December 31, 2008

Christmas at Home

We stayed in Arkansas for Christmas. We went to the Christmas Eve Service at church.
We came home and relaxed by the tree.On Christmas morning we opened gifts. Addi got If You Give a Pig a Pancake which Phil read to her.

Addison helped me open gifts.
Addi got a Kitchen set from her Grandma.

Phil's dad came down and enjoyed the festivities with us.


Phil and I have started trying for a brother or sister for Addison. We were successful after 4 months but sadly we miscarried December 26th and this is our fourth. I continue to have chromosome issues. My issue specifically is a balanced translocation. Basically, my eggs have the right number of chromosomes but the eggs with the balanced translocation break off and go to the wrong place which ends with the miscarriage.

Our prayer that this will happen in God's timing.

December 23, 2008

Beloved Cat

We lost another cat today. Alley was 8 years old and was diagnosed with Kidney Failure in August. We had been giving her IV fluids every couple of months which had been helping until this time. The fluids just didn't work and she was suffering.

We got Alley in July 2000. We adopted her from a shelter in Stanford, Kentucky. She was most likely born around the time Phil and I got married June 3, 2000. She was our little baby. When I came home from work I would yell Alley, Alley, AlleyB and she would come running. She loved to get in my lap and purr. At nighttime she would sleep on my pillow and on me when I would let her. Addison has really grown fond of her saying her name often. She also refers to other cats as Alley. So I am sure we will hear her talk about Alley for quite sometime.

It is so hard to lose a pet. She has been a wonderful companion.

December 01, 2008


We had a wonderful Thanksgiving in Kentucky seeing many family and friends. Addison enjoyed seeing everyone.

I am so thankful for Phil and Addison. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.