Monday, July 11, 2011

{New Chapter}

We've opened a new chapter in our lives. It's one we didn't see coming, and wouldn't wish on anyone, but it's been bestowed upon us and we are ready to take it on...Lyndon has been diagnosed with colon cancer. He had surgery on June 27th to remove a portion of his colon- a third of the colon, the lining of the abdomen and 27 lymph nodes were taken out. He is home now recovering, and is doing really well. He needs a few more weeks to heal, and will be starting six months of chemo on August 1st. He will be off work until he gets through all of this. He is considered stage four, but luckily they say he is not a traditional stage four, as they think they already got all the cancer surgically. 

So for now our days are busy with scans and tests and follow ups and appointments. We're lucky to have Lyndon's  mom staying with us for the coming months while we go through this. I would be LOST without her right now, trying to manage caring for the little girls and Lyndon. We hope this is a short chapter, and are confident it is going to have a happy ending! We have already felt so humbled by the love and support we have received, and continue to get on a daily basis, and for spiritual blessings already received through this trial.
THANK YOU family and friends ~ you are AMAZING! XOX

Sunday, April 24, 2011


Having to explain in detail to a small child what each holiday really means is by far the best reminder I have why we celebrate these special days. I feel humbled by this one...

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Dear Livi Love,


6 months already?!?! WHAT? Please slow down! You are a literal ray of sunshine in my life... you make me smile all day long. I love you baby girl!!

Love, Mommy

Saturday, January 1, 2011


My first attempt at Christmas cards... so they went out the week after Christmas, what do you do?!
Pictures taken by my friend Kristy Dunning... I love them! Thanks Kris. Anyone looking for some good family photos, she does an amazing job!

Friday, December 31, 2010


Christmas with small kids really is so much fun! We had a great day- lots of relaxing, football, eating and of course toy assembly. Santa is sure tired though, and he (she) reallllly wishes Christmas would now take itself down ;)

Making our Santa cookies on Christmas Eve...

finally 'wrapped up' - photo taken sometime around 3am....

Christmas Angel!

clearly enjoying her new toys...

Santa brought all three Call girls matching aprons (please disregard my tired make up less face)...

Opa (Lyndon's Dad)  flew in on Christmas day and spent the week with us!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Proudly Introducing...

Build A Bear (she picked Rudolph)

her besties, Noah & Aly

How cute is this raincoat? She LOVES wearing it...

I hope she wished to always be this precious!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Dear Santa,

Sorry I screamed bloody murder when my Mom tried to get me to sit on your lap the other day. In the end they tricked me into sitting next to you so my 'baby sister wouldn't be nervous.' But I still showed them and I refused to smile. For some reason my Mom keeps saying she can't wait until she doesn't have to be in the picture with you...oh well, maybe next year.

P.S. Of course, I would still like you to bring me gifts. I have been a pretty good girl and have a loooooong list of things I'd like-I'm in the process of writing you a letter, keep an eye out for it to arrive (you know, since I refused to talk to you and all). Also, please disregard the last few months as I've been having a bit of an identity crisis due to the whole new baby thing. Thanks Santa, Love Addison