This is the amazing story of our micro preemie, John Craig. He was born on November 30, 2005 at 24 weeks and 5 days gestation. He weighed 1 pound 8 ounces and was 12 inches long. John is a true miracle and an inspiration to all that meet him!
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29.11

Thursday, June 30, 2011

On The Mend

I think my Elmo lovin cowgirl is finally on the mend.....after five long days of this crud!!!!

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

My Poor Baby

Poor baby Hope has been sick as a dog:(  First we thought it was the stomach flu, then ear infection with possible strep throat (urgent care diagnosed, ) now we're thinking stomach bug again.  Whatever it is we hope it's over soon.  I hate when my kids don't feel good.

You'd think the 115 degrees weather here would kill off all these icky bugs!

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Dream Vacation

John said his dream vacation was to go camping with Grams and Papa (at my Aunt's cabin).....when told he was going he said, "My dream came true!"

We got him all packed up yesterday and off he went.  I think he was more excited to go camping then he was for Christmas.  He kept saying, "Are we leaving yet?  I want to go so badly!"

Love my little man and LOVE my parents (and in-laws) for all they do for us and our kids (and for making John's dream come true!)

 I miss him so much.........and he hasn't even been gone for 24 hours yet.  And. sissy keeps saying, "Where John go?"  I think we all miss our favorite little man!!!

Sunday, June 19, 2011


Happy Father's Day to the BEST Daddy EVER!!!!  Our kids are blessed to have such an amazing, loving, caring, encouraging and supportive Daddy like you.

I'll NEVER forgot the day in the NICU (day 9 to be exact) when the Dr.'s sat us all down and told us everything that would be wrong with John and then encouraged us to take him off life support.  THANK YOU for cutting them off mid sentence and telling them to do whatever it takes to save our son. THANK YOU for reminding me daily that no matter what the outcome, he was OUR son and he would be loved unconditionally.  THANK YOU for supporting me (and taking care of John) through a very rough pregnancy with our little girl. THANK YOU for giving me the two most PERFECT children in the world.  THANK YOU for being you and for ALL you do for us!

We love you Daddy and hope you have a wonderful day!

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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Take That.....

My boy if OFF his feeding pump at breakfast.....and eating all by himself!!!  We are still supplementing for lunch and dinner but who cares, the kid gets the healthiest blend around....I'm in no rush to get him off completely:)  

So, take that you darn feeding pump!!!!!!

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Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Been Busy

We've certainly been busy this summer.  Lately, we've been playing with our friends and enjoying new bedroom sets.  John said, "This is the coolest bunk bed EVER!"  

 John now has a desk in his do his homework (yikes!)

John took this picture and text it to my mom...ALL BY HIMSELF!!!

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Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Summer Time!

Summer is in full effect and we are lovin it!!!!!!!!!  Our schedule is jammed pack with weekly activities, therapies, play dates and time to get bored over here (hopefully!)

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