"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11


Dancing Queen

Nola is a musician in training! She loves to go to line dance with Honey and play piano and saxaphone with Pop-Pop!!


Eye Surgery 7.8.10

Big Smiles while waiting to be taken to surgery

Nola's ankleband

Nola's wristband

Stylish green wrap after the IV was taken out.

Sweet baby girl taking a drink after surgery.


Nola wanted her Daddy! Daddy was happy to take her. :)

I am glad to say Nola is recovering great from this surgery! We had prepared ourselves to face a yucky time with recovering from anesthesia. However, this time she ate and drank the next day and was playing. We are so grateful that she is not having a hard time!! Her little eye is red and swollen, but other than that she is playing and in great spirits!
We will be taking it easy the next few days to make sure and give her eye time to start the healing process. Dr. Hoehn was pleased at the movement in her eye already at our post-op appointment on Friday. We go back to see her next Friday.
Thank you to those of you who have checked on Nola via text, e-mail, or calls. We appreciate it and know we are surrounded by people who care about our little miracle!


Back to MOSD!

Nola started back to MOSD on Tuesday. She moved up to the next room so she is in a new classroom and has a new teacher, Ms. Stephanie. Nola was very quiet the first day; she still had all of her classmates since they moved up together, but a new teacher and a new classroom made Nola quiet. She seemed to be more of herself this afternoon. :)

We purchased a brick that lines the walkway in front of the school. This is a fundraiser for the school.

Sorry I can't get it to rotate! It says The Journey is the Reward. Thank You- Nola.
I like that saying and since we are on this journey I believe it fits our family perfectly!!

What color is that?

Oh how Nola loves saying her colors now! She has mastered yellow and orange for sure! I think those are her favorite. We are also working on red, blue, green, white, and purple. We went down to Henderson for Nanny and Aunt Jackie's birthday. They share a birthday! You know how Nola charms everyone; well, she got Nanny in the floor with her to color! How sweet!

Wrapped Around Her Finger

This girl has her Daddy wrapped around her finger! :)


I love sparklers!

Mommy's favorite firework is a sparkler. This year Mommy let me hold one and I LOVED it!!

Greek Goddess

Look at this beautiful dress! Nola is going to be the flower girl for our friends Andy and Deanna's wedding! She looks like a greek goddess! How precious!
We are so honored to have been asked to be a part of their special day! Nola is a flower girl, I'm a bridesmaid, and Jonathan is a groomsman.