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

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

6th Birthday!

 John's birthdays are always a bit emotional for me.

However, today on my big guys 6th birthday we are going to celebrate......celebrate ALL of his  accomplishments, the NUMEROUS obstacles he's overcome and the MANY lives he's touched and changed for the better.  I love you Johnboy more than you'll ever know.  You've made me a better person.....a better Mommy and I'll be forever grateful that God choose me!!!

Today we are also celebrating my parents 43rd wedding anniversary and my Dads very last day of work before retirement!!!

November 30, 2011 is definitely a PERFECT day!!!











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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

There are soooooooooo many things that I am thankful for this year......of course the health and happiness of my children, hubby and family are top on my list!  BUT I am extremely thankful this Thanksgiving that after 15 years away my big brother, sister n-law and sweet niece are finally back home!!!!!

I LOVE this time of year!!!
















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Monday, November 28, 2011

First Class!

Today my baby girl started dance.  She is the cutest little ballerina I've ever seen.

I think we've found her calling!!!!



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Monday, November 21, 2011

6th Birthday Party

We celebrated John's 6th birthday this weekend and boy was it fun!  All of his cousins, friends and almost his entire class came (they are such a sweet group of kids.)  We played in the park, had a kickball game (it was the funniest thing I've ever seen,) ate hotdogs for dinner and baseball cupcakes for dessert.  The day couldn't have gone any better.

Thank you to everyone who made this day so special.  He had the BEST time and is still smiling about it!!!


Heading off to play with Auntie Alli!


Cupcakes!!!


Hopie and her BFF, cousin Paige!


Paigers doing tricks on the walker:)


Making our teams for the kickball game.


Birthday boy is first up to kick!



Uncle Craig and Hopie pitching!


Kurt and Hopie pitching!


Cousin Ashley!!!


Hopie making snow (sand) angels on the pitchers mound.....in the middle of the game:)


John and Grammy


John and Nana


Taking a walk around the park.


John and his good friend, Kaycee.


Dinner time!


And, singing time!


Making his wish!


Opening up presents.

I cannot believe he's 6!!!!!!!!  Well, almost:) 

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Friday, November 18, 2011

No Privacy

Poor John can not escape these two.  He can't even go to the potty without them following him in there:)

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Thursday, November 17, 2011