We spent Thanksgiving day this year at Jeremy and Tammy's house, and then on Friday, we went to my Aunt Becky and Uncle Albert's house for Thanksgiving with them, my parents, and my sister and her girls. It was great to have so much time to just hang out with family and enjoy a delicious meal together! We have so much to be thankful for today and every day!! God continues to bless us beyond what we deserve.
"How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!"
-1 John 3:1
Once again, we met my mom, sister, and her girls at Opry Mills the day before Thanksgiving to see Santa. This is one of my favorite traditions!! I love spending time together and getting some pictures of these cute cousins. I just can't believe how big they are all getting!! Luckily, they still aren't too big for Santa though!
Brody's team traveled to Memphis again this year for the GIT. We had so much fun spending time with his team mates and their families, and we also had a lot of fun cheering them on!
On Sunday morning, Jason led a devotional for Brody's team and the 2004 Boys Red team. It was such a great way to start our day! I'm beyond thankful for a husband (and dad for my boys) that loves God and is so good at sharing His word with others.
The boys played in a soccer tournament in Bowling Green on October 28 - 29, and it was FREEZING! Brody's team played up a division in the U13 as an 11v11 team and did really well. They only lost one game out of 4. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough for a medal this time, but they no doubt learned a lot and will come back for the next tournament stronger than ever!
Colby's team didn't have a great weekend, but we are so proud of how well Colby played. He's improving with every game. His knowledge of the game and the way he can read the field is impressive...now we just have to get him to be a little more aggressive!
We had so much fun with the Cox Family this Fall Break! We arrived just in time to watch the tropical storm come through, but then, the rest of the week was absolutely gorgeous! We are always thankful for times to get away as a family and make some awesome memories!
We started this blog after Colby, our youngest son, was prenatally diagnosed with Congenital Heart Defects: Tricuspid Atresia, large VSD, Hypoplastic Right Heart, and Bilateral SVCs. Colby was born on August 4, 2008 at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital. After a 2 week stay in the NICU for monitoring, he was able to come home with no immediate surgery. At 2 months old, though, Colby was unexpectedly admitted back into the hospital to face his first of three surgeries, the BT Shunt. In July of 2009, he had his pre-Glenn Catheterization followed by his Glenn Operation in late August 2009. This was only a few short weeks after his 1st birthday. His third and final surgery, the Fontan, was in March 2011 at 2 1/2 years old. His surgery went well, and we were home six days later. Since then, Colby has been doing great, and he is loved by so many, especially his big brother Brody! Colby continues to amaze us every day with his strength and spirit. He is truly a miracle! Thank you for reading our blog and keeping up with Colby's progress, as well as other special events in our lives that we enjoy documenting on our blog. We really appreciate your comments, love, support, and prayers!