Thursday, January 13, 2011

2011... Where did the Time Go?

Wow, it has been a whole year since I posted!  I've had good intentions, just never got around to it.  I want to apologize to all of you who were kind enough to keep coming back, checking for a post.  But today is a new day, a new year and time for a new post!
Since this is Teagan's heart blog I  but I do have a big announcement for the heart world and all of our supporters, for those of you who haven't heard...I am the new President of Intermountain Healing Hearts.  IHH is a support group for people and families with CHD's.  It is a wonderful organization and I'm excited to be apart of it!  I hope to add to what has already been created, I have a terrific board beside me and I am looking forward to the future of IHH.  I want to reach out to all those who are looking for hope, hope is sometimes hard to fine when the truth sets in.  But hope can be found in these little faces!
Teagan is doing well (besides this cold he is fighting right now).  He still has his feeding tube, but he eats quite a bit by mouth.  He loves chicken nuggets, fries, popcorn, chips, apples, goldfish, salad, carrots, noodles, mostly salty things.  It's the liquids that  we struggle with, it's either Diet Coke or Water, I wish he would drink something dairy.  He is aware of hunger though, he tells me, "Mom it's time to feed my tubee!"  He realizes that people around him don't have "tubee's" and I think that makes him want to eat more by mouth.
He is so much fun!  He is way smarter than I ever expected, he counts to 13, he knows some letters and sounds that they make. (It helps that big brother is in kindergarten and is learning all these things too.)  I just expected him to be behind in these things with the lack of oxygen and his early delays.  But the only thing he is behind in is running and keeping up with other kids, the stair make him pretty blue and we have a lot of stairs.  He recovers quickly though.  He is quite the singer, Woody's Round-Up is his most requested song, he also does All the Single Ladies, Tonight's the Night, and Be Our Guest.  He is very talkative and I have become a great translator!  He is a wonderful asset to our family.  It is so fun to see my two boys playing, rough-housing, and getting into trouble together! Teagan knows what he wants and he has most of us twisted around his little blue fingers!  We have a echo scheduled in March (fingers crossed, we can do it un-sedated).  The echo will tell us how Teagan is doing on the inside and when his next surgery might be or if we can put it off another year. We had a wonderful 2010 and we feel very blessed that we stayed out of the hospital all year and stayed away from any major sicknesses.   Here is a few lot of what you missed from our past year:

Mason's B-Day party
Valentine's Day
Teagan's b-day party

St. Patrick's Day (2 years since Norwood)

 Helping Mom in her salon
 Blaze game
 Doing Kimmie's hair
 Heart Mom Lunch
 Watching his favorite show
 Falling asleep in Mom's car while watching his shows
 First major haircut
 Seeing Iorn Man 2
 Mother's Day Brunch at the Little America
 Trip to Kimmie's in Arizona, Great Grandpa Mason drove Mom and the boys all the way and the others met us there by flight.
 Got to meet Owen, a fellow HLHS brother

 Thanks Uncle Mike for the new puppy
Taking a ride
 Playing on the playground

 Boating on our new boat
 "But I don't want to wear this stupid life jacket"
 Don't you think we could be brothers
 Finally getting to see "My Guys" on opening day!

 Swimming at Grandma Becky's pool
 Rodeo Time

 Celebrating Big Mace and Big G's 50th Wedding anniversary camping at Willard Bay and Lagoon, so we could stay close to home for T.

 Practicing my surfing skills
 What a precious face
 "Hands on a Miracle" Real Game 24th of July
 Cortney and Trevor's Wedding Day

Porter's Baby Blessing
 Mommy's Birthday
 Working on the ipad
 At the end of July we got the devastating news that Big G had Pancreatic Cancer and didn't have much time left.  We made good use of her remaining days, she made a bucket list and we crossed everything off before we lost her in November.  

Bear Lake '10 

 Play Time
 Went to see the army men at Airport 2
 Mason start Kindergarten, walking him to the bus stop
 IHH Heart Walk '10


Playing train's with Brother
Cardiology Appt., My Guys needed an EKG too!

 Surging with my best buddy B
 Bucket List- Take Teagan to the State Fair
 Grandma Dee's b-day
 Last boating trip of the year
 I am Iorn Man

 Pettit Picture in the Pettit Pumpkin Patch '10

 Bucket List- Meet all the girls and Mason & Teagan in St. George for the Huntsmen Senior Games to see Big Mace play Baseball

 Sip'n Slurpee's
 IHH Halloween/Birthday Party

 Ward Halloween Party
 Monkeys on my neck
 Line them up, nice and straight
 Mega Mind 3-D
 Licking Spamoni
 Big G's funeral

 Happy Thanksgiving

Me & my dog Roxy

 Festival of Tree's, time to see Santa
 I'm in a bubble!

 Handsome Boy, where are your pants?
 Grandpa Shreck's b-day
 Grandpa Bart & Grandma Dee took us all on a train to the North Pole and to stay there over night (Heber)

 They gave us pillow pets and new pj's
 We went to church there too
 Mckenzie's Rock'n wedding
 Christmas Eve Breakfast
 Christmas Eve Night

 Cousin PJ Picture

 Christmas Morning

 Christmas Night
 Christmas with the Rowley's, it was really specia,l Big G had done all her shopping early so we all opened gifts from her, it made it feel like she was there.

 Kori gave me Chuck the talking dump truck, just what I wanted!
 I gave Brookie Cookie just what she wanted

 Mason got a Paper Jammers, but I think it is mine
 New Year's Eve Breakfast at Vi
("Hi Sherri")
  New Year's Eve at Classic Skating, just as getto as it has even been
 Happy New Year
 Merry Go Round for being good while we did returns at the mall
 New Year's Day Ping Pong Tournement 
T has a mean serve
 Birthday Sunday with the Pettit's


Eric and Allana said...

I'm so glad you updated! We LOVE that little guy! B especially loves her Teagie! :)

Cortney and Trevor Wortley said...

Adorable! What a fun year!
Love ya!

The Simmons Family said...

Teagan is such a big boy now! I am pretty sure you have the best family pictures at every occasion. I'm glad you updated. We'll be thinking of teagan as he has his echo coming up. Owie has surgery on feb 10th...yikes.

Kyle and Alli said...

Wow! I loved this monster post and all of the pictures. Teagen looks so grown up! I just can't get over it!! I am excited for you to take the reins with IHH. Please let me know how I can support long distance!

Thatchers Treehouse...Tami said...

I STAND ALL AMAZED.....Cannot believe you held out on me with some of those pictures! So cute! Even the one with neither one of us wearing makeup! ;) Glad you are back on track, now.....can you come get me organized? Come on...thats what BFF's are for!

Aunt Kim said...

Cute, darling, wonderful, amazing, fun, etc...... I love looking at pictures of that kid, the other one isn't to bad to look at either. Wow I love those kids!

Chelsee said...

Oh my stars! What a post!! I am so proud of you B for taking on being Pres. of IHH! you will rock it! T I love you some thanks for all the love and joy you bring everyone.

WenDee said...

GREAT UPDATE... WOW what a year!
So glad I've been able to put my hands on a miracle. Congrats on your new duties & all that your taking on. We know you'll do an awesome job! Here's to 2011... Bring it On!
Much Love & Blessings

Melissa said...

Thanks for sharing all the pictures!

Jamie Bowcutt said...

Hooray, thanks for an update on your adventures of 2010!!

carolyn q said...

You are going a great job as IHH President. Can't think of a better person to turn the reigns over.
Great pictures, thanks for sharing.

Ryan and Hilary said...

Um I asked for a lot of pictures:) Welcome back. First off I am so so sorry to hear about Big Gs passing. She was a wonderful woman, losing my Grandma was one of the hardest things. I still miss her like crazy.
Holy cow what a cute stinking boy. I love love his curly hair. He is going to be a ladies man.
I'm so excited you are president of IHH....such power and authority:) I have been trying to get on the volunteer and visit department but they kept brushing me aside, so if I can help do anything I would love to.
Miss you guys.

Caroline Welsh said...

You are such an amazing family. It has been fun to see all your pictures for 2010. That is so great that you are involved in that organization. They are lucky to have you. Your friendship means the world to us. We love you guys.


So I'm pretty sure you have one of the cutest families I have ever seen! It was so nice to meet you!

Kathy said...

Congratulations on your new position! You'll be terrific! You may look like me... but you have your mom's leadership abilities and personality!
Thanks for letting us be part of your sweet miracle child. We love both of your boys and you and Ryan!!

Here's to 2011 being another miracle year for you!

Kathy McD

Jenna said...

Hi Dash!
My name is Jenna and I came across your site. You are a brave courageous fighter and hero. U have been a really busy little boy last year. I hope this year is even a better year for you and also for your health. i was born with a rare life threatening disease.