Saturday, December 29, 2007

Christmas Fun!

Snooping.....some things never change!

Dave opening the boring gifts first.

Dave realizing he just got a Wii.

Oh, the gaming to be played!

Anson got Dave a Playstation 3!

Grandma showing Anson the ropes.

Starting their own band!

Anson and Whiskey.

Hey, can I borrow this Ian?

So handsome.....

Look at that form!

It's not a football, but it will do for now.

Oma and her gift from Anson.


Anson and Uncle Eldon

Anson with his Uncle Eldon.

Can I try those on?

Total amazement with Eldon and his glasses. I didn't get the shot where Anson actually put them on!

C'mon, please??????

Okay, you win!

More Christmas with Family

Kevin and Adam.

This is just what I wanted!!!!

Anson and Ian checking out the goods!

Did I miss something????

Anson and Grandma Bertram. Love this picture.

Anson and Christmas

Anson opening his gift from Lindy.

Not sure about this.....yet!

Okay, I get it.

This is great!

Thank you, Lindy!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas !!!!!!!!

We are so thankful for our friends and family this Christmas Season and all year round. Dave, Anson and I have an amazing network of friends that we cherish and our family that has been supportive, caring and generous. We thank God for all of you and hope you have a wonderful holiday and Happy New Year.

Dave, Chrissy and Anson

Tuesday, December 18, 2007


Anson had his Synagis injection today and weighed in at 19 lbs. 10 ozs. I went ahead and switched him to his front facing car seat and he loves it! He got pictures taken today for Christmas and they turned out wonderful! We're all just trying to get ready for Christmas and I'm enjoying this break from school!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Prayer Request

I am not going to send out a vast email to everyone explaining what Dave and our family is going though right now (really, are any of us THAT important), but I would like for all of you to please keep us in your prayers that we get some good news these next few days.

Thank You,

Dave, Christina and Anson

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Once in a Lifetime

Okay, I'm still shaking over a chance meeting today. Here's what happened. My friends, Anson and I were at Outback Steakhouse in Columbus after Christmas shopping this evening. Normal dinner. Nothing spectacular. As we were leaving, James Laurinaitis of The OSU Buckeyes walked in the door! No, Britt, I am am NOT JOKING. I had Anson's pictures taken today with his very special football that is signed by several Buckeye players. I just so happened to have it in car from pictures! Yes, I had it signed by Laurinaitis and Anson got to meet him. It was AMAZING! I still can't believe it. WOW!!!!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Waffles and Grilled Cheese!

I couldn't resist posting these pictuers. I use to do this very same thing in my highchair! So, Anson has discovered waffles and grilled cheese (hold the crust, Mom!) and he loves them.

Look at that face!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

1 Year Today

I can't believe that it has been one year since Anson came home from the hospital. That day was terrifying as much as it was happy for me. Putting him in his car seat, hoping his oxygen saturation would be stable the whole ride home......scary. Now, he's healthy and absolutely amazing every single day to me. His smile, his funny faces, his laugh. Everything about him is pure joy for me. I thank God for him. I thank God that we went to OSU for his birth and the team of Doctors and Nurses that worked so hard for us. I thank God for so much.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

This Morning

Anson found the Christmas ornaments!

He had so much fun this morning playing with everything. It was amazing to watch him.

I am so blessed.

The tree....almost done.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

One More Preemie that is now with God

I felt your presence there inside of me,nestled soft and warm;
Sweet scent of baby's breath,precious words left unadorned.
I saw your tiny heartbeat,then I knew that you were fine;
A perfect baby we created,one that would be mine.
Then that tragic day it came there was nothing I could do,
Only wait and hope for the precious life of you.
Yes in the beginning your daddy was afraid;
Only he would love you unconditional and never run away.
He loved you more this I do know,as he cried for you that day,
When the doctor said that you were gone,daddy wanted you to stay.
He would have held you close to him,and see your perfect form,
A gift of daddy's love,would have kept you safe and warm.
Only now you are an angel over me beautiful and bare,
My heart would hurt if you cried for me and mommy was not there.
Still we are together in my heart and memories,
You are still a part of my memory.
Rest gentle now 'sweet baby' there is no pain you are never alone,
I know you are with the guiding angels in your peaceful home.
I will come with you someday only now is not my time,
Then we will be together again, again you will be mine.

We are connected,
My child and I, by an invisible cord, not seen by the eye.
It's not like the cord that connects us 'til birth
This cord can't be seen by any on Earth.
This cord does its work right from the start.
It binds us together, attached to my heart.
I know that it's there, though no one can see, The invisible cord from my child to me.
The strength of this cord is hard to describe.
It can't be destroyed, it can't be denied.
It's stronger than any cord man could create, It withstands the test, can hold any weight.
And though you are gone, Though you are not here with me, The cord is still there, but no one can see.
It pulls at my heart, I am bruised...I am sore,
But this cord is my lifeline, as never before.
I am thankful that God connects us this way, A mother and child--Death can't take away.

I Know It's Early, But.......

Anson and I decided to put up the tree today.
He loved the lights, of course.

He kept chasing the dogs away from the tree.

It's amazing to me that this time last year, he was in the NICU at OSU.

So, I am ready to celebrate Christmas this year!

I think he is too!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Thanksgiving and Weekend Pics.

Ian, Uncle Mark and Anson (and Whiskey).

Aunt Peggy and Anson.

Yummy stuff.

Aunt Kendra and Uncle Paul.

I think he likes it!
Ian and Anson reading books.

How cute is this?

Anson discovering Ian's room.

The spread.

Anson and his "lights".

These are hysterical.

My man.

Finished the turkey, what's next?

Num, num (as Anson would say).

I worked Thursday through Sunday, so this weekend was a little rough. We went to Fairborn for Turkey Day and it was a good day. Anson ate enough for two at Aunt Heather's and got to play with his cousin, Ian. None of us were hungry for dinner at grandma's but we got to see everyone, so that was nice. I personally feel like I've been hit by a Mack truck, but the holidays do that, I guess. I've got Thanksgiving pictures and some others from the weekend to share. I hope everyone had a great holiday and it's only 29 days until Santa!