Sunday, December 24, 2017

Colten's Birthday...

Colten had a wonderful 11th birthday (que the tears) surrounded by family.  He opted to go to an NBA game with two friends instead of having a party this year and I think he was happy with his choice!
Ok - I know not birthday related but we sure love this dog!
Party one with my dad, Ginger, Todd, and Aunt Lori
We did Buffalo Wild Wings per his request! Sara, Dan, and Grandma Karen joined us!

Ok - distracted again! She cracks me up with the snaps I constantly find on my phone!
We ended a week of fun with Ginger Bread Houses. 

Saturday, December 23, 2017


11 years...Wow! So hard to believe that it has been 11 years since the day you returned to Heaven and our hearts were shattered.  We miss you like it was yesterday but at the same time it seems like an eternity ago that I was holding your soft hand and sitting by your bed.  God knew we needed to focus on you that day.  Colten had an infection and you had to wear a mask and put a gown on upon entering his room.  Fresh off of a c-section I physically could not do it.  It was to hot and made me feel sick.  I was blessed to spend a GOOD majority of the day in Jeret's room.  Looking back now I know it was because God knew that this would be the only day we would have you.  He wanted us to spend as much time as possible with you sweet boy.  We would give ANYTHING to have you here with us on Earth.  To be able to hug you, kiss you, whisper sweet nothings in your ears unfortunately that is not our reality.  We do get to spend eternity with you and we can not wait for that day.  Until we are together again watch over us, help your brother and sisters as they start their new schools.  We are beyond blessed to have such a wonderful guardian angel.  Rest in Peace sweet boy.  Love you to the moon and back.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Last Day at MCS...

The 19th was the last day for the kids at Manhattan Catholic School.  While we are blessed to have sent the kids here the past several years we are excited for the next adventure in Clay Center. At the same time we are going to miss the friends we have made at MCS and the values they have instilled in them.  This day was so very bittersweet.

11th Birthday...

It is so hard to believe that this sweet boy turns 11 years old today.  When he was born we were thrown into a world of wires, machines, and unknowns.  We were babies our selves having babies  When  I look back we were in no way shape or form ready for him but you know we figured it out.  11 years later that is still what we are doing.  Figuring things out as we go.  We were beyond blessed with a kid that loves his family, is social, athletic, smart, funny, and caring.  The list goes on and on and on.  We love this kid far more than we can put into words and that will never change.  I am sad to think that we only have seven years before he becomes an official adult.  I know the next few years are going to go even faster than the last eleven but we can not wait to watch him continue to grow and succeed in every aspect of his life.  We are so blessed to call him ours.  Love you sweet boy and can not wait to celebrate you this weekend.

Family Photos...

Loved our impromptu photo session on Thanksgiving.