Friday, April 25, 2008

Happy Birthday Jared!!!

Could it be that our baby boy is 7? He is growing up so fast! It seems like just yesterday that he was taking his first steps, now he thinks he can take a walk around the block by himself. God has blessed us with such a sweet boy, he has such a loving heart. We can always count on him for a hug just when we need it. It would not surprise us if he becomes a doctor or a teacher, but then again, the way he can put together Lego sets, mechanical engineering may be in his future. Whatever he does, we know he will put his heart and soul into it.
Happy 7th Birthday, Jared WE LOVE YOU!!

Monday, April 21, 2008


Allison went into surgery at 7:40 am,I was able to be with her while they put her under. One of the last things Allison said to me was "take care of grandma for me", Bill's mom was at the hospital. They finished in about 3 hours and the doctor and audiologist were thrilled that they got all of the electrodes to fire and work properly. That means she should hear just as well on the right side as the left. While she was in the post op room, she told me she was tired, I told her to go ahead and go to sleep, she told me "no I'm tired of being here!!"
She was in recovery until about 2:15 and was home by 2:45. She does not seem to be in too much pain, just not thrilled with the idea of having to wear the bandage on her head until tomorrow.
The activation date is set for May 12th.
Thank you for your prayers today and as Allison adjusts to her new "ear".

Sunday, April 20, 2008

The Big Day!!

Tomorrow Allison will be having her 2nd implant surgery. She is excited that she will soon be able to hear in both ears. She has made amazing gains with just the one, so we are eager to see how she does with 2. The next major appointment will May 12 when it is activated for the 1st time.
We will post again soon to let you know how she is doing.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Round 2 :-(

Jordan has come down with chicken pox. So much for babies not getting them before they are a year old. This is one time we really did not want his brother and sister to share with him. On top of the chicken pox, the poor thing is teething, so he has been hit with a double whammy.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

A Child of the King

There is a new name written down in Heaven today and it's Allison's. Allison asked Jesus into her heart this morning. It was so precious to hear our little girl talk to Jesus and ask Him to forgive her of the wrong things she had done and to save her. We know the angels are rejoicing and we can't help believe that so is her Grandma Lemponen
Please pray for Allison as she begins her walk with Christ and for us as we help her grow in grace and truth.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Chicken Pox

Chicken Pox have invaded our house. Both Jared and Allison have them:-( Allison has them far worse than Jared does. Grandpa and Grandma Lemponen sent a care package to help pass the time in the house. Thank you Grandpa and Grandma, we are having fun despite the itching!!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008


The things we do to babies!! Poor Jordan, soon you will be big enough to defend yourself from your brother and sister who like to do crazy things to you.

Easter 2008

Oh the loot that they got. Just enough candy to give them a nice sugar buzz. Thank you Grandpa and Grandma for our Easter baskets!!

This is the kid's Easter picture. We had a great time at Grandpa and Grandma Lemponen's house, even if it was cold and snowy. Praise the Lord for a risen Savior.

Happy Birthday Bill

Bill celebrated his 36th birthday on March 12th. He enjoyed the birthday cake that Jared and Allison helped bake. Jared and Allison did not let Daddy blow out his candles, they did it for him. I guess they will get their wish instead of Daddy