Thursday, November 7, 2013

Life's happenings!

We FINALLY have our computer up and running as of last night thanks to my dad and his hours and hours of work on it. I have missed blogging so much!! I have a camera full of pics. just waiting to download to share here, that will be done soon hopefully!

We have just passed the 5 month mark since Ella's Fontan, and she couldn't be doing any better! Her sats are stable and I never get tired of seeing those high oxygen numbers. She is usually between 84-92, she even keeps them up when running and playing!

This is the first flu season that we have been only semi in our bubble and so we are getting to enjoy our friends and church for the most part. It has been nice, and really hard at the same time. We are loving not being completely home bound, but trying to find a balance is difficult.

Ella had to get 3 shots this week and she was so brave. After they were done we were walking out and she saw two nurses in the hallway and she smiled, waved, and said "hi! I got a shot" and she was just as outgoing as can be. She used to be terrified of anyone that wore scrubs. I'm so thankful that she is overcoming some of those fears!

Before the flu season hit too hard we took our sunshine to the zoo for the first time! We even met up with one of my sisters and her 4 girls! Ella is still talking about when she "went to the zoo with her cousins!" We had a blast! We saw lots of animals but Ella's favorite was the fish that looked like Nemo from the movie Finding Nemo :) I have lots of pics. from our zoo trip!

Ella also went to the salon and had her first professional haircut! Such a cutie pie! Can't wait to share those pics either! :)

We also took Ella to our neighborhood's fall festival! We didn't stay long and we didn't participate in any of the kid activities because of the germs, but Ella did get to roast her first marshmallow with daddy and that was pretty darn cute!

Ella's next cardiology appt. isn't scheduled until April 18th 2014!! Ya'll that's awesome! I still can't believe we are getting to go so far in between appts. It was supposed to be 6 months, which was already amazingly long, I mean I'm pretty sure the longest we have ever gone between appts. is 5 months and that has only happened maybe once or twice. So to have 6 months out is amazing, then add to that the fact that her cardiologist felt comfortable waiting 7 months to wait out the flu season was even more amazing! She has come along way from the 2-3 appts. a week when she was little!

Overall we are just living life and LOVING our sunshine! We can't thank you all enough for the constant prayers and support. I look forward to sharing all our fun pics with you soon and getting back to blogging more regularly! 


This link is to a YouTube video of Ella singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star :)

This is a YouTube video of Ella reenacting a scene from Sesame street all from memory!!

And this is the link to the YouTube video Ella was reenacting :)

God is good!

I also wanted to post this link and ask you to pray about if the Lord wants you to give towards this sweet boy's adoption. My dear friend, Erin, is the future Aunt to this little guy and they are super special to our hearts! Please lift them up in prayer as they are on the journey to get this little guy home! Erin and her husband are also in the process of adopting a little girl to add to their family of two handsome boys! Such special hearts to love these sweet bundles of joy, but it is not easy financially. If you do want to donate just click on the link to find out more about how to give and I know they will be blessed by your gifts and prayers and you will be blessed by their story!


  1. It's so good to see Ella out and about. I'm so happy she's well. Love her in that little pink jacket!

  2. All it takes is one word to describe this little girl. PRECIOUS


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