Happy Valentine's Day to all. It's the girls first Valentine's day, and we took a few photos of them in their valentine's outfits. They looked so cute in them. Thomas and I had a great trip back to Anaheim where he had served his mission over 13 years ago. I was so happy for him because he was able to see a lady that he had baptized when he was a missionary there. She is a beautiful person, and it meant so much to Thomas to see her and to see the areas he had lived and served in. We had a relaxing time in California and enjoyed the time spent together as a couple. The girls were well while we were away. They were well cared for. We appreciate all the hard work from the nurses and doctors at Woman's hospital and at Texas Children's hospital.
Haley wearing her Valentine's outfit
Rachel wearing her Valentine's outfit
The back of their cute outfits
Rachel continues to grow, she is weighing 9lbs 15oz. She is such a big girl now, and it seems just like yesterday that she was just a pound. We hope and pray she will be able to come home within the next few weeks. The doctors seem to be hinting that way, but we shall see. Rachel continues to tolerate the feedings schedule she is on. She takes 77cc of formula over a 45 minute period. She has been doing great with that. I think the next thing she will get is to replace the g-tube with the button, then she is completely ready to go home. We love our little Rachel so much. It was hard being away from her for a few days, but we are grateful for her progression.
Little Haley has finally started to grow again, she had lost the fluid weight four days in a row after she was admitted. Haley weighs 9 lb 2oz. We hope that what the doctors have done will be what she needed to over come the struggles she had. We missed our beautiful Haley as well very much. We owe a great deal to the Lord for all that He has done for Haley and Rachel. We love our girls with a love that has no bounds. They are our girls for eternity. We are grateful for the knowledge that we do have, that our children are sealed to us, and because of that we will have them beyond this life. We owe everything to our Heavenly Father and his son Jesus Christ. They continue to help us and most importantly our little girls. We are ready for the challenges that face us ahead, but we know that the almighty will help us along. We are so blessed to have Rachel and Haley. They have brought so much joy and happiness to our family.
Here are a few pictures from our trip:
Thomas and I in front of the San Diego Temple. This temple is so beautiful!
Thomas walking on the beach in Newport Beach
A beautiful scenic spot on our way to San Diego
The big Ferris Wheel we rode at California Adventures in Disneyland
Us on the Ferris Wheel