Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Photos at Grandma...

Below are just some photos I took with my camera over the weekend. The boys had to get roots out of the sewage pipes, took some priceless pictures of them. I love the photo of Jason and my cousin posing, I used one of my cameras awesome features where it just pulls out certain colors. I just really love the effect it gives it. The rest of the pictures are just shots of my Grandma's yard and porch and then of course included our sweet Furbaby! Enjoy!!!
My husband and Johnathon working hard for my Grandma.
Grandma's of the most peaceful places on earth.
View from her porch...

Her backyard
Our Louie....isnt he the cutest dog you have EVER seen!
Poor boy, he wanted to go out and play but it was too cold!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


I have had several emails from our friends and familes about not being able leave a comment on the blogs. I think I figured it out. When it ask for you to select profile, it is actually asking about you. If you don't have any of those options, I have okayed for comments to come from anonymous. So just choose anonymous. If you cant figure it out, feel free to keep emailing us...we love it either way :)

I have some pictures from the weekend that as soon as I download I will post. My lovely husband bought me a camera for Vday, I know a little early but my other camera was done. I had bought it when they first come out with digital...its a 3.2 mp to tell you how We got a great deal on a Canon 880. It is so awesome and has so many features I don't know what to do with it. I LOVE IT!!!! I still want the Canan Rebel XT but hopefully sometime this year I will be able to find a good deal on one on EBay or Craigslist. I don't think I will be able to buy one brand new anytime soon.....

Just wanted to say hi and inform all how to post a comment. I will post those pictures as soon as I can.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Cute pics of our baby....

While Jason and I were visiting my Grandma this weekend my aunt took some photos of Louie. As we were packing him up to go Grandma saw his booties. I got him dressed up for the winter and she got the biggest kick out of it. I had to post some of the pictures....hope you enjoy :)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Love Dare

For those of you that Jason has not told yet, he was saved on Jan 5th. This was such a blessing. We have found a great church and it really has helped up start our new journey in our marriage. The Love Dare is from the movie "FireProof", it comes out on video 1/27 I believe. I heard about it when it was out in the theaters but we have yet to see it. When I was at the Family Christian book store looking for a daily devotional for Jason and I...the lady in the store told me about the "Love Dare". It is a 40 day devotional experience to learn more about how to love your spouse based on the scriptures. Each day comes with a dare to help understand the scriptures and the meaning behind them.

Day 1: Patience
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
—Ephesians 4:2 NIV
Something Jason and I have very little of is patience. The first part of this dare is pretty simple. It talks about how our words often reflect the condition of our heart. It is better to walk away then to say what you are thinking at the time because it could be hurtful when in anger. So far, which we haven't gotten home from work yet, but we have done very well. There has been a little reminder here and there for the both of us but I feel we have done very well with this challenge today. Now, applying this as we go on with the other dares will probably be the most challenging. I might have to respond back to "patience" at one point of the 40 days.
Well, work is starting so I guess I better get to it. Since I am not sure what the Love Dare will hold for Jason and I...please keep us in your prayers as we start this new journey. Also that when it is the Lord's bless us with that baby we are working towards. :)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Dr. update....

We did the Dr. appointments today. Jason had gotten an eye infection from all of the kiddies over Christmas break and didn't know until we went to our annual eye exam last week. He was given perscription eye drops that hopefuly would clear it up and today he found out it hasn't. It has substained, so not getting worse but still there. So, he has to wait another week. He is irritated though because he is not able to wear his contacts, he has to wear only his glasses. He goes back next Wed...

I went to the Dr. this morning to make sure everything was a go to start a fresh new cycle and they gave us the OK!!!! I start on the shots and medicine and about a month later, we are hoping for a miracle. Please keep us in your prayers...

Oh and it is COLD down here. We are suppose to be in like the high 30's tomorrow....people are scared. Florida actually declared a State of Emergency because the temp will be so low. I found that funny...just had to share.

Also, yall are welcome to add the blog you can comment too if you want or email us. We would love to hear from yall.

Love yall!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Just a quick update...

Hey everyone. Sorry to those of you up in Illinois. I saw the weather ya'll were getting. Ewww...don't miss it. We have been cold though if it makes you feel better, we were in the 60's today and possibly in the 50s tomorrow. Suppose to be like that for the rest of the week. Burr....

Well we are back to GA this weekend. My dad flys into Jacksonville Friday night and we are going to pick him up and take him to Brunswick. He will be here for a week and my mom and sister, Alison, will be coming down on Wed thru Sun of next week. It will be good to see my dad and also to see Grandma again. I just have to say that my Grandma looks so good to be full of cancer. She is tired but she tries to keep the party going. The Dr. told her he thought she had around 2 months but as we all know with Cancer we can never know, hopefully she will prove them wrong and stick around as long as she wants. Grandma of course has planned for this day with the Lord for most of her life and she is at peace and ready when he is. It does make it a little easier knowing where she is going. Jason and I talked about it and we are going to try to make it up to Brunswick every weekend to spend as much time with her as we can.

As for our treatments, we do have a checkup tomorrow and if all is good I start back on my fertility medications. I will have to update yall on that later on this week.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Update on Grandma....

Unfortunately we received the worst news this morning. Grandma went to the Dr. this morning to get her test results and turns out that the cancer is all over. There is nothing they can do at this point but provide her with comfort. Hospice is suppose to be coming over today to start her on morphine to help with her pain level. The last few days have been a battle between keeping her pain level down with pain medicine which makes her sick on her stomach or having her blood pressure through the roof because of the pain. PLEASE continue to keep our family in your prayers....

Grandma is a very special and wonderful person. There are not many people that are put on this earth that have a way to make you feel so at peace with anything you are battling in your life at that point. It will be the hardest thing I have ever done to let her go but I know when she does, I will see her again and my Grandpa. Two of the most influential people in my life.

Jason and I are heading to Brunswick tonight when he gets off and we will be spending the weekend.

Last Jan around this time I was in the hospital beside Kylie's bed praying for her, luckily prayers were answered getting to keep her around longer but he had other plans for her legs. Now, this Jan, I have to be strong again for Grandma. Last year and this year puts in perspective just how easy and how quickly someone you love can be taken away.

Make sure you tell your love ones or show them everyday just how much you love them because you never know if that will be the last. Cherish EVERY MOMENT is what I have learned from both New Years. Jason and I love all you very much and even though we don't get to see you that often we just want you to know that.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Some pictures from the Holidays!

My grandma had a project for the boys....this clothesline has been there since my Grandpa built the house and my Grandpa wanted to make sure it wasn't going to move. It took 6 to start it and a couple of more to finish.
My dad loves being Uncle Bubba and they love him too. If you ever need babysitters for free, ask me. I will bring Jason and then dad for when he gets tired : )

The great grands enjoy one of my favorite childhood moments, philler crabs dug out of their home from the marsh. Except we were a little more creative as we would set up race tracks and see which one would win. When they are little older, we just might have to show them.

Dad, doing what he does best. Cooking some amazing Low Country Boil, this time it was for all 55 of us. Thanks Dad for all you do :)

Grandma of course loved on her Great Grands. This is one of the newest cousins, Jasmine. She was full of so much sugar...

Grandma with Jason's little man, cousin John Wayne. You can eat this little boy up. Look at that face....

Snapshot of the volleyball game. Jason's team is on the left. They one both matches, he was proud. We have some tall boys in my family. Uriah 6'10ish and Elijah 6'8 just to name a few. Girls didn't have a chance playing with these boys.

Jason and I, out for NYE!
These are just a few. If i get a chance I will post some more later.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

A little introduction of 2009...

I know it has been a while since I have completed a Coakley Newsletter and I was asked the other day when the next one would be. We decided to start a blog for Jason and I both to use so we can keep others informed of things that are going on in our life. Unfortunately we get so busy here in a Florida, we don’t get to talk to our loved ones as much as we like. I have created a blog for us hopefully to help fill that gap, if we can remember to update it along our journey.

I hope everyone's Christmas was great and had a Happy New Year.

I will start off with some sad news that I received about a week before Christmas about my Grandma, my father's mother. She had gone to the Dr. due to a bruise that would not go away and after some test she was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. She has been ongoing test since then and we are not sure at this time what or if there will be any treatment. She had a PET scan done today and that, I believe, is the last of the test. We are hoping for some good news. This has been really hard on me because she lived across the street for most of my childhood. Seeing her at Christmas, so fragile and tired, made it all too real. We are heading up there this weekend to spend some time with her. As you know, my family is large. My grandma has 55 total with her children, grands and great grands. This Christmas we were able to have all 55 of us together and of course have the traditional low country boil for Christmas. This was the first time, EVER, we were all able to be together at one time. The boys of course played volleyball, gnats and all. Jason complained for weeks about his bites but being the competitive person he is, he just couldn't say no.

It was great getting to see those I have not seen in a long time and spend time with their new additions. We are hoping this is the start of an annual get together. In June we had planned to rent a log cabin in Tennessee that would be able to house all of us but the Lord had a different plan for us and did not want us to wait that long. We just got our reunion a little bit sooner. Please, keep my Grandma and my family in your prayers as we continue on the new path that has been created for us. We know we have no control and that the Lord has a plan for each and every one of us, we just have to believe that the Lord has a reason for all and will help us through it.

Now, to Jason and I. As most of you know for about a year now we have been trying to add an addition to our family of three, we can't forget Louie, but I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD) back in I believe July. Since then we tried fertility medication alone but it was not working for me. We were referred to an Reproductive Specialist back in September and after a serious of test and findings, I was put on a many different medications and I guess the combination was just right because last month I finally responded to the fertility medications. Our Dr. believed that to increase our chances, Jason also has some fertility issues, it would be better for us to do IUI, Intra-uterine insemination. Last month was our first and unfortunately it was negative.

Now, we are attempting round two with this new combination and we are just giving you another reason to include us to your prayer list. We know when it is our time, we will be blessed and until then we will do all we can to get there. With all the Dr. appointments and medications, it has been expensive but we know in the long run it will be worth. Along with PCOD comes other problems which our Dr. found out that I am hypothyroid and IR (Insulin Resistance). Both of these conditions make me a high risk for gestational diabetes and also miscarriages. If or when we do get pregnant, we will just have completed one of many steps.

So, as you can see we have plenty of things to blog about as we start 2009. We know that many people want to know when and what is going on and we thought this would be the best way. Of course, this doesn't mean we don't want to talk to you on the phone but we feel this will help fill in the gap between the phone conversations!

We hope all are doing well and we would love to hear from you. We love you very much and miss you and know that you are welcome to take advantage of us living in Florida anytime. We love the company and so does Louie.