Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Loving the snow in Page

Krew was enjoying the snow in Page at Grandma and Grandpa's house.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Pray for Ari

Ari’s Update January 22, 2011Many of you have been asking me how Ari is doing. I apologize for the delay in responding.Travis has been in Salt has been texting me updates from the hospital in Salt Lake. I received the following text from him this morning. With his permission I am going to post it:She is still the same. Her heart has remained strong. They anticipated her heart to fail soon because of all the work to take care of the other organs not Functioning. But her heart has remained strong. My thoughts are; are we prolonging her death having her hooked up to these machines that keep her alive? But in The moment as a parent if she is willing to fight I feel like I have to make the calls to do all we can to help her live. If we disconnected her she would die very rapidly. But how do you pull the plug when she is still fighting. It reminds me of a boxer who is getting killed in the ring but told his corner man "do not throw the towel in no matter what" "I think that was actually a scene on Rocky" then he came back and won. He was willing to die trying. I believe Ari is Saying the same thing. "do not give up on me because I haven't given up on myself" but as a parent it is the hardest thing to allow to continue. But it is also The hardest thing to "say pull the plug" I guess what you do is trust God and fight right beside her and appreciate the moment that you have to fight with her Win or lose, as a parent I will look back and know that I didn't give up on her, God or myself and regardless of the outcome we will all win.It reminds me of When Kaleb Pierce showed up at our door back in Highschool in Page with blood coming down the side of his face. He had gotten himself into a fight that was going to require some help. So 4 of us showed up to literally fight 15 plus people and half those boys could bench press small vehicles. But Kaleb went out there and with Zero hesitation of reservation commenced to pick out the biggest boy and convince him he was going to eat him for lunch. I knew all 3 of us were going to have The butt whooping of our lives. Yes I said 3 because the 4th had high tailed it out the other way and left just us 3 and the 3rd guy couldn't whip himself out Of a wet paper bag (as Dad would say) But because Kaleb was willing to go out with such tenacity I had no choice but to fight with him. Well for those of you that have heard The story. You know we walked away glorious. Well now looking back I have to add "Glorious Bastards" Anyways Haley and I have remained very positive and Supportive of her through the night and Haley has been very encouraging to her. When you have such a little thing fighting so hard with so much faith, I have to Admit watching Ari fight with such faith and strength "It is easy to remain strong, positive and allowing much faith to be put into the Lord." after last night I feel extremely honored to be her father. I have never been so touched and moved by an individual’s example. I never ever would have dreamed it would be by a three year old little girl. Right now I feel no fear, no doubts, patients and full of love and hope. That doesn't mean it’s going to be sunshine and rainbows for us. and it doesn't mean the outcome is Going to be what I want but I do know that God is in control and loves us and that is enough for me. So I am just going to continue to fight right beside her and continue to trust God and endure until the answers arrive.He sent this picture and wrote, "she is peaceful"This little girl has been through so much and remains the sweetest little thing. I love her so much.

It looks like after a long hard fight my niece isn't going to make it. We are just asking for anyone who is willing to pray that she won't be scared, won't have pain, and will be happy as she continues on to her next journey. Thank you everyone for the support you have shown over the last year and a half.

Monday, August 9, 2010

24th of July Parade

Krew pointing out Ty's derby car. He helped dad and Ty fix the last 2 months
It was one of the hottest days this summer.

Krew biting his water balloon just before it popped on him, he wasn't too happy.
Kris, Krew, Dutch, and Portlin enjoying the small town parade.

Moving Cows

Kris went to Antimony for the weekend with his dad to help move cows. Going to Antimony and moving cows is like Disneyland for him, so he was very excited to be able to go this year since hasn't been able to get time off work the last few years to go. He came back deciding he wanted new stir-ups for his birthday so his knees don't kill him. We missed him but were very glad he got a break to do something he enjoys.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Krew's Birthday 2010

Being so patient
Blowing out the candle
Krew's Spiderman Cake

Nana King and Krew

Krew still loves spiderman so we had another spiderman birthday for him this year. Grandma and Grandpa King, Aunt Wendy and Darci, and Aunt Dona and Scott came. Krew was so excited for his party and cake, he asked all day if he could see his cake so I would get it out and then he would just look at it. We had to do it at night because everyone was busy until them and Krew was so patient. Kris was working until 3pm but the boys he works with had to volunteer at the special olympics rodeo so Krew and I met them there. Well it happened to be someone elses birthday and so the they sang happy birthday on the speakers. When they started singing Krew's eyes got big and he turned to me and said "Mom they're singing happy birtday to me!"

Krew Facts for 2010
Weigh: 26 lbs ( only about 2 lbs more than he did 2 yrs ago)
Things he loves: Helping dad fix things and giving mom hugs and kisses.
Food he likes: Broccoli, Chicken, Tuna fish, and CHOCOLATE.
Favorit Toys: Spiderman, Batman, Thomas the Tank, and every toy he sees.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Easter Eggs

He was so excited to start coloring
He was taking it very serious

The finished product
And he was bummed we were done

Krew loved coloring the easter eggs. He asked almost everyday for the next week if we could color more eggs. It was fun even though it was just the two of us, Kris had to work.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Ari's LCH Relapse

On sunday I went up to visit my niece at Primary Children's Hospital. As you can see she is not doing so well. She is back in Primary Children's, they have decided to give her the highest dose of chemo they can in hopes that it will help but they say it is not looking too promising. Her face is so puffy and her stomach is bulging because all of her organs are swollen. Even with the pain medication she is in constant pain. My brother and sister in law are such great examples, they have done an amazing job keeping their spirits high for her and the rest of their kids. We love you guys so much and thank you for your great examples to everyone. Our prayers are with you.