Monday, March 24, 2008

Alexis turned 1

Today was pretty amazing. Our little Alexis turned 1! It has been difficult and miraculous to think back to a year ago today. It is one day that I do not want to relive as I laid there wondering if I would ever bring my little girl home but I learned how to completely trust in the Lord. I will never forget the day that I got to hold her for the first time and the day she came off all her breathing machines, and the day we got to bring her home or the day Kylee said, "I love my little sister." We are so thankful for our little Alexis and again want to thank our family and friends for all of your help this past year. I know prayers really are answered. Enjoy our little video which is the beginning of Lexi's journey here on earth so far......(thanks Dad for the perfect song...I love you!) Thank you Alexis for all you have taught me and for being quite the fighter.

16 comments:

Dave and Mel said...

What an emotional video- that brought back a lot of memories for me too and it is still so amazing to me that things worked out the way they did. You did a great job on that video and Alexis is so adorable! IT was fun to see all the pic's of your trip too and we'll have to chat soon! hug your fam for me!

The Thompsons said...

Oh my gosh!!! That was the cutest thing I have ever seen. I started crying at my computer...She really is a little miracle, and Kylee is the cutest big sister ever!! Great job on the video..You are such a great mom!

Amber and Taylor said...

Although I have never met your little ones, tears came to my eyes when I watched this video. How amazing and how beautiful your little family is. Congratulations and give little Alexis a hug from us. Zoe is not far behind, she turns 1 in August--man time flys...

Jill Bowman said...

You and your family were so amazing and strong to watch through her birth and first few risky months. She is a doll and I think she is the perfect mix of you and your hubby!

The Lloyds said...

Well talk about crying through a whole video. That was great and cool to see how far she has come and what a happy little cutie she has turned out to be. I can't even imagine what a tough time it was but way to have faith and pull through. Great job on the video!

Laura said...

How Precious!!!! The video clips are so tender!!! That will definitely be a keepsake. I am impressed with your skills too. Love ya! Way to go mom with the cake; it is sure adorable!
-Taylor and Laura

Matt and Allyson said...

What a treasure! It made me weep! Happy Birthday sweet Alexis Faith!

our four sons said...

Thank you for motivating me to get a blog for our family! It has definately been a lot of fun so far. That video was so amazing. I wish that we lived closer so that we could get to know both of your girls better, and Kylee and Alexis could help my boys stop thinking girls are a freak of nature! Ha! Love ya!

Parkinson Family said...

Hi Cheryl, this is lindsey parkinson, we've met once, im davids wife, anyways, cyndy sent me your blog link, we have one too and she knows how much i love blogs, ours is tylerparkinson.blogspot.com
Alexis is adorable and the little slideshow was darling. The pictures were precious and the music was perfect, thanks for sharing, she is a doll, she has grown so much from when we saw her that one time. Happy Birthday to her and it was great to see your blog, we'll check back on you guys often. Love, the Parkinsons

Flinders Family said...

That was seriously so cute. I kept getting all teary eyed throughout the whole thing thinking about how hard that whole thing must have been for you guys and then in the picture of you and Sky with Alexis I got all sad again thinking, "hey, those are my friends who I haven't seen in a really long time!". (can you tell I'm about to have a baby?!) Anyway, I'm so glad she's doing so well!

Annie said...

It is 1:30 in the morning and I've been sitting here crying for the past 3 minutes and 15 seconds. I will have you (and Alexis!) to thank for my puffy face tomorrow morning. What a sweet little video. Oh man and the video clips of Kylee with her and especially the one when you guys are walking down the hallway and Kylee says she's coming home...Crap, I'm crying again.

Annie said...

ok, i know it says 10:30, but i swear it's 1:30. 1:33, actually. Ok, I'm really going to bed now. Good night little Hershey Squirts.

Nate and Jen Poulson said...

I'm still crying.
She is such a sweet little girl. I feel blessed to have met her.
I remember you telling me you were worried about her eating cake on her 1st. She did awesome!!
Happy Birthday Lexi

Abs said...

That was an extremely well put together video. It is so comforting to know that the Lord knows what we can handle and the huge blessings that come from exercising our faith. Congrats to Alexis on turning one year old!

Tenn said...

Hey Cheryl,
It's been a really long time but it's Tennille from Utah State. I hung out with Andrea a little bit and Kristin. I am finding a few of you girls finally through Kristin. Keep in touch.

Britany said...

wow that is such a darling video, i have tears in my eyes. Happy Birthday Alexis!