Saturday, March 28, 2009
I know it has been since December since I have blogged. I know that's like, well, last year. I get that. It's a little intimidating- trying to decide if you should catch up on the last 3 months or if you should start fresh... or, my current dilema- start at all.
I am leaving it up to you, the reader. (I don't really even know how many there are!)
Leave a comment and tell me what you think I should do.
A) recap the last three months in one horrifically long blog and then be faithfully consistent from there.
B) Start fresh and current and carry on.
C) Scrap it and come see me on Facebook.
The life of this blog is in your hands people!!
I'll let this go on until I have a definitive answer... or until enough people respond to make it more than a one person tie. LOL
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
It is officially Christmas! We have decorated the house, hung the lights outside, the cards are ready to go (as soon as someone addresses them...) and now, we have talked to the big guy. Ashley was sooooo excited to go see Santa this year. She totally knew how cool he was. She wasn't scared in the least. In fact, the minute she saw him face to face, she proudly proclaimed that she wanted a "Caillou movie". (Yes, she watches too much t.v. Yes, I am a bad parent for that. I'm over it.) We waited entirely too long for our thirty second meeting with the man in red, but that's ok. It's what you do as a mom. One more Christmas box is checked. And nothing makes me happier than checked boxes.
What did not make me happy is what ensued over the next few days...
It all started the day we went to see Santa. When Ashley woke up from her nap too early and complained that her ear hurt I blamed it on her 2 year molars busting through...
After a cranky Wednesday, a sleepless Wednesday night and puking in the car on the way to school Thursday, it began to dawn on me that this might not be just her molars. So, we went to the doctor (once I cleaned the banana yogurt puke off of her, me, and the car. YUK)
She was diagnosed with her first ear infection- and you know it's not good when the doctor takes a look and says, "wow, that does not look good." and it wasn't. She had a fever over 101 all day Thursday and puked two more times. She laid on the couch literally the whole day, and for those of you that know my child well this is very, very, oh so very unlike her. She was pitiful. :(
But after a few days of antibiotics and a lot of Motrin she is on the mend. She has begun coughing though which freaks me out when I have several friends whose babies have RSV and pneumonia. I pray that she will push through and be fully better soon.
I guess when she saw Santa Tuesday she should have asked for a bill of good health instead of a movie... I will be sure to remind her next year to choose wisely.
Monday, December 1, 2008
Fall Festival at Prestoncrest
Celina Big Orange Pumpkin Patch with Nana
At the FW Zoo with Emily and Andee
Ashley's Fall Program at Sunshine School
Thank You God for Creatures Great and Small
(the 2's were bears!)
We love Mrs. Nicole!
ICE! at the Gaylord with Emily, Anna and the Momma's
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Allen Family Funeral Options
2120 W. Spring Creek (b/t Independence & Custer)
St. Francis of Assisi
8000 El Dorado Pkwy
Burial following funeral services at cemetary behind the church
Reception at church following funeral and burial
Denise has requested that in lieu of flowers, she would prefer if everyone would either donate to the American Cancer Society on behalf of Christopher, or donate to the Seibert Family Fund to help Ethan for his future.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
If you would like to send your condolences, Denise has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or to their donations web page which will now become a site for Ethan's future. www.ourseibertfamily.com
If you would like to send a note to them or help in any way with meals, etc. Please leave a comment and I will email you back.
Thank you to all of you who have been keeping this family in your prayers. Whether you know them or not, I know that it has helped. Chris was in so much pain and the Lord knew he needed to be healed, it just wasn't meant to be on this earth.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
On a positive note, I have been so relieved and overjoyed to see the outpouring of love and support from friends, neighbors and even complete strangers. When this journey began there were so many needs to be filled and praise God, He has provided for so many of them. Meals are being delivered almost daily and cleaning has been arranged thanks to Mitzi, another friend and neighbor. Many people donated to the website and that has been a huge blessing for them. They are under a deep pile of medical bills from the past year and a half and it is such a relief for Denise to know that she can take care of at least some of that. I am just glad that unlike so many who lose a spouse all too soon, they are able to spend these last precious days together as a family. I pray that it brings Denise some sense of peace in the coming months and years.
Please continue to keep Christopher, Denise and Ethan in your prayers. If you would like to follow their story more closely you can visit
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