October 20, 2014

Eva faces

This girls face just makes me SO HAPPY!

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My favorite part of this video is the last 15 seconds where she gives me a dirty look.

Train Concert

I’m so glad Rich isn’t as boring as me or else we wouldn’t ever do anything fun! He’s always the one trying to find fun things for us to do as a family and on dates and I’m always the one that is cool with staying home. I’m not as fun as I look(bahahaha!). So, a few weeks ago he asked if I wanted to go to a Train concert in South Ogden. All that came to mind when I thought of Train was, “Hey soul sister!”. Yeah, I wasn’t super interested. I have to mention that I also NEVER know who sings the songs I love, ask my sister, I’m the worst at knowing bands. I wasn’t thrilled about it but Rich seemed really excited so I just rolled my eyes and said ok. Ummm….so glad I did! Did you know that Train sings a lot of awesome songs? I tried to act pretty bored at the beginning but after so many good songs I had to start singing along.

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Did you know that date night is really good for your marriage? So glad we can have one every week.

October 4, 2014

Finish line in sight!

2 days ago we had another visit to the ENT for a scope of Eva’s vocal cords to see her progress. The last scope she had was 7 months ago and there was absolutely no movement in them. HERE is that post.

Waiting for Dr. Muntz

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This time the news we got was a little different……THEY ARE MOVING!!!! What a relief! Even though we’ve been through this twice, the nerves never go away. I was so nervous that Eva was going to be different from Aidan and Arabella and not have any movement but she did and we were jumping for joy!

Here’s the video of the scope:

A little traumatic but she’s toughSmile Dr. Muntz was very optimistic and thinks that she could possibly get the trach out within the month! WHAT?!?! I had to hold back tears because that was something that I hadn’t even considered or let enter my mind. While the idea of getting the trach out that soon is so exciting, Rich and I are really nervous about that. Flu season out here is brutal and our fear of having a newly decanulated baby in the middle of flu season holds us back. The risk of her getting so sick that she has to be re-trached is a real possibility and that fear alone makes her having the trach for 4-5 more months sound like the better option. We will have to discuss this further with the ENT.  Anyway, all of this is dependent on how she does on the cap. The cap is exactly that, a cap for her trach. She can’t breathe in or out through her trach so it is basically like she doesn’t have one. She has to slowly progress on the cap until she is using it all day.

Here is the video of her trying the cap for the first time:

She was so traumatized from the scope that she was terrified of the oxygen sat monitor!

Eva with Dr. Muntz.

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Some baby comfort food calmed her right down and made her forget about that horrible experience.

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Can’t believe our trach time is coming to an end. Can’t say I’m gonna miss it.

October 2, 2014


Lately, all things in our world are Pokemon…




Friends come over with their boxes and binders of cards.


They talk of battling, EX’s, and trading.


Some parents, who shall remain unnamed, even get involved, confronting other parents about traded/stolen cards and asking for the return of said cards.

We attend Pokemon parties…

(LOVE this kid!)



Play Pokemon bingo.



And what is our world coming to when even the baby is into Pokemon?

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Heaven help us!


Who does this remind you of?









Rain or Shine

When a bad attitude can’t be changed with kind and encouraging words, maybe a short run in the rain will help.



The past couple of days have been a challenge. I’m not sure why but Aidan has been very defiant. I’m trying to make changes in our routine to see if that will help. Rich and I are trying to spend more one on one time with him. He still needs to have a consequence for talking back and making bad choices so running laps it is! A few days ago I woke him up for school and the first thing he said to me was, “I had a bad dream. I dreamed you kept saying, 17 laps! 18 laps! 19 laps!” Haha! Poor guy! He hates laps and I’m really happy about that because we have a fitting and appropriate consequence for him.


He can be quite the challenge but he still melts my heart when I tell him I love him and his response every single time is, “I love you more!” That is simply not possible, buddy.


September 27, 2014


Arabella has a new best friend and it’s this cute little guy.


This is Noah and he is awesome. The moment Arabella wakes up she wants to run across the street to play with him. While they are very much opposites, they actually play really well together. How are Noah and Arabella opposites?

*Arabella is VERY affectionate and Noah would prefer not to be touched.

*Arabella is a chatter box and Noah is pretty quiet and enjoys some peace and quiet.

*Arabella is stubborn and Noah is easy going.

The cool thing is that they still really love being together and spend the majority of every single day together.



Cutest little pals ever!

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