Family Picture

Family Picture

Saturday, January 21, 2012


Hope ecperienced her first snow and sled ride and like anything different she said "NO WAY".


She had her surgery on the 10th and things are going ok.  She is eating little bits of food, but still drinking her formula.  She just doesn't care for any 'soft' foods. 

She is doing really well though and we love experiencing all her firsts!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

2 months

Dear Hope,

You've officially been ours for 2 months!  What a blessing you have been to our family!  You have learned so much in those two months. 
  •  Instead of soothing yourself(in unhealthy ways), you cry when hurt. 
  •  Instead of screaming at bed time, you put your thumb in your mouth and fall to sleep on your own. 
  •  Instead of being underweight(at 19lbs), you've gained 3 pounds and are almost a healthy weight! 
  •  Instead of drinking 5 bottles, you are eating some solid food and completely on a sippy cup. 
  •  Instead of not knowing how to play with ANY toys, you love your stethoscope and to steal all of brothers trains.
You learn new things each day and we're so happy you're home with us! 

Monday, January 2, 2012


Long past due post about Christmas!

Hope had a good time opening the presents!  She liked the paper more than the gifts.  She is still learning to play with the things and has little patience to figure out how things work. 

Real life starts again tomorrow with medical appts, early intervention etc.  It was nice to have a break from the medical things for a few days!

This week she has a consult with two surgeons and an evaluation with early intervention.  On Tuesday, Jan 10th, she'll have her palate surgery.  Please be in prayer for her.

A few fun Christmas photos!