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, July 28, 2011

Good Bye WA!






On our last day in WA, Hubs and I enjoyed one last morning run (in the nice cool weather,) the kids enjoyed their morning walk with Grams and Papa (Hopie fell asleep as she did every morning) and we made a quick stop at the Space Needle before heading to the airport.

Thanks Mom and Dad for a memorable week.  It was fun.....the flight home was not:)

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Day Seven

Our last full day at Birch Bay was spent playing at the beach and enjoying an early birthday celebration for Hopie.

The kids and Grams made some yummy cupcakes....and after eating spoonfuls of batter John declared, "I'm the best cupcake taster." 













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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Day Five


On Day five we ventured over to a dairy farm to indulge in the BEST ice cream ever.....more bubblegum ice cream for John and birthday cake ice cream for my soon to be birthday girl.  Did I mention this was the best ice cream EVER?

We also waved to Canada from across the bay.  Mommy slacked on getting our passports so these pictures are the closest we were able to get.

We also learned how to skip rocks into the water today.  John LOVED it!








Hello Canada!



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Friday, July 22, 2011

Day Four


Day four was a sun shinning, beach playing, sand dollar finding, bubblegum ice cream eating, clam chowder devouring kind of day!





John said his favorite part of vacation was when he walked way out in the ocean (when the tide was out) with Grams and Papa!

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Day Three

Day three was super cold.....there were no complaints from these Arizona visitors though.  We're enjoying every bit of this chilly weather.

The day included...Kids day at the park, pirate ship rides, hotdogs, donuts, snow cones, reading and walks along the beach.

Another fun day in WA!!!!











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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Day Two


We woke up on day two to a cold and rainy Seattle day.......and LOVED it!  Our first stop was Starbucks (of course) and then onto the Seattle Aquarium.  It was definitely the BEST aquarium we've ever been too.....and the kids had a blast.  After we tired them out at the aquarium we hoped in the car and drove two hours north to Birch Bay......to our cute little beach condo.





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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

We LOVE Seattle

A quick recap of our first day of vacation in Seattle!!!

*Three hour flight to Seattle (first flight for Hopie.)  It wasn't terrible but it wasn't great either.  My lap child did not want to stay on my lap.....and screamed a few times.  However, we did get two compliments from two other passengers on how well the kids did.  Little did they know that I was either threatening or bribing them the entire flight.

*First taxi ride for both kids.  As John was climbing in the cab he said, "Hmmmmmm.  I'm not so sure about this.  I've never been in a yellow cab before."  

*Fancy Hotel (as John would say) and yummy restaurants.

*Pike's Market and throwing fish!

*Dancing little girl to Blue Grass street musicians......all the tourists were videoing her.

*Tired little girl who napped for two hours while we enjoyed Starbucks.

*Lots of yummy fruit from the market.....including itty bitty grapes (which were the kids favorite.)

*Mariners baseball game

It was a PERFECT day and a PERFECT start to our vacation.














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