Monday, December 22, 2008

Something for Everyone...

Little Who's in Whoville
Our little Who
Actress in the making
Checkin out the big fish in the big tank at Bass Pro Shop
Kins and Chelsea
Daddy and Kins
Kins and her Birdie
Need I explain who is in this pic???

Sunday, December 14, 2008


Thursday, December 11, 2008


Compassionate Friends (an organization that provides support for bereaved parents) is sponsoring a world wide candle lighting. This candle lighting is a ceremony to remember children who have passed away. It is held on Sunday, December 14th at 7:00pm for each time zone. This is to cause kind of a wave of lighting around the world for 24 hours. Please take part in remembering Gabi along with the other beautiful children who have lost their lives.

Angel Gabi
Angel AvaAngel Brenlee
Angel Mia

Angel Jack, not pictured...but always in our hearts!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

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Sunday, December 7, 2008

And an update...

Kinsley is now 15lbs. 10oz. and 25in. long I am amazed at how much she reminds me of Gabi everyday. Many times Jason and I do double takes, of course they look alike they are sisters, but geesh! She will be 7 months on the 14th. Gabi was 7 months 8 days so we are really scared given the fact our first baby was taken from us right around this time. I want this post to be focused more on the positive in our lives, but this is a really hard time of year, so forgive me.

Kinsley eats like a pig. She talks a babbles ALL the time. She laughes at daddy ALL the time, we all do:) She is crawling better, but still like rambo. I think she will be up on all fours by Christmas, at least that's my goal. She got her ear pierced this last Thursday, she is soooooo stinkin cute! Today at church we did her baby dedication, it was a tear jerker, but perfect!

Gracie is 7 going on 25. She is such a good girl, always helping with sissy. She has such a big heart. She is going to be performing a class performance of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, she is super excited for her debut as an actress:)

Thanks for sticking with me and hopefully being understanding of my absence!

Now enjoy some much needed pics!

Holiday Funk

I cannot believe it has been almost a month since my last post. There are so many reasons I have not been on here, but I think it comes down to the fact that holidays are very tough. I have always loved holidays to me it means time with family and creating traditions and keeping up with those traditions. Well that is the thing that is so hard to deal with there is a huge part of our family that we can never get back. Gabi came into our lives and so quickly she was taken.
A couple of weeks ago I was watching ER, one of the doctor had lost there child, 5 years had passed and she was talking about it to her husband. She said when you lose a spouse you are a widow when you lose your parents your are an orphan, but when you lose a child there are no words. This is probably about the time of my last post and well need I say more...

Oh my precious punky Mommy and Daddy miss you so much. The holidays will never be what we had dreamed of for our family. You were a blessing sent from the heavens above. We were the chosen ones to have been touched by an angel. You will always have our hearts and you will NEVER be forgotten. I am so sorry it has been so long that I share my thought with you. Sometimes I think it makes it harder when I do, because then it is real. WHY? WHY? WHY? My heart aches everyday you and will forever. I find peace in the fact that we will be together again, but until then it hurts so badly! I love love love love you, now forever and always!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

On The Go...

as the title says, On The Go!!!

Seriously Mommy, FEED ME!!!

Well it has been awhile, but we have been extremely busy. I feel like I never seem to catch up with anything. And now that the holiday season is about here I am going nuts! I barely see my husband let alone see anyone else. Kinsley and I have been hanging out and working on lots of good stuff. She is now CRAWLING!!! First time was Saturday night, she wanted Joellen's toys so bad (our little neighbor). The girl did what she had to to get that My Little Pony:) I can't believe it, she is getting to be such a big girl! Her 2 bottom teeth are almost all the way in, I think she is cutting more though. Tonight she was really fussy and she's ran a fever all day. Guess I will know in a few days, this is what happened before the bottom 2 cut.

I love her cheesy smile!!!

She will hate me for this someday, but she is so stinkin cute!

Sunday, November 9, 2008


Gifts of Gabi's Grace Foundation and Miracles Happen Ministries are back at it again. With last years huge success we want ot spread a little holiday cheer to some very special kids. Childrens Mercy PICU is very special to our families, for very obvious reasons. Unfortunately though we have not had the time this year to fundraise and have events for our organizations, so we are begging for your help again! And I know we ask a lot, but I feel like the times we ask for help it is necessary. Christmas is my favorite time of year, especially as a child and I think my most favorite part was the stocking!
Last year many of you helped brighten many kids faces as they spend their holiday in the PICU. We had an overwhelming response of those who wanted to take part in such a special event. We WANT and NEED your help again this year. We have not set a date for delivery, but we need to start getting items together. Last year we had everything from crayons, coloring books, puzzles, games, barbies, dolls, matchbox cars, jewelry, movie tickets, candy, the list goes on and on. The children range anywhere from newborn to 18 years old. We made ornaments and even little picture frames. It was such a fun event! And of course we could not leave out our guardian angels up there, the nursing staff, we took them trays of goodies to snack on.

If you would like to be involved in any way shape or form please contact me. Our web site has the wrong mailing address listed and I can't seem to get on it to change it, technical difficulties! Please email me,

Whether it is money, toys, candy, cookies...we need it all!!! I found the majority of the items I pruchased at Targets dollar spot, I have already spotted several items I'd like to pick up. I know this is a hard time of year for many people and with the economy in shambles it makes things even harder. But these children deserve a little holiday spirit and that is exactly what we plan to give them, with your help of course.

THANK YOU and remember the kids will love you for it and most importantly rememeber the whole reason we even started this was our 2 amazing little girls, ANGEL GABI and BELLA

These stockings were filled beyond belief, I can't wait to see how much the kids get this year, with your help of course!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Pirate, Punk Princess, and A Tooth!!!

Last night was fun! Gracie and her little brother, Chance, came to our house for Trick or Treating, our neighbor, Joellen, joined us as well. So we had a Pirate- Gracie, a scarey Zombie- Chance, a Punk Princess- Kinsley, Minnie Mouse- Joellen, Tigger- Daddy, and me the "Salsa Dancer. Kinsley and I made it through most of the neighborhood, but a diaper change and food was needed about half way. We headed back while the rest of the kids finished up. They brought home lots of great treats, I am sure their teeth are rotting as I type:) Speaking of teeth, Miss Kinsley first tooth is cutting through her gums I felt it for the first time last night...YEA!!! It is so hard to believe how quickly she is growing up, I am lovin every minute of it! My baby is turning into a big girl!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Busy busy busy!!!

I am sorry for such a long delay in post, but I have been extremely busy. I have been working from home and I am the assistant cheer coach at the local h.s. And of course I have my precious little Kinsley keeping me on the go. Gracie just moved to Eudora, so I have had her a lot more too. I gotta tell ya though, the time with the girls has been amazing! Jason has been dreaming of the day that he lives in the same town as Gracie and it finally has happened.

Quick update on Kinsley, she is getting bigger everyday. She is sitting up on her own at times. She still hasn't got it everytime she tries, but she is pretty darn close! She loves being on her tummy and she is trying to scoot, won't be long and we'll be chasing her all over the place. She even sit up on her tummy, stretching her back, Ilove this move it is so stinkin cute! Of course she is ALWAYS so stinkin cute! She is constantly sticking out her tongue, wonder where she gets that from? She loves to mimick! She even responds to noises we make, of course she is talking to us! She has become quite the chatterbox! We hit a major marker on Tuesday. As of Tuesday she was the age Gabi was when she went in the day of surgery. So this is all new territory for us. Of course Gabi was around for another 7 weeks, but she was not the same baby those last 7 weeks. Ok before I get too emotional, with that being said topic!

Here are a few randon picture from the last month and very soon I will post our little pirate and punk rock princess!!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

This Breaks My Heart...

I know this is not the kind of thing I normally post, but it hit me hard. I felt it was important to share the truth. Now I am not trying to make a political stand on this blog, but there is hard evidence to the truth of this and I feel as an american we have the right to voice our opinions. Do I agree with either party 100%, absolutely not, but this I think is almost the deal breaker for me!
Abortion is a very touchy subject, afterall, I'd give anything to have my baby with me. So with that being said I do not think it is right to terminate a baby. I am on the fence though because I believe if it is a life threatening situation then maybe it should be considered. I don't know I am glad do not have to make a decision like that. But for those that do this, Induced Labor Abortion, shame on you! An innoscent baby should not have to suffer, because oops you made a mistake! Have you ever heard of adoption?
Obama wants change, well so do I, but not if it means we don't care about our future!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Just for Papa...

How is this for ya Papa???
I do want everyone to know that even though Papa Acker is going through his chemo and been a little up and down, he was still at the Buddy Walk. If you haven't been over to his blog is a quick update. He just finished his second round of chemo. The first round went pretty good. He now has a new do, or I should say lack there of...shiney bald and he actually pulls it off pretty well. I think he thinks he is tough now:) His started to lose a bit of hair, tried blaming the cats for shedding, when actually it was him. So in honor of his shiney new do, Jason wanted to do the same. So Saturday morning before the walk, Jason went shiney as well. I didn't think I'd like it, but I actually did. Anyways Papa had a little spell of forgetfulness, which is another side effect of the chemo, other than that he was feelin pretty good. Round 2 was this last Friday and so far so good. We sure do appreciate you keeping him in your thoughts and prayers.

If you get a chance leave him a comment on his blog, he would LOVE IT!!!