Friday, April 24, 2009

RIP Lucas Parker

We love you!

Lucas Andrew Parker
June 25, 2001 - April, 24, 2009

May you rest in peace, Lukie.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

In honor/memory/tribute of Lucas Parker

My 7 year old cousin is Lucas. He is the cutest, sweetest, happiest kid ever. Seriously. Just one of those easy, laid back, love everyone kids.

Well, Lucas is currently brain dead at Maine Medical Center in Portland, ME. No one can figure out what happened. He started having severe migraines at Easter and they were so bad he was vomiting, etc. He was put on migraine medication, to no avail. Last night he stopped breathing at home and went into cardiac arrest. They revived him and took him to the ER. He went into cardiac arrest again, again he was revived and brought to the Level III PICU at Maine Medical Center. They ran more tests, did 2 more CT scans and still have no clue what happened. But he is no longer able to breathe on his own and his parents (my cousin and his wife) are now faced with a decision every parent dreads.

So here are pictures of my sweet, sweet cousin.
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Monday, December 15, 2008

Four years ago

WOW. Four years ago tonight I was in the hospital, thinking I was there for the long haul on bedrest because my water broke at 31w5d with the boys. I delivered them the next morning at 6:23 and 6:25 via c-section. It's been a roller coaster, to say the least, over the past 4 years but I am so proud of how far they've come despite all the obstacles in their way.

Here are some pictures:

They were 2 weeks old and had just graduated from the NICU to the continuing care nursery.

Trevor, about 2 weeks ago

DJ, about 2 weeks ago

I love my boys!!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Grocery shopping

UGH. I just spent an hour and $170.00 at the grocery store and feel like I came home with toilet paper (very important, I realize), cat food and about 3 meals and snacks.

How does that happen?? I had a list and everything.


Friday, October 10, 2008

Blog of the week????

I'm sorry...I've been Blog of the Week on my website, and I haven't updated at all.

Does anyone know how to remove TONS of ink from my daughter's arms? She found a pen this morning while I was getting the boys ready for school and her arms are covered. When I discovered this, she said "Mommy, yucky gross."


Tuesday, October 7, 2008


How on earth can Chloris Leachman STILL be on DWTS????


Health Updates and Miscellaneous Thoughts

Dad: he does have cancer again. They aren't sure where; it is very very early and he will be starting hormone therapy on Oct. 13 to hopefully stop whatever is growing.

DJ: may be having seizures. :( Waiting for a call back from the ped on getting into a neurologist.

Trevor took a shoe off while I was driving home from preschool. He chucked it at my head. Luckily for him (and, I guess, me) he has not developed perfect aim and it missed. I haven't been that angry at him since he unbuckled his straps on the car seat and walked up to me in the van and said "Hi Momma!"

Is Super Glue considered a safety hazard? Would it be bad to superglue them into their car seats?