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

Friday, March 30, 2012

Rodeo Day

On Friday the Kindergartners had Rodeo day at school......Hopie got to join in too!!!


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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Spring Break!

This definitely goes down as one of the best Spring Breaks yet!  The week started off with a movie outing to see the Lorax with Grams, a trip to the Phoenix Zoo with John's best friend from school, Dylan, and a family road trip to visit Mommy's BFF and family in California!!!

The kids did AWESOME in the car on the way to Cali.....and slept the entire ride home!




Playing with our favorite girls, Grace, Ruby and Hazel!!!



Our best attempt at a family photo...hahahahahaha!!!!!!


Waiting to see Shamu!



Watching the dolphins


Daddy trying to win the kids a HUGE stuffed animal


The shark exhibit.....super cool!


Headed to Ruby's on the pier


Checking out the waves

Watching the fisherman



John and Carson waiting to be seated


My boys!


And, ice cream with our little ladies!!!

After our ice cream stop we went to the most amazing park.  It just recently opened in San Clemente and was designed for kids with special needs.  John was able to do EVERYTHING.  It deserves a post of it's own.....so stay tuned!!!

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

First Field Trip

John had his first field trip (and bus ride) the Friday before Spring Break.  He had a blast....and so did I but boy was I tired.....I don't know how I ever was a teacher.  It's hard work!


John and two of his best buddies on the bus heading to the Science Center.


I love his sweet friends!


Playing in the water.


John and his friends at the IMAX....the kids fight over who gets to sit by him:)  


John and the girls holding hands (they hold onto his walker!)  It's the sweetest thing ever.


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Monday, March 26, 2012

Guess Where We've Been!


Yes, I know I have been a big slacker lately with my blog.  I promise to get all caught up soon.  There's a big long post in the works....all about our super fun Spring Break!!!!!

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Sunday, March 18, 2012

First Braids

I cannot believe how quickly my baby girl is growing up. 



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Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Team John 2012

"Team John" is at it again and we're gearing up for the 2012 March for Babies!

The annual walk will be held on Saturday, April 14th at Wesley Bolin Plaza .

We cannot thank you enough for the donations we have already received and for all of our amazing friends, family members and complete strangers that join us for this walk each year. There are no words to explain how truly heart warming it is to see so many of you out there helping us honor our little boy and supporting a cause that is so important to our family.

We know that without all of your prayers and without the March of Dimes, John would not be here today. We are truly humbled to know each and every one of you and cannot thank you enough for continuing on this journey with us.

Now sit back, relax, turn your volume up and watch how far John has come in the past six years!

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

4.2 Tillman Run!

The entire family is running (two get the luxury of ridding in the jogger) the Pat Tillman run this year...... Daddy and I better step it up a notch because this mornings two mile run nearly killed me:)


After our run we relaxed in the backyard.  Got to LOVE AZ weather this time of year!!!



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