Sunday, May 23, 2010


Two weeks ago on Saturday May 8th, we woke up to 4-5 inches of snow, now this weekend and the rest of the week will have temperatures in the 90’s! I’m so confused!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Happy Heart Day!

Happy heart day Maddy!! Nope, it’s not Valentines Day. 2 years ago today Maddy had open heart surgery to correct her Transposition of the Great Arteries. Basically Dr. Tweddell cut her aorta & pulmonary arteries and re-attached them where they should have been in the first place (almost that is, normally the aorta kind of straddles and weaves around the pulmonary arteries, in Maddy’s heart the pulmonary artery is now straight in front of the aorta). They started prepping her around 10am, and around 11am she officially went on the by-pass machine. Nurse Ann kept giving us updates ever hour or so, and finally around 7pm she came and told us Maddy was off By-pass and the doctor was in the process of closing her chest. So around 8:30pm, after about an 8 hour surgery and several units of blood (Thank you to everyone who donates blood and plasma, and also to all the organ donors!) we were finally allowed into the recovery room to see her.

We praise the Lord for Maddy’s Life!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Happy Birthday Maddy!!!

Yep! Maddy turns 2 years old today, at exactly 10:40pm. Click here to read her birth story. She is such a sweet girl, and is so precious to us. We thank our Lord Jesus for everyday we have with her (we feel this way about Tristyn too!) She is doing so many new things, and is a little spit-fire who can keep us very busy!! She has learned how to climb up and go down Tristyn’s big slide by herself and she is starting up put together some 2-3 word sentences.

Maddy, your Mommy, Daddy and big sister Tristyn are very proud of you, and we love you very much!!



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