Friday, August 14, 2009


Lily's link has changed so if you are missing her updates, please change your link for her to her new one

Saturday, August 1, 2009

My New Website!

I have a new website!!! Lily's Life is Great! is full of wonderful new things - check it out!

Monday, July 27, 2009


Everything Lily - Michele
Blankie, Bears & Boys - Kristen
Barbie Holiday - Shannon
Barbie Spring - Lauriann
Compotes - Amy O
Blue Yonder Tee - Lauriann
Vinyl Explanations - Rania
Cards - Adele
Frame - Cheryl
T21 Afghan - Kim
Candlesticks - Ashley
Bracelet - Cathy
SammyTells - Julie
Treasurer Box - Mary
Lisa Leonard - Stephanie
Quilt - Bonnie
Thanksgiving Point - Jeana
Sand Hollow - Carson

Congratulations to all of you! I will be sending you an email and putting these items in the mail. Thank you so much for being part of Lily's 10th Birthday and helping out Jaxson and Parker


My Dearest Lily Girl!
I remember the day you were born, ten years ago! I got a call from Mark, our adoption worker, and he said you were coming! You were a couple of weeks early, so we were surprised! I asked if I could go and wait in the hospital lobby because I was so excited, but I couldn't. It was for the best, your birth mom, Mommy Alison and her family, needed some time with you. I told him to call back as soon as you arrived I didn't care how late it was!
You arrived at 9:45 pm. You weighed 7 lbs and 8 oz. and you were 20 inches long. You took your first helicopter ride the next day.
Mommy Alison and her family wanted Dad to give you a blessing because you needed surgery right away. We had already been told your intestines were mal-rotated, that means they were all tangled up! I tried all day long to get permission to go up and see you. The word hadn't gotten from where you were born to Primary Childrens. When it did the social worker didn't give the head nurse the okay and went home! Finally a nurse called somebody at their home and we got a call to get up to the hospital as soon as we could because you were going in for surgery at 10:00 p.m. It was after 9:00 pm when we got the call!
Grandma Shirley was here from Arkansas helping your Aunt Wendy because your cousin Easton was born just a month before you. She was waiting at the house with us for the phone call. Dad had called Tom so he could help give you a blessing. We were all just waiting. Grandma and I drove up and Dad drove up with Tom. Once we got to the NICU we had to scrub in. I thought the whole process was taking forever. When we finally walked into your room and saw you we were all overwhelmed by your beauty. You had all this dark hair that stuck straight up on your head, all your brothers and Brittany were bald when they were born!
Dad and Tom had just enough time to give you a blessing before they came in and got you for surgery. On the way down to the operating room the doctor was explaining things to us and kept talking about your esophagus. I finally asked what she was talking about and that was the first time we found out you were missing your esophagus.

After they took you into surgery Tom, Grandma, Dad and I were all standing around talking about you and I was saying how hard it was to hear the blessing over all the noise in the room. It didn't matter that I didn't hear it because Tom said he was overwhelmed by the feeling of the spirit that came from such a tiny little baby. I knew then you were special.
I called GrandMary and left her a message that we had found out about your esophagus. I think she might still have that message saved on her phone!
After we got home Dad and me sat on the floor at the foot of our bed and one of us said "what have we gotten ourselves into" We were tired and overwhelmed by all that had happened in such a short time.
We had no idea how much joy, love, laughter, and hapiness you would bring to so many! I love you so much Lily! I love having you as my sidekick and my daughter. I hope you have a great 10th birthday. LET'S GO SWIM!!

For those of you not joining us at the pool, we hope you take a look at Lily's Birthday Bash one more time. You have until 5:00 p.m. to bid on the items. Please remember that the proceeds of the raffle go to our friends Jaxson and Parker.
This has been a fun way to celebrate Lily! Thank you to everyone that has helped, donated, and supported this cause.

This will be the last post that will be posted on this blog. We are moving to a new website on August 1st. We hope you will join us there! We will list the winners tomorrow and contact them by email.

Sunday, July 26, 2009


Just one more day until our baby girl turns 10! It's bittersweet to think about. I have got a cake ordered, the swimming pool party room reserved, now for a gift. She is the hardest one in my family to buy for. She would honestly be happy with a ream of paper, stapler, crayons, tape, and scissors! She wants to go to McDonald's for her birthday dinner - ick!

We have had a great time, picking things out for the Birthday raffle. I think she is tired of taking pictures with them though. I interrupt her Disney watching!

Saturday, July 25, 2009


This drawing is now closed

Lily loves watching movies, especially when we are in the car. She likes old musicals, and Disney movies. We have had to buy two copies of Oklahoma, State Fair, Charlotte's Web, and a few others because she watches them so much. So, we have found three oldies, but goodies for your viewing pleasure.

Another of Lily's favorite things is Cotton Candy (Cotton and Candy according to Lily!) and carmel popcorn balls that you buy at the gas stations. So along with the movies the winner of this drawing will get cotton candy and a carmel popcorn ball.

We want pictures of Jaxson and Parker tasting Cotton Candy, but we don't expect them to eat it all. They can share, if they want ;-)

Leave your comment, link and comment on your blog about us, and leave a comment on Lily's Birthday Bash Post!

Friday, July 24, 2009


The winner of the dog is My Cool Family

We are headed out of town again!
This time we are camping with Brittany and Gordon!
Tomorrow, if the scheduled post options, work Lily's last giveaway will be posted. If it doesn't post you will see it late Sunday.
In the meantime go check out the raffle items.
There are only 4 more days of Lily's Birthday Bash!