Sunday, October 5, 2008

post # [ONE THOUSAND]

Seriously! Isn't that crazy?! This little family has been through a lot in the last few years! We started this blog when Mallory & Dawson were born, at 27 weeks. There was SO much that needed to be documented!


And now, over 3 years later many of you have watched this blog from the beginning. You have seen our family through one of the biggest trials and GREATEST BLESSINGS we could have ever imagined! Jake has gone from Kindergarten to 3rd Grade, and after struggling through having Mom live at the hospital with the babies in Utah for 8 months, he is finally sure that we aren't going anywhere and even had his first sleep over away from home...which was a BIG deal! Mallory went through 3 months of hospitalization and 3 surgeries (1 heart, 2 brain). You have seen Dawson through 8 months in the hospital, not counting times he spent with his over 40 surgeries, 26 of which were brain, 1 heart, 3 bowel and many more, and 4 bouts of Spinal Menengitis! And through all of your comments, emails & phone calls we have made it! Because of your love and the love of our Father in Heaven, we have overcome! So THANK YOU! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! We are so blessed to have so many friends and family members that love us and help us through! EVERYONE of you have something to do with who we have become! You all inspire and lift and motivate!


So, I decided that this post needed to be a big one. So I went through a bunch of the pictures that have been posted over the last 1,000 posts, picked a few favorites and made a little video. The pictures are quick moving, because well, I knew I would lose you after 6 min! :) So enjoy, look fast, and come back and watch as often as you want! (You will want to scroll down and pause the music so you can hear the songs with this video! They are for you!)

12 comments:

MOM said...

Beautiful Amy! I loved the DVD - except for one picture.....

I'm so proud of you and your little family. What a blessing you are to all of us!

-Kels- said...

That is an awesome dvd amy!!

Heres to thousands of more posts to come!!

Love you guys
Kels

Rideout Family said...

I loved every second of that. I love you and your family so much. I am so thankful to have you in my life forever.

Norris Fam said...

Ok, now I'm not just tearing up I'm bordering on the ugly face cry. That was so neat! You guys have been through so much and I'm so grateful for you! You know how much I love you right?!?

(and why in the heck is the only picture of me one with a huge spoonful of pumpkin guts being shoved into my mouth...why? next time let me know and I'll donate a cuter picture of myself :)

atki family said...

Amy, That was a very beautiful video and a great tribute to your family and all that you have gone through for the last 3 years. Thanks for sharing that with all of us. We love you all very much!

Courtney said...

Did you know that you average 5.6 posts a week? that's a ton! I can remember the "early days" when I would check a few times a day to see how a certain procedure or operation would go... CRAZY.

THanks for the wicked reference :)

Devin & Shalise said...

I cannot believe it has been 3 years. We love you SO much and can't wait to see the many posts to come!!

Kate said...

That was awesome Amy. Perfect song for it :)

Candise said...

Very very fun! You do a fabulous job with the videos!!!

sues2u2 said...

Hi! I followed you from Pioneer Woman. Your family is wonderful! This video is amazing! Thanks for the inspiration.

Btw, I'm sitting here crying watching your sweet video. It's so sweet.

Anonymous said...

Amy,

That was a beautiful video. What a journey this has been. It is hard to believe it has been 3 years, and we are so happy that Dawson and Mallory are happy. We love you all very much...

Love Dad and Sondi

tm_canchola said...

your kids are so cute!! this is elizabeths sister, malorie. i came to your apartment with elizabeth and swam when u lived in Twin. I just wanted to say hi and im trying to add people to my list of bloggers i guess you'd say my list is pretty short haha so anyway just wanted to let you know ive tried to keep up with your blogs. a few anyway seeing how mallory and dawson are. I can't believe how fast they're growing up it seems like you just had them to me maybe cuz i haven't talked to you or seen you in a few years haah.

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