Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Sunday was my 30th birthday! I can't believe everything I have been through in the past 30 years. Never would I have thought that I would have my first child and say goodbye to her only 4 months later.

But I am so thankful to have the family that I do. If it wasn't for Hailey, we wouldn't have Leyna. I believe Leyna was sent to us for a reason. To show us how to love again and to let us be happy.
Hailey was here to teach us how to love and to make a difference in hundreds of people's lives. Her time came and went. And now her sister is here to remind us of everything Hailey wanted us to learn. I truely believe that.
Even though it's hard raising her because we're constantly afraid something bad is going to happen,  i.e. scared to go check on her in the middle of the night and afraid she died of SIDS. But we're slowly getting over that fear as she is growing and thriving.
She is such an amazing little girl. She just started crawling on October 5th! Now she's all over the place!   It's so much fun watching her grow and learn!

We're also doing our second annual blanket drive in memory of Hailey. So if you would like to contribute,  here is the information:
Blanket Drive For Hailey

I'm currently enjoying a day off "work". Josh and I both do not have family living near by so we are the caretakers of Leyna 24/7. So I had a day at the Dosha Salon for a massage and facial. And now I get to spend the night at hotel Monaco in Portland for a full night's sleep! I have not spent more than 4 hours away from Leyna since she was born but I am so lucky to have a husband who spoiles me so much! Really enjoying this break but also misssing my family!
And I will leave you again with some pictures! Again,  comments aren't working and I still don't know how to fix them :( You can always contact  me via facebook if you need to!

She's not smiling in this one, but she looks gorgeous!

Watching the Packer game!

Crawling to me!

Go Packers!


  1. Hi. I am contacting all of the followers of the blog I have for my daughter, Janelle Makenna. I am going to change the security for the readers/followers. Please let me know if you would like an invitation ( We love keeping up with all of our heart friends and families.

  2. I am so sorry for your loss. It's good to know we're not alone and others "get it." I have found so much encouragement in the blogging community. my aunt, Rachel Ross, died nearly 50 years ago on the operating table at UVA. She was three months old and was born with a heart condition. I'd love to have you follow along on my blog as well;

  3. Hi Angel Hailey
    My name is Jenna and i came across your site. I wish I would have gotten to know you in your short life. You were such a beautiful and adoreble little girl. You are even a more beautiful angel. You taught everyone about life. You have touched my life. You fought your fight courageously and bravely. You fought untill your body could not fight no more. You didn't give up, your body just got tired and god thought it was best to bring you home. You have taught me to keep fighting and to never give up like you. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Your little sister is so beautiful, and looks just like you.
    I was born with a rare life threatening disease, and 12 other diagnosis. http;//