Baptism Today

This morning David was Baptized at our church, Little Flower.  Photos are up. Ana, David, and I thank all of the wonderful family and friends that attended - you made the day. * Church photos courtesy of Brian since I had my hands full and couldn't get behind the camera myself;  thanks Brian.


Ana gave me a compound miter saw for Christmas, so I can now attempt a few projects around the house like crown molding.  I've never really been very good at building things, but I suspect that's mostly because I: 1) just don't try to often and 2) never have the appropriate tools. So, needless to say, … Continue reading Project

A Thousand Words

Merry Christmas everyone! For Christmas eve, Ana and I spent the evening at my parents' with my sister's family.  It was a lot of fun, we all had a good time.   I really like this picture from the evening, it kinda captures the chaos and fun of the gathering.  I laugh every time I look … Continue reading A Thousand Words


Well, it seems that I'm normal and my ITP was pregnancy induced. We made our second outing for my first post hospital blood count today and I am at 110,000 for my platelet levels. The low end of normal, but still normal. I think we may have also forgotten to mention that David had his … Continue reading Cured!


So far so good as far as the nights go.  His first night home, David didn't want to sleep by himself in the bassinet but would quickly fall asleep in our arms.   Figuring it had something to do with the temperature in the room (he's by our bed, near the window), we brought out a … Continue reading Nights

Trip Out

We're about to make our second trip out.  Today we need to run to the Springfield Clinic so Ana can get her first blood test post-pregnancy.  We're crossing our fingers that her platelet levels have at least stayed steady (100k+) and hopefully risen substantially. Yesterday I finished the first cut of the DVD chronicling David's … Continue reading Trip Out