Kyle's NICU Story in Pictures

Friday, January 16, 2009

time to live....

These are for you Ann Marie! I guess it is pretty bad when your friend has to text you to get some pics of your kids up on the blog!  So here they are ... below!  

I know we all feel like this sometimes but I am having a hard time finding time to live my life much less document it.  But i really think - others disagree - but i am going to be positive and choose to believe that when we get back in our house - life will settle a bit!  I know it will.  Right now we are still out of  our home from hurricane ike.  partly b/c our contractor is very busy and partly b/c we had a neighbor file a compalint that if we build a room in our garage that we would not be able to park our cars in there.  well REALLY LONG story short - that complaint has delayed us.  and caused so much financial and timing frustrations.  I really couldn't belive it when I heard it but THANKFULLY after many letters - 2 days in "The Woodlands Court"  called variance hearings - The Woodlands sided with us and we are now on the road to finishing our house.  we hope to be back in early Feb!

So between life, therapy, building and refurnishing a house - working and having a ball with our kids, kindergarten reading!!!!, and christmas plays we are staying busy!  I will return to documenting our amazing life soon!  we are all alive though - all boys have been passing around a stomach virus and a cold. so we are still sick and trying to stay out of public!  Hurry up April!!!!  

This is jack at his pizza party at school!
Jack after pizza and icing from his homemade christmas tree!

Jadon played "Joseph" in the kindergarten play!

We went to Santa Town again this year - sooo fun - hey ride, sit with santa, play on the stage with the live band, pony rides, petting zoo and we did it all! So much fun. This is jack and sidney (she is only 21 months but I think jack is in love!)  they are trying to get the first peek at Santa!

He can't get it open but once it is open he can't stay out.  Kyle loves the fridge - today he climbed in and came out with his yogurt!

well .... back to living!!!!


Carol Jones said...

Waiting to live . . .
That's how we have felt for the last 15 months, moving from house to house to house. I totally get that feeling that once we have our own house, living with our own things, that THEN we can start living again, that our life will get back to something that feels like normal.

The boys look great! I can't believe how grown up Kyle is.

Chris & AnnMarie said...

so, so adorable! thanks kelly!

Tracey said...

Hey there Kelly! Thank you for the update and the pictures. Is Kyle walking now? I am so happy to hear that things worked out in your favor with your house. Early February... yeah!!!

Much Love and Prayers,
Tracey H.

Natalie said...

I love the pictures, Kelly!

Glad to hear that the house situation got settled and you guys can start getting things back in order again. Sounds like you all had a wonderful Christmas!

Sorry to hear about the stomach bug going around but hopefully everyone will be well again soon!

Thanks so much for the update. Your boys are just precious...I get teary eyed every time I see how much Kyle is growing!

Kelly said...

Thanks for the update. Kyle looks so big!

Anonymous said...

Oh boy - you guys are still out glad to see pictures of the boys...each so precious... bet Christmas was a real "hull-la-ba-loo"good time ~ Your blog & the pictures have put a spring in my step :o) Hugs to all ~ GranMammy B
Barbie Weller ~ Irving TX

The Silva's said...

Kyle is gettimg so big. It is so good to see the pictures!!
Praying as always,

Tabaitha Kaye said...

You have some precious boys!

amyoutlaw said...

Loved the pics. Your boys are absolutely beautiful!

The Hull Munchkins said...

Wow, he's come so far! What a cutie! I check your blog frequently, looking forward to seeing little Kyle progress.

He's doing great!

Lindsey (Adam & Andrew's mom) said...

Great pictures and good to hear from you! What's Kyle up to these days? He looks fantastic!!!!

Unmistakably BLESSED said...

It's so good to "see" you guys again. Praying for the house to be finished. Praying for your sanity! When you get back in, email me, and let's do lunch (my house). I want so much to meet you and the boys. Fondly! Amanda

Click below to go to my Personal March of Dimes Page

Our Story

This story begins with 5 people. John, Kelly, Jadon, Jack, and Kyle (he is only 23 weeks old... and he is still safely tucked away in his mommy's belly) In an hour's time Kyle made his way into the world. 1 pound, 3 ounces- 11 and a half inches long. This family will never be the same. This child is a warrior. He has the spirit of a Lion, and more courage than a whole pride. He is fierce, and fearless- and he is teaching us to fear the Lord- and to believe that God is in our midst and healing even now. Join us as pray, as we praise, and as we journey through this life as lovers of God and all His glory.

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