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Sunday, December 30, 2012

We Really Are Still Here!

I know you might not believe it since I haven't done a blog post since May 20th, and I also haven't been around to comment on posts, but we really are still here!

Honestly, anymore, the best place to keep up with me and for me to keep up with anyone is via Facebook, and that's sometimes hit or miss.  I've missed pregnancy announcements, adoption announcements, birth announcements, engagements, and more because of being MIA.

So, what has been going on in our world since Cameron had her eye surgery in May that has caused me to be so absent from my social media world?

Well, Cameron has been keeping us busy!  Since I work full time, I only get to be with her a couple of hours on the weekdays and the weekends are spent entertaining her!  She became mobile early on by crawling and actually started walking without assistance by 11 months!  We've had a 1st Birthday and party, we've had a second eye surgery, made it through the holidays, and now are battling our first illness and also a reaction to shots!  We've made it through 9-10 teeth, bumps and bruises, and soaked up smiles and giggles! 

She's been exactly what we have needed for the last 2 1/2 years...our own little piece of heaven, sent to help heal our hearts.  It still hurts my heart that she will never know her big sister and I still think about the "what ifs" and "what might have beens", but the reality of everything is...this is our life.  And with all of the messed up things in this world going on, all I can do is cherish every moment we have with this precious little girl, because the news lately just reminds me even more than what I already know...nothing is guaranteed.

In non-Cameron news, the only other major thing going on here is we are on a major debt paying mission.  Operation-Pay-Crap-Off has been going on full-force since October 15th.  I can honestly say that we haven't used the credit card once since October 14th, and by the end of January, as long as everything goes according to plan, we will have paid off over $10,000 in debt.  We are still far from being debt-free, but we are well on our way! 

I'll leave you with some pictures from the last few months...I hope to do better at both keeping up with blogs and writing on mine!

This was one of Cameron's 6 month pictures taken by Eden Wilson Photography.  Sara is a volunteer for NILMDTS and took Bailey's pictures in the hospital, which is where we first met her.

A comparison shot - This is Cameron in May 2012 at her first eye surgery and again in November 2012 for her second surgery...sitting on the same, how she has grown!

Another comparison - this is one month prior to Cameron's first surgery and one month after her second surgery.  She still appears to be crossed, but she really isn't!

Mommy/daughter picture on Cameron's first birthday!


Thanksgiving Day 2012 - Picture by my sister!

Family picture on Thanksgiving Day!
Stocking time on Christmas Day!  She hates the camera flash!

What is this white stuff?!

Family picture in the snow!


car said...

Wow has she ever grown and the improvement from her surgeries is amazing. You can see her beautiful blue eyes so much better too.

Glad to see you are still around and I'm wildly jealous that you could wear flip flops on Thanksgiving. Plenty of white stuff here.

Sarah said...

Just read your story on Bailey and am so terribly sad for you. Cameron is a little doll though and I'm sure she brings you so much joy!!

Brie said...

Cameron's eye color is breathtaking. Who's got the baby blues in your family?