Jul 31, 2008


Alyvia had her MRI.....and she did great!! It was done under GA since she has so many breathing problems. With general anesthesia they are able to better control Livie's breathing if something goes wrong (Which has happened in the past....) This time, though, Livie maintained her own breathing the whole time! Which is a first for her, so I was pretty excited about that and I was even more excited that Livie is TUMOR FREE!!! Yay! I can't even tell you how relieved I am (:
It's times like this that help me remember how grateful I really am for my wild, but precious little girl! ;)

Jul 29, 2008

Phillips family reunion

Every year we have a Phillips family reunion, I look forward to it all year long. I come from a BIG family and it's so fun to get together with everyone (There were over 100 of us there!) I am so grateful to come from such a large, wonderful family. We have so much fun together. Even though I miss them, I am so thankful for the legacy my grandparents left behind.

Phillips family Reunion


Boating with 'The Man'


Livie and her uncle Caleb

We sang a song accompanied by balloons as our musical instrument for the talent show, Haha!

Playing with cousins

My Dad talking for our Sunday program

Some of the fam

Zoo Trip!!

We went to Utah with our good friend Rachel. We went shopping, ate out, went swimming...and went to the zoo!! We had a really good time. Livie liked the zoo, she loved the monkeys! (probly because she is a little monkey herself!! haha)

Alyvia and Rachel

Going for a wagon ride

The monkeys!!!

(I think Livie was having a 'moment')

Whitney and Livie

The kids

The other kid!! haha


Livie and 'her good friends' Whitney and Katie (;

** Thanks for the good time girls!!

Jul 17, 2008

Taggie Waggie

Rules: list 3 joys, 3 fears, 3 goals, 3 current obsessions, and three random facts about yourself. Tag 5 people at the end.

3 Joys
-Finding a good bargain
-Summer time with friends and family (camping, boating, swimming...I love it all!)

3 Fears
-Losing someone I love
-Finding another tumor

3 Goals
-Being a good example to Alyvia
-Finding happiness within myself
-Having a good attitude even when things don't go as planned

3 Current obsessions
-Hats...love em!!
-Candy, it's my weakness
-Trying to jump the wake wake boarding

3 Random facts about me
-I LOVE dill pickle potato chips
-I almost never use a microwave...I think it makes the food taste funny (I actually don't even own a microwave)
-I still have pieces of glass stuck inside my body from the car accident

**Now I tag.... Michele H, Summer D, Vanae T, Michelle Houghton, Stef & Maggie, Leslie S, and Tiffany & Kacen!!

Jul 13, 2008

More summer fun!!

We got to go to Ross Park with Michele and her neice, Kassidy.

The girls had a lot of fun together!!

Love it!!


Livie REALLY wanted to ride on the tube....so we let her

She would only sit by herself, so we went nice slow.

Haha, you can barely see her head!!

She loved it!!

Livie wanted to feed the "fish" she saw in the water...

She kept missing their mouths though! haha

Summer fun!!

Summer has been keeping us busy and we have been enjoying it!
Livie has been swimming, boating and just plain playing...
Here are some pictures of what we've been doing....

Alyvia and Rachel

Livie loved holding the baby!!

Her new pal!!

Livie loved playing with the kids and swimming!!

The Park:

Livie wouldn't let me push her in the swing....

ONLY Vanae! (apparently I 'didn't do it right') Thanks again Vanae!