Saturday, December 29, 2007
We have been so lucky to see so much family. Jeff's brother and family from Florida came for the holidays.... We had a slumber party with Grace our niece. They decided to draw on their faces while I was in the (2 minute) shower... Grace hardly had any, Ry on the other hand, wanted it to look like make up. So after a shower I put real make up on them and did their hair....
My kids don't need toys next year, just send them all the boxes from your stuff and they will be happy.
We have truly been blessed this year... We have been the recipients to so many generosities... We don't know who to thank because most are anonymous and so we will thank everyone... Every time I opened the door I burst into tears. Thank you so so much.. Not only for all of the things that we have been given, but for the prayers and the fasting, and for strengthening our testimony of caring for others and bearing our burdens... We will have some huge shoes to fill as we try to say thank you by giving in return....
With surgery just a few days away (hopefully) we are getting ready and nervous, we know that we are not alone during this time... Thanks again for the prayers.... Brynn
We went to Clawson's Christmas Eve for our special dinner..mmmmmmm....The kids loved the Hannah Montana wig Ave got from us, I think my Dad looks the best in it.... Ry can't wait to wear it again.
The kids look darling in their jammie's from the Elves....
I would like to take credit for the hat and sweater combo Alex is wearing although Jen E. gave it to him and it is soooooo cute.... I just
added my mom in the middle cause she will love seeing herself....
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Friday, December 21, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
I am way too high strung right now...
Sunday, December 16, 2007
One day my world came crashing down,I'll never be the same.They told me that my child was sick.I thought, "am I to blame"?I don't think I can handle this.I am really not that strong.It seemed my heart was breaking.I have loved him for so long.I will not give up on this child.I will listen to your advice.I will give my child any chance.No matter what the price.I will learn all that I need to help my child thrive.I'll even use that feeding tube.My child must survive!Will he need a lot of therapy?Will he gain the needed weight?Please God, help me do this.I will accept our fate.When the monitors beep at night, it serves as my reminder.How many parents would love that sound.Tomorrow I will be kinder.As another Angel earns his wings,I run to my child's bed.I watch him sleep for quite a while.I bend down and kiss his head.I cry for the parents whose hearts have been broken.I look to You wondering why?Oh Lord, I just can't know your ways....no matter how I try.And yet, I trust you hold his life, and guide us through each day.My mind says savor each moment he's here,but my heart begs, "PLEASE let him stay"!From pacing the surgical waiting room, to sitting by his bed.From wishing for a good nights sleep, to learning every med.From wondering, "will he be alright?", to watching him reach out his hands.With every smile my heart just melts, despite life's harsh demands.For all who see that faded line.I look to them and smile.You see my child is loved so much.I would face ANY trial.That scar I trace with my finger (It's the door to his beautiful heart).God must have known how much I'd love him (Just as He loved him from the start).A heart mom is always a heart mom.Now wise beyond her years.For those who have angels in heaven,Our hearts share in all of your tears.Every day I will try and remember,I was chosen for him (and no other).I will always embrace that beautiful day.......When I became a "Heart Mother".
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
Sunday, December 9, 2007
Ry is loving having play dates with friends... this is her little friend Ellie... She loves to play tea party and is soooooo funny about it... the girls are having a cocoa party and putting their pinkies up... Ellie is so cute and did her pointer instead....
One day I decided to bath Alex in the kitchen sink. He thinks water is about the coolest thing in the whole world and would spend all day playing in it if I let him. He is such a little fish... Maybe we will try mommy and me swimming lessons this summer like we did with Ry. Anyway, Ry decided she would join in... She loves the water too.....
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Monday, December 3, 2007
My darling cousin Jennifer, gave me the idea. This is what our families eyes all look like I think it is interesting that our little man is a perfect blend of mom and dad with one brown eye and one green. This picture doesn't show the contrast all that well... But this was one fun post to read on her blog and then to steal and do on ours.... We wanna see your families eyes too!!!!! WE'LL BE WATCHING FOR IT...hahah (good punn)
Friday, November 30, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
The End...Get me off!!!!
This week has been so eventful and busy, I haven't had much time to post. So here are a few things that happened. Sunday, Ry and I went to Malad to welcome home my cousin Ches who just got home from a mission. Alex got his Synigis shot Wed. I am not sure what is going on with his surgery yet and I thought he at least needed the protection from RSV. That night we went to Orem to be with my family while Jeff did a little work. I ordered the Vinyl lettering for the play room. Thursday was turkey day... I have so much to be thankful for this year. Black Friday, Jeff and I got up at 3:45 and waited two hours in 30 degree temps, then we worked and cleaned and set up Christmas, then I ended up taking Alex to PCMC for a stool sample, we hope hope hope, it's not C-Diff yet again, his little bottom still isn't better and I tried it all. (thanks for the suggestions everyone) I must have spent thirty dollars on products for his bum... Today we have cleaned and Jeff has been working like crazy yet again and had accomplished sooooo much down there, I am so excited. We think Ry and Alex will love it.... I will call tomorrow and find out if the cultures grew and if we have something yucky to deal with. I will post more when I know.... I was hoping we would be able to have a nice quiet Holiday season.... Who was I kidding????
Jeff is the best person to take to the parade, he always gets the t-shirts and the treats and all the big stuff.... this time he scored a whole box of chips from the Lays people..... he's so awesome....
Monday, November 19, 2007
Ry's dance class gets to ride a float in the parade on Friday.... If it's televised, watch for KC Dance Company and little girls in white hoodies... That's Ry's group... I will of course be posting pictures.... She can hardly wait...
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Some people have asked multiple times if there was anything that we needed or if they could bring us a meal. We thank everyone for offering and couldn't think of anything that we NEED! We have however started food cards, these are like gift card to the hospital cafeteria. If you still would like to help us out in the meal department you can add some $ to our card and we can eat on you at the hospital. To do this you call, (801)662-1000: ask for Cathy in food services, ask to add $ to the gift cards for Jeff and Brynn Homer ( card # 01641 and 01642) and the amount.. Don't feel obligated, I just thought I would let those of you know who asked...
For those of you who have linked to us from another family whose child is in the PICU or still at the hospital, you can do this for your family member and get it started for them... It helps out sooooooooo much....
All our love the HOmers.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
I just dropped Alex off in the Cath-Lab, received my pager, called Jeff and I am hanging out. I think everything will go well. Last night Alex pulled off his little hat and pulled out the IV. I should have held him all night so he wouldn't do that. The things you wish you'd done,right? Jeff is working for a little longer while I got Alex all checked in and started and then he'll be here. I guess this is going to be around a three hour procedure and then we will see if he even needs to be admitted, there is talk on the street that we might just go home today.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
We wanted to also let Noah's family know that we are so sad for their loss.
Also, Good luck Kaidence in figuring all this crazy stuff out.....
All our love the Homers
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Friday, November 9, 2007
It's really easy to see Kaidence's new spot, just click on the sentence above.... Yeah!!! for her....
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Monday, November 5, 2007
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Also, there is account set up at Wells Fargo that you can make donations to. It is very easy and you can just say it is for the Ian Pearson fund. I know that many are in our same situation and making even the smallest donation is something they are most grateful for.... All our Love... Brynn
Monday, October 29, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Friday, October 19, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
to send baby Jack's family condolences... visit jackbnelson.blogspot.com
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Ry, Alex and I went to Gardner Village for a little witch hunting. The witches are life size and darling and such a fun little activity for FREE! It was kind of yucky weather but we had fun looking at them all. Ry's fave was the witch that is using the outhouse. I liked the one flying her bicycle. It was nice to get out. If your have a minute, it is something to consider doing. I also get the itch to do some decorating, room planning or even more cleaning...
Monday, October 15, 2007
Sunday, October 14, 2007
#1-Two nights this week Alex slept seven hours straight... which meant two nights in row that I had consecutive sleep too. This is a little scary because I wake a little frantic that he didn't wake me and I didn't check on him, but the sleep was good. Now all I need is to remember all the exact steps in getting him to do it again....
#2-Ry and I put together a job chart that I love and so does she. She is currently putting away all her toys, brushing her teeth, making her bed, putting away the silverware from the dishwasher, and getting dressed with out complaints on the outfit. This is huge business for a three year old.
#3- Jeff was able to finish a bunch of projects that make our home so nice and make him feel better too. Like cleaning the garage. Most of you know how OCD he is. Having a clean garage makes Jeff very happy.
#4-I stumbled upon a great deal at Old Navy and bought a pair of jeans for $6.00 (important to me to clothe my huge behind while I loose the baby weight)
#5- A sweet friend mailed us a note of encouragement and a sum of $. This is so amazing. Thank you so so much, we understand that this might be a burden on your budget, it may have been your lunches for a while, it could have been your date, it may have been that little extra you need to "get by", but to think of us and take the time to mail it is priceless. (We don't know who this is from... we have thought it to be so many of you, because we have such wonderful and loving friends)
#6 Today is fast Sunday. The day before our next appointment with cardiology. That so many of our friends have fasted in behalf of our family and if we ask, in behalf of our friends. We feel comforted knowing that we will be accompanied by angles tomorrow.
#7 I found the seat that attaches to the table so that Alex can be part of dinner...
#8 I finally get to wear sweaters again.
#9 Ryleigh is so loving and helpful and energetic, that she is healthy and strong.
#10 That I am very eager to be genuinely nice, helpful, and loving to everyone I meet because it makes me closer to my Savior.