Friday, March 27, 2009


Neena and Papa bought G a camo Artic Cat while at Bass Pro over spring break. Here is video and pics of him cruisin' his new ride.

G riding and taking his gal pal bree for a ride too.
It even goes in the snow. Yea!

Weak be Weary


Monday night Tyrel and Shane were working on a boat over at Brett's house. Ty was trying to cut a zip-tie with his pocket knife when the following happened. The knife cut the zip-tie but also went into Ty's left hand. The blade went into his hand about 1.5in and sliced through his main artery. Ty knew it was bad but not exactly how bad. He hid his hand from Shane who insisted he show him what had happened. When Shane saw the blood litterally squirting from Ty's hand they rushed to the house. Shane beat on the door until Brett answered, saw the mess and suggested they get to the hospital asap. Now if you know the kinda stuff Ty and Shane get into, you would understand why neither myself nor Ashley believed them when we received the phone calls. After some convincing, I realized what had happened and how bad it was.

Dr. Ben Martin was the ER doc who was absoluelty great. With the help of Ty and his nurse they got the artery tied off and bleeding stopped. You heard me right. Ty had to help them with the surgery, he was the official "suction guy". There was so much damage inside that it took both Dr. and nurse to tie off the mangled artery. It took around 10-15 stitches inside and 9 on the outside.

It will take time to find out if he has any nerve damage but numbness is most likely.

Brighter Side of Spring Break

As most of you already know, we had a CRAZY spring break. But here is a video of the "brighter side of spring break".

Monday, March 9, 2009

Takin it back old school!

I changed up my playlist a little. Fumbling around on facebook, I found a bunch of kids I was in youth group with in NM. The past couple days I have spent reminiscing about those days, almost 12-13 yrs ago. The youth group of Emmanual Baptist Church made such a huge impact in my life, so I decided to dedicate this playlist to them. Here are just a few songs we used to sing all the time!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Let Me Tell You About A Family....

I wrote this one year ago today in honor of sweet baby Jaxx. And today as he I still very much alive in our hearts and the hearts of his family, I repost in honor of the massive effect he has had on so many around the world.

Let me tell you about a family...

Let me tell you about a father who gives his life to the Lord and has a true passion to share the gospel. He preaches about God's mercy and grace but finds himself broken and crying out to Jesus. Obtains his strength from Him to comfort so many in the midst of the storm.

Let me tell you about a mother who loves the Lord, her God, her Savior and praises Him in all things. She sheperds the lost both physically and spiritually and encourages them to keep their eyes focused on the cross. Enjoys pickles and chips at midnight this earthly angel.

Let me tell you about a sister, a mother of two and one heavenly baby. A strong-minded and strong-willed woman with a heart as big as the ocean. Without sleeping in days, she drives 4 hours to be by the side of her younger brother.

Let me tell you about a young father who has dreamt of his "lil huntin buddy". He stands in amazment of his perfect baby boy. But he doesn't realize the admiration and wonderment of those around him, what an incredible father he is. Heartsick and confused, he seeks the Great I Am for He is the healer of the broken.

Let me tell you about a young mother who holds her tiny miracle. Very much alive, she marvels in his beauty, for this is the baby she had prayed for. She lay there counting his fingers and toes and of course his sweet little nose. There at the cross is where she finds her hope and peace.

Let me tell you about a baby who at 22 wks gestation came into this world blessing the lives of so many. A true miracle wrapped in blue. 12 ounces of some of God's greatest work lay bundled in the arms of his loving parents. He has the hands of his daddy and his mommy's nose, and has captured the hearts of all in his presence. So now he rest in the arms of the Lord, never to feel the pain of this fallen world.

So let me tell you about a family, who in the midst of this hardship continue to praise their God for his unending mercy and grace. Larger than life is their faith and love for each other.

Love you guys,
Tyrel, Brandy, Graydon, and our own Heavenly Babies