Saturday, December 27, 2008


Uncle Ken & Missy
Ky's Train Set from Santa and her stroller in the background which she has proven to be quite a wreckless driver with, poor Baby!
Ky in her Christmas Dress!

MeMe and Mema on a drive!

Ky and Big Bud feeding the cows!

So, this year for Christmas we spent the week in San Angelo. Kylie had so much fun... This was the first year that she actually was able to talk about Santa and was generally excited that he would be dropping off toys under the tree. Before we left for our trip we talked to her about Santa and how he gave toys to all the children in the world so they would have something to open on Christmas morning. We also talked to her about the importance of giving so we decided to decorate a paper grocery bag for Santa and we went through all of her toys and she picked out the ones she no longer played with. These toys she put in the bag and left the bag under the tree for Santa to pick up and add to his sack of toys for all of the other boys and girls. We were so proud!

Once we were in San Angelo we were able to spend time with MeMe, BigBud, Uncle Ken and Mema. We went to the ranch, fed the cows, watched the deer and of course ate tons of food. We even sang Happy Birthday to Jesus on Christmas Day, after all he gave us the biggest gift of all. Kylie also made cookies for Santa with tons of sprinkles, saw tons of "Jesus Lights" (Christmas lights) and opened tons of gifts. She now has her own kitchen stocked with food to cook for Mommy and Daddy a cool new train set and a stroller for Baby. We have to admit Kylie made quite a haul again this year. We have already had to invest in a new storage shelf for all of her goodies. What a year!!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Asking All For Help!

Hey all... My cousin Erin is in need of help, so I am passing along their message of hope. This is written by her husband Chris, a man who really loves his wife and wants to make her dreams of becoming a Mom come true.

Today I come to you for a very important reason. Many people who know us are probably unaware of the medical problems that Erin, my wife, has been enduring over the past few years. Erin has been suffering from a severe hormone deficiency that was brought on by a combination of a genetic disorder and an adverse reaction to birth control. As a result she has been left unable to ovulate on her own, consequently meaning she cannot have children naturally. More than anything in the world, I would like to give my wife the ability to have her own children. It has just been killing me to watch her crying nearly every day at the site and sounds of other people's children. Every time someone mentions children to her, it is like they are sticking a knife in her side. The only thing in the world she wants is to have her own child, to hold, love, and watch grow. And every day that passes, is just another day her heart is broken...

I have asked for her permission to bring our family and friends into this problem in hopes that we may all help to solve it. The primary problem we are having is, these fertility services have been deemed as medically unnecessary, and are not covered by any form of medical insurance. Therefore, we have to pay for these services completely out of our own pocket. Now we have gone through preliminary diagnostic tests that have shown that she can have children with medical assistance. So we know that fertility treatment is a viable option for us. But one single run of IVF runs nearly $12,000 not including all of the necessary diagnostic appointments and medications. To get a guarantee of a successful treatment the cost grows to as much as $20,000. We have already paid out $3,000 for preliminary treatments and appointments, and have saved an additional $4,000 towards further treatment.

What I am proposing to our family and friends, is to help Erin and myself to invest in the only thing more valuable than all the cars, homes, and stocks in the world; A new life. I am asking for any help anyone can give towards meeting our goal of $20,000 for all doctor’s appointments and IVF treatments. Please, ask your friends, co-workers, neighbors, and anyone that may be able to help. Having children seems trivial to most people until they can’t have them anymore. With your help and the grace of God, hopefully we can successfully bring a new life into the world. Please keep us in your prayers. Thank you and God bless.

Chris Thomas

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

So, tonight we took Kylie to a UT Basketball game. This is the second year we have ventured out to a game with Ky in tow and I am happy to say she seemed to have quite a bit of fun this time around. There was so much to see and do that she was busy and content the whole time. Of course, Bevo was her favorite. She kept saying "Bevo sit here" and pointing to the seat next to her. It was so cute. When we got home, Cody gave Ky the ticket stubs to play with so she showed them to Harley and said "Two tickets, Harley go".

Monday, December 15, 2008

Trail Of Lights

So, on Sunday night we took Ky to "The Trail of Lights" here in Austin. She had so much fun walking like such a big girl, looking at all of the lights and displays. She has really gotten into Christmas this year. She even put a picture of "Baby Jesus" on a branch of our Christmas Tree. (Sometimes she calls it a Jesus Tree) It is hard to believe that last night we were out in short sleeves, remarking how hot it was and then tonight we are already below freezing. We are so happy we decided to venture out last night to see all of the lights, it was sort of an impromptu trip. Tonight would have been so cold! We did however light the fire tonight in the fireplace and sat around it drinking hot chocolate marveling at how Santa could fit down such a cramped chimney.

Saturday, December 13, 2008


So, I realized that I forgot to post Thanksgiving. Oops. We have been so busy between work, getting ready for Christmas and the "Terrible Two's" that I just can't seem to catch up. Since Cody had to work on Thanksgiving as usual, Ky and I went to San Antonio for our Thanksgiving feast. Well, actually we cooked a whole meal the night before so we could celebrate with Cody and then we packed a few sides to take with us to Granny's. The trip was quick but at least the Turkey was hot...