Friday, March 5, 2010


Carson's endoscopy was a piece of cake. It was evident that we were surrounded in layers of prayers because every moment was calm. Carson was perfect. There really isn't another word to describe the experience. Unexpectedly, the doctors allowed us in the OR and we were able to be there until the very last moment. The doctors were so nonchalant. They were joking and laughing while we watched Carson pass out. Our doc looked at me and said, "Sorry, we forget this is a big deal for parents."
It was awesome and surreal to see our son under anesthesia. We were able to pray over him and touch him and he was never upset because we were there the whole time.
After the procedure, the nurse brought Carson back to us and he cried for about 5-10 seconds. He was so happy to see us and immediately cuddled and settled in. I guess he's a pro from doing this in January. Seriously though, most toddlers have a pretty tough time for 20-40 minutes after waking up. The docs said they've never seen a kiddo this calm and he won the "ideal patient award."

The GI doc said that things looked "normal" but we will have to wait until we get the results back from the biopsy and blood work to get the answers we've been waiting for.
Thank you all so much for your thoughts, encouragement and prayers. Clearly, God is listening.
I will meet the doc next Tuesday at 1:00 to discuss the results.

"Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security." -- Jeremiah 33:6

Mommy and C get some snuggles
Daddy and son bonding time

"High tech crib"-- Nathan was jealous. Seriously, it was cool.

A sweet pic after the endoscopy. What a trooper!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Trust is...

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9


Wow, it's been a loooong time since I've posted happies. Shame on me.
* Nathan returns home tonight from Atlanta-- yeah.
* Carson is walking backwards, slamming baskets with his basketball, kicking balls and going down slides by himself. Can't believe he's 18 months old!
* Alex is reading.
* My dad is rocking at his job. I am so proud of him!
* I am spending a ton of quality time with my mom. We got to see her at work last week and she is such a blessing to everyone she meets.
* Big Bang Theory, Mondays on CBS. Best show ever!!
* Finding peace in the word. "For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Jesus Christ." Phil 1:6
* Happy & hopeful that we will get answers tomorrow after Carson's endoscopy. Prayers, please. 8:00am procedure time.
* Finally-- gorgeous weather. I love sunshine. We are spending our afternoons outside on bug hunts, flying kites and swinging. Doesn't get much better than that!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

I'm not at my wit's end, but it's comforting to know when we end up there, we won't be alone.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Proud Parents

Alex just read TWO whole books by herself. We are so proud. GO ALEX!!!

Randoms from last week

Carson loves to feed mommy
Big brown eyes


he's almost 18 months old!

pops gets a giggle

playdate at the mall. not a great pic, but you get the idea

BFF's love to pose for the camera

Love this pic!

Cute 5 year old!

Lots of posts from this past week...scroll down to see birthday party pics, update on Carson, etc.
Here is a pic of Alex in her new custom Converse tennies that Aunt Onnie designed just for her. They say, "Alex Rocks" on them. Cool, huh?

Have a little faith...

Luke 17:5-6

"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."-- Hebrews 1:1