Welcome Sophia Hope Bell!!!

Welcome Sophia Hope Bell!!!
Maddy has officially become a big sister!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Kenny McKinley with Madelyn in 2008

Kenny McKinley in December 2008 at the annual "Evening with the Gamecocks", an event to bring awareness to the pain and tragedy of pediatric cancer. He is pictured here with my daughter Madelyn. He was very gracious and Madelyn thought he was awesome. His death comes on Madelyn's 4th birthday. God, we pray that You... bring peace to his family and friends and show us the purpose of this tragic loss.

Monday, August 23, 2010

First Day of Pre-K

First day of pre-K, or better known around our house as "big girl school". She is growing up way too fast for us.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Madelyn Goes to the Driving Range

Madelyn's 1st golf outing...enjoy! For her first time out and never having swung clubs with this much weight, I was amazed. I rotated it in quicktime, but it didn't take on the upload. took over half an hour to upload, so "twist it!" (you'll get the reference once you watch)

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Just a Quick Note

We hope you all are doing well and we continue to thank you for checking in. Madelyn is doing great. We believe she saved the "terrible twos" up to really let us have it in the threes!!!:) She is full of spunk, personality and has her own agenda...and she won't hesitate to tell you what it is. I tell Rick she takes after him and he tells me she takes after me...go figure!!! Our next checkup is on April 15th. We are on 6 month intervals now, so if everything goes well, we won't need to go back until October!!

We had the opportunity to participate in the USC Dance Marathon last weekend. Every year they have a 24 hour dance marathon and all the money goes to the Palmetto Health Children's Hospital (This is the hospital that Madelyn was treated at.) They raised $144,000!!!!!!! We spoke to the dancers and told them Madelyn's story and tried to explain how important the money is that they raised for the hospital and without it, there wouldn't be nearly as many happy endings! There were 1,000 dancers and they all did a cheer for her. At first she was shy, but by the time we left, she was on stage by herself hoola hooping!!

We are truly blessed for our healthy baby girl, our family and friends....all of you who still think of our family and check in on us. Thank you and please continue to pray for all those who are starting, in the midst or at the end of their battle against this terrible, terrible monster!!

We love you all!