Tuesday, November 4, 2014

3rd Annual Team Jaylie Slipper Drive

It's the time of year again to start collecting slippers for Jaylie's slipper drive! We are collecting boy and girl slippers of all sizes for the children/teens with cancer. See all the details on the flier :) Please share!! You can even print out the flier and take it to your work place! Thank you all for your support over the years for Jaylie!!

Jaylie Update

Jayie is doing really well. I haven't posted updates on here or the blog in a while, which is good news because I have not had to since she has been doing so well :) She is in third grade and enjoying school. She is happy and loves life. She started up swimming at an indoor swim place close to us and she loves it. Her next MRI is right after Thanksgiving. It will have been 6 months between MRI's this time and it has been great not having to do it as much. There is still a lot of anxiety for Kip and I, but I'm guessing that will never change. There is always a chance it could come back, but we are positive and hopeful and try not to think about that possibility too often.  I will update more later this month! Thank you for your support and prayers for Jaylie!

Monday, January 6, 2014

2nd Annual Team Jaylie Slipper Drive!

Thank you soo much to everyone who helped!! So many people donated slippers and money and we are so so grateful!! It helped brighten the day of cancer fighters. I heard there were even kids at clinic and in the hospital that were asking if there would be slippers this year :) Thank you for making Jaylie's wish to give slippers to these deserving kids and teens come true!! She was so excited every time slippers were sent or dropped off. She would go through every pair and comment on them, it was so cute! She loved it and we did too. This Christmas was a little crazy with all we had going on and with two of my three kids having surgery, but it was amazing! I love that we have the opportunity to do this slipper drive and that people are so good and help us out with it! Thank you everyone!!!!! I wish I could name off everyone, but there are just too many! So many people we are friends with, patients at my husband and dads dental office, people in the community and neighborhoods we have lived in, people in our church,  High Hopes Preschool (Breklyns preschool), an Aggie group, the TaeKwonDo Training Center of Leander and strangers.  Im sure there is more I am forgetting. We thank you!! Thank you for helping us make a difference this Christmas!!  Next year we are going to collect earlier, in October and November, so that we can get the slippers up there at the first of December to put under the tree so they will be there all month when patients come in :) I think they will love that! Thank you!!!!!

 Jaylie with her cousins Trey and Lexi

 While we were up in Clinic, they passed out these goodie bags to Jaylie, Lexi and Trey. It turned out that they were from Jaxons Frog Foundation :) Lenzie had brought them up when we took the slippers and toys to the hospital. It was neat.

 Jaylie with Aunt Kori

 Jaylie with Uncle Scott. They brought slippers and cards from Nashville where they live!

Kori got a lot of letters and cards that people in Nashville wrote to cheer up the kids in clinic and the hospital :) So cool!!

Posing at home with some of the slippers before we took them to clinic.

Here are more pictures from when we delivered them to the hospital.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Family Pictures Dec 2013

My Dad took some family pictures for us for our Christmas cards this year out at his house. We only had like 30 minutes so we did it fast! There were some good ones though :) I love my family!

Christmas 2013!

Christmas 2013 was awesome! The whole month went by way too fast. I feel like there should still be 2 more weeks before Christmas! With the slipper drive and the two surgeries it flew by and we didn't get to do a lot of things we had planned on doing, but it was still good. Its so nice spending time with family. I love my husband and my 3 cute kids. Its so fun being with them and teaching them service and what Christmas is really about.

Breklyns preschool did a Christmas program. It was so cute and Breklyn did great, she didn't even act shy and knew every word and action to the songs. She is such a doll!

Christmas Sunday dresses

Crew was not too excited to be taking a picture

Sprinkling reindeer food

Christmas morning!

I took this picture to document how nicely my mother in law wraps. All of her gifts always look professional and gorgeous!

I sent out cards this year so late! We tried to get family pictures taken and everytime we were going to do it, it was freezing out, so we kept pushing it back. So we ended up having to do it one afernoon in 30 minutes, thanks to my Dad we got some :) Next year I hope to be the first to send them out!

A friend from NY we have never met does a lot for cancer kids and has gotten involved in Jaylies slipper drive both years. She sent a bunch of slippers and this build a bear for Jaylie in a big box :) Jaylie is obsessed with it! She loves it! Thank you Lynne!

Our decor

A family we have known for a while makes someone an ornament every year and gives it to them :) This year they decided to make one for our family! So cool!

My good friend Ashalon makes these and held craft nights at her house so we could make one. I made this Christ one! It was hard and time consuming but Im so glad I did it. While we were going through all of the scariness with Jaylie, she made me this family one :) She brought it over and it was a huge surprise! I had no idea! She got Ashley and my mom to help with the photos and paper :) It was a lot of work and they are not cheap. I am so thankful for her, we will cherish it forever! I loved having these up in my house this year!!

Christmas breakfast with Santa at Jaylies school.

Best movie!!
Watching a 3d movie :)

We went to BJ's for dinner on Christmas Eve, were trying to decide if we want to make it a tradition or not :) Poor Trey ended up throwing up all over right when the food was served :( Poor guy! Luckily he felt better quickly!

Breklyn "surfing" while playing with Daddy at 1890 Ranch

Frozen custard at Freddys on the day after Christmas!

 Using the karaoke machine my parents gave the kids, they love it!
 Jaylie with her teacher at her school Christmas party. I couldn't go so Ashley took these for me :)

 My parents had a get together on Christmas Eve, it was a lot of fun! They enjoyed dressing the part :)

 After playing hard on Christmas Eve they were so tired. Briggs fell asleep too but woke up right when we got home.
 The kids got a trampoline and a teeter totter that spins too, they love them both!

 Christmas Day after dinner at my parents. The kids had fun playing outside, going on a tractor ride with Papa and hanging out with Aunt Kori. They love her more than anyone I think!

 Crew playing with his cool dough he got from my parents for Christmas.
 Making a gingerbread house. We did it first thing in the morning so the kids are in their jams :)

 My mother in law sent us a smoked turkey! So nice of her! It was really good! The kids enjoyed eating it off the bone!
 New Years! Our friends, the Kenitzers, invited us to go to dinner on New Years Eve, so we found sitters and went to Fogo De Chao, it was fun! We have never done sitters before in New Years Eve, but it was really nice!

Breklyn lost a tooth on New Years Day! So cool! She was super excited! She has been wiggling that thing like crazy lately. We had some families (ones that I grew up with) over on New Years Day to hang out, eat and watch football. The guys stayed in the media room the whole time and the girls just talked and watched the kids. It was fun, I guess I didn't take any pictures though :)