Friday, January 23, 2009

FFF: New is the theme

Kaleb with his "new brother" at home!!
Kamden, brand new

Kaleb, new from Guatemala and home for the first time!!
There are so many pictures you can add with the theme "new," but to me these cute faces say it all. These faces have brought so much joy to our lives. Yes many days we pushed close to out limit, but when they smile at you the craziness seems to go away atleast for a moment.
This has been quite a week as I found out that I need to have surgery again. The fibroid tumor is too big to try the medicine. Basically the stalk where it attaches it rather large and the medicine will not get rid of that thus making it more susceptible to come back. More than likely I will also have a hysterectomy. I am trying to emotionally prepare myself for this. The chance of us conceiving is slim to none, and Tim said it best when he said for me to not make this decision based on what ifs. The what ifs have controlled me for so long. It is time for me to completely let this go and move forward. We have 2 beautiful boys that are a blessing from God & I wouldn't trade them for the world. Please pray for me to be prepared for this. I was in shock when the Dr. brought up surgery as I wasn't expecting it. I know that it is necessary and will just be glad when it is all over.
I hope that each of you have had a good week. Happy Friday to all and have a blessed weekend!!

Friday, January 16, 2009


Kamen with his "I am hungry" look.
Enough with the pictures already. Don't you just love the chunk!!

Kaleb with his very sneaky smile. We get this one alot!!

Kaleb just being his cute self as always!!
This week the theme for FFF is EYES and well Kaleb and Kamden have amazing eyes. Tim says that the girls will definitely love their eyes. Kaleb is 3 1/2 so he uses his eyes a lot to give us lots of looks, and they are not always nice. Kamden is starting to use his more and more. It is so cute when I raise my eyebrows he will mimmik (sp?) me. Of course when either of them smiles their face just lights up, which makes us smile too.
It is frigidly cold here and pretty much every school around is closed due to that. We are just taking it easy and trying to stay warm. Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

This post is part of "Hi/Lo Thursday" on Riggs Family Blog (

HIGH for the week: Feeling much better and spending some fun time with the boys. It is cold here so we are just taking it easy!! Oh and we woke up to snow this morning. Kaleb was sooo excited!!!

LOW for the week: Mailing in our energy bill was really hard!! My FIL and husband worked on sealing all of our doors, windows, plugs, so hopfully next month will not be as much!! Keep your fingers crossed!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

SORRY for being a SLACKER!!!

Sorry for being MIA but there is a lot to do around here. We are in the process of getting everything set to head to TX for Kamden's finalization court hearing. In so many ways I wish that Kamden was going, but I know that it will be nice for us to have a few days by ourselves. Plus we have neither one been to San Antonio so it should be fun. I have tons more pictures to download and will hopefully get that done by this weekend. Have a great rest of your week and I will try to be more on top of things!!!!
OOPS!!! I hit a picture twice. Oh well atleast you have some pictures to view. I have some really cute ones that will be posted once they are downloaded. Take care and have a great day. Also please keep praying for Abby Riggs who started a horrible round of chemo today. Her blog is if you would like to check it out.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Surgery Update

Yesterday was my first surgery, well first under general anesthesia. I was scared to death and had 2 break downs, but I made it through. I have 2 incisions which hurt much worse than I anticipated. Basically the plan was to detach my uterus, remove scar tissue, a cyst, and possibly a fallopian tube. The Dr. did remove the cyst but everything was totally different. Instead of there being scar tissue I have a very large tumor attached to my uterus. It is actually larger than my uterus and it is pulling it to the right. This is what has been causing me so much pain. The Dr. came out and talked to Tim, and the decision was made to close me up and try meds to shrink this tumor. It is benign so no worries there. I go back the 20th to discuss everything. Please pray that these meds will work. The last thing I want is to be cut back open to remove this thing. Even though I have 3 small incisions, it feels like I have 1 large incision. When they brought me into recovery I expected them to tell me that I had a hysterectomy b/c it felt like 1 huge incision. The boys are back home tonight which is great but hard as they want me to hold them and I can't. Kaleb has asked several times to see where the Dr. cut me. He thinks that it is cool. Kamden is sound asleep and hopefully Kaleb will be soon. He is definitely a party animal and could go all night. Take care and I will post more when I am up to it!!!

Friday, January 2, 2009

FFF Favorite foto from 2008

This picture isn't the greatest for quality, but the smile on Kaleb's face says it all. This is a picture of Kaleb's first time holding Kamden. My baby is now a big brother. And that little baby is not that little these days considering that he is a whopping 17lbs. The last few years have been an exciting, yet emotional, roller coaster. 2005 started adoption process and Kaleb was born on August 16th, 2006 Kaleb comes home, 2007 start adoption process, 2008 Kamden born and home. Who knows what 2009 will have in store for us! Kaleb got Kung Foo Panda for Christmas and we learned a great quote from this movie: Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift, that is why it is called present. As we all begin this new year lets look at each day as a gift. Maybe this will help us all to smile just a little more!!! Have an amazing weekend!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!