Friday, January 22, 2010

Fay Fay at therapy. She is working on her jumping skills trying to strengthen her legs.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

I feel so BLESSED

I wish everyone in the world could feel the same way I do.






Times like these I think back to the days were the Lord opened my heart. The day the Lord choose me to be SAVED. My entire life changed that day. Just thinking about it makes me want to cry out in Joy. I feel so lucky.

Faith update:

I'm back in Los Angeles for Fay's 3 week 5 days a week, 3 hours a day of intensive Neurosuit therapy. It's the slow session and it's very quite here. Fay is doing great. They are working on her standing and crawling. I usually try not to get my hopes up during these session. If anything, these sessions make her so much stronger, however, my hopes are up this time. Fay is so close to crawling on all four. That will be a glorious day. Prayers are always welcomed.

So it's been raining cats and dogs here in L.A. I'm hoping it will subside long enough for me to take the kiddos to Disneyland on Monday. My older kiddos need some good Mommy time, hopefully Disneyland will accomplish that.


Monday, January 18, 2010

I got a blog award

The Sunshine Award is awarded to bloggers whose positivity and creativity inspires others in the blogworld. I, in turn, am supposed to pass this award on to 10 bloggers who inspire me. Here goes…

The 30 Day Journey........For Hope Is about an incredible family who's love for the Lord and his children can see them through anything. They are adoption advocates for those with special needs, especially Down Syndrome. You can't help but fall in love with them

Whatever it takes, No matter what This blog is near and dear to my heart. It is about my Nephew who suffered a near drowning three years ago and his new journey through life

The Love Shack This is one creative Mama. From her adoption of her daughter to her passion for photography, her words and life will inspire you

The life of Lou Lou Now this woman can sew as well as turn antiques/junk into between furniture. But that's not the half of it. She is raising 4 amazing children, 2 of whom are adopted from Guatemala

Familia Giancola Heres a family that will capture your heart. They have been working effortlessly to bring there daughter home from Guatemala

Danielle's Fight This blog is about an amazing young woman who is documenting her fight against cancer. Talk about inspirational

Okay so I'm suppose to do ten, but I'm currently at therapy with my daughter and can concentrate with her screaming. So I'll have to stop here. Pop on over to those blogs, they are amazing

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Three Years Ago Our Lives Changed Forever

Three years ago the unthinkable happened. My nephew suffered an accident that would change our lives forever. Three years ago my nephew died and was brought back to us. However, when the Lord brought him back he was no longer the same child. He is now severely disabled. He is trapped in a a body that let's him do very little. We had no idea how our lives would change FOREVER.

Prior to my nephews accident, life was pretty easy. My siblings and I were blessed with amazing parents and an incredible loving and supportive extended family. We never went without. We had our share of ups and downs like most, but nothing that was life altering. Until that fateful day three years ago.

Through my nephews accident we learned our purpose in life. When I say OUR purpose, I include myself. Let me try and explain.

My sister and I are identical twins. Our lives mimicked each others in so many ways, from the car we drove to the amount of children we had and so on. My sister had a daughter and two boys like myself. I knew by adopting our fourth daughter that something was different with my sister and I. Keep in mind that our adoption was after my nephews accident. It wasn't until I brought our daughter home from Guatemala that I new what our connection was. Like my sister I now had a child that was also disabled.

Through my nephews accident and the strength, courage and dedication my sister has. I have been able to help my daughter in so many amazing ways. She has introduced me to therapies that have literally changed my daughters life and will continue to change her life.

I wish you could all met my nephew. He is incredible. If you'd like to met him, then hop over to my sister blog. Fighting for Joey

I feel very blessed to have Joey and Fay in my life. The Lord has opened my eyes to things that I never imagined where out there. Although life is now a bit more challenging, I am so grateful for the challenge.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

New look, new year, new post....

So far this year is looking crazy busy. My husband is expanding his business, which means lots of work and stress for him. I'm sensing we will have a couple of lonely dinners without him this year. Baseball season is about to start for my hubby and son. Oh man talk about all consuming. By the time baseball season is over I'm exhausted. However, my son and hubby love it, so I can't complain to much. The other kiddos are doing their things, dance class for Paris and trouble making for Rex. And then there's my little Fay Fay.

Fay is getting ready to start a 3 week intensive therapy program. I'm feeling like this is going to be a tough 3 weeks for us both. She no long likes going to therapy, well she never liked it, but she understands what happens and she hates it. So there is lots of tantruming on her part. After her 3 week intensive program she starts hippo therapy, which is very similar to equestrian therapy except she has a physical therapist by her side at all times. Meanwhile, Fay is progressing nicely. she can military crawl the length of our house and is sooooo soooo close to crawling on all fours. She has been working really hard on trying to pull her self up. She gets on high knees then gets stuck. Her fine motor skills have improved greatly. She can clap her hands and bang two toys together. However her speech has regressed a little, but her understanding has improved. Fay has been working really hard and moving right along. I am so very proud of her.

My hubby and I have been discussing adoption alot lately. We are currently in the research process but hope to add another child to our family in the next year or too.

Me, well I'm just trucking along and loving every minute of it.

Monday, January 11, 2010

New Look

So whatcha think? Like the new look?

Test Post

Friday, January 1, 2010

How did you ring in the New Year

The best way I can..hanging at the house with my hubby, my children, good friends, fun food and lots of laughing. We had a house full last night. 12 adults, 16 kids and lots of pizza. We watched sports, played the Wii, destroyed a pinata and laughed harder than we have in a long time. It was a great way to celebrate the New Year.

So what did you do?

Here's some pics that made last night fun