Saturday, November 17, 2012

What Did These 3 Decide To Be This Year?

It's Halloween again and this year you guys decided to be a green morph man with matching afro wig (Josh) a cute little bumble bee (Mimi) and Iron Man (Jack).  You 3 looked fabulous!

The day started out at school with the annual costume parade (momy was a little nervous because the day before your school had gone into lockdown for an hour in morning.) then it was class parties and fun.  After school we went to nana's for spaghetti dinner and trick or treating.  We had such a great time! 

Josh Turms 11!!!

Its hard to believe our big guy turned 11!  What an amazing young man with an amazing heart!  We are so proud of you Josh for the young man you are and are growing up to be.  For his party, he decided to have an rc guy come with rock crawlers and boy were the boys excited.  We brought all the boys home from school and they didn't even take time to eat a snack!  After rc's daddy loaded them up and took them to Creekside for the annual Creepside.  Ohhhh Scarey!  Then back home for an Edible Arrangement (Josh's request) and gifts.  So fun and I think the birthday boy will remember his 11th birthday for awhile.  You also had a party with your cousins where we decorated pumpkins and stuffed a dinosaur pinata.  It was a blast!

Rugged Maniac Mamas

Mommy teamed up with her good friend Audrey and they ran the Rugged Maniac at Vail Lake on October 13th.  It was a 5K with 20 obstacles and tons of mud and water!  Our goal was to finish it in 1 1/2 hours and we did it in 1 hour and 15 minutes!!!  We were so proud of ourselves and so happy and thankful for everyone to come and cheer us on!  Even Jack and daddy sprayed pink mohawks in thier hair.  Only bummer, it didnt wash out for weeks! lol!

Taking A Week Off...

We took a week off and flew the family to Montana to see the Dry Family.  We have never taken you guys out of school for a whole week before, but Montana was worth it.  We had fun hanging out at home, swinging on a tree swing, Josh said he was Tarzan, but suburban style.  Lol!  We floated down the river and Josh learned how to fly fish and we rode the carousel again and got the gold ring for a free ride.  It was an amazing week with our friends.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Campland on the Bay...

Daddy and Auntir Trisha decided they wanted to celebrate their birthdays camping at campland together.  What a fun time!!!  We were a little nervous because of Jacks leg and cast, but he was willing to give it a try so we decided to pack and go.  And what a blast!  We had so much!  Everyone enjoyed the boat and we even got Jack on the tube.  We life vested him and his leg and had a cast cover on his leg.  It was such a  great 4 days and a yearly tradition for sure!!!

Jacks first tooth!!!

Right before your leg injury you lost your first tooth.  By the end of summer  you had lost 4 total!!!  All 4 across the bottom.  It was pretty amazing how fast they all fell out!

Our Brave Little Man...

July 16th started out like any other summer day.  We had just gotten to our friends house and all the kids ran outside to jump on the trampoline.  After a few minutes we heard Jack scream and ran outside.  He was screaming about his leg.  I tried to straighten it out and when I did, I could see that it wsa probably broken.  I scooped him up and got him in the car to get him to the hospital.  Ms Spiking kept all the kids, and called the hospital to tell them I was on my way.  When we got to the hospital they put a temporary cast on you and took xrays.  While you were asleep the dr. came in and told me that you had broken both bones in your leg and that they were going to transport you to Childrens Hospital for emergency surgery because the break had gone into your growth plate. 
Jack, you were unbelievably brave and tough.  I kept marveling at how well you were handling all the chaos around you and the pain.
2 nice paramedics helped transport you to Childrens and daddy met us there.  They redid the x-rays and the break hadnt gone into your growth plate.  In fact, it was an inch down from it.  Little did we know at the time, there was a prayer meeting going on at church that Joan and Terry Vogel were at and they were sitting in the bak praying for you when Pastor Ray got up and said that he sensed someone needed healing and asked everyone to direct prayers that way.  No one knew it was for you except Joan and Terry.  Ms Spiking was also praying with all the kids and nana had tons of Moms In Prayer moms praying and of course all the family was praying.  It is no doubt to me that God changed those xrays and spared you from surgery. 
The dr.s sedated you and set your bones.  They warned us that you might wake up scared and upset, but when you woke up you were very calm and at peace.  Mommy was so thankful.  She didnt want you scared, you had been through so much.  They decided to keep you overnight for observation so they moved us up to a room at 12:45 am.  Daddy ran home to get a few things and I stayed with you.  You woke up frequently, but one time you asked me if God wanted this to happen to you.  I told you that God didnt want this to happen and that He was going to help you through it. 
Daddy came back and we all tried to sleep, but it was tough.  At 5:30 am we got a new nurse that revamped all your meds and the new meds helped the pain alot more and you were able to sleep for a few hours. 
In the morning Dawn came to visit and brought you toys and Starbucks for mommy and daddy.  You had a 4 page room service menu to order from and you wanted frosted flakes and toast. 
Later that morning the physical therapist came to teach you how to use your wheel chair and told you that Trevor Hoffman was downstairs meeting patients.  Mommy and daddy weren't quite ready to haveyou moved around yet because of all the pain you had been having, but you looked at daddy and said, "I know its gonna hurt, but I know I can do it."  I was so proud of you to be so brave.  So daddy got you in your chair and we went to meet Trevor Hoffman. 
When we met him, he asked to sign your cast and took pictures with you.  It was pretty cool.  On our way back to your room, we stopped at the playroom and this really nice older boy who had knee surgery gave you his controller and invited you to play the ps3 with him.  He was a really nice kid, he reminded me of your big brother.  Carly and Stephanie and Joan and grandpa all came to visit you too and brought you presents.
About 3pm you got checked out and we were able to bring you home!!!  That night nana, ms spiking and josh and mimi and trevor and taylor all came to see you.  You were so happy to see them. 
While home you  had such a great attitude.  You never complained or whined or got angry.  The whole 5 weeks, you had the best attitude and were determined to wheel yourself around and not let your leg slow you down. 
At Downtown Disney one night, this man walked up to you and said he had been watching you and wanted to do something for you.  He gave you a gift card to Hagen Dazs.  While you and daddy got ice cream, I went over and asked the man what the story was behind his generosity and he and his wife had told us that they had 4 kids.  And their son had broke his leg about the same age as you and that watching you be so happy brought back some sweet memories for them.  They shared that they had recently lost their son in a car accident and he was 29 years old.  It was a very heartfelt and amazing experience to be a part of.  You had so many people pray for you and send you gifts and cards in the mail and visit.  YOU ARE A VERY SPECIAL AND LOVED LITTLE BOY AND WE ARE SO PEOUD OF YOU, JACK.

The San Diego County Fair

It's one of our favorite summer days and results in tons of laughter and great memories... The Fair!!!  This year was the same as the others, tons of laughing, eating and memories.  We ride soooo many rides and eat so many yummy things!  This year we were brave and tasted deep fried oreos.  They actually tasted pretty good. 


Josh tried out and made it onto the club basketball team The Sundevils!!!  We were so proud of him and really liked all the boys on his team.  It was a great season full of a lot of practices and games and overall improved his game.  Heliked it so much, he is gonna try out and play again this fall.

                                                    GOOOOOOOO SUNDEVILS!!!

Happy Birthday to Nana

Nana had a super fun birthday this year.  We had a big bbq at our house and her 2 sisters made a roadtrip down from Washington to visit and celebrate with her.  Aunt Lynn and Aunt Gayle stayed with Nana for a week and boy did they have fun!

Hip Hop

Mimi decided to try a new style of dance this year, and gave Hip Hop a try.  She loved the face pace and the music and when it came to recital time, she shined like a star!!!  The moves were so fast and fun and it was cool to see her progress every week at class.  She has quite the ability to move her feet and body.  WOW!!!  Even though she enjoyed Hip Hop alot, she decided to go back to jazz this next year.  They had a community show in June that was awesome and the picture below captures her little Hip Hop attitude!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Mimi turns 9!!!

Its so hard to believe that this beautiful fun loving girl is already 9!!!  She had a soccer party at the soccer park with her friends.  The weather was stormy all weekend but she was up for the adventure!  The girls scrimmaged and also got to play against dads.  The girls won of course (wink!)

Mimi, you are an amzing girl and out family wouldn't be the same without you.

He is Risen, He is Risen Indeed!

Easter mornging was so awesome!  The kids wokeup and started searching for the baskets the bunny had left for them  Jack was so excited that as he pulled out each gift, he stop and give us a hug and tell us how much he loved it.  After baskets we had breakfast and then got ready for church. We met the whole family at church!  It was prettuawesome!  Then it was time to go to Nanas for the day.  We did an egg hunt, marshmallow Jesus in the tomb and celebrated Mimis birthday.  It was such a wonderful day of celebration and family.

Spring Break at the RIVER!!!

SPRING BREAK!!! What a BLAST!!!  We headed out to the river with DZ and The Fort and our new boat!  THe spiking crew came with us and we played in the river for 4 days!  It was awesome!  We tubed, ate, laughed, and had sooo much fun!  I think we lost the little red frisbee about 30 times in the water but found it every time.  Talking around the fire at night was really fun too.  Cant wait for the next trip!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

2nd trip to the dunes!!!

Every year we have a big trip with lots of families to the dunes. This year we had 32 adults/kids come! There were 7 trailers housing everyone and it was our first trip in our new truck and trailer that we got from John Deavers. It was so awesome! It worked perfect! Mommy also got to ride the big dunes for the first time. Daddy was taught her how to ride them and she loved them! She wants to ride all the time now.