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!!!
Our Disney vacation has finally came to an end and we enjoyed every minute of it. The kids had such a great time and we made memories that I will never forget! Ayla cried when I told her we were leaving Disney to come home! We got home late Monday evening and I have been trying to get caught up on sleep and laundry. The kids did great on the plane, they actually enjoyed it. It was a little rough for Brennan the first and last 10 minutes on the plane because you have to turn off all electronics and so he was not happy that he had to turn his phone off..hehe! We stayed on Disney property, so the Disney "magical express bus" picked us up at the airport and took us to our hotel. We stayed at the "Coronado Springs Resort", the property was gorgeous, we stayed in what was called a "cabana" that looked out over the lagoon. We did not spend much time in our room, we were on the go from 8 or 9 in the morning until at least 10pm at night. The last night we were there, we actually didn't get back to the room until 1am, so needless to say, we need a vacation from our vacation..lol! Here are a few pictures on the plane, I plan to blog about each day at Disney, I am still getting pictures uploaded onto the computer, it will be hard to narrow them down to only a few, as I only took 400 pictures..lol. The plane pictures are not great because they were taken with my cell phone. Can't wait to see what everyone else is up too!! Tomorrow we are driving 3.5 hours to Ayla's Rheumatolgy appointment. I am praying that maybe we can start to decrease her meds! Wouldn't that be awesome!
There he is, doing what he does best!!! My little I-phone genius!!
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."