Saturday, February 19, 2011


There are so many things I would like to update everyone on and post about; however, this easily tops the chart!

Today in Abilene there was a 5k run in order to raise money for a precious 8 year old boy, Rex Fleming.  The Sports Information Director at ACU, Lance Fleming, and his family have had a rough time since mid November when his son, Rex, was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor.   He has undergone the heart of his radiation treatments in Ft. Worth over the last several months.  He is now able to come back to Abilene and resume a normal routine as much as possible.  The family is so thankful to be all back together in Abilene on a regular basis.  They go to Ft. Worth on February 28th for the first post op/post treatment MRI.  Please PRAY this simple yet powerful prayer that we have all been praying since Rex's diagnosis, "God- KILL Rex's caner!". 

This family has been extremely transparent with their emotions through their caring bridge site and have been a powerful witness to many in this time of heartache and uncertainty.  Rex has been a trooper!  It was A BLESSING to see this sweet boy at the race today.  He started all of us racers off over a megaphone and his sweet voice was like music to our ears:)! 

At the end of the race the Fleming family was presented with a check (composed of entry fee for race and extra donations) totaling  $21,500!  It was incredible to be there to witness the overwhelming gratitude the Fleming family felt!  GOD IS GOOD!!  The race then ended with Rex in the middle of the circle of the 300+ people that raced while we all stretched out our hands to him and God and prayed.  The prayer then ended as all have the past few months with the words, God kill Rex's cancer! 


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

1st Birthday Pics!

The pics are not in any particular order!  There were so many to choose from. I tried to narrow them down but didn't do so hot!

The best family pic we were able to take

Table decorations.  The pots held her pics from nb to twelve months.

Birthday Girl!

Eating her new book!

When YaYa and Papa brought Ava's gift from them, the wagon, around the corner... Kate was sitting in it like a little princess!  So precious!  Her and Ava rode around together!

Reserved at first.....

delighted to be a mess...

loving her first dessert of her life...

NOT  a fan of clean up time after cake! Yaya, Jason, and I on clean up duty!

Cousin picture with the addition of me.  Ava come to find out had an ear infection and would not stay put without me right there.

Ava and GJ

Loving opening presents

Mia and Grace were very helpful in assisting Ava while she opened:)

Ava and Josiah playing the drums together

Shopping with her new cart

Playing with Papa

Table decorations

We had such a great time!  Thanks for hosting at your house YaYa and Papa!  Thank you to everyone who came!  Can't believe she has already lived the first year of her life!