Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Stretches with Maggie

My chiropractor has me on a rigorous stretching and exercise program, which is difficult because every time I get on the floor, Maggie thinks it is playtime.  Her endless supply of energy keeps me laughing.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


I was born with a mild case of spina bifida.  I went into surgery immediately after entering the world and because of it I have lived an active pain free life... that is until recently.  MRI's revealed the difficulty and at the beginning of the year I started decompression treatment, hoping to avoid back surgery.  At the close of last year I could barely stand on my feet more than five minutes without severe pain radiating down my left leg.  Since I have embarked on this journey I have seen numerous doctors, all of which recommend surgery, of course... but we hope the decompression continues to be successful.  I am currently optimistic, since my pain level has dropped significantly.  I still experience mild numbness if I am on my feet for hours during the day but my pain level has significantly improved.  Only time will tell.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Maggie and Mom

Sunday was nice and relaxing.  I finally felt the urge to pull my camera out.  Sara was patient as I set everything up for my all-natural photos.  I fed Maggie slices of dried apple to keep her engaged.  Sara fell into a slumber towards the end... but it was all for a good cause.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Maggie swings

Maggie graduated to the big swings.  She still needs an occasional push... but don't we all need a little push now and then.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Hair pulling

I don't know if any of these pictures made it to the blog but these are some of my favorite images of Taya with Maggie, especially this hair pulling series.

Sunday, March 6, 2011


Here is a picture of Taya with her cousins. She will be eighteen in a few days. There is sixteen years between Maggie and Taya. We feel fortunate that each child has a great set of cousins. I love having cousins, they have always been a great influence for good in my life.

Friday, March 4, 2011


The boys club and a girl

Thursday, March 3, 2011


Maggie playing with the light switch

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


"Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies." Proverbs 31:10 

Despite the pregnancy blues, Sara is amazing.  Everyday she gets up at the crack of dawn and regardless of how she feels, she drags herself to work.  She is truly amazing and wonderful.  Her heart is always in the right place.