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joyous birthday celebrations

October 2, 2015


  After such a difficult past few months, our hearts are especially full of joy in celebrating the birthdays of our two little girls. Our days are often full of picking up the same messes, reminding Valencia not to climb onto the kitchen counters, and pulling all manner of things out of Tessa’s mouth even […]

Contessa is crawling!!!

August 9, 2015


Two months ago we had no idea what Tessa’s recovery might be….and we still don’t know for certain what nerve damage may ultimately remain. But she just started crawling, which means her legs are able to work in a coordinated fashion. We are thrilled!


August 7, 2015


In July we spent 5 days at a beautiful cabin on the bank of the Wanatchee River. And because friends and glorious nature and story times and lots of play and messy meals and good conversations are all so precious…we are stowing the pictures away here.

Out of the Valley

June 7, 2015


Out of the Valley …though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death… These words are a few thousand years old…or perhaps a few thousand years young, because they still feel so fresh and alive. The Valley is were we have been dwelling for the past 3 weeks. May 14th is etched into […]

Tessa Update #4

June 1, 2015


Wow, things have been happening fast for us and we have not had much time to keep you all in the loop. So, here is a quick re-cap of events: Tuesday: The docs feel that Tessa is improving but they want to give her a better first foot forward. So, we begin treatment with IVIG. […]

Tessa update #3

May 24, 2015


The last few days have been a lot of just waiting and watching, though there has been a few adventures. On Friday we were moved to a new room and were put under isolation protocol, which meant everyone had to put on gown and gloves and mask before entering. It also meant that Valencia was […]

Tessa update #2

May 19, 2015


Update on Tessa #2 We had another MRI today this time getting higher res images of the already known affected areas. A couple pieces of news came from this. The Chiari Malformation that appeared in the first MRI has turned out to not be there. It seems that the position of Tessa’s head during the […]