Monday, August 26, 2013

And she is back doing what she loves!

Clogging has started once again.
Tyler was so excited! This girl LOVES to clog, LOVES her friends at clogging and LOVES her teacher!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The first days of school...

This year the kids started on different days.
Tyler started on the 20th and
because of Freshman day Brayden didn't start until the 21st
Tyler's first day of Jr. High...sigh

Brayden's first day of 10th grade and Tyler's second day of 7th

They both had a great first day!
I can't believe they are growing up so fast!!!!!!!

Friday, July 12, 2013


We had a lot of visitor over the first few weeks bray was home.
I tried to get pictures of everyone who stopped by, but that didn't happen.
Here are a few...

Kristen, Audrey and Fisher
They kept Brayden stocked up on his brownies that he loves.
Thanks guys!!!

Sammy, Taggertt and Ben

Ben Springer and scarlett.
We miss our favorite neighbors from our old hood!

Ethan and Sammy

Ethan came over almost every day.
 He is such a good friend and we LOVE having him!!
There were lots of people that stopped by.... Grandma Jean, Riley and Grandpa Dean, The Laforett's
some other friends from school and others that I am sure I have forgotten.
Thanks for all the love and support!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Going home!!!!

I can't believe after 3 days we are going home!!!
They told us to plan on at least a week or more.
I have got to admit
 I am more nervous about taking him home from the hospital this time
then I was when he was born!
Pray for us!

He looks great!

I was so nervous...he was such a trooper

after we got home he went straight to bed.
the ride tired him out!

a few hours later.... some friends stopped by

This is where Tyler slept for almost a week.
(Trav and I took turns in the chair next to the bed)
She was such a good little nurse.
I am beyond grateful that my kids get along, blessing I know!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Brayd at the Hospital

                                    Here are just some pictures of Brayd the day after surgery.
He is doing AMAZING!!!!
No one can believe he is already out of ICU
(they told us to plan on 48 hours or more and he was only 24)

Tyler brought him his little dog sniffy. Brayd use to take sniffy every where with him, she dug it out of a storage box and brought it to the hospital for him.
She is such a good sister!

his eye looked so much worse in person

View from his room

This one brakes my heart you can see the pain on his face

side view

A few pics of Brayd this morning...

He looks so good... at least to me!
He is doing awesome and it is sounding like he will get to leave the ICU today
I am feeling BLESSED!!!!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Last surgery on with recovery!

I just saw my baby...wasn't suppose to, but I just happened to be in the right place and saw them wheeling him out of the OR into recovery. Couldn't touch him, but I was able to see him.feeling blessed.
The very best part is he looks like himself...swollen, but good
Update on this 7/10/2013
Let me give a little back story to this...
We got NO phone reception where we were waiting. It was a bummer! Every once in a while you would get just enough to tell you you were getting a call and then you would have to go find a spot that worked. Too bad the same spot never worked twice.  
Tyler had spent the night at Em's and they were on there way to the hospital. My phone was making some weird clicking sound so I thought I had better find a spot that worked and call Em to make sure it wasn't them needing something. Went down this little hall and found a spot that worked. After I talked to Em , my phone rang it was my neighbor and since I had nothing better to do I answered it. We were talking for about 10-15 mins when all of the sudden the double doors in front of me opened and the he was... they were wheeling him out of where ever he was.
I hung up on my poor neighbor and friend Marie and ran up to the bed. They told me not to touch him or talk to him, but I got to see him! That was all I needed! he looked good, better than I thought he would  and he was breathing and I could hear his heart beating (on the machine of course) and did I mention he looked good! Like Brayden the one I had left almost 12 hours earlier!
I have no words to describe how much my mama heart needed to see him!  YES, I know and thanked Heavenly Father for putting me in the right place at the right time!
After following him down the hall (BTW, they could have walked me off of a cliff and I would have followed. I wasn't paying attention to where we were going I was too busy trying to take mental note of how Brayd was)  he went through some more double doors and out of sight. They told us it would be a few more hours before we got another update.
As I was standing in a strange hall full of double doors that said "Do not enter"
 or "Authorized people only"
I ran into his Anesthesiologist, He told me how well Brayden had done and how he his surgery would be talked about for a long time. He said that  Brayd was an athlete not just in good shape but an ATHLETE! (this made Brayd very happy)
He told me he had never been in a surgery for that long and that intense and have a kid or anyone for that matter be so strong!
I told him it must be all the swimming Brayd does.