Monday, August 31, 2009

Ireland Rose

Ireland Rose lost her battle to CDH. Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers. I know how hard the coming days, weeks, and months will be for them. Much love to the family!!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Parker Reese Foundation Fundraisers

I am so honored to be a part of The Parker Reese Foundation. We have so many exciting fundraisers planned over the next few months. I wanted everyone to be aware of what is happening so yo can get involved if you are so inclined. Here is a listing of the events that we have planned:

Change CDH August 1, 2009 - October 31, 2009
Charlie Daniels Fiddle Raffle Drawing on December 1, 2009
2009 Round for Hope (Texas)October 2, 2009
CDH Uncorked (Georgia)November 14, 2009
Addison's Angel Run (Georgia)February 2010
Maxton's March (Kentucky)March 2010
Heals for Hope (North Carolina)March 2010

For information on any of the fundraisers listed above, please visit

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Change for CDH

Change CDH is a fundraiser to benefit Parker Reese Foundation. PRF is a non profit organization based out of North Carolina that provides a home to CDH families delivering at Duke and UNC. they also provided us with tons of support during Addison's life and after her death. They sent a beautiful arrangement to her funeral which let me know that I was not alone in this journey and that people cared. I am so lucky and honored to be part of this foundation.

Change CDH involves collecting your loose change to help PRF! Simply put, I would like everyone to collect their change until October 31st and take the change to the bank and then write PRF a check for that amount. Pretty simple. If you would like to get others involved you can put a jar on your desk at work or anywhere for that matter. $16 sponsors one family per night, so change can definitely make a difference! Thanks to those who are willing to participate. Please help us CHANGE CDH!!!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


It has been a while since I posted. It is hard to believe that Addison would have been 6 months old already. It seems like just yesterday she arrived into this world. Jason and I are doing really well all things considered. We have been keeping busy with the house, The Parker Reese Foundation and weekend get aways!

I am so glad that I have my CDH family! I really do not know if I would have been able to get where I am today with out all of your support. I just want to make sure that I give that same support to the other families that have or will face the same situation that I have lived through.

Jason and I have been cleared to start trying again, but I do not know if we are ready for that huge step. I just know that I will be a nervous wreck the entire time and I am not sure that I can deal with the disappointment of not getting pregnant immediately. We were so blessed just to get pregnant with Addison before we really began trying!

I just want to remind everyone to keep Ireland in your prayers. She is making her entrance into the world today!