Friday, October 10, 2014


photo by Becerra Photograpy via Peas & Happiness

Hey friends, it's been such a long time since I've written about Ezra's health which means things have been calm for awhile. Hooray! We had the most wonderful summer. It truly was the best summer of my life. Ezra was healthy. We got to spend the warmest days at the pool, went on family bike rides and hikes on the weekends, we ate out way.too.much. We went to Portland, to the coast, to Sunriver. We got to do so many things that we just weren't able to do last year. Josh and I also celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary! It was a blessed time of truly enjoying each and every moment together.

And now it's fall. Judah has started preschool and Ezra and I have enjoyed a few coffee dates with friends when it's just the two of us. It's been great. But we've had this surgery waiting on the backburner for quite some time, and a few months back, Ezra's doctor decided he was healthy enough to proceed. So we did. Ezra was in surgery for three hours at Doernbecher's yesterday. It was his FIFTH sedated surgery/procedure in his 17 short months. But he did so great. He truly is the most resilient, brave little boy. Unfortunately, there was only so much they could do yesterday, so six months from now we'll have to do this all again and it will be a little more involved next time. Ezra also had some complications from being intubated yesterday that landed us at the doctors this morning, but after a steroid shot, breathing treatment, and rest this afternoon he seems to be breathing much easier. Thank you all SO much for your prayers and love this gave us the peace and strength we needed to make it through!

1st bike ride of the summer!

Alsea Falls

4th of July 5K

Benham Falls

The boys love Home Depot :)

Judah's 1st day of preschool!

PS - A couple special thanks: First, to our extended family in Indiana who participated in a Noonan Syndrome 5K at the beginning of the summer. We were so touched by their participation in this event to honor our sweet little E!

via Team Noonan

And second to my lovely friend Kara who did an interview with me on her blog for her awesome series, "The Real Housewives of Benton County." Her husband Chris of Becerra Photograpy took some beautiful pictures of our family for this interview and we really appreciate those as well (the photo at the top of this post is one of those and it completely melts my heart every time I see it!).