Monday, December 27, 2010

It's complicated.

I am so grateful for all the support, love and prayer. Seriously. She needs all the prayers we can send up, thank you. I will simplify mainly because there is still so many unknowns.

We are seeing a Pediatric Gastroenterologist - Concerning her liver functions. On her one year heart check up a blood test indicated a possible problem. Please pray it is nothing.

Then her knees swelled and would not extend. Her hamstrings cramped up and now her back is hurting. A Pediatric Rheumatologist is joining the mix. Is is mechanical? Meaning the position of her feet, ankles, and knees are not lined up correctly. With her heart feeling better she was a lot more active, able to walk further, this activity could of started this.
Or is it more serious and long term, Arthritis?
Or is it tied back to the liver?
Pray it is NOT the second or third!! The first we can 'fix' with lots physical therapy and orthotics.

Her eyes rolling back episode on Christmas Eve was not heart related so that is a praise!! It may of been medication, dehydration, ???

To sum it up we need prayer that Isabelle has the fewest complications possible with her liver and legs as possible. That the pain will subside so she can walk upright. Now she is all hunched over and miserable, some mornings crawling. And lastly for all the poking and prodding to come on Wednesday. We need answers but getting them is hard to put her though.
She is amazing, sweet, and patient while we are scrambling to find some help. Thank you sweet friends, we should know more after Wednesday.

Monday, December 06, 2010


Jackers Turns NiNe... Seattle Style. At his request we celebrated Jack's birthday in Seattle and what a day we had. He wanted to go to a store called 'Fireworks' to pick out something new for his miniature collection, to his favorite candy store and ride the Christmas carousel. We ended the day at his favorite Seattle restaurant... Claim Jumper.
Happy Birthday Sweet Boy!

Jack's fav candy store.
Fireworks...home of the tiny miniature glass animals.

Go Big or Go home... with a 12' tree

Our reputation proceeds us... Tree looks perfect size in the forest but a bit ridiculous when it goes on the top of the car and even worse when we try to get it into the house. All 12' feet of it.

Saturday, November 20, 2010


I have no kids and no husband this morning so I am working on my 2009 family photo book. When I came to these pics I had an overwhelming Thankfulness for how blessed I have been in my life. I just adore this people with my whole heart. Thank You Jesus for entrusting me with these three people. I am so, so thankful for them.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

She is a Winner!!!

Izzy conquered again in the Special Olympics bowling tournament. It is is the most fun to watch! Even if these sweet girls got one pin, they would turn around and be so proud, give each other high fives and celebrate. Congratulations Bellie! May my heart not burst with pride.

Right after the tournament, we had to rush over and show Ethan (and his football team) her medal!

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Mountain School

We had the best time at Mountain school last week! It was absolutely beautiful and I enjoyed so much to spend time with Ethan's class and the fun parents that went too. Let me know if you want a disk and I will make sure and get one to you... Full Set Here.

Trick o Treat!

We just went all over the place this Halloween. It was a fun filled family time. And see what you get when you push your nose up at the Halloween costumes we got you... Isabelle and I will wear them and you will be jealous when you can't walk fast wearing a box!