Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Baking, playing, Christmas, more playing

I finally set down to right about the old year, the new year and everything in between when I realized I haven't even blogged about Christmas. So the New Year post will have to wait.

We had an amazing Christmas. Lynlee loved opening presents this year and helping everyone. When she got up on Christmas morning she asked if Ho Ho had come. So she really got it this year. Sending Tootles back to the North Pole was harder than I had imagined. She puckered up and whimpered on Christmas eve when we said our goodbyes. It broke my heart!

Here's a few pictures to show what we've been up too :)

Baking Cookies. Daddy got to help this year!

 Christmas Morning. I'm sure SANTA thought a microphone would be a great idea. However at 7am the next morning with a microphone in my ear screaming MOMMA UP the microphone wasn't so awesome!

 A Jeep like her daddy!

And we've done lots and lots of playing with new toys!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Two years.

I can't even believe it's been two years since Lynlee's transplant. Part of me feels like it's been so much longer but I can remember it just like it was yesterday.

I know I say this a lot but we are blessed. So beyond blessed. I wouldn't wish what we've been through on anyone or especially any child but it makes days like today and holidays so much more special. We never take any day for granted. We are thankful for each milestone or each new word Lynlee says. Each day is something new and exciting for us.

This morning I was sitting in the living room alone. I was thinking about the past two years and how far Lynlee has came. Tears were dripping off my face when she walks in at 7am with her sunglasses on and her head band. These are the moments I love most. That she makes me laugh. Every single day she makes us laugh. She has this personality I can't even begin to describe but she brings joy to everyone around her. Even strangers stop and say hi.

We will be spending the next two days with our families. I honestly can say that I don't think Ryan and I would have made it through the past 4 years without them. They have helped us in more way than I can count. I'm thankful that we know the true meaning of Christmas and we can be around everyone we love.

And I can't end this post without mentioning her donor family. I think of them every day but my heart hurts more today for them. I hope they know that their loved one gave Lynlee a future. A future of hope. I hope that it eases their pain just a little to know that its a gift that money can't buy and I'll never be able to thank them enough.

We wish you a very Merry Christmas! And while your around your family talk about being an organ donor!!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Snowy Day Fun

Today we woke up to it pouring down the snow!!! Lynlee started asking to go out at 7:45am. The two of us bundled up around 10:45 and went out and it had already turned to rain/sleet. But we had a blast

We had to make her come inside for lunch. After that she went plowing with her Dad and then we headed over to Ryan's parents to go sledding.

 What a fun day!!

Friday, December 6, 2013

What we've been doing

 I love it when thing are uneventful in our house. That means things are "normal" with us but that means a lot of less post because I have NOTHING to blog about...

So what have we been doing since I blogged last.. Oh the usual...

Playing guitar in bed with the fashion diva herself...

Drumming with the Thanksgiving Day Parade..

 This was a last nights picture. We went to Vava's Christmas Party... And the picture in the red dress was the same party last year. I didn't realize how tall she has got until now :)

We've also put our tree up. Done 99% of our shopping and put up Christmas lights outside. Bring on Santa.

Santa has also sent Tootles (Elf on the Shelf) to keep an eye on Lynlee. I have to say I didn't think it would be as fun as it is to have him in the house. Lynlee gets excited every single morning to see what he is up to.

We went back to the dentist this week. Lynlee does need a good cleaning and some cavities fixed. We go May 16th for the procedure. Yes you read that right, mark your calendars. haha.

We also go for labs on Monday to make sure Lynlee's liver is still happy. We have no reason to think it won't be, but I still get anxious around this time.

Until next time....