Friday, September 3, 2010

Back in July I had an opportunity to go to CO with the girls, unfortunatly Jared was unable to come with us (he had to work), but he encouraged us to go and take a break from the reality of our life for a brief moment.  I am truly blessed to have Jared in my life, HE is MY BEST FRIEND!  I LOVE YOU HONEY!

We had a wonderful time with family. 

We went and played at a Splash Pad!

We went to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo!
(some of us got to ride the Sky Ride)

Had a blast site seeing and posing for pictures!

We were also able to spend time with Lee cousins on Wednesday, but forgot to take out the Camera for that visit.  We are so Blessed to have wonderful family that stopped their lives so we could come and visit!  Love You Guys!

On a side note,  Amber made the Dance Team!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Back to School...

on August 9th.  Yes, we are back in school, as much as I wish that we had longer summers, I think that we were all ready to be back into some sort of routine.  The girls were very excited, they were all looking forward to a new year and new teachers and getting in touch with all of their friends from school.  (Opps, a run on sentance, maybe I should go back to school...NOT) 

Breanna, Amber, Candace and Jodi
ready for their 1st day of School! (YES, Candace and Jodi are starting to outgrow Amber)

Breanna our 8th grader,  I am sometimes still in shock that she is that old, it feels like just yesterday she was in preschool.  Oh and she made the Volleyball Team.  We are so Happy for her.

Amber is our 6th grader.  She loves school and is trying out for the Dance Team and has joined Cross Country. 

Candace is our 4th grader.  She is doing so well with her speech, and is doing so good in Math they have put her in the Push Math class (it is were they learn at a faster rate)  She too has joined the Cross Country Team.
Jodi is our 2nd grader.  She LOVES school, but is the hardest of all of our children to wake up in the morning.  She is also very jealous of her sisters and their being able to participate is many school activities.  She wants to be grown up so bad.

So here we go on a journey of a new School Year. 

Planting a Memory!

A couple of months ago we planted a tree in honor of Edwards short life, and also as a memory for us.  Something that we can look at and cherish and hopefully sit under and have shade in the heat of the day.  Jared's parents were so gracious and loving, when I had mentioned that I wanted to do this, they both said that they were buying the tree for us.  Thank you so much Mom and Dad.  The tree is called a Crepe Myrtle, it is a beautiful, fast growing flowering tree.  Looking forward to enjoying it for many years.

I know that I took pictures of us planting the tree and I can't find them.  As soon as I find them I will post them.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Memorial Weekend!!!!!

What a fun filled busy weekend...

It started at the 1st Annual Glen Lakes Spring Nationals (Pinewood Derby for the Adults). Jared helped his friend Evan prepare for this the whole week. It was a lot of fun, and Jared entered a car in the Pro-stock and I entered a car in the Stock category. The decorations turned out real good, and Jared and Evan are all ready planning for next years event. Jared won 3rd place in pro-stock and I won for best engine.

Jared's car is the black one, and mine is the blue car.

After Church on Sunday we left to go camping, we had a wonderful time up in the cool pines just outside of Camp Verde. It was nice to get away and be able to take our minds off of many things.  We found a Creek and the kids had a blast playing in the water, the men had fun shooting their guns, and I just took it easy.  We were there until Tuesday afternoon.  Jodi had a fun time learning how to drive our golf cart, she did a really good job.  I actually have video of it but you can't see it very well.  Amber had fun shooting her Bow, and Jared helped some of the children there try and shoot her Bow also. I also have pictures of our trip but the same thing.  I think that our settings on our camera got changed and I didn't realize it.  Bummer.  But all in all we had a wonderful time, and I wish that our trip was longer.  I will try and clean up the pictures and try to post them.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Our Son Edward Warren Lee

We wanted to share our son Edward with our Family and Friends. We are truly blessed to be the parents of such a wonderful spirit, and we feel of your LOVE and PRAYERS. We have learned that in being able to share our Son we are healing.

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Monday, May 17, 2010

1st Grade Readers Theater

I had the privlege of attending Mrs. Babin's 1st Grade Class "Readers Theater". It was so cute watching all of the children in Jodi's class perform the short plays that they prepared. All of the children had fun making their quick and easy costumes. Jodi was a Queen, so she wore a nice shirt and skirt, with her Sunday shoes and wore a Crown. All of the children did a great job. I have attached Jodi's play that she was in, enjoy!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Our Angel!

On April 20, 2010 at 8pm our Son Edward Warren joined our family, 2 short breaths and a cry later he went home.

We are greatful to have added another child to our Eternal Family. Edwards short life has taught us much. We are truly greatful to our Family and Friends for their LOVE and SUPPORT during this blessing...

In January we found out that we were expecting our 6th child. We were in shock, we were supprised and we were excited all at the same time. You see, I was using birth control that is 99% effective, so in our minds I shouldn't have been able to get pregnant. We felt that we were finished with our family, but the Lord had other plans for us and we were HAPPY to be apart of those plans. Once we found out that we were pregnant because of the birth control we went in immediately to see my Dr., she confirmed what we already knew. Once she figured out that Jared and I were excited to be adding our son to our family the three of us started making plans as to how we were going to have a sucessful pregnancy.

By the end of the week we knew that we were 7 weeks along, and the possibility of many complications could be coming our way. The next 14 weeks brought bi weekly Dr's appointments and many ultrasounds, all of which strengthened our resolve to do what was needed no matter what the sacrifice. On April 17th during the adult session of Stake Conference Alyssa started having contractions, we went to OB Triage and were there for 4 hours and went home, the contractions hadn't let up by the next morning so we went back. A couple of medications later to slow the contractions down, Alyssa's Dr was on call and consulted with the nurses. We were sent home to schedule a follow up appointment on Monday with my Dr. Contractions didn't let up all day Sunday and we saw the Dr on Monday, we thought that we were making progress, but 5 hours after the appointment we were back at OB Triage, this time instead of sending Alyssa home they admitted to antepartum wing of the hospital to monitor her contractions. Once Alyssa was settled in Jared went home to be with our girls. Tuesday morning Alyssa's Dr was there to check in on us, we were eagerly awaiting the results of some blod draws and other test. Once afternoon came it looked like we were in the clear, and that this was just another bump in the road. They decided to keep Alyssa overnight again just to make sure that everything was ok, so Jared went home to be with the girls and give his parents a break. While shopping for a birthday gift at Target for Jodi, our youngest, the dreaded phone call came. The one that Alyssa thought that she would never have to make, and Jared would never have to receive. Alyssa's water had broke and she was headed to Labor and Delivery, just 21 weeks and 3 days into the pregnancy. Shortly after 8pm Jared's sister Denee joined us in the delivery room and we started the process of notifying our family. An hour or so later Jared's dad arrived to be by our side. We were able to spend 3 and a half hours with our son, which felt like much longer. Alyssa was taken back to her room we got a couple of hours of sleep and cried buckets of tears, and thanked our Father in Heaven for our small part in Edwards life. At a little after 5am Jared went home to take Breanna to track practice, and then to meet Denee and the 3 younger girls at Alyssa's room. The healing process was started and continues on at this time.

HUG your children and tell them how much you LOVE them everyday, for you never know when it will be the last day.

May the Blessings of the Lord be upon your families is our prayer!

My Blog...

is driving me nuts. I can't figure out why the comments and other stuff is posting before my post. I have tried to arrange it several times to be the way I want it, but it isn't working. AUGH!

Where to begin?

I have so much catching up to do...and so little time to do it in! School started for the girls back in August of 2009. Yep, I am that far behind. Wish that I had pictures...but they are on the broken computer...and I only have a couple of pictures of Jodi, the other girls were so excited that they ran off once we got to school. Yes, our girls are growing up. Breanna is in the 7th grade, Oh My Goodness, I have a child in Jr. High. Amber is in the 5th grade. Candace is in the 3rd grade and Jodi is in the 1st grade. I love all of their teachers, they are wonderful and caring.

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas. But I can't remember the details, guess that I should journal more often so that I can't forget. But onto the next big post.