Monday, December 12, 2011

Mia The Superstar!

Oh, the connections made through CrossFit! A friend of mine works at the local news station and approached us about doing a story on Mia and her conditions. They filmed in October and it aired in November. We did it because we wanted to raise awareness about allergies and Eosinophilic diseases, and I think it worked. We also wanted to give other families dealing with these conditions some hope, and that was successful as well. I got several emails from families that have been dealing with the ordeal that is diagnosing Eos, some have been fighting for it for years and their kids are still sick. It gave them hope to see how awful Mia looked and felt yet how healthy she looks now. Here is a link to the video:

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Sunday, May 22, 2011

It's that time of year....again.

Poor little bird doesn't feel well. She was coughing and wretching for a large portion of the night. I think it's definitely allergies because she has been fighting a very runny nose, which makes her cough, which makes her sick! Time to break out the Flonase again. We opted to stay home from church today and I think it was a good move because she really needs the rest.

We had our new family orientation on Tuesday, to show us around her school for the Fall. She is very excited and so are we. She is doing well in the school she is in now, but she needs more to do. She will either finish quickly and then get in trouble for talking or get bored with what they are doing. She needs more challenging work in some areas. The great thing about the school she will be attending is that they will move the kids ahead in their gifted areas only, so you don't have to worry about developmental and social impacts of having kids skip grades. If Mia is only advanced in reading, she'll study ahead in that area and meet back with her peers for sciences and social studies etc. We know a few people who send their kids there and I'm friends with someone who teaches at the school so I have a very good feeling about it.

Mia's last day of school is friday, and then we're off to Breckenridge for Memorial Day. We might be able to ski at A-Basin, we'll have to see. I hear that they are trying to stay open through July 4th, because the weather has been colder and wetter than usual. It has barely felt like Spring this month and the wind has been super obnoxious. We haven't even bothered planting much in our garden other than some blackberry bushes that we picked up on Mothers Day.

Gary ran a 5K at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo yesterday morning. It isn't your average 5K, because most of it is uphill and I believe we read that the average grade was 8%! That's a lot of uphill! Relief didn't come until he got to the top and turned around for the final mile of it, but he didn't stop running at all and we're very proud of him. I'll try to find the drive that has the photos of him stretching with Mia soon.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Spring Break in Texas

We spent our Springs Break visiting my family in Texas. While we were there we visited a few of the sites around Baytown and Houston.

Battleship Texas in Baytown

Galveston Beach

Space Center Houston

My Godfather works in Mission Control, so he took us on a great tour of the old and present control rooms. We were even invited to sit in on a plaque hanging ceremony for the last mission of the space shuttle Discovery and meet the crew. That was an honor!

Commemorative plaques from the Apollo 1, Challenger and Columbia missions

This is a mistaken photo, from the battleship. I didn't feel like starting all over with the post!

Mia doodling at my uncles Ground Control desk

Making a phone call from Mission Control

The final crew of the space shuttle Discovery