Sunday, January 30, 2011

Pray for Korley

If you are a member of our little community, you know Korley!  If not let me explain...Korley is a sweet girl that goes to school with Kaylee she is a year and half older than Kaylee but in our small town everyone knows everyone.  At 3 months old Korley battled leukemia and won only the chemo left her little lungs severely damaged.  She has done pretty good the last 9 years of her little life, she has been in and out of  hospitals and has just been a real fighter.  She has been on a double lung transplant list in Pittsburgh for a while now until she got sick again.  She had to go back in the hospital be put on an ECMO machine which is a heart lung by pass machine.  It basically has let her body rest and heal.  The only problem is she can not stay on the machine very long.  A couple of days ago they decided to try and wean her off the machine.  After several unsuccessful tries her Mom and Dad had to make the decision to completely take her off the machine.  It was a very risky call, her lungs had to do what they were supposed to do and there was no way to know if they would or not. After several text messages and phone calls by Korley's mother asking that everyone pray- in a couple of hours, another email came that said Korley was off the machine and holding her own.  TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!  As of today she has had up and down moments but all in all she is still holding her own.  The family has asked that we now pray for her gift of life to LUNGS!   Unfortunately when that gift comes she will have to be airlifted to Pittsburgh to receive the transplant.  

It has truly amazed me at how our community has come together to pray for this sweet child.  Her favorite color is green and then the color yellow is the color of "come home" so everyone has yellow and green ribbons all over the town and signs in yards to "Pray for Korley"!!  There are several benefits planned as well in the next few weekends.  Facebook is covered in green and yellow as well as, well wishes for Korley and her family.  

I know there are several of you readers that may not be from our area so I am asking that you please "PRAY FOR KORLEY" too...would you?

Monday, January 24, 2011

Sneaky...Sneaky.... I was getting dinner ready and working on a load of laundry tonight, I hear a little sneaky mouse, I mean Kara Brooke!  As I looked around the corner this is what I found!

She had the Ritz Bitz, taking them apart, eating the cheese out of them and then putting the two crackers under the cabinet!  SERIOUSLY......oh yes....that is our Kara Brooke!  Would you like to see her stash?

There is NEVER a dull moment with her, it is always something!!  She keeps us laughing and on our toes at all times.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Busy Sunday

Our Sunday started with one of our favorite things.....BASKETBALL!  MTSU Lady Raiders had a noon tipoff today and it was a televised game and Kaylee's favorite player was eight points away from scoring her career 1000th point.  Not to mention it was a conference game and we were 6-0 in our SunBelt conference so Denver come in ready to play ball.  Our Raiders pulled it out by three points and now they are 7-0 in conference!!!  Whoohooo!
I feel sure we were on TV several times today since our seats are right behind the visitors bench!!  If you happened to catch the game and saw us let me know....haha!

Nana and Kaylee say, "GOOOOO BLUE...MTSU!!!!"

After the game we headed to Nate's 2nd birthday party!!!  

It was a great party and the girls had a blast!  It's so hard to believe that Nate is TWO!!
Happy Birthday Nater.....WE LOVE YOU!!!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

SNOW much fun of a week!

Saturday we had our first basketball, our girls did real well, they listened and did exactly what we asked them to do and they won by 10 points.  Kaylee I think scored 6, not real sure though.
Sunday we got up and headed to Murfreesboro, we still had a few things to exchange from Christmas, so we got that done and headed back before Kaylee had softball practice.
Kara Brooke and I stayed at home and played.  I have mentioned before that KB loves to use scissors, she calls them her "cuts", she sat for I know an hour just cutting up paper.  WOW...I got so much stuff done and she was so good!

She had her snowman socks on in anticipation of the snow that the weather people were calling for later that night!

The snow did move in about 10:30 SUnday night and this next picture was about 30 minutes after the first flake fell.  Sometimes I doubt the weather folks when it comes to snow.  Seems like when they call for a lot we get every little!  But this time they did get it right!

The next picture is about one hour and thirty minutes into the blizzard of 2011!!
I was so excited, I couldn't believe it!!  I think I was up till midnight watching and trying to figure out if I was going to be able to go to work or not.

And here it is Monday morning, everything covered and just so pretty and calm!

We had right at 6 1/2 inches!  WOW...that is a lot of snow for southern middle TN!!  I did not go to work, mostly because of our Highway didn't see a snow plow until about noon and my van had snow up to the back bumper!!

The kids were very excited and went out to play at like 8:00 am!!  I think the BIG kid in the next picture was the most excited!!  He is worse than the girls!!

Fun, Fun!!

Of course we had to make our traditional snow cream!

And as usual it was YUMMY!  We also made homemade brownies with our snow cream but I didn't take any pictures of that!!

The kids were out of school ALL week!  Kaylee LOVED that and Kara Brooke only went to the sitter two days!  Some of the best memories were made this week!
Wednesday night the roads were much better and we headed back to watch the MTSU Lady Raiders!  This was Kaylee's first college game and she had a blast!!!  She loved it!  She had so many questions, like the media timeouts, and the shot clock.  She thought is was cool that they took timeouts for commercials and she thought the idea of the shot clock was just dumb!!  ha!

Thursday and Friday evenings we just stayed at home  and hung out!
Saturday morning we had to be at the gym early for basketball pictures and then our game followed right after that!
We had a terrible game Saturday and got beat by 9 or 10 points.  We had a bad case of laziness and mental breakdowns!  We did have one player out with the flu and then one player recovering from the flu and too we didn't practice this week because of the blizzard!!  But like I told my girls there are NO excuses, we will get it next time!  Kaylee however, did have a pretty good game.  She listened and did what I asked her do and I think she had 8 points, again not real sure!!
After the game, Kaylee went to eat at El Mexico and then home with some friends.  Kris, KB and I went to eat with our friends Kayla and Brett at Bocelli's! Yumm-O!
Poor Kara Brooke tried to get a nap in the car as we headed to watch the high school basketball games in Unionville!  We had a great night and saw two great games!

And today is Sunday, we haven't done anything today, except Kaylee had Crusher softball practice at Motlow, so she and Kris have gone to that.
Tomorrow is Martin Luther King Day so that is another day at home for us!!!

Wheww....if you are still reading- sorry so much but I just had to get this journal caught up!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Our week

Since the New Year we have headed back to school and have tried to get back in the swing of things!  Kaylee went back to school on Tuesday and then had basketball practice Tuesday night.  Our first game is tomorrow morning and we are very excited!
Wednesday night we went to the MTSU men's and women's basketball games against North Texas.  Very rarely do you get to see the men and women play on the same night so that was a treat and and even more of a treat that we sat just three rolls back!!!  LOVED IT!  (We are going back next Wednesday night too!!)
Thursday night we had a night at home so the girls did some playing!

Hope you all have a great weekend...they are calling for a lot of snow in our area...we shall see!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year's Eve

We had a great night out for New Year's Eve.  We went bowling with Kara Brooke's BFF Kaegan and her family.  They always have their six niece's and nephews over so we took them all to the bowling ally and then went back to Kayla & Brett's house to ring in the new year!  We had a blast!  Once again I am so thankful for such wonderful friends.  We have found some of the best people through our children and we are loving every minute and enjoying making so many memories!

Kaegan & Kara Brooke

Me & Kate...she looks like she belongs to me, huh?

Kara Brooke learning how to bowl!  She was so funny the first few times, she would cry after she let the ball go because she thought her ball was gone forever!

  And let me just add after the first game, our warm up round, Daddy did really good!  I didn't know he was such a good bowler!  ha!

This was the first round I was telling ya about!  Kayla & Brett are the big time bowlers!
They both did fabulous every game!

Me & Kayla
She is such a sweet girl and we have so much in common.
She & I are coaching basketball together this year.  I love coaching with her because she loves the game as much as I do and we seem to work really well together.  Our first game is next weekend- we are excited!

K-bug having fun!

We had two very tired little girls but after we got back to the Young's house they were both wild and ready to ring in the new year!  Kaylee spent the night with all the rest of the kiddos and I think they only slept a few hours but they all had a blast!  

Happy New Year!!