Tuesday, July 12, 2011

back in town...

Hi Friends!

We are back after an adventure filled long weekend in Colorado. I thought about blogging last week to inform you of why it was taking me so long to get back to you about Evie's ABR, but I figured it wasn't the best idea to put your vacation schedule on a public website (:

Evie's ABR went great. She did well beforehand in the pre-op area, did better than I did when the nurses took her out, and did okay waking up. She was really crabby when they brought her back, but she had just been sedated and tested on by a bunch of strangers. That would make me crabby too.

The results of her ABR are mixed. The good news is she passed! Which is great and means that she can hear. The mystery is that she has abnormal middle ear function with no good reason. She has had flat tympanograms (for those of you who know what that is) every time she has had one, with no fluid in her ears. It could be a malformation of the ears, or she could just be an exception to the rules... again! So we decided with her ENT that the best thing to do is watch her growth and speech and see him again in a few months.

Here are a few pics from the weekend. We had to keep her on oxygen in the mountains due to altitude.

Is it just me or does she look so much older!? She is getting so grown up.


check out that view!
We ended our weekend with friends who mentored John and I when we were first married. They have 6 kids and our girls had an absolute blast. Lyla encouraged us to buy their house but leave them in it (: It was a special treat to get to spend time with them, a family who truly seeks God day to day and does a great job of loving each other.

It took us two flights on two days with an overnight in Denver to get home, but we made some new friends in the airport and I got to share Evie's story a few times. It seems so surreal to talk about those early days sometimes and even looking at these pictures melts my heart. God is so good. We are so blessed.

Love you friends!


  1. Sounds like a great trip! I'm jealous you got to visit the Zastrocky's, how fun! I miss them. And yes, Evie does look like she's growing up. What a joy. :)

  2. Wow, no Lindsey it is not you, cos you are spot on....you have lost your baby & gained a little girl!!! I to am amazed at how she has changed & now showing the personality of a wide eyed, very bright little girl....watch out Lyla your sis is catching up to you!