Thursday, November 27, 2008

It's Thanksgiving!

YEAH! (His newest trick!)

Since Sean is working today and tomorrow and Cooper and I are heading home for Thanksgiving festivities, we had our own little feast on Tuesday night. He will join us tomorrow evening for our third (counting this one) Thanksgiving meal with his family.

Small feast but yummy: Lemon Garlic seasoned turkey breast, stuffing, green bean casserole, cinnamon apples, tea and water

Got a whole box of these candles for our wedding as a gift. They are perfect for occasions such as this.

First Turkey Hand Print - 7 mos. You should have seen me trying to trace Cooper's hand while he was trying to grab the paper with the same hand. This was hanging on the door when Sean came home from work - the dinner was a surprise to him.

I think the thing that we are most thankful for this season is health. As Cooper and Sean have been in the hospital for various reasons in the past two months and currently Cooper is battling an ear infection, I am grateful for the Great Physician and the healing that he provides. Knowing that he's got it all - in the good times and the bad - is such a comfort.

May God Bless You on this Thanksgiving Day and don't forget to remember Whom we owe our Thanks!

Monday, November 24, 2008


My friend Alison, tagged here goes!

1. In high school I actually went to National Competition for Future Homemakers of America - twice! This was a really cool club in my high school, I promise! I competed in the division of creating an educational program for children. This makes sense if you see my sewing skills (or lack thereof)!

2. My feet don't tan. I don't have to use sunscreen or anything on them and can have them in the sun all day without any effects - trust me, I've tried. I have a permanent sock line in the summer time.

3. One of my all time favorite things is thunderstorms. LOVE them...thankfully, Cooper and Parker don't seem to be scared of them either.

4. My pinkies are crooked. With my palms facing me, I can place my hands side by side and the tops of my pinkies don't touch. They've never been broken - I was just made like that!

5. I really love tomatoes. Not the yellow ones, only the red.

6. I collect angels. Sean gets me one each Christmas and has since our first Christmas together when we had been dating for only a few weeks and he didn't even know that I collected them.

7. I have a thing for tacky Christmas Lights. Not on our house, but on everyone else's. We spend lots of time driving around in pursuit of these during the Christmas season.

People that I tag:

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Recovery and teeth

So Cooper is a little champ! He is acting as if he didn't even have surgery two days ago. He is eating, sleeping, peeing, pooping, and playing so well. Kids rebound so fast! He is still getting tylenol every 4-6 hrs. as prescribed by the doctor for another day but really has not appeared to be in any pain.

He now has his first tooth confirmed by mom, dad, and grandma. We can all feel the little sharp edge poking through on the front bottom right. We actually found it on Monday and it was a sweet little reminder that he is still our very healthy baby boy.

Monday, November 3, 2008


Cooper is out of surgery and we are back at home. The anesthesia went well and Cooper is currently napping and not in any pain that we can tell. He is his normal happy self. They put some numbing medicine in his incisions that will last 4-5 hrs. and we have already given him one dose of tylenol and will keep giving this regularly for the next 3 days.

The surgery itself went well - as planned. The outcome was not as good as we had hoped but God is in Control, God loves us, and Cooper is fearfully and wonderfully made.

I know this is really vague but just keep us in your prayers as we are dealing with some raw emotions right now. Thanks for all of the prayers and support that has gotten us to this point. We appreciate it more than you know.

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Tomorrow Cooper is scheduled for surgery at 7:00am at Brenner's Children's Hospital. The surgery is supposed to be outpatient, only lasting 1-2 hrs. The nurse that called Friday said that hopefully we will be on our way home by 10:00 am if everything goes well. It is supposed to be a fairly simple and common procedure, nevertheless, we do ask for and covet your prayers. Said like the fiercely protective parent that I am, "It is still surgery and it is still our little boy." Although we do know and proclaim that God is in Control, He is the Great Physician, and He knows and wants what's best for Cooper.

I will update the blog as frequently as I can tomorrow. It helps to calm and organize my own thoughts when I can see them here in black and white. Honestly, I know in my head and heart that "God's got this" but my inner sinful self is still anxious.

Specific requests:
1. Complete healing for Cooper
2. Uncomplicated surgery/anesthesia
3. Speedy recovery process/pain management
4. Ease of nerves for Sean and I
5. Rest for all tonight - including Cooper who can't eat after 2:00 am

Thanks so much for partnering with us in this walk.