Monday, March 8

A Heartfelt Thank You

I just want to say a very heartfelt "Thank You" to everyone who prayed for Isabella.  As you can see, she is no longer on any type of life support and is doing very well.  Rob sent me this picture and message a little while ago:

"Her tests are good and everything is perfect. She is getting ready to come with us."

God is so good, and I am so thankful for all that He has done and for all the prayers offered up in Isabella and Rob's behalf.



The cousins had fun playing together at Misty's shower.
This is Carson, my cousin Talisha's oldest son, and my granddaughter's Abby & Kylie.

Kylie is always ready to have her picture made.
And Abby decided to pose and smile for me.
Kylie, Kyra & Abby, three of my four granddaughters.
Carson was "driving" the girls around.
They all seemed to have fun playing together.

Sunday, March 7

Misty's Baby Shower

One of our friends, Amy, and Misty's Mom, gave her a baby shower Saturday. 
This is Amy.  She did a really good job decorating and making party favors and gifts.  She made it all very special with her talent and craftiness.
This is the cake I made for the shower.  It's a large sheet cake with butter cream frosting with the basket made out of 2 8 inch round layers and a 6 inch round.  The basket is done in chocolate buttercream.  The baby blanket, teething beads, butterfly, Micah and pacifier are all made from fondant.  The giraffe and elephant are wood cutouts and of course the  teddy in the basket is stuffed. I was pleased with the way it turned out.  What do you think? 
There were about 25 family and friends in attendance.
They played several games, including the clothes pin game and the baby food tasting game.  Tasha & Stephanie "volunteered" for the baby food game.
I'm not sure whose expression was worse, Roxann's or Stephanie's, and Roxann was just watching.
Same thing with Rebekah and Tasha.
Those expressions are priceless.
Misty received alot of nice gifts for Micah.  Everyone was very generous.
Several of the gifts were handmade.  Including this crocheted blanket,
and this quilt.
Steph made her a beautiful picture frame and blocks that spell out "Micah".  Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture of those.  I'll post one later when Misty gets everything in the nursery.  Our church ladies are giving her another shower this Thursday.  And I get to make another cake.  Hmmm....what shall this one be.  Stay tuned!

Wednesday, March 3

Rob & Bella

Please continue to remember Rob & Bella in your prayers.

Monday, March 1

Pray for Bella

Through the years, raising my family, there have been several boys that we've kind of "adopted".  They've spent alot of time at my house and become a part of the family.  Each one of my own boys has had a friend that has become one of my "adopted's".  Aaron had Ricky, Malachi had Jeremy, Lucas had Andrew, and now Jared, and Seth has Anthony.  Jason's friend was Rob

Rob is a special part of our family.  He even lived with us for a while after he graduated and before he and Jason left for Parris Island and the Marines.

Rob's daughter, Isabella Mae, was born Saturday morning, Februay 27th, at 6:32 a.m.  She weighs 5 pounds and 2 ounces.  Bella is in the NICU, listed in critical but stable condition.  She was born with the cord around her neck and is having problems with her breathing and heart rate.  They almost lost her twice Saturday night.  The doctors have said it will take about 5 days for her heart and lungs to be somewhat normal.
Please, Please pray for Bella and Rob and the rest of the family.
We love Rob and already love Bella. 
I'm praying for the chance to get to be "Mammy" to Bella, too.