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Easton is the cutest little boy we know! He rightfully earned the nickname 'BEASTY' when he was a baby and it has stuck with him. He is such a sweet little mommy's boy and we are ALL at his Beck and call. Easton loves cars, snacks, and playing outside. He is talking up a storm and it seems like he learns something new every single day. He is at such a fun age. We LOVE LOVE LOVE this little guy!


Ainslee is the baby and she just turned ONE!! This child is a handful!!! She hasn't quite grown out of the difficult phase.....that she has been in since she was born, but we still find ways to find her sweet side! Hearing her baby giggles and watching her discover & learn new things make all the whininess......just a little easier to deal with. Aaaahhh, we love this Ainslee Girl!!


Oh our cute little Avery! With her blue eyes & blonde hair, she is one of the cutest 4 year olds around!! This girl is stubborn! She definitely keeps us on our toes. She is quite unpredictable, which makes for a lot of laughs! Avery is our TREAT-FREAK! We can always guess what is on her mind. My favorite thing about Avery is her smiles. She always has one for us no matter what and that makes everyones day just a little better. She attends preschool and says she doesn't like it, but secretly we know she does ;). We are so lucky to have this cute girl in our family! We can't get enough of her.

Kobe Dylan

Kobe Dylan
Kobe is our first child, born in 2004. He was 4 months early and weighed a whopping 1 lb. 4 oz.! We got to be with Kobe for 4 wonderful weeks. I feel so blessed to have been chosen to raise one of God's perfect children. We love him and thank Heavenly Father everyday that he is part of our family. We have a treasure in heaven.
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Dr. Jones

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Quinnie just turned 6! She is growing faster than we can keep up with! She loves going to first grade and is doing really well! She picks up on things very quickly and LOVES learning. She's seriously a sponge. Her favorite thing to do is write notes and draw pictures for her friends & family. You should see our continual stack of papers. Quinnlyn is creative & spunky & totally independant. We love her like crazy!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

This Day 5 years ago....

...we met our little Kobe. So tiny & fragile, I have never experienced a greater miracle than his life. I can't believe it has really been 5 years since I touched his tiny hand for the first time. At the time I wondered how in the world I would get through such a difficult trial...some days I didn't think I could keep going. But, here I am. Celebrating his birthday with joy that he is truly mine for eternity, and peace knowing that he is where he was meant to be...which is much better than this earth anyway. Yes, it is easy to forget that. And there are times that I feel sadness because he isn't here with me right now. But, I consider myself fortunate. Many people don't have to endure such a trial, but I believe those who do, will experience such a great joy during the millennium...when they get to raise their child in a righteous world without all the evil & temptations. He is a very special part of our family and we love him so much! HAPPY BIRTHDAY KOBE!

(This picture was taken 2 days after he was born. I wish I had just one of him without all the tubes...but regardless, I think he is a cute little runt. His perfectly formed body amazes me!!!)

P.S. Unfortunatley I had to spend the day getting a cavity filled...and it was a really large cavity so it took some time. Tomorrow we are going to make a cake and have a little party. We've never really done anything except visit his grave, but I think the girls are old enough (Quinnlyn atleast) to understand what we are doing and who it is for. It will be a fun tradition to start.


Dave and Natasha said...

I had a cavity filled today too... not the best part of the day... Everytime I read about your little angel I get teary-eyed! I think that millenial day will be such a happy one when you get to see him again! It makes me wonder about the miscarriages that I had. I always felt that the two I had before the twins was just them coming back this time together. I guess I won't know for sure until then! I'm sure he is sending blessings your way on this happy and sad day though!

Bethany said...

We love you Kobe! Happy B-day.

I said to Matt on Sunday that it was Kobe's b-day on Tuesday. He said how old would he have been? We couldn't believe 5 years either.
You better start taking better care of your teeth :)

Clenece said...

You got be teary eyed. That is SO SWEET that you guys are going to have a "party" for him tomorrow. It is a good way to remember him! You are so STRONG!! I truly PRAY that I will NEVER have to loose a child, that was be so HARD!

Rach said...

Oh, happy Birthday sweet little Kobe. I can't believe that was 5 years ago. You are amazing, you really are. {I think he's a cute little runt too}

Christie said...

You are a good example to me! I remember when you were going through that. That was hard for me to watch, I can't imagine how hard it was for you. That which doesn't kill us only makes us stronger and you are a good example of that. Love you guys and Kobe too!

The Bowler's said...

I also think you guys are amazing! Something like that could make someone really bitter, but it only made your testimony stronger. I know the Lord gives us trials because He loves us, and it truly is a comfort to have the knowledge of the Gospel in your life so that you know you will see your sweet Kobe again!

Happy Birthday Kobe!

Erin said...

Oh I can't even imagine how hard that was and is. He is so tiny and perfect. I enlarged the picture and it just made me cry.

[whit] said...

happy birthday to kobe :] (yesterday)

Josh and Ashleigh said...

Wow, 5 years. Happy Birthday Kobe!
You are so amazingly strong.

McKay and Amanda Jones said...

Happy Birthday KOBE!!! Sounds like a great tradition to start!!!...

Candace said...

Happy birthday, little Kobe! What a sweet picture of him and what a beautiful post.

we are GIBSON said...

I can't believe it's been 5 years! I remember feeling so helpless... I couldn't say or do anything to help comfort you guys. You really went through this trial with much more love and grace than most of us will ever possess. Happy Birthday Kobe!

Jenna said...

Wow you are amazing. Ok so I just went to enrichment and (i hope this isn't corny) the speaker said that Heavenly Father never gives us trials that we can't handle...and look at you!!!!! You are so awesome. It is so amazing that we can be sealed as families. And yes he is a cute little runt!

Erin said...

Hey! They don't really rank the people on the waiting list. Well they do but they don't tell you where you are unless you ask and it's not really like your #4 on the waiting list, they do it differently. Mike's going to call soon and see where he's at. I really hate this, I'm a planner and this is really stretching me. So we'll see if he even gets in this year...

Jessica said...

Happy Birthday Kobe!
(I hope you don't mind I blog-hopped from Natasha's, since this post brought tears to my eyes I wanted to wish Kobe a Happy Birthday too. He's beautiful.