Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Surgery pics and the last 2008 post

Miya is continuing to recover and is doing great. She was a bit clingy today and I gave her some T*ylenol when she started pointing to her leg and crying :-( Other than that, she has been in good spirits and is just taking it easy with mom at home. Here are some pics from surgery day....
A special thanks to my Dad for taking such good care of us. He drove us over in a snow storm, took pictures, fetched things out of bags, and was just there to support us. I am grateful.

Watching Ne*mo at the hotel the night before her surgery....

Here we are checking in....

Getting prepped for surgery...

The "happy juice" they gave her to relax had kicked in at this point, she was playing with the mask they use to put her under. It smelled like watermelons, can't beat that!! This was taken right before they wheeled her off to surgery.

All done and in recovery. :-( She was so out of sorts, not quite awake and very sad.

Getting ready to move to her to her room...

4 hours later....she was starting to feel a little better about things and ate some lunch.

Finally, a smile!

Grandpa gave her a wagon ride and walked the halls with her a bit to make sure she was steady and feeling good enough to go home.

Our wonderful nurse Audrey w/ Miya...

So, that's it. We survived and we are all done! Miya has a follow-up visit in a couple weeks and. that. is. it. :-) Her little heart is no longer beating 3 times faster than it needs to be and her PDA is repaired.

Oh, one more thing...on the way home from the hospital, my adoption lawyer called to tell me that Miya's re-adoption papers had been signed by the judge and are filed in Boise!! There is NOTHING left to do for the adoption except one more post-placement report in June. insert big huge sigh of relief!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Happy New Year!! 2008 has been a year I will remember forever, I became a mom and have the best little girl in the world. She fills my heart with joy each and every day. I am so blessed.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008


We are home, no overnight hospital stay needed. Miya did great! She has not had any complications and seems to be in pretty good spirits considering the day she has had. I am exhausted and will post pics tomorrow...

Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers!!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Miya's heart surgery

Miya's heart surgery is scheduled for tomorrow morning 7:00a.m. PST. We are headed over to Spokane this afternoon and will be staying in a hotel across the street from the hospital. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers. I'm nervous....

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas cheer....

Christmas was off the hook! We were so busy from Christmas Eve until Christmas night I didn't know which way to turn. I also failed at taking all the perfect Christmas pictures I was supposed to...oh well, I know now what I need to do for next year and it doesn't include cooking Christmas dinner for 10. whoa. Overall though, I think Miya had a wonderful time. She wasn't in to opening presents, but she sure like looking at them once they were out of the wrapping paper!

Here we house, all lit up and waiting for Santa....

The stockings were hung...

OOOOO!! Santa came to our house!! Here's Miya at 6:30a.m. Christmas morning...

He brought me a slide!

Opening the stockings....ooooo! Santa brought me new forks and spoons!

Later, my family came over to open presents...that's where I lost track of everything, it was CHAOTIC.

Aunt Lexi gave Miya a new baby and baby stroller!

The end of a very looooong day. Bathtime with NEW bath toys to play with!

Snuggled up in her new ladybug towel (thanks aunt Lexi!)

And here's the picture of all the grandkids on the couch...
I wish. It was the one picture I wanted to take for Grandma in AZ and I was so busy in the damn kitchen, I didn't get a chance to take one. Sorry grammy!! We love you and miss you!! Can't wait to see you in a few days!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

A break from the snow...

Today, the sun is shining and it's a warm 6 degrees here in North Idaho. All the roads are plowed now, so we ventured out and visited my Dad this morning. It's supposed to snow another 8-12 inches tomorrow, so getting out of the house was mandatory today. I was starting to get cabin fever!!

My Dad's back yard is sooo pretty with all the snow right now, so thought I'd post some pictures from his camera

Wheee, Grandpa has a new slide to play on!
O' Christmas Tree O' Christmas Tree....

Friday, December 19, 2008

Snow, snow, and more snow!!

A record breaking snow storm moved into our area Wednesday and after dumping 30+ inches of snow it has finally stopped, for now. There is supposed to be another biggies rolling in on Sunday. The college was closed yesterday and today (yay!), so we have been tucked away at home hanging out. Here are a few pics of our day yesterday.
Yum! Waffles and yogurt is my favorite!
We played and played all morning long. She is really into watching SesemE Street right now and loves dancing.
After her nap, she had a temp of 101.6 :-(
I blame the molars that have been bugging her and refusing to show their presence for the past month. ouch. Poor thing just laid on the couch for a little while and just snuggled up with mom....

We went from zero snow to this in 24 hours!

Trying to dig out...

Snow day!! Woohoo!


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Just because

Here's a sneak peek of Miya's Christmas outfit....

Monday, December 15, 2008

My little helper

Last night, I was cleaning out my cupboards to make room for my new Rachae*l Ray pots and pans....I looked down and this is what I saw.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Tis the season....

Last weekend I had heard that Santa would be stopping by the local fire department, so Saturday morning we picked up Jackson and headed over to see the jolly fella!

As a bonus - Jackson and Miya got to sit in a fire truck. I thought Jackson was going to die, he was so very excited yet a little shy at the same time. He was also on his very best behavior, holding Miya's hand while they waited to see Santa.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow...

Another first happened during Thanksgiving weekend, Miya's FIRST time seeing snow! She thought it was great and was not happy when it was time to come inside.

Suiting up....

Ooooooh!! What is this cold stuff??

Touching the snow for the first time....

Oooooh, it's falling on me!

She would not keep her little mittens on....

While I stood on the porch freezing my arse off and taking pics, Brandon and Miya walked all over the yard, round and round they went....

The snow didn't last long, it had melted by morning. Next time, we'll be ready cause I'm off to buy a sled for my girl!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Catching up....

Thanksgiving weekend started off with lefsa makin' in my Dad's garage. I was a little worried about keeping on eye on Miya while we were making lefsa, but it turned out ok. Lexi and Thomas came over and we all took turns flipping, rolling, and chasing the kiddos around. AND...for our 3rd time making lefsa, we think it turned out great!

Of course, there were oreos for the kids :-)

My Dad's garage is heated and perfectly cozy...Thomas and Miya had a good time playing together.
The final product!! Yum!! Miya doesn't like it :-(

Our first Thanksgiving together started off with breakfast with my Dad. He gave Miya a Thanksgiving Day present, here they are opening it up.
SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!! BARNEY!!!!!!!!!!
We hung out with my Dad for awhile and then headed home for a nap. :-) After, we went to Brandon's parents house for Thanksgiving dinner. Yum....
Here she is, eating her FIRST Thanksgiving dinner!
at the kids table :-)
It was a fun day and another "first" for Miya Mei!! A special thanks goes out to my uncle Terry and aunt Mary for the cute shirt!!

Whew! I thought I'd never get the Thanksgiving post done!! Now - - on to CHRISTMAS!! WHOOHOO!!