Thursday, January 24, 2008

My Three Men!

I love the men in my life. God has blessed me with the best three men I could ask for. I wanted to take a moment to "brag" on them! (No, but really I wanted to tell the world how wonderful each of them are and what they mean to me!)

JayDonn: God gave us this little boy when we weren't expecting it. I worried that it wasn't the right time, but I should have known - God knows best. It was the right time. Jay is the light in our lives. When my days are long and tedious, he changes things up by doing something new and or crazy. When I am sad and just down, he makes me laugh. He has this way about him. He never stops laughing and smiling. He learns so much everyday, I never knew how smart babies are. I know I am being watched and I want to set a good example for him. I love him so much! Look at these pictures, how could any not feel happier having him in their life?

Dillon:Dillon is my hidden blessing. It often seems like a burden, and it is. But he is also the biggest blessing. He reminds me to be grateful for the simple things in life. He reminds me not to take things for granted. He reminds me that God is in control of life and all the details of our life. Through Dillon I have learned I can pray over the "little silly" things of life. I can ask God for the simple and I can ask God for the impossible! I said recently that a part of me died when Dillon was born, the part that could laugh at the drop of a hat and be full of energy. It is true, but a new part of me was born that day too. A part that has more compassion for people, a part that is learning to trust God more and more. I don't know what I would do if I didn't have my little Dillon Boy in my life. I love Dillon, he works so hard to try to get better!

Josiah:God gave me the best husband there is! I don't know of another man who would be the Daddy that our boys, especially Dillon, needs. It is easy to be a Daddy, it is easy to train a child, to play with them, to teach them. It is easy to go to the store with a child, to go on vacation, to go to church with a child. It is another thing to love a child so unconditionally that you don't let their problems even effect your love or your actions. Nothing is easy with Dillon, yet Josiah does all those things with him. Many Dads wouldn't have wanted to fly across the country with a child like Dillon. Not only is it a ton of work but it draws a ton of attention. Josiah is great with the boys. He loves to play with Jay and talk to him and fly him in the air. But he also loves to hold Dillon and whisper in his ear. He tells Dillon how much he loves him. Josiah supports me and helps me with everything. He helps with the house work and usually does all the shopping and a lot of the laundry. He is never hard on me for not being able to keep up with everything. He is a wonderful man! I love you Josiah, thank you for being my husband!

(Special Thanks: I wanted to say thank you too to Mrs. G for coming to our house for a couple of days to help me. Thank you for taking your time to learn about Dillon's care and what his life is all about. We appreciated your help very much!!)

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Texas Trip Pictures

I am finally getting some pictures on from our Texas trip. It was a lot of fun. Corpus Christi was beautiful, the weather was great, the ocean was so close - who could ask for more? The pictures aren't all in order, but that doesn't matter. (I tried putting this on days ago but blogger wasn't working...sorry it took so long!)Jay's First Christmas!!
Dillon's Second Christmas!!
Grandpa and Grandma Rogers on the beech with us
Josiah took these on sand dunes, right beside us was burned in a fire the day before this. We think we saw the truck that caused the fire. Something to do with fireworks, about 1,00 acres burned!
It was amazing to see all the sand dunes
JayDonn and his great grandpa
Josiah and Ezra before the wedding
Gina, Hannah and Mom
Gina and all her girls
The family. I put my camera down for the one with Dillon, Jay and I and forgot to ask someone to take the picture. I need to get it from someone else!

Reenacting the ring part of the ceremony A kiss before they left the reception

Our family!Josiah and I in front of a tree that was decorated with pictures of Ez & Gina and their families and friends
Josiah and his not so little sister! You looked beautiful Hannah!
At Gina's parent's house
Hannah said we didn't have any pictures that were just her and I so we had to get some
This is Gina's horse. It was really nice of them to let us ride it.
Grandma K had not been on a horse since she was 18!
Jay enjoyed the sunny weather, but enjoyed being held more!
New Year's Eve the four of us went driving around and stopped at this beautiful place overlooking the ocean.
Isn't he sweet!
Okay - so he wasn't so happy in this picture but it is so cute! I love my boys with all my heart!
My beautiful Dillon Boy!
Grandma K on the floor playing with Jay.
San Antonio before we flew home
At the Alamo
This was in Mexico on New Year's Day
I took Jay in the pool at the hotel where some of the family stayed. He really liked it. I was taking him under water and everything. If I had a pool I think he would swim in a week!
My Jay, sucking his thumb

I was pretending to sneeze and Jay thought it was soooo funny

This was Jay's second day of crawling. He started On Sunday Jan 6th (If I remember right) because my mom sent him a new teddy bear that lights up. However, I wouldn't give it to him - I put it about 5 feel away and he wanted it bad enough that he was able to get to it!

Update: Dillon's doctor is very nice he is trying to help us get the insurance to pay to take Dillon to the Institutes! That would be great! JayDonn is sick right now, he is still happy and full of energy but he isn't sleeping well and has a runny nose and a cough. He also has some fluid in both ears.