Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Storch Interview

Todd and Tara's interview with WFAA Channel 8:

We love you and our thoughts and prayers are with you during this impossible time.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Taylor Tribute

Today, family and friends gathered for a balloon release in Taylor's honor.

Click here if you can't view the video:

I was looking for a video of her and found this:

The video is titled "The Last Dance"...

Monday, March 15, 2010

Storch article

All you need to do is read this article to see how truly amazing the Storch family is:
Even in total tragedy, they are giving and optimistic. You guys are my heroes!
"So teach us to number our days,
That we may gain a heart of wisdom.
Oh satisfy us early with Your mercy,
That we may rejoice and be glad all our days!"
Psalm 90:10, 12, 14

Manic Monday

My friend, Ebes, posted an entry on her blog about the "fun" Monday she had last week, so I am just following in her footsteps.
Today was REAL fun. What is happening to my Darby boys? The nutritionist suggested I use fresh spinach in our daily smoothies to give Carson an extra dose of vitamins. I use them in my smoothies so I thought it was a great idea. Not so much-- he has awful diaper rash. Again. I feel so helpless when I learn that the foods I am feeding him are hurting him. I know I can't control it all, but as a mom there is a lot of guilt and frustration.

Then, my sweet friends lose their daughter in a tragic skiing accident (see latest post). Talk about perspective. I can't imagine what they are facing and feeling right now. They have been on my mind constantly.

To celebrate my mom's birthday, we had decided to go to the Arbor Hills nature reserve to take a long walk and have a picnic with the kids. My mom headed over and meanwhile, I got a call from Nathan saying he was feeling lousy. After a few texts we decided he should come home and try to rest. So, my mom and Nathan arrive at the same time. Within 35 minutes, we have decided to take Nathan to the ER. Happy birthday, mom. I am so sorry you were home with the kids all day, but I am SO thankful you were here to help us. I don't know what I would have done. We decided Nathan should go to the hospital because he is a type I diabetic and he was getting extremely dehydrated. He couldn't keep anything down. I just couldn't handle taking care of both kids and managing Nathan's blood sugar and fluid intake. I am so glad we took him in. We aren't sure if it was a bad case of food poisoning or a stomach virus, but is one sick puppy. He received two bags of fluids and good meds.

Everyone is in bed now. I am about to do the same thing. Yeah Monday! I am learning that my initials are MED for a reason. I am in training for my Mom MD.

Beyond understanding

Please keep the Storch family in your thoughts and prayers. Tara was my "upline" in Arbonne, but she means so much more to me as a friend and mentor. We became great friends working together and I got to know her whole family during the process. The Storch family has a solid foundation in Christ. Tara and Todd are truly in love and respect each other. Tara is the most amazing mother. She (and they) are a family I adore and look up to in many, many ways.

Yesterday while on a family ski trip in Colorado, Taylor (14 years old) hit a tree in a tragic ski accident. She was wearing a helmet. She broke her arm, her leg, and punctured a lung. She was put on life support immediately. I just got word that they took her off life support. UNREAL.

I can't imagine what they are feeling. I don't have the words. I just ask for many prayers for this amazing, amazing family. I chose this picture because I love this and it represents them perfectly:

Taylor is the oldest daughter on the left.
We love you, Storch family!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Our beautiful ballerina

Alex is in love with ballet. We are thrilled that she enjoys it so much. We find her practicing at home with her slippers on constantly and she asks almost every day if it's ballet day. She will have a recital in June. The dance studio hosted a parent's observation night, so we finally got to go see our star in action. Here are a few pics from our night:

I think she enjoys the mirrors and dressing up far more than the actual ballet lesson

Alex takes her turn on the trampoline

Look at that sweet girl!
Here is a short video from class. She was first in line (I can't help but laugh...she is always first) so the teacher is using her as the example:

If you are unable to view the video, click here:

We don't see Alex joining the NYC company anytime soon, but we love that she has discovered an appreciation for dance!