Saturday, November 29, 2014


We had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family.  We celebrated with Brad's parents on the actual day and then with my mom and family on the day after.  We ate way too much turkey and always, right?  The kids really enjoyed all the festivities, they especially liked playing Thanksgiving BINGO (nothing fancy, just with Thanksgiving pictures instead of numbers) at Nana and Grampapa's.  Mia especially liked playing cards with my side of the family, it might be in her blood to play cards.  Just fun family games, no betting. 

We also ended up taking some family pictures, here are a few from our photo shoot. 

Monday, November 17, 2014

LA Check Ups

Mia and I were in LA last week for her annual echo on her heart.  It looks fabulous. It is hard to believe that 6 years ago we were getting ready for heart surgery over Thanksgiving week.  I remember that day vividly.  Waiting in the waiting room, getting updates and then a final positive report.

I love that her cardiologist tells us every time that we should just think of Mia as having a normal heart.  She's doing that well, which is so awesome!  Praise God! 

We've had quite a journey over the past few years and we are so grateful for God's healing power in her little life.  She is quite the testimony to our God.  We are just so grateful for how far He has taken her.  Thank you to all who continue to pray and have faithfully prayed for her! 

Tomorrow we are off to LA again for an annual visit with the orthopaedist.  Mia has some mild scoliosis that they continue to monitor, along with her hips.  Her ball and sockets have never completely come into a tight position because of her muscle weakness.  But all of these things are minor and we just continue to watch them with annual check ups. 
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