Thursday, January 27, 2011

Always Remembered

Incredibly another year has passed and it is January the 27th again.  It is a day that will always have meaning to us, no matter how we wish it didn't.  Three years ago we lost one of our closest friends, Tyler Palmer, to a tragic ski accident. He meant so much to so many, it is still hard to believe that he is not with us. Tyler introduced me to my wife Christa over thirteen years ago and for that I am forever grateful.  While we will always mourn his loss, we also see this as a day to reflect and check to see if we are living life to the fullest as Tyler did. He would often ask people what they would most like to do with their lives, and after listening to their answer he would then say “Ok, why aren’t you doing that and what is the first step to getting there.” I think we can all live more fulfilling lives if we follow Tyler’s advice. So today, in honor of him go enjoy the outdoors, make a conscious effort to do something that helps our planet, give someone a big heartfelt hug, and take a step toward following your dreams. We love you Tyler.

Love, Brad, Christa & Carly

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Happy Birthday Carly!

It is hard to believe that our little girl is three years old today. She is getting bigger each day and her cute little curls continue to grow. (And as you can see, she got some new boots for her birthday.) She has been doing pretty well recently, continuing to eat well and drink from a bottle like an old pro. Her seizures were not changing with her last medication so we started another late last week. So far it seems to be helping as she had her first seizure free day since September over the weekend. Although she has had a few since then, they have been shorter and less intense. Carly has been really tired this week, sleeping for the majority of the day and having some trouble staying awake to eat. This could be adjusting to the new medications and she is also fighting off a cold, so we will be keeping an eye on that and hoping that she starts to feel more energetic in the coming days. I am thankful everyday for the medical team and the support from Team Carly that has helped her to get to where she is, and will continue to help lift her up on her road to recovery.

Love, Brad