Sunday, June 19, 2011

Daddy-O is:

Daddy-O is:

great because he loves me.


a great coach.



great at playing with me.

great at eating burritos.

sweet and kind.

good at playing with trains.

terrific at giving hugs, kisses, AND the claw!


by Miss K, Landon, and Nolan

Sweetie you are all these words and more! I can't imagine a more perfect partner than you...a more gentle and loving father for our children. Happy Fathers Day!! 

To My Father:

A special Happy Fathers Day to you dad! You have and always will hold a special place in my heart! Your love and guidance have carried me through some of the most difficult and triumphant times and I'm forever blessed to call you MY dad! I LOVE YOU! 

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Treasure Box

This past memorial day, our party of five needed some much needed RELAXATION! There is no better place than the ocean. We headed to Rehoboth Beach and enjoyed a day of just US. A day without worries, a day without agendas, a day that lifted our spirits!

K and Landon spent their early years enjoying the sand, sun, and salt was time for Nolan to meet one of our favorite spots - the ocean! 

It was a beautiful day!

Kennedy and Landon got right to business - sandcastles, digging, and exploring

How I love him so!!

It didn't take long until these legs...

and toes hit the water! 


This face says it all!

It's a place where kids can be kids...

a place where possibilities are endless...

a place where hearts connect...

a place where every carry in the world drifts away...

a place where new memories are created and treasured!!!

A place where this is the END RESULT:

Two wiped out kiddos and one ready for more adventure! 

These are the moments I pack away in my treasure box...moments we can never get back but moments that we can never forget! 

Thursday, June 2, 2011

A New Beginning

 "All glory comes 
  from daring to begin" 
~Eugene Ware

These past few weeks have been filled with doctors appointments, hospital stays, research, and most of all prayer. Landon has endured so much and he managed to keep his beautiful smile through it all. 

Our neurologist has referred us to the Johns Hopkins Ketogenic Diet Program (the top Keto program in the nation!!!) The Ketogenic Diet dates back almost 80 years ago and shows promisingly results for children like Landon where medication is not effective in controlling seizures. The diet itself, consists of high fats, adequate proteins, and low carbohydrates - each meal prepared for him will be carefully measured, weighed, and planned. Typically,children are placed on this diet for two years in hopes of becoming completely seizure free. We are very optimistic and feel like God has put this in our path for a great purpose! 

In two weeks, our journey begins. He will be admitted at Johns Hopkins for 4 days where Landon will be weaned off of his anti-seizure meds and placed on this new diet. During our stay, we will be educated and trained on how to implement this diet while Landon is carefully monitored during his transition. I'm overjoyed at the thought of Landon "off meds" and becoming seizure free! The story's I've found on other Keto kids have been awe inspiring and have given us hope - hope for Landon to enjoy this life to his FULL potential!

While these weeks have been challenging, we have been showered in endless love amongst all of our family and friends. We are BLESSED to have each one of you in our lives! Thank you for the meals, calls, encouragement, hospitality, and most of all prayers - they have been felt and God is listening...He has never left our side! 

"He alone is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I will never be shaken."
~Psalm 62:2