Sunday, June 28, 2009

Aly & Izy's trip to Chowchilla WhooHoo!!

Well we all took a trip down to Chowchilla to visit some of Dustin's family and we had a real good time. In case you were all wondering were Dustin gets his good looks from take a look at all these good looking Mitchell boys!! From left: Uncle Harland, Uncle Roy, Cousin Keith, Uncle Norman and of course Dustin...

The whole gang!

Izy & Cousin AJ

It was also Great Grandma's 89th Birthday on Dustin's moms side of the family so we stopped by to wish her a happy birthday! Four generations isn't that something: Dustin, Aly, Grandma Linda, Izy, Great Grandma Edna & Aunt Wendy

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Aly & Izy's 1st Birthday!!

Happy 1st Birthday Aly & Izy!!

Izy playing with her cake

Aly making a big mess with her cake

Aly opening a present

Izy opening a present with daddy

Aly & Izy were really excited to see what was in this big box, thanks Grandma, Grandpa & the girls too!!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Sorry I haven't posted in awhile

I haven't posted in awhile. I don't even know where to start. There's been so much going on the last few months, it's just heart wrenching. Our friends Craig & Kristi lost their baby boy Kaden Alex Kuehl on April 20th, 2009 after a 17 day battle with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia CDH. CDH is an opening in the diaphragm (The dome-shaped muscle that seperates the chest cavity from the abdomen.) The hole allows the abdominal organs to push into the chest cavity. CDH is a life-threatening birth defect because it limits the growth of the lungs. CDH occurs in every 1-2000 live births in the United States. Approximately 1,800 babies are born each year with CDH. Approximately 50% of all babies born with CDH die. CDH happens just as often as Spina Bifida and Cystic Fibrosis yet many have never heard of CDH. I had never heard of this condition until Kristi informed us and I think that faster we get the word out about these issues that can take our babies away from us the faster they will find a cure. Craig & Kristi are the strongest people I have ever known and I admire their strength during this difficult time. It's really times like these that make you appreciate what you have and puts everything in perspective.

I know that Kaden is playing with Aly & Izy's baby brother C up in heaven and together they will keep an eye on our girls...

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy 1st Easter for Aly & Izy!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

The big climb

Uh ohhh, here comes trouble!!!

Our little girls are growing up...

Aly is so cute and curious about the bow on her dress...

They just love to play together

What mom??...

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy Saint Paddy's Day!!