Monday, September 17, 2012

Happy 5th Birthday Joshua!

After hearing Josh's diagnosis of  Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome during pregnancy, the doctor suggested termination. We were devastated when that same doctor showed us a very out-dated case study that indicated Joshua's chances of survival at age 5 were slim to none. Thankfully we were referred to the experts at UCSF who gave us tremendous hope, as well as 5 amazing years with our boy...and counting!!

This is such a special day for our family. We are full of so many emotions, but most of all - gratitude. We are so blessed that Joshua has done well these past 5 years. There have been many bumps in the road, which seems to be par for the course. But we are so thankful for the people we have around us; family, friends, doctors, nurses & fellow heart families to lean on.  We thank you all for your love and support.   

Now.... enjoy viewing the past 5 years, packed into 6 minutes:

Happy birthday sweet boy! We are so proud that you are our son, and we love you more than you could ever know!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Joshua had his very first homework assignment last week. He was really excited...for about 5 minutes. Then the novelty wore off.

This was Abby's homework tonight:

Sweet Abby.

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

lucky boy...

Joshua is a lucky boy...he's got the two best big sisters ever! They may not always get along perfectly, but when it comes down to it, they sure do love each other more than anything!
Oh and he just got his first MedAlert bracelet...he seems to like it! I'm pretty sure he'll wear it seeing as he's worn his Darth Vader watch every day since Christmas. :)