This is the amazing story of our micro preemie, John Craig. He was born on November 30, 2005 at 24 weeks and 5 days gestation. He weighed 1 pound 8 ounces and was 12 inches long. John is a true miracle and an inspiration to all that meet him!
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29.11

Monday, August 11, 2014

Hopie's 5th Birthday

My baby is five years old already.  How can that be possible?

She choose and Mermaid party this year and boy was it fun.











 The morning of her actual birthday she awoke to five birthday donuts followed by a trip to Toys R Us to spend her birthday money and a yummy dinner out at, Zinburger.







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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Summer Break 2014 - Part 1

Our summer break was nothing short of amazing.  We enjoyed every minute of it and are sad to see it end.

Over break we....

Escaped the heat and headed to Aunt Sharon's cabin in Pinetop.  While there, Papa gave John his first shave:)


John gave Papa a clean shave too.

 

We enjoyed Father's Day with a BBQ and hours upon hours in the pool.




We hung out with the Octonauts!


Swam with friends.


Played with cousins.


Watched fireworks in Cave Creek on July 3rd AND July 4th!



Swam with neighbors.


Played baseball in our undies.


Danced in the rain.


Fished at the lake.



"Went super fast" on the raft behind the boat.


And got our ears pierced!!!!



We also celebrated a VERY special girls 5th birthday and an AWESOME vacation at the beach.

Stay tuned!!!

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Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Wacky Wednesday

Wacky Wednesday at school for my little Cindy Lou Who!!!!!!





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Sunday, May 04, 2014

Big Screen

Remember that awesome big screen Papa and Daddy built for Johnboy's birthday party?  Well, our handy Daddy surprised us and hung it in the bedroom last night....

Sooooooo, Saturday night was spent watching the D-backs game and making some epic shadow puppets and Sunday morning we spent cuddling in bed watching, The Pirate Fairy.

Life is good.  Now off to the backyard to swim and BBQ.

14 more days until summer break....but who's counting?!?!




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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Team John 2014

My friends and family NEVER cease to amaze me and I am beyond grateful for each and every one of them.  

For the 7th year in a row, Team John has surpassed their annual goal ($2,400 for our 24 weeker) and walked (with the biggest team ever) in honor of John and the million of other babies born to soon.

Thank you just isn't enough!!!!!!















And the best part of the day....
My boy WALKED across the finish line all by himself!!!!!

I will post a video soon.
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