Friday, April 24, 2009

Happy Birthday, Gracie Girl!

On April 28th,2003 Gracie was born and changed our lives forever. It is amazing how life's little twists and turns can completely turn your "life plan" inside out and make you reach deep inside and search yourself for life's great meaning.

Many of you probably remember the weeks and months that followed Gracie's birth. It was almost three months until she got to come home and it was one of the happiest days of our lives. She has endured more in the past six years than I will probably endure in a lifetime! She teaches me what patience, endurance and joy truly mean. She fills our home with light and has the most contagious laugh you've ever heard.

Cystic Fibrosis is part of our daily routine much like bathing or brushing your teeth. Gracie has two, thirty-minute vest treatments each day as well as two breathing treatments to help thin out the mucous in her lungs. She takes about twenty pills a day. She sometimes asks, "why me" and that's a hard question for a mom to answer. One thing I do tell her is that I'm trying to help find a cure. When I spend hours making phone calls for donations or counting pennies from the local elementary school fundraiser, I'm doing it to help her be healthier and live to be a grandma someday.

If you'd like to help us find a cure, you can make a donation here:
or you can send it to us at 11537 S. Lizzie Cove South Jordan, UT 84095.
(Please make checks to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.)

Every penny helps! Thanks so much for your support!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Good times

Every monday night is family night at our house. We always start the night with a song and a prayer. Usually there is much excitement about who will be "performing" the opening song...And it usually turns out something like this....

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Big thirty three!

Happy Birthday Craigy! You are always the one to let the kids stay up late and fall asleep in our bed, make me laugh when I'm crying and keep your cool when everything around you is falling apart. Your positive attitude and encouraging words do more for this family than you'll ever realize. We love you..."all the way to the mountains and back."