Monday, March 16, 2009

A big hello from our "Little Ass"!




I wanted to update everyone that has been sending prayers and well wishes our way. Ethan is still doing great.....THANK GOD! We see no signs or symptoms and we are so thankful for that. We've really been having a lot of fun, fitting all sorts of things into our days. Ethan got his new horse, Questions, on Thursday when he got home from school. Ethan received his horse, Sonador, last Sept from Make-a-wish, but he died the Monday before Christmas and we promised we would get Ethan a new horse. It just so happened that my uncle out in Colorado went to the vet that very day and they were getting ready to retire their daughter's horse that was a show horse and did all sorts of English riding and jumping. The horse's name is Questions because of the marking on her nose. My Dad and a couple other guys drove 15 hours to pick up Questions last week and arrived home with her on Wed night around 12:30. The first thing I thought of when I saw her was "All our Questions have been answered!"


Friday we just hung out around our house and put together a new jungle gym....a little early for my Ava girl's birthday coming up. Then on Sat we went on a horse back ride. That was fun. Ethan had a great time. We even got to go to a friends house on Sat to play Wii and Ethan loved it. Sunday though was a real highlight! My uncle got us a cart to put on our minature burrow. It is sooo cute. My husband and my dad hooked it up yesterday. The harness and cart didn't come with any instructions, so it was quite a site watching my dad and my husband figure it all out. I'm an engineer, my husband is an engineer and my dad is too, so the joke was "How many engineers does it take to hook a cart up to a little ass?" It was really funny.



Here's a couple pictures of our new horse and cart. I have a funny story to share from Ethan. On Sat while we were horse back riding, Ethan was asking his Daddy all sorts of questions about how horses grow so fast and how big they get. My husband told him that maybe sometime we could get Dusty bred so she could have a little baby. That was about all that was said and when we got back home and I was taking Ethan inside for lunch, he asked me, " Mommy, after lunch can we take some bread out for Dusty so she can have babies?" He was quite serious about the whole thing!



Thanks so much for all the thoughtful cards, notes, and prayers. I appreciate each and everyone of them. I may be taking a break from stamping, but we are still living life to the fullest around here. Hope you enjoy my new pictures as much as I do.

10 comments:

Wendi said...

Your pictures are priceless! Thanks for sharing. Although I do not know you personally, I feel as though I do. I pray for you all daily. I miss your stamping projects but I understand the importance of where you really need to be right now. I will keep you all in my prayers and send you smiles and best wishes today!

Lauren (mytime) said...

VE the photos! LOL on the "bread". This got me so teary seeing how happy every looks. Prayers being said-always. HUGS!

Gail S. said...

Thank you for the update! Prayers to you and your family. Looks like you are having fun :)

Tracey said...

What great photos. Happy to hear Ethan is feeling well - and what a great story - something my DD would totally say! I continue to pray for Ethan and your family. {{{HUGS}}}

Tasha Hickert said...

I love your pictures and commentary. You are so inspiring in that you are simply enjoying what you have and not dwelling on the situation.

I laughed out loud with the cart assembly bit! My SIL and her husband are engineers so I can totally relate-lol. They are unable to have children so I guess I can see the value in the old saying "better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all".

Thanks for the update. Your family will continue to be in my prayers!

Leanne said...

So happy to hear things are good! Love the bread story! Too funny. Hope there is lots more to laugh about as the days go on!

Kristin Bueter said...

Alicia~

I love your pictures! It's so heart warming to know you have such a close-knit family and it sounds like they're nearby which is nice. I'm also elated to hear that Ethan is doing well. Prayer is a powerful thing and I know your little boy (as well as your family) have a LOT of people praying for him around the world. I hope this is a miracle in the making.

Questions is such a beautiful horse! How exciting for all of you :O) I love to see the expressions on your baby's faces around the animals. They truly are blessed to have such wonderful parents like you and your husband.

Love the "bread" story :O) That had me laughing out loud!

God bless, Alicia. You're all in my prayers...always.

Anonymous said...

I thoroughly enjoyed your blog today. He looks adorable on that great big horse. Just found your blog the other day and will keep all of you in my prayers especially Ethan. Miracles do occur. I will pray to Pope John Paul II for his miraculous miracle of healing. Go to his website and read what people are saying. God bless Ethan. Sandy from MD.

Kimberly Crawford said...

Those photos are fabulous! I LOVE the one with the cart!! Glad to hear that you are getting some quality family time, we should all be doing that!!! ((((HUGS))) and prayers!!!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

love the pics and everyone looks gorgeous! I think about you all the time, so much that I'm tagging you today. You don't have to play if you don't want to or have time, but know I'm thinking about you and your sweet family!!!

http://motherslittlehelper.typepad.com/mothers_little_helper/2009/03/when-truman-met-carter.html