Thursday, December 27, 2012


I have LOTS of Christmas pictures to post but it will take days to upload them all so here is a quick one for today.  The boys got new snow boots and snow pants and couldn't wait to get out into the white stuff.  They had soooooo much fun!
 The Three Amigos
 Jeremy and Lucas heading down the hill
I couldn't convince Ian to get on the sled but he thoroughly loved watching his brothers!
I'll have Christmas pictures up soon, but head on over to Lindsay's blog to see a picture of our new grandSON! 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Help Needed!

A friend of ours that is a physical therapist with ATI physical therapy is in need of recipes for a cookbook they are putting together.  This company is pretty special to us because their relatively new foundation granted $2000 to Ian for his power chair or the van that we will have to buy to haul him and the chair.  Ian has contributed a recipe and a painting to be included in the book.  Will you join Ian by sending a favorite recipe (or 2) to

Monday, December 10, 2012

Big News!!!!!

No pictures today - just awesome news!  Three months ago, we started the process to get a new wheelchair for Ian.  He's on the last adjustment for his current one because he's grown so much AND everyone (therapists, doctors, teachers, parents, etc) believes that he will benefit from a power chair.  Of course, the insurance denied it.  We appealed with more documentation.  They denied.  We appealed again with even more documentation.  They granted approval!!!!!!  We got the letter today!
Woooooohooooooo!  Watch out, World!!!  

Sunday, December 9, 2012


I'm so woefully behind on blogging with no hope of catching up so we'll just move forward from here and perhaps have some reflections later on.  In a nutshell, it's been a crazy few months, beginning with a rough start to the school year for Lucas, followed by Ian's surgery on Sept. 6.  We thought the worst was over when Ian was finally out of the serial casts but it seems, the worst was yet to come.  He had, and sometimes still has, terrible muscle spasms that cause lots of discomfort and keep him (and us) awake at night.  
However, God is merciful and Lucas is doing better on most days and Ian continues to make improvement, thanks to massive amounts of physical therapy.  Jeremy is doing very well, too.  
So, we are enjoying this time of year when we especially celebrate Jesus and we might have even started a new tradition - gingerbread village building!  Everyone loved it but we had to do it as fast as possible to keep the boys from eating all the candy before it was on the buildings!