Monday, August 31, 2009

Pa's birthday dinner!

We went to Bonefish Grill last night for my Pa's birthday. It didn't seem right thought cause Dad is in the hospital, and Neal was out of town for work, and Deana is at home with Bailey cause Bailey has the flu. So my family is falling apart basically. I didn't even get a pic of Pa but here is some of the kids and Jordyn being silly with the chopsticks.

My dad didn't get to leave today and go to lakeshore cause his blood pressure dropped really low this morning and he was dehydrated. So he is still there. He is through with the medicine though. They are going to come and evaluate him in the morning and we will go from there. They are wanting him to go lakeshore for some therapy but he is really ready to come home, he misses these grandkids so bad. So we will have to wait and see what he decides to do. Deana and Bailey can't go around him until she has been completely well for like 3 days. Even if we have a cold we can't be around him. He is very susceptible to anything right now. That makes it difficult to cause it seems like the kids keep something but now we have to be extra careful about it.

Dinner with SS friends!

We went to dinner with some of our good friends from Sunday School for Shanes birthday. We went to Firebirds, then to Brusters ice cream, and then to Krispy Kreme. We were all about desert that night. WE had a great time. The kids stayed with Nana and pop and they had a great time.

Saturday, August 29, 2009


Dad is feeling a little better. He finishes up his medicine at 2 a.m. on Sunday morning. They decided that it was more important for him to have the medicine and they would just watch his blood count level. They are just watching the spots for now on his kidney and lung. Will update after he gets off the medicine to see if he has improved any.

First Trussville Football Game!

Last night we went to the first Trussville football and they won. GO HUSKIES!!! Stacy came and got Brady early cause they had bouncy things there and all this stuff for the kids to do. I took Jordyn up there closer to time for the game. The kids did wonderful. In the picture with Jordyns arms up in the air that is what she does when you say Go Huskies!

Adams 10 year reunion!

Adam had his 10 year reunion at the Cantina last Saturday night. He enjoyed catching up with everyone!

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Nevermind about yesterday. My dad has woke up really bad this morning and we got bad news. His white blood count has dropped to dangerous level and had to come off the medicine. There is infection somewhere and they gotta find it. He is just laying there crying and not in good spirits at all. Please pray!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Today he had a better day. He felt a little better. So hopefully the medicine is working. They did another MRI with dye running through him and didn't see anything. They are going to just watch his spots for now and he will have another PET scan in December. We are taking this as positive news for now and just continuing to pray. My dad has a long way to go before he will be anywhere near back to normal. That is very hard for me to say cause my kids won't understand what happened to papa. Brady already wants to know why is he in the doctor and when is he coming home and honestly we don't know. My dad calls and talks to the kids everyday and says now "Ash show them a picture of meme and papa daily so they won't forget me" it just breaks my heart. God is good and he has been very good to my family, and I haven't forgotten that but it is so hard for me to not ask why is something else happening to him, and I know why not but I really feel like he can't catch a break. I haven't posted pics in forever cause my life has been so chaotic but last saturday Bailey did win 4th grade Miss Hewitt. That is her 2nd year in a row to win and she was beautiful. Will post pics. I also have a pic from Adams 10 year reunion!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Most recent news

Just got back from the hospital and my dad does not look good at all and is so weak. He can't walk at all, he just shakes from head to toe trying to get anywhere. They did find out he has Guillians Barre Syndrome. He had a virus last week and instead of it leaving his body it attached to a nerve in his leg. If this is not caught in time he will be a vegetable. We are hoping it is caught in time. He started a 5 day drip 8 hours a day today. It's not for sure he will 100% recover but hopefully he will but it takes like a year. We are still waiting to hear if the spots on his kidneys or lungs is cancer. My dad deserves a break. It is always something and he is getting very tired. Just please continue to keep him and my family in your prayers!

Update on Dad

Ok the doctor said this morning that the MRI didn't show up anything, but they are thinking it is cancer, and something to do with the brain. They are doing a CT scan on his lung, sonar on his kidney, and a neurologist is coming in. Not wonderful news but we still don't really know much. Please just continue praying.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Prayers Needed!

My dad was admitted into the hospital on Sunday. He had been very sick all weekend. We got news this morning after having a CAT scan they think he may have had a mini stroke in his brain and they found a spot on his kidney. We are devastated of course. They did an MRI today and we should hopefully know more in the morning. Please pray for a miracle. I feel like it is always bad news, but I know God is in control. Thanks everyone!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Jordyn's 15 month Checkup!

Today I took Jordyn for her 15 month checkup. He said she looked perfect. She weighs 23 pounds and is 30 1/4 inches long. She is in the 50th percentile for both, so that is wonderful. One of these pictures is of her when she got a hold of some purple lipstick of hers the other night. It was all over her face:) She can say bye bye, baby, bubba, meme, papa, dada, mama, nanny, bay bay. She can do chicken, cow, and lion noises. When she doesn't want to do something instead of saying no she makes the sound for no (don't know how to spell the sound) and she shakes her head yes when she does want something and says uh huh. That is about all her tricks for now, or all I can think of!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Brady's 1st day of preschool

Well this morning was Brady's first morning of preschool. He was very excited. He has to do the car line this year which he was very excited about and he did great, me on the other hand when he got out I cried like a baby cause he looked like such a big boy. He said he had a wonderful first day and we absolutely love his teacher which helps. She is very sweet and spoils them to death which is what I want!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Chuckee Cheese

Today after church we took the kids to chuckee cheese. They had such a great time. Brady starts school in the morning and I am so sad:( I will post pics from his first day tomorrow!

Just hanging out at home!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Lake Sunday School Social

We went to the lake today for our Sunday School Social. We had a lot of fun hanging out with all of our friends. The kids had a blast! WE also had a shrimp boil there and it was very good!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Alabama Adventure!

WE met Bre and Carter there yesterday and the boys had a great time. Brady and Carter are a lot alike so he has a great time with him. That has definitely been a big hit this summer!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Spiderman at Chic-Fil-A

On Tuesday night Spiderman came to Chick-fil-a in Trussville. It was very neat they got to talk and play with him. WE met Christy and Asher up there and the boys had the best time.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Lake Trip

WE went to the lake this weekend with my sister and her family. WE had lots of fun. We don't have anymore free weekends this month so we decided to go and came back Saturday night so we could make it to church on Sunday. Our schedules are getting very busy with school starting and all. The first pic is the kids hanging out at the house in their chair making silly faces. They are so silly.