Sunday, April 26, 2009

Here are a few of Madison's 6 months pictures that I scanned...







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So, I have a new hobby! I started selling my hair bows at MOM 2 MOM sales. I have only done one sale so far but it went really well! I was the most popular table there! I am calling them Madi's Bows and I am donating a portion of the profits to U of M, Mott Childrens Hospital (where Madison had her surgery). I am also trying to spread Congenital Heart Disease awareness. I made this sign with Madi's story and some facts about CHD. I am working on making handouts for the bags and a bigger sign. I have two more sales coming up in the next month. If it goes really well I might start working on a website. I am also working on making headbands to donate to the little girls at Mott. I am also working on a CHD awareness GIVE-A-WAY (Crystal, I'm stealing your idea!) Any ideas on what I can make for the little boys?




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PRAYERS REQUESTS:
Please pray for Princess Lindsay and Owen who are waiting for heart transplants.
Pray for sweet Bentley who has her open heart surgery in a few weeks.
Pray that cutie Stellan gets to come home soon.
Pray that Katrina has a fast delivery and a healthy baby.
Pray for the Pifers, they have been struggling with infertility and just found out some bad news about their mothers health.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

2 blogs in 1: Madi is 6 months and Skylar's Good Bye Party

Madison Nicole is 6 months old!



My baby is 6 months old! I can't believe it! We went to her 6 months check up and everything was great! She was 17 lbs. 12 oz. (75-90%) and 28 inches long (100%). My girl is such a tall, chunky monkey! Dr. V listened to her heart and said that it sounded "clear", which I am assuming was good. We started her on veggies, which she loves (besides green beans!). She has been really healthy and we pretty much made it through the winter with no sickness! YAY! She is rolling over both ways, sitting up on her own and starting to show signs that she wants to crawl. The older she gets the more fun she is getting! She has quite the personality! She is sweet yet stubborn! When I am nursing her, if I dont pay complete attention to her, or if I talk to someone or laugh at the TV she gets SO mad! She is starting to really recognize people now too. If you are playing with her and you walk away she cries untill you come back! I am having a blast with her! I am so blessed to have such a sweet healthy baby!







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Well...the nightmare continues... TODAY Nicole's family was informed that Allen and Skylar are moving out of state TOMMOROW! He accepted a job and I guess had to move NOW. I can't even imagine what they are going through. First they lose their daughter tragically, then a few days after the one year anniversary of her death their granddaughter/neice/cousin/etc. is being taken away from them so suddenly! Nicole's parents decided to have an open house party to say goodbye to Skylar. I am hoping that they (and I) still get to see her on a regular basis with visits. I am asking everyone that reads my blog to pray for Nicoles family. My heart hurts so bad for them. Here are some pictures from the open house...



"Hey that's a nose, I have one of those!" Skylar and Madison



Madison and Nicole's mom, Candy


Skylar and Nicole's sister, Michelle (and her 11 week old baby in her belly!)

3 week old cutie Trevor



All the girls, Cadence, Skylar, Madison and Eva


Up close and personal with Cadence!


Madi and Eva
Skylar and Uncle Nathan

Skylar and Madison, friends forever, just like their mommies!



Wednesday, April 8, 2009

525,600

Nicole
November 28, 1983-April 11, 2008
*My Best Friend*
Seasons of Love-RENT the Musical (Our song)

525,600 minutes, 525,000 moments so dear.
525,600 minutes - how do you measure, measure a year?
In daylights, in sunsets, in midnights, in cups of coffee.
In inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife.
In 525,600 minutes - how do you measure a year in the life?

How about love?
How about love?
How about love?
Measure in love.

Seasons of love.

525,600 minutes! 525,000 journeys to plan.
525,600 minutes - how can you measure the life of a woman or man?
In truths that she learned, or in times that he cried.
In bridges he burned, or the way that she died.

It's time now to sing out, tho the story never ends
let's celebrate remember a year in the life of friends.


Remember the love!
Remember the love!
Remember the love!
Measure in love.

Seasons of love!

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Update 4-12-09: Many people have asked what happened to Nicole. It is really hard for me to talk about but here is a short version.... Nicole was 9 months pregnant with a baby girl. She went into labor on April 9th early morning. Everything was going well, just progressing slow. Her blood pressure started to shoot up during her contractions. After only a couple of pushes Nicole suffered a brain aneurysm. They did an emergency c-section and she gave birth to a beautiful, healthy little girl, Skylar Nicole. Nicole passed away on April 11, 2008. She was such a beautiful person inside and out. Nicole lives on through her daughter and the many people she saved with organ donation.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Another GIVE-A-WAY!!!

Another Give-A-Way for Congenital Heart disease awareness.

Click HERE for details!