Thursday, December 17, 2009

2010 It's My Heart Walk

Hello Everyone!
It's that time again where we try to get ready for wonderful Christmas! It takes talent to plan out a 3 day hoilday around both sides of our families.
Christmas Eve: Evening we see my dad's side of the family (that consits of 30 if we are all there! Fun times!).
Christmas Day: Morning we do our thing here at home, around 9 we go to my mom's house stay till about 1. Get to Derek's mom's house around 1:30 stay untill about 5, then we leave to go see Derek's Uncle's family and his grandparents getting there around 6 and stay probably overnight and then
Day after Christmas: Saturday going to my Memaw's house to spend time with mom's side of the family and then go see Papaw in the nursing home then taking down all Memaw's Christmas decorations since Derek and I usually help put them up. andwe haven't decided but plan on staying the night at Memaw's on Saturday and going with her to Church on Sunday. Then head home after lunch.So yeah I wasn't joking when I said we have a FULL 3 days to plan. Hopefully all will go to plan but I won't be surprised if it don't lol. I love Christmas time though!! We get to enjoy the greatest gifts God has given us..Family!...

Now the title. We are going to go to the 4th Annual It's My Heart Walk down in Houston, Texas on February 20,2009. Day after my birthday :). As some of you know we attempted going to this last year actually we had it all planned out but the car had to go in the shop and cost just enough what we put back for the trip!:( So we are trying again this year. Prayerfully we will be able to go this year...We have a page up for Kaden's team...Kaden's Warriors...same as last year since we didn't get to go...We set our goal at $500. If you all would be kind enough to donate...:) know you want $5 is all I ask..if 100 people donates $5 we will have our goal! Here is the page if you all are interested!
Hopefully it will work. If not just copy and pasted it. Thank you in advance!

Now on to Kaden. We went today to get his second dose of H1N1 and mommy and daddy got the nasal spray as well today. Not to mention our tetanus and whooping cough. So we should all be set :) Kaden wasn't to happy to find out he had to get another shot but mommy and daddy got one to so he was satisfied with that lol...Other than that Kaden is doing Wonderful! He jog most of a mile the other day while we were at the local school...My Highschool I graduated from which by the way missed State Football by one game...Good Season though Wildcats!!...Anywho Derek was running I was walking and Kaden was playing then decided he wanted to be like daddy. That kid amazes me. He did walk some but jogged most of it. Them are the times I feel very blessed. and Derek calls him his pride and joy. He wants him to be a runner so bad he can taste it but doesn't want to push him becasue of his heart but he did all that by himself without anyone pushing him or telling him to come on. :) So proud if you couldn't tell. lol...

Oh! Anyone who is wanting a card and pictures from the wonderful Insall family and pictures of the amazing Kaden lol e-mail me your address or leave it on the messages and I will be more than Happy to send them out! We pick up the pictures on Monday. Can't wait Kaden did soo well this year!

I guess that is all...I hope all is going well with everyone. I don't know when I will post again.. but incase I don't update again before Christmas since its 8 days away!! I hope you all have a Very Merry CHRISTmas!!!

Keep all the heart and cancer kiddos in your prayers especailly all the ones that are in the Hosptial. As well as the families who have lost loved ones this year. Take care and May God bless you all!!

With love from the ♥,

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Enjoying Life!

Hello Everyone!
It’s been a while since I’ve updated. It’s not that we’ve been busy, its just been enjoying life together with each other and other family members. Since we’ve came back in touch with Derek’s uncle and his little family, we’ve been spending a lot of time with them on weekends and the week is spent spending time with just us and watching my friend‘s little boy for about 2 hours a day 2-3 days a week...

Mr. Graham
Kaden taking Graham for a ride.

Having fun!...Graham just woke up lol.

We’ve had some amazing times together and Kaden gets to enjoy some time with his second cousin, Garrett, that is just 8 weeks younger than he is. It’s also been nice having a couple close to our age to hang out with and just enjoy this life our wonderful Lord and Saviour has blessed us with.
Since taking the kids to the Science Museum, we’ve had soo many Saturdays in between then and now just having fun. We had planned on going to the Texas State Fair on October 10th, but we decided against it due the swine flu being so bad and thought we could use the money, we were going to spend on that on better things. Well, once Oct. 10th rolled around we couldn’t go because Kaden got sick, sicker than he has ever been. He was so bad we thought he had flu, but by the grace of God he didn’t. He just had a nasty lower respiratory infection. It took a good 5 days for him to get back to himself. We’ve been so blessed that Kaden doesn’t get sick hardly any but when he does, he gets it bad. Once he finally got over his sickness we went to the peanut festival in Whitesboro to have some family time....

Daddy and Kaden with his new hat.

He loves this train!

So cute!!

Hi Momma!!

Then we went to see Ronnie, Lara, and Garrett on the 24th of October. We all decided to go to Trader’s Village which is just like a huge flea market. We didn’t get hardly anything but it was nice just to get out. The one thing we did get was a poster of the boys that said double trouble on it. It so fits them! Lol.
On Halloween they came up to our place and had lunch which was Taco Soup…Thanks Rhonda for the recipe!…Then we took the boys to Zoo Boo that night. They had a blast, and got SOOO much candy! Lol. Kaden was a G.I. Joe and Garrett was one of the guys from Transformers. We thought we would have a hard time getting Kaden to wear his costume. He had no problem with wearing the mask but before they came down he absolutely refused to wear it, but once he seen Garrett was going to wear his and after I told him he could put his pants back on when we got home he decided it was ok to wear it. He’s so hard headed at times. Lol.

These small ones were from my phone:
I was waiting on Derek to bring batteries for the camera. lol.
Our pride and joy!

Kaden and Garrett...Kaden was yawning! lol..

Garrett, Kaden and Amy waiting to go in..

Lara, Amy, and Me..

Welcome to Frank Buck Zoo in Gainesville, Texas.

Ready to get some candy...

Amy, Derek, Kaden, and Garrett...looking at the gray wolf.

Derek,Kaden, and Garrett....Kaden was being shy and we had to basically drag him to get some candy from the people giving candy out!...Maybe next year will be better.

Mommy's little boy growing up!
Got him to look for a second! lol.
Two peas in a pot!
Rounding the corner!
I finally got him to look!...

Kaden wouldn't look of course!...Oh BTW mommy is holding his pumpkin!

Mr. Garrett...Look at that candy!!

Having Fun!

They got each other's back! :-)
Waiting for people to were a lot of kiddos there!
Looking at the kangaroos
Daddy and Kaden
Amy, Derek, Kaden, and Ronnie...Garrett was in front of them.

Garrett eating one of his suckers...Sorry Amy didn't mean to get you in the picture! lol
Kaden digging in on his candy

Later that night we were wanting to do something but had the boys so we really couldn’t being that it was so late. So Thanks to my lovely sister actually sis in law but she’s like a sister, she offered to watch the boys while us couples went out and played a couple games of pool. And the boys wanted to go to the cemetery since it was Halloween night so we like ok whatever but we aren’t getting out. So they got out and were being them crazy selves. They were standing in front of the car when I was thinking about getting out and driving off but they would hear me getting out so I decided to honk the horn while they were standing right in front…And Derek jumped! Lol. It was so funny and our laugh for the night. J…. It was kind of a last minute decision but it was nice getting out and we look forward to doing it again. Once we got back home about 2 ½ hours later the boys were sound asleep!…Thank you Amy!…Lara was wanting to see the Proposal so we watched it while the bigger boys lol…took Amy out to the cemetery to try to get spooked and it didn’t happen but with it being Halloween they thought they had to go. They ended up spending the night then went back home in the morning. It was fun!..But it’s always fun when we get together. Ronnie and Derek have always been close since they are 4 years apart and grown up together. Lara and I have been getting closer and closer. She’s awesome and is always there for me and keep me going when I need that extra kick! Lol. And Kaden and Garrett get a long MOST of the time unless one is tired or just not in the mood to share lol. But they are two typical 3 yr old boys what is there to expect! They used to get along great no matter what but now they are getting used to having each other there they are starting to act like brothers lol.
Now as for Kaden, he’s doing great if you couldn’t tell! Lol. We’ve been enjoying this beautiful weather God as blessed us with these last few days and are expected to last till Friday or Saturday I believe!…Yesterday I took him to get his seasonal flu and H1N1 shot so he is set there. Mommy got the seasonal flu shot as well…We are trying, well momma is, to get ready and set for November 16th which is our big Day!!. Which is Daddy’s 24Th Birthday as well as the day we take Kaden back to the cardiologist! So keep Kaden in your prayers. We need to hear that his leakage is stable!!! I’m praying and fully relying on God but I still can’t help but wonder and think about the what ifs now matter how hard I try to put them out of my mind! But whatever the results are we will take them and deal with whatever they are. Thank you for checking in on us! I will try to update more often…But no news is good news. :)
Keep all the heart, cancer, and just any child out there that is suffering in whatever way in your prayers. Take care and May God bless each and everyone of you!

With love from the ♥,
Kaci Insall

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Trip to the Science Museum!

Hello Everyone!
This post is past due considering we took Kaden to the science museum August 29th. Lol. I just never had the time till now to upload all the pictures along with it. It would’ve been the same without pictures. Anyways, We decided 2 days before we went, that we wanted to take Kaden to go do something he hasn’t done or been to before. Then it hit me…Dallas Science Museum…so I looked up the information and we decided it was a good idea. Just time to get out and have family time. Little did we know we would be spending that time with Derek’s Uncle’s family….Ronnie, Lara, and Garrett….(We usually make a point to see each other at least once a month since they live close to Dallas it takes us a hour and half to go see them or them see us) Lara and I texted each other just as we were on our way to Dallas just to what each other were doing for the day. Well, come to find out they were going to the Railroad Museum. For those who doesn’t know about Dallas. All the museums are all close together all in the fair park area. So they decided to go to the Science Museum as well. God must’ve wanted us to each other every month, because it was a month exactly since we’ve seen them since then. So we all had a blast! We are all close together in age considering Derek and Ronnie are only 4 years apart. So Garrett and Kaden are close as well. Kaden is exactly 8 weeks older than Garrett. They are starting to get along with each other better. Our family had has its problems and we haven’t seen each other since the boys turned a year old until July of this year. But we decided to put it all behind us because Derek’s family is small and let the past be the past. And we are sooo much closer than ever before. So that’s why we try to make a point to see each other at least once a month. God is Awesome!….Anyways here are some pictures from the day… I was lucky to get Kaden and Garrett looking at me…they were to occupied! Lol.
Daddy and Kaden waiting at the entrance for Ronnie, Lara, and Garrett.
Well...I get one to look and the other one doesn't..
This was going on all day! I just finally got used to it lol.
Kaden didn't know what to think at first.
He's shy when he gets in a surrounding that he isn't familiar with.
But---he got the hang of it. Digging for fossils!
Playing with a heat sensor thing.
He was so looking when I took camera always late!
(watching Ronnie and Daddy in the back ground messing with the heat sensor)
Mommy's little fireman!--He loved this!
Daddy trying to get his head in the picture as soon as I snapped the picture.
Kaden and Garrett...As you can tell they didn't
listen when I asked them to look and say cheese...
Kaden with Garrett in the background.

Kaden in the farm area.
And he's back on the firetruck. I took him all around through
the barn, water area, and dress up and he woudln't do much becasue there
were too many kids I'm guessing. It was PACKED that day!
SAND!!!...Kaden would've spent all day here if I would've let him.
I think it was becasue there wasn't hardly any kids around.

Kaden and Garrett

So I told him to look at me and smile...He looked at Lara. lol.
Only thing I didn't like about this part...
see the electrical stuff on the wall??...not the smartest
idea putting the sand here.

Kaden playing on the computer

Watching the turtle...he was asking where the fishies were lol.

Some voltage thing
Having fun!
I forgot what this was called but the boys loved it!

Garrett was telling Ronnie to stop lol...
not to mention the in the background!
Kaden trying to do what the other kids were doing.

Look Momma!

Blow Kaden Blow! my little monkey.

Kaden and Garrett
They were blowing at the same time lol!

And of course Daddy had to do it also! lol

And last but not least...Kaden on the firetruck that was outside
of the museum. He was Shy and wouldn't talk to the firefighter lol...
I hope you all enjoyed the pictures. We had fun watching the two boys play together. I have another post to do with pictures but that will be within the next few days. Family is great. Never take your family for granted! I'm so glad we are back in touch again. Kaden continues to do good. We take in back in November sometime. I have to call when it gets closer to time to make an appointment. Just keep Kaden in your prayers and that his leakage from his aortic valve is stable! Thank you for checking in on us. Take care and May God bless each and everyone of you!
With love from the ♥,