I am asking that all my bloggy friends be in prayer tonight for the little girl I mentioned in my previous post. Ashley Kate is having her infected bowel removed tonight and this could end up being very fatal for her. If you want to read about her story go to http://ashleyadamsjournal.blogspot.com/. My heart is breaking for this family tonight and they could use all the prayer warriors they can get. Thank you so much.
Well, I will have to say that I am really enjoying the Comment Contest that Jenna, from http://jennasjourneyblog.blogspot.com/ has going on this week. It not only gave me the opportunity to meet some awesome new bloggy friends, but it has encouraged me to comment on some of my favorite blogs that I visit often!! Several of the comments that I got were that people couldn't believe that we have 3 grand babies!! What a compliment!!!
Anyway, there is a blog that I have followed since I started blogging that is about this sweet little girl that had a bowel transplant when she was born. Her name is Ashley Kate and she has had to fight almost her whole 5 years of life for her little body not to reject her transplanted bowel. She has spent alot of her years in and out of the hospital to fight for her bowel. She is an amazing young girl with alot of fight in her!! and although I don't know her personally I can tell from her "journal" that she has so much love for life and her family!!! Well now she is in the biggest fight of her short life!!! She is now in the hospital with her bowel in rejection and her transplant team are now just waiting to see if her bowel will heal after the horrible, painful treatment she has recieved. I am asking that you would join me and many others in prayer for this sweet girl and her family.
Hey everybody!!! Jenna, over at http://jennasjourneyblog.blogspot.com/, is hosting a commenting contest starting tomorrow!! So tomorrow anyone who is excited and up for a challenge, we bloggers are going to comment on 10 blogs each day for a week!! I think this is a great idea since I am kinda a blog lurker without leaving a comment. I don't know why I don't comment often but I think this just may give me an incentive to leave some love on some great blogs!! If you wanna join then just click on Jenna's link above and hope on comment train!! LOL.
We celebrated Tuff's birthday on July 17th since his actual birthday was during the week.
It was so crazy that we didn't even get pics with MeMe and Papa or his mom and dad. It was so hot out that we all stayed inside so there was alot going on and it just slipped our minds to get those pictures. So by the time singing happy birthday and cake time came around Tuff was done. He didn't want any part of his cake! But that was ok since he was the Birthday Boy after all.
Almost all of my family from Florida arrived for the 4th of July weekend!!!
My mom (GiGi to the great grand babies) meeting Harrison for the first time. She has met Tuff when he was just 4 weeks old last summer.
We celebrated my MIL's birthday on Friday the 2nd at Logan's Steakhouse.
Me and my Mom
Me and Tori
My niece Carrie
My daughter Ashley and Jordan
GiGi reading to Harrison
I love this picture!!! I call it 2 Gentlemen and A Lady!! LOL
Cousins getting acquainted!! Harrison, Austin and Tuff
My sister Lisa with her daughter's, L: Carrie R: Christy
We took a trip to Fall Creek Falls for the day.
My sister Lisa with her husband Bobby. This was his first trip to Tennessee and he loved it!
My niece Christy with her boyfriend Jason and their son Austin
Some enjoying the cold water!!! It was sooo hot!
GiGi with Harrison
Tuffchillin on the picnic table
GiGi having a conversation with Austin
My daughter April with husband Brandon and Harrison
My daughter BreeAnn with her boyfriend Will and Ada
On July 4th we went to a cookout at Aunt Bonnie and Uncle David's. My mom and sister hasn't seen them in a long time so they enjoyed catching up. Aunt Bonnie and Uncle David in the top left corner.
Tuff and Harrison wanting what the other has! Ha!
This is my all time favorite picture of Harrison!!! I love how you can see all the splashes of water.
On Monday the 5th, all my family headed back home to Florida except my mom. She stayed with me for 2 weeks and I have to say I really enjoyed having her here. At first I thought she may get overwhelmed since I have all 3 grand babies during the week now. But I think she really enjoyed herself. I will tell you, she can work circles around me!!! She will be 70 years old this year and she cracked the whip on me and helped me do alot of work around the house that needed to be done. We bleached and sprayed down the siding on my whole house. Cleaned windows, bleached my deck, trimmed trees and she hauled all the limbs to the burn pile!! I am so glad my mom can still do these things. I miss her and my family so much already!
We had Tuff's Birthday Party on the 17th and I will post pics on that soon.
I cannot believe I did not post about Tuff's 1st birthday on his actual birthday!!! This is my very first MeMe blooper!
Tuff, on July 14, 2009, you came into the world and our lives have not been the same since!! You have brought so much JOY and LOVE and HAPPINESS into our hearts. I count my blessings everyday for you. You have the funniest little personality, with the prettiest, biggest brown eyes that will melt any one's heart! You are a big boy, weighing in at 24 lbs 7 oz and you get to turn your car seat around!!! I know this will make you happy. You are the light of your PaPa's life and your Papa is (one) of the lights of your life. You are walking and even almost running. You have 2 teeth and you are really starting to give out those sweet kisses more often. You love playing with you cousin's Harrison and Ada at MeMe and PaPa's everyday!
I hope you have a great time at your birthday party tomorrow (July 17th). I know you probably won't remember the party itself but don't worry, there will be plenty of pictures so you will have these memories when you are older.
I love you so much sweet boy. Happy 1st Birthday!!
Hi I'm Annette and I have been married to my husband Lee, for 25 years. We have 4 daughters, 2 grandsons and 1 granddaughter.
I love Jesus. I love to spend time with my family, I love a good cup of coffee, play a fun game of YaYa with my cuz, read a good book, take a good nap, watch the Food Network, HGTV, CMT, and a few reality shows.