON of books!

did some valentine art projects.

played LOTS of games.

made salty dough valentine ornaments... (before)

painting the ornaments (after)...
 i think court is trying to make as many goofy faces as he can today...

and snuggled ALOT with mommy today. boy i LOVE being a stay at home mommy. being "stuck" inside can get a little crazy after 3 days, but i sure do cherish all of this  "time" i have with my boys.  i think this is a very hard/demanding job because i am tired ALL of the time, but i wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. i'll NEVER get this time back with my babies. i'll never get to spend this much quality time with them trying to instill Godly values, morals, character, patience, etc into their little minds and hearts. i'm blessed that God chose me to be their mommy and that He has given me the opportunity to be the one that loves on them ALL day long. i love that i'm the one that gets to witness each phase of their childhood years (even the stressful, crazy, meltdown days)! hope you have enjoyed the time off with your babies too!