We created this blog to help us document the story of Malia starting at 29 weeks in utero. There have been and continue to be struggles for Malia and for us. It is evident to us, as you will see, that the power of prayer is mighty and God does love us and hear our prayers. We welcome and invite you to follow along with us. Though lengthy, start from the bottom to get the entire story so far.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Official 1 year mark!

I will definitely be taking more pictures of this hat!
What a sweet, sweet little girl.

Malia's actual due date was last week. She's at her official 1 year mark!
The next big 1 year mark will be when she came home
from the hospital, last June 29th. She continues to strive and fill
our home with lots of love and joy!
She has not used her feeding tube for the past 2 months,
which is a big praise! We hope to get it taken out soon as long as
she is gaining weight appropriately. Her next weight check is this week.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


This is what happens when Daddy is traveling and mommy is trying to cook dinner. The punkies is getting into trouble in the pantry. She found a chocolate covered pomegranate and made a mess all over her face.
and then she dumped a whole bag of potato straws...... Iiiiyiyi
It's a good thing she's so cute!!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Just hanging out

We've nicknamed her "punkies". Harley started calling her that one day and it just stuck. It fits her well, it's either "punkies" or "punks"

Loving her first corn dog.
and........ it's gone

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Drinking from a Straw

This is Malia's new trick, she can drink from a straw! The liquid is still "honey thick" but it allows her to get more liquid at one time and it's a stepping stone to get her off the bottle.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Swinging at the park

A fun day at the park!
We are finally having some nice weather this week!

Malia loved swinging.
I wish I got a video of her laughing and having fun....... next time!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

I'm One! Malia's little b-day party

We had a little party for miss Malia with my sister's family and several good neighbors/friends. My dear friend, also neighbor, also amazing photographer was so generous and so kind to take some pictures of Malia and all the decorations that I had spent weeks making. Her blog is http://sjoymartin.blogspot.com/,check her out, she's great!

Below are just snap shots from my camera.

Malia wasn't too interested in her cupcake. I tried giving her a little bit but she didn't want any. That's ok, it made for easy clean up and no bath. Maybe we'll try again in June when it's suppose to be her birthday.
Making the decorations was a lot of fun. Harley was in Kenya so it gave me something to do after the girls went to bed. I made banners, cupcake toppers, table decorations, party favors, the birthday cake and Malia's birthday onsie. We just had so much fun celebrating this little girls life!

Monday, April 11, 2011


Happy Birthday Malia!!

Wow, what an awesome day! It feels so good to be celebrating Malia's birth today! Considering where we were last year and all the emotions we felt not knowing if Malia was going to survive, today is a great day! She is absolutely perfect and has grown and changed so much this past year. She is just so sweet and we are SO THANKFUL for her life! What a miracle!

Below is her past year in pictures. You don't need to know anything about her story to see what a litte miracle she is!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Malia's life in pictures


day 10

day 14

day 17

1 month

1 1/2 months

3 months

4 months

4 months

6 months

6 months

8 months

9 months

10 months

11 months

Psalms 139:14
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.