Friday, May 20, 2011
Wow, where has 2010 gone and where is 2011 going....I have so much going on that I have not blogged for a while.... Brad:Currently he is staying home with the girls, while he is on leave from the Police force. Hopefully soon will be returning. He is coaching Kaleigh and Emma's softball team, and they are loving it. Aly is keeping him very busy in the morning when its just her and daddy. They go to the dollar store, library and of course sit in the hot tub---but they do not splash. He is an awesome father and husband, he is staying positive with all the changes and trials we have had to over come over these past months. Brittney: Oh I am so busy as always, I am currently working for a company called Dura-Crete, they are the best. I have only been here since March and they have offered me so much. I have currently put school on hold. I am excited for the changes that are coming to our family. Kaleigh: Can you believe it, she will be 8 on the 26th of May. She will be baptized on June 4th. she is growing up to fast, she loves softball and has done a wonderful job, she wants to play up until she is out of college. Although she wanted to not be girly girl for her baptism she had her Nana make her a beautiful dress that makes her look so grown up. She is very smart and is having a blast in 2nd grade, she has learned french and Spanish this year. Emma: Wow she has come out of her shell, she is in kindergarten, and does a great job. She is still my little Cinderella but with an attitude. This year she decided to play softball and has been doing such a wonderful job, she sill dances and loves it. She is excelling in her reading and is starting to recognize how to spell so much fun. Alysia: She is still my firecracker, although she is getting way to smart. She has decided that she loves dance and she has just finished her t-ball season, she was the best hitter. But she needs to be taught that we dont "tackle" for third base. She is always keeping us laughing. She learned to ride her bike with out training wheels, but likes to ride her baby bike. I can not believe how much my family has grown and I am so thankful for them in my life.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Wow, where did the year go....we have been so busy that I have not had time to blog very much, my goal for 2011 is to do it each month. We had a wonderful Holiday season, it was busy but fun! Brad: Has been very busy with work, the Holiday season kept him very busy although he had to work a lot he still made it to everything the girls had for school and dance. He is truely and amazing husband and father who works very hard to provide for his family. Britt: I finished my school to start the nursing program and I am enjoying my break away from school until April (although I am getting a little bored, you can only clean so much) I am looking forward to spending time volenteering in the girls classrooms. I have been blessed with all the great family and friends that have helped with getting through school. Kaleigh:She has been taking after school french and is loving it. She has learned to speak spanish and loves to try and have a conversation with friends. I can not believe that she turns 8 this year and will be baptized in May. Emma: Is doing good in Dance and School, she is currently being tested for speech in school and she thinks it is so cool that her speech teacher talks about her family. She is learning how to read and write better. She is so caring, every night she has to rock her 8 babies to sleep before she can go to bed. Aly: Oh she is still her little fire cracker self. She is attending preschool 3 days a week and loves it. She thinks she can do Kaleigh's math. She loves to torture the dog and her dad.
Monday, November 1, 2010
WOW, it has been a while since I have written, life has been so crazy. I am in my last semester of pre-classes, before applying for nursing program :) Brad has been working like crazy and is now on afternoons, although I never thought I would say it...but I hate this shift, I like him working graveyards. The girls are keeping us very busy with school, dance and there attitudes :) They enjoyed the 3 days of Halloween celebration's: Kaleigh and Emma both had school parade and parties, on Friday and Saturday we went to the trunk or treats....I will be so glad when the candy is gone! This year Kaleigh was Spider women, Emma was a pumpkin and Alysia was a cowgirl, her horse was name Sally. Thanks to Nana for making awesome costumes for us, we loved them.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
To All My Family and Friends Each year more than 13,000 childr en are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in the U.S. Diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas. Unlike Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 cannot be managed merely with diet, exercise, and oral medication. It strikes suddenly, making its victims dependent on injected insulin for life, and carries the constant threat of devastating complications. Insulin is not a cure for diabetes. It is merely life support until a cure can be found. We desperately want a cure! We hope you will help our family raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). JDRF is the world’s largest charitable funder of Type 1 Diabetes research, as well as an advocate for families. JDRF volunteers have been a great support to our family, and we decided to join in helping find a cure--not only for Jayden, but for the millions of other children who, through no fault of their own, nor their parents, fall victim to this lifelong disease. On May 5th 2009, Jayden Gillespie was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. He spent days at Primary Children's Medical Center with his family as they learned how to count carbs and give insulin injections to manage this devastating disease for the rest of his life. We are amazed and inspired by his strength and courage as he deals with all that having Type 1 Diabetes entails. Jayden has a goal to raise $500.00 by the day of the walk, please help us help him and the millions of other children and their families affected by this complicated disease. We will be walking at Wheeler Farm on August 21th. We are one of the many people that thought type 1 diabetes could be controlled by insulin. But we have learned that insulin is merely life support for those with type 1 diabetes, it is NOT a cure. The good news, though, is that a cure for type 1 diabetes is within reach. We are writing to ask for your support because now more than ever, EACH of us can be a part of bringing about a cure. Each of us can make a real difference! We appreciate the opportunity if nothing more than to make you aware and educate you regarding the challenges faced by children and their families dealing with Type 1 diabetes. Together, we can make the cure a reality, We hope to see the day when Jayden no longer has to count carbs for everything he eats, prick his finger for blood sugar test after test and, is given innumerable insulin injections.We hope that he never sees the long term complications that come as a result of having this disease. By supporting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation you can help us give him and so many others like him hope for that very future. Please visit my Walk Web page if you would like to donate online or see how close we are to reaching our personal goal: http://walk.jdrf.org/support.cfm?id=87723514 you can make checks payable to JDRF and the contributions will be given to the JDRF on the day of the walk. Thank You, The Gillespie Family
Monday, August 2, 2010
Seriously, I have not written since April 29, well a lot has happended since then. Brad: He is still working graveyards as a cop, and still loving every minute of it. He is getting excited to spend almost all of August camping, and the hunting season is soon upon us. He has just built us an awesome deck to hang out on when he is off, and we have had a couple get togethers on the deck. During the Taylorsville Dayz, he got to be the "bad guy" for the K-9 demo, it was great. The girls loved watching him get attacked from Joe and Hutch! Brittney: I am still in school, I am in the middles of finals for the summer semester, I am hoping to pass all these class so I can finish up fall semester and apply for nursing program in December. Although, school has beed a challenge and stressful I have enjoyed it. I have met some awesome new friends. And not to mention a nice little get away when I go to class. Kaleigh: She turned 7 in May, she is growing up so fast. She enjoyed 1st grade and did awesome, she is now enjoying her summer break hanging out with friends and being a big helper. She will start second grade at the end of August and is so excited that her sister will be at school with her. She has taken the summer off of soft ball, but will soon be playing again with a league that is more advanced, she is so excited she can not hardley wait. Kaleigh participated in the school talent show, by playing the piano. (I have been teaching her a little bit) Emma: She turned 5 in July, she is so so so ready for kindergarten to start, of course after we go on the bowhunt. She has enjoyed her summer and has met some new friends in the neighborhood that she can have her own play dates with. She is still sassy as ever, and still our little cinderella, she loves to clean. She is such a caring and organized little girl, she might just be teachers pet. Emma and Aly had there dance recital in June and they did so good and both looked so beautiful. Aly: Oh where to start with her, she is still Aly. Keeping us very busy, has no fear and does not care what any one has to say. She will be 4 in september and is insisting that she is going to pre-school. I hopefully have gotten her into the program at my school. Her and Emma will be starting tumbling in the fall, they are both very excited. They have kept us so busy this summer... we have also spent some time up at the cabin that they have enjoyed!