My "better half". An amazing husband, father and my best friend. He loves his kids, God, fast cars and dirt bikes. He is the most wonderful person I know!
My first born. The best big brother ever and the comedian of the family. With a heart of gold, he loves to ski, play sports and video games. He may be the oldest, but he will always be my baby!
Our six year old with a passion for singing and dancing. A little princess for sure. She knows what she wants and is determined to get it. She loves her babies, brothers and her daddy. She is a master at Guitar Hero and she already knows how to use a screwdriver. We are so proud of her, she is our little angel!
Our very smart five year old who loves his mommy. He loves to snuggle and play on the computer.You will find him sucking his thumb and carrying his blue blankie everywhere he goes. An I-phone expert and a professional "plasma" car driver, he is a lover of food and all things electronic. What a sweet little blessing he is to our family!
I am blessed with a wonderful husband of five years and three amazing children. I am a RN but have decided to stay home and raise my children. I love shopping, the color pink, reading a good book, anything with polka dots, the Lord, diet cokes, reality tv, the beach, decorating my house, taking pictures and always looking at life with the glass half full. I love my life and my family, God has definitely been good to me!!!
This month so far has not been good at all. Her ankle stays swollen and she is limping more and more everyday. Her elbow is still bothering her as well and we have recently noticed that she is not turning her neck at times so we think her neck may be getting stiff. I called the Dr. and let him know and he wants to see her before her next appointment. We are going when we get back from the beach at the end of August. I can tell that she is not feeling well and it just breaks my heart. She seems so frail and week and it just worries me at times. She does have a low hemoglobin so this may be playing a part in how she is feeling as well. She seems tired all of the time and she sleeps a lot for a child her age. It is still a battle everyday but Ayla is proving to us that she is our little warrior.
Hi, this blog was initially started to document my daughter's trials and triumphs as she lives and copes with an auto immune disease, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. Although I often update on Ayla's condition, this blog has become our "family blog" as well. Ayla was diagnosed at the age of 18 months old, she is now six and we are still fighting this battle. She is on naproxen and weekly injections of Methotrexate (a chemotherapy drug) and Enbrel. If you are new to this blog, please start at the beginning to read about Ayla's initial diagnosis. I am very hopeful that we are going to defeat this and that she will lead a healthy, active life. I tell her all the time that she is my little warrior. She is so brave and I love her so much. I appreciate any and all of your prayers.
Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand."