Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Happy Birthday Justin

Our Christmas baby is a whole three years old now!  Waaahhhh!  I know I say this 4 times a year, but seriously THREE already?!  He's so freakin' cute & at one of best stages!  He's learning so much everyday, he comes up with the funniest things, and he's just plain adorable!  If you ask him his name he says, 'Brother Zaragoza"!  lOl!  No clue where that came from, but it sure cracks us up every time he tells us.  

The weekend before his birthday @ Auntie Jen's house
Blowing out his candles

On his actual birthday

Not sure who taught this kid how to blow out candles ...
But I sure love that lil face

& his birthday present from Mommy & Daddy.  To say he LOVED it would be understatement.  He pee'd his pants twice [which never happens] because he wouldn't stop playing it!  Haha!

We'll be having a birthday celebration next month!  Stay tuned!

Thursday, December 16, 2010


I made a few ornaments for the kiddos and a few others this year.  They are super easy [so the kiddos helped] & they are pretty cute!

Alliyah & Dae-Dae each made an ornament for their teacher!  They were super excited to deliver their gifts ... a small token of our appreciation for their teachers!

The before:
 & after [Damon's teacher]
 Allie's teacher
I finished Kailee's first [since we were shipping it], & originally took pictures because I had a bad dream that when I shipped it to her, it all fell apart ... I'm sure this has something to do with the tragic loss of a couple of Christmas gifts that were broken at the hands of Delta on her flight home [thankfully they are replacing them]!  Now maybe I can get them for mental anguish!  haha 
Hard to believe Christmas will be upon us next week!!  I'm super excited!

Wishing everyone a Happy Holiday Season!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

It could always be worse ...

Today, I'm at the point of mental exhaustion ... thinking I need to settle my brain for a long winter's nap! ;)  When I was on the phone with the receptionist to schedule Damon's MRI appointment, she rattled off a list of standard medical questions, which reminded me that it could always be worse!  I was thankfully able to answer 'no' to cancer, heart problems, brain surgery [to name a few]! And although I'm a wee bit nervous for what the coming weeks have in store for our lil guy, we know he'll be okay and eventually there will be an 'end' to this chapter in his/our lives!

He'll have a MRI & an EEG done on 12/21.  I know this is going to be a lot for him and hoping it goes as smooth as possible.  He has to be put under for the MRI, I'm most nervous about that!  But, of course, Daddy will be there to help out!

There is an 85% chance that with these tests they will finally be able to give us answers ... hey I'll take those odds any day!!  So keeps us/him in your thoughts & prayers!!