Saturday, March 14, 2015

5k and March of Dimes

Thank you so much for all that have donated
for the March of Dimes!!!

We have raised over $2500 over the past 5 years.

The Insane Inflatable 5k
was really fun.


Those that donated and live in the Clovis Area
were entered in to win
a free photo shoot.

The results are in:



(If #1 forfeits photo shoot, the subsequent person will be offered the prize.)

Thanks again to everyone that has participated
and helped us reach our goal.

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Bowling and Burgers

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For Valentine's we went
Bowling.

Granted it was on Thursday
and not
on Valentine's Day,
but it's all the same...
right?

Well, the bowling alley here
has a small grill,
which normally in most
bowling allies...
it's not amazing.

However,
This one had one special burger the
chef makes from scratch.
(or at least he said he did).
12 different chiles,
ground up,
with homemade pickle slices,
and pepper.

The result:
The Pepper Burger.


It was
AMAZING!

To give credit where it is due...
it was my idea.

As for the total on the points
from 3 games:


To give credit where it is due...
I won.
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Saturday, February 14, 2015

It's a Boy!

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An ultrasound was done
Friday,

and it's a BOY!


He was laying down on the placenta,
head on it's side and arm along the placenta.
Like a body pillow for him.

He did not feel like moving at all
during the ultrasound.
Sound asleep.

We are so excited for this 3rd baby of ours.
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Jake Haircut

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Jake finally got a haircut.


Here he is with his long curly-curly hair.


He did really good for his first time.




The final hair-do...


The next day he sported his new hair cut at church,
and
he found a new way to worship at church...


The kids continue to grow
at a rapid pace, 

and

they always bring smiles
to our growing family.



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Friday, February 6, 2015

March of Dimes - 5th year

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Every year we share this story
for a number of reasons
which we will share later.

Ali was born

October 27th, 2010...



She was born
11 weeks premature.




She weighed 2 lbs 6 oz.


The hospital was not able to confirm
what caused her premature birth.
They suspected a possible infection

She started off with help breathing for 24 hours
and then was quickly able to take her own breaths
She then used a nasal cannula
to get increased oxygen.


She was tiny and fragile.
We went to see her every day
for the next 2 months while
she was in the NICU.


Jodi holding Ali's hand one of the many times visiting her.

This was a hard time for us
and a time for prayer.

Looking at these pictures
bring back difficult memories and feelings;
however, it reminds us of the
humility,
faith,
and trust in God
that helped us through the time.

Since Ali's birth
we have honored Ali's fight to survive
through the March of Dimes.


We walk for her
and
we walk for the future children yet to be born.

Every day, thousands of babies are born too soon, too small and often very sick.

We ask
families,
individuals,
caring parents,
hopeful parents,
and others
to donate at least $1.00
in honor of Ali.

To date, we have raise
$2,004.00

 Our March of Dimes Page

The March of Dimes
helps moms have full-term pregnancies
and research the problems that threaten the health of babies
like in Ali's case,
prematurity.


Our 5th anniversary of
raising money...
we will be doing a 5k.

The Insane Inflatable 5k
in Lubbock, TX.

Our goal is to raise
$500

If that goal is met
Adam will wear a captain american shirt

with...
matching tutu for the race.


ALSO,

This year we will be giving out a prize
as a thank you to the many
that donate to our team each year.

For every $1.00
we will put in 1 entry for a

FREE photo session -

for family, couple, senior pictures, or individual
by Adam Westenhofer.
Enhanced/Edited photos on CD to make prints to your desire.
**Must be in Clovis, NM and surrounding area to be eligible for this.**
Only participants in this area will be entered to win.

So help us raise money for the many children in need,
and see Adam run in a Tutu.

DONATE HERE AT THIS LINK: March of Dimes

Share this blog page and story on Facebook
and help us raise money for the cause.

Come join us for the 5k in Lubbock as well.


Read more about Ali's story and the day she was born: 

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

More Snow...

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Snow melted...

And then it came back.



Jake got out and played in it this time.





We made a small home for
"animals" (snowballs)
to go in.


Ali drew a picture
of Daddy in the snow.



Ali is still funny.
Like here she was wearing her glasses
during lunch time, and
while holding her orange she said,
"It's a PUMPKIN!"

She wears her sunglasses to peel her orange so the juices don't squirt her in the eyes.

She also wanted pancakes tonight.
We asked her what kind of pancakes.
She said colorful ones.
So that begged the question, what kind of color.

Well,
she said blue.

Therefore...


Jake is very active.
You will see in the next picture a nice
skid mark on his head from outside.

He also has decided to start eating lots of
bananas lately.

He was nice enough to share tonight
with his mommy too.




Have fun in everything you do.

When you get snow...
play in it.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Snow, Snow, Snow

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When we returned from AL
we came home to a 
Winter Wonder Land.



Some parts of Clovis and surrounding areas
got up to 10 inches.



It was pretty deep
and the roads iced over.

I even went skating on the ice.


Ali and I went outside a few days after it snowed
and we had a snowball fight and
made a snow man.





The next time you get snow,

shovel what you don't need,

and play in the rest of it.

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Christmas Trip to AL

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We took the 16 hour drive out to
Alabama for the holidays.

We had a great time visiting with family again.
Here are some pics of the fun and festivity.

Ali opening presents with Adam's family.



We did not get photos of Jake opening presents because
he was napping and we forgot to take pictures after.
But he did get some there too.

A beautiful quilt my mom made for Suz. (sis-in-law)

Uncle Allan sitting with the kids.


Fort for the girls that slept with Mimi in her room each night.
We made some snow flakes...
Star Wars Edition.





And our annual ginger bread making
from the characters of the movie
Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer.

As usual I decorated Yukon Cornelius.


And I made a Yoda.


My brother's star wars creation.

Ali and Jake got to open more gifts
at my parent's house.






Jake got plenty of time with grandpa
in the rocking chair.


We had less pictures of all the fun,
but we had games, great food, and 
family fun.




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