Showing posts with label Jason. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jason. Show all posts

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Hanging with Wita

Jason's Mom came in town on December 15th and stayed with us until after Christmas (his Dad flew in a few days before Christmas). It was such a HUGE blessing having her here! She helps me out a ton when she is here and I really enjoy getting to spend time with her.

We went running around one day and decided to have lunch at a Hibachi Sushi place right down the street from our house. Both of our kids have been before but Judah was a baby the last time we went so it has been awhile.

This is our chef cooking right in front of us.

Judah was watching him non-stop and was so entertained.

so was Wita.

The chef kept asking Kenya if she like this or that and this picture is how he responded most of the time.

This is my favorite part.

Judah got so freaked out when this happened he burst into tears, Jason was able to get him calmed down pretty quickly. It was really sad and really cute at the same time.

We had a great lunch and had fun spending time with Wita.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Soccer Star

Kenya has been playing soccer for a few seasons now but this is her very first time playing outdoors. She caught on right away and has really enjoyed this soccer season.

Kenya scored a GOAL!!!!!

High five... OH YA!

Greeted by her fan club/ family.

Uncle Toe Toe's victory jump.

Go Panthers go!

This is Kenya and her buddy Brooklyn. Brooklyn is very shy and didn't even touch the ball until the third game. Today Kenya told her "I am going to help you get a goal so when I get it close kick it in." And she did just that, Kenya got the ball right up to the net then she backed away and let Brooklyn kick it in. We were all so excited that Brooklyn scored her first goal but I was even more excited to watch Kenya help her friend out. It was so sweet and such a great moment to watch!

Good game... high five

Victory tunnel!!!

All the kids were super excited to run through!

Here come Kenya, Jason and Judah.
Way to go Panthers!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Flash Back Friday/ engagement- now

Today we shall flash back to the year of 2004 and the month of July when Jason asked me to be his wife.

Jason and I always had all these crazy ideas about the dating process and being engaged. We had decided that we would have to date for a year before becoming engaged and then be engaged for a year before getting married to make sure we weren't making an emotional decision. We laugh about it now because we ended up dating for three months before we got engaged and we were engaged for seven months before we got married. You can read the whole story HERE but I will sum the engagement for you now.

Jason and I drove to El Paso to spend time with his family We had a blast and really got a chance to know each other on the 10 hour drive there and back. Jason was dropping me off at my apartment and we were both so sad about having to leave each other.  We were talking about how we hated to leave each other and Jason finally said well the only way we won't have to leave each other is if we get married. I agreed  then he asked if I would be his wife and I of course said yes! So much for that whole "date for a year and be engaged for a year" thing. The next weekend we went shopping for my ring and then he "officially" proposed down on one knee in the park under a tree. We couldn't wait to tell our family and friends.

This is us the day after we got engaged showing my ring off to my Mom and Dad.

We went to my Dad's apartment and called my Mom to come see too!

Then we had bologna sandwiches to celebrate :) 

This is me telling Jason's Mom the good news.

Telling my sisters!!!

Telling Jason's Aunt's, Uncle and cousins that live close.

We were so EXCITED! 

And here we are March 5th 2005 at our wedding!

This is one of my very favorite pictures that a friend took.

One of my very favorite pictures from our wedding! 

Here we are October 16, 2006 welcoming little Ms. Kenya into our family.

 November 11, 2008 welcoming Melody and Madison into our family and saying goodbye that very same day.

January 16, 2010 welcoming Judah into our family.

And here we are now. 

I am so thankful that Jason is my husband. 
We have been through a lot together and God has been so faithful to us!
I look forward to seeing where the Lord brings us in the next few years as well!

(Photo credits go to a friend at our wedding, Margaret Lake and Michelle Monk.)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Black Friday shopping and my early Christmas gift!!!

I love taking pictures and I have for as long as I can remember. In my teenage years I was always buying the disposable cameras from Wal*Mart. Then the year Jason and I got engaged he bought me my first digital camera. I was so excited! All of those camera's worked great for what I wanted and needed at the time but since I was in high school I have wanted a Canon Rebel. I never really thought I would get one but much to my surprise my husband and I were talking the day before Thanksgiving and we decided Black Friday would be a great time to get the camera I have always wanted.

We were at Jason's parents house for Thanksgiving so I was rallying the troops to see who wanted to go Black Friday shopping with me. Jason's Mom was really the only one excited to go so we set our sights on waking up at 4am to head to Wal * Mart and retrieve my dream camera.

The day after Thanksgiving Jason's brother decided to go with us and just before we left the house Judah woke up which woke Jason up and he also decided he wanted to come along. So Jason's Mom, Brother (Uncle Toe Toe), baby Judah and myself all loaded up in the jeep at 4:15 in the morning in 29 degree weather in hopes to snag a Canon!

We got to Wal*Mart and checked to see how many camera's that had at that store and much to my surprise they had 4 ahhhhh my hopes could soon be crushed seeing as how we were the 150th person in line...
So we waited and waited and waited and waited and waited..... Then I over heard a girl behind me tell one of her friends she thought you could order some of the camera's online and so the search was on. My phone wasn't working very well so I got on Jason's brothers iPhone (which I had no clue how to use) and started the process to order my camera. We stayed in line just in case it was out of stock online. By this point we had been standing in line for over an hour.

I kept at it though and after 45 minutes on the iPhone I ordered my CAMERA or should I say our camera because it really is the family camera :)

We happily hopped out of line (I may have been the only happy one at this point ha) and headed to the outlet mall to do some more Black Friday shopping.

Below are a few of my favorite pictures I took the first day I got my camera. I think I took over 500 pictures just in one day. Hopefully my family doesn't get sick of me taking pictures cause I don't see myself stopping anytime soon.

This is the very first picture I took with my new camera.
I love his eyes!

I have a new found respect for all my friends who are photographers
I took hundreds of pictures and only ended up with a few I really liked.

Judah is such a big boy at 10 months old
he can stand up by himself for quite a while.

Out of all the pictures I took this one is my very favorite of Judah!

And this one is my very favorite picture of Kenya.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

My Girls Funeral/Burial: 2 Years Ago

2 years ago I attended the funeral and saw my two girls get buried, was the original announcement I made:


We invite you to
attend the funeral
in loving memory of

Melody Joy & Madison Hope Delgado
Monday, November 17, 2008
Memorial service @ Heritage Church of Christ in Keller @ 10AM
Graveside Service immediately following @ Bourland Cemetery
Fellowship and food immediately following @ Church of Christ in Keller


Last year I posted a walk through of that event through pictures and captions. You can find that below:


I just posted on my Facebook my favorite pictures with memories from what happened this day last year, I've been meaning to do this for a year now, but it was just to hard to look at some of these pics before:

Photography graciously done by Margaret Lake:
Location: Sovereign Joy Community Church in Keller, TX.


2 years later and it is still hard to look at some of these...

I also forgot that we never posted this video that our friend Trish took and pieced together parts of the funeral and burial.

Towards the middle of the video you will find the part where we were singing "It Is Well With My Soul"... most people singing with tears... then Keith (the man leading) broke out (unplanned) into "How Great Thou Art"... it was one of the most bittersweet, sadly triumphant times of my life... I don't except any non-Christian to understand why.

jason d.

Monday, November 15, 2010

A few videos of Melody Joy and Madison Hope

Here is a video of us right before Melody and Madison were born.
For some reason I could not figure out how to talk clearly or smile correctly.


Glory be to God alone Melody and Madison were born alive! If you turn up your volume and listen at the 8 second mark you will here Melody make a noise. It blesses me so much to hear that since they never cried.


Here is sweet little Kenya loving on her sisters.
I can't believe how little she was. Her voice is so cute!


I love this video of Kenya singing to her sisters!


I am so thankful for these videos!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Quick update...

Well, this blog has been greatly neglected, but if there is anyone out there that still follows, we are still kicking and doing good. Here are some sneak peaks we got from family picture we took yesterday with some newsblast:

Judah (above) is 8 months as of yesterday and is just doing everything a baby should be doing :)

Kenya (above) is turning so girly and has requested that we stop cutting her hair so she can grow it out... she'll be 4 next month! She also enjoys playing soccer...

And there is all of us, just staying busy with life in general. We are planning some updates to the blog and we should get it back going within a month or so.

soli Deo gloria!

jason d.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Judah is sick/ updated


Judah is finally feeling better. Kenya got Herpangina but no as bad as Judah had it. I think everyone is finally better. Thank you all for praying for us!



original post:

Kenya came down with a 105 degree temperature on Saturday. I took her to the hospital and of course by the time we got there she was fine.

The next day she had no fever at all and hasn't had one since Saturday. Then Jason and Judah got it on Sunday but were both better by Monday. Then Tuesday rolled around and Judah's fever came back. He had no other symptoms so I wasn't too concerned with taking him to the doctor.

Tuesday night he woke up every hour to nurse but was in pain so he wouldn't nurse. I took him to the doctor and found out he has Herpangina which is a virus that causes very painful blisters to form in your mouth. Judah has one very large blister in the back of his mouth so that's why he wouldn't eat. When he doesn't want to nurse because of the pain I have to pump and force feed him with a medicine dropper to make sure he stays hydrated.

They told me to give him Tylenol for pain and mix Maalox and Benadryl to coat the sores. So we did that but it didn't really seem to help. Then last night he started having the seal like cough. I took him back to the doctor today and found out he has an ear infection in both ears, still has the Herpangina and also has Croup (swollen vocal chords, barking cough & difficulty breathing).

Please be praying for our sweet baby. Our friends are still living with us and they have an 8 week old baby so if you could also pray he doesn't get it that would be great. I will keep you updated on how Judah is doing.

Here are a few pictures of our sick baby. He is happy right now which is nice because he cries most of the night.

Flash back Friday/ The moment we found out we were having twins!

I have not done a Flash Back Friday in so long. But I was looking back at a lot of the blogs I had written about Melody and Madison and when I found this one I knew I had to re-share it.

As I watched this video of the exact moment we found out we were having twins I was filled with so many emotions. I was just remembering that exact moment in time, we didn't have a care in the world. We had just found out the most exciting news ever and we were all rejoicing.

It seems like there was life before we found out we were having conjoined twins and life after. I don't really know how to explain it but I feel like God used what we went through with the girls to change us and draw us closer to Him. I am not the same person I was before I found out about our girls. Life is just different now but not in a bad way at all.

I cried my eyes out watching this just remembering what all I said in the moments after the video stopped. I was telling everyone in the room I know the exact car seat I want to buy (we still had one from Kenya) I kept thinking of our future with twins. This video is the only moment in time I have ever been able to say "we are having twins" and have nothing but amazing exciting feelings. Because it was only a few minutes later we found out that our babies were conjoined. Don't get me wrong I was still so excited to be having twins but after we found out they were conjoined I had a flood of emotions any time I said were having twins because I knew I had to follow it up with "but I need you to pray because they are conjoined."

I cried watching this video because I remember how excited I was that we were having twins, I cried because I remember how it felt the moment my midwife told me they were conjoined, I cried because my babies were alive in this video and their future was still uncertain, I cried as I remembered how faithful God was to us, I cried because I miss my babies and I cried because I am so thankful that we didn't have to walk through this trial alone.

God allowed us to go through that trial for our good and his glory and for that I am thankful! Romans 8:28



Jason was recording the exact moment we found out that we were having twins! We were so excited and still are.


We are so thankful that God blessed us with Melody Joy and Madison Hope. We are still so excited to be having twins this is something that I have always wanted and I'm truly blessed that God gave Melody and Madison to us. We pray that He would be glorified through their lives and ours.

Jason and I have been memorizing Romans 5: 3-5 so I wanted to share it with you all:

More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
(Romans 5:3-5)

I remember the moment it hit me... I looked at Jason and said "in light of eternity this is nothing." Now don't get me wrong this is a huge deal, Jason and I are dealing with the possibility of losing not one but two children. This even more makes us long for Heaven, a place were there will be no more pain or suffering, were God Himself wipes away our tears (Revelation 7:17; 21:4). It is like Paul said: For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. (Romans 8:18)

This is the importance of having a eternal perspective, knowing that God has a purpose in this suffering and will ultimately use it for His glory and our good (Romans 8:28).

Remember what happened with Job after his children were killed, his servants got killed, and other bad things happened to him (Job 1).

So Satan went out from the presence of the LORD and struck Job with loathsome sores from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head. And he took a piece of broken pottery with which to scrape himself while he sat in the ashes. Then his wife said to him, "Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God and die." But he said to her, "You speak as one of the foolish women would speak. Shall we receive good from God, and shall we not receive evil?" In all this Job did not sin with his lips.
(Job 2:7-10)

Should we take the good and not bad? Of course not. So we will continue to praise His name because He is so worthy of all our praise, because He is God!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A little box

There is a little box in the top of our closet that the hospital gave us after the twins died. I see it all the time but tonight I decided to open it and take some time to remember my girls. As I opened the box I was flooded with so many emotions. It was like I was transported right back to November 11th 2008 the day I met and lost my babies.

As I dug through all of my girls belongings I had forgotten so many things that were in there. I pulled out their booger sucker, their hospital bracelets, the sweetest most encouraging cards ever, I pulled out the little post card that was on the door of our hospital so that everyone who came in would know we had lost a child, it wasn't until I got to their shirts that were still buttoned together that I lost it. I realized I often go through life not thinking about the fact that we really had conjoined twins, they really died and I really have 2 babies in heaven. Kenya is really a big sister to three little siblings not just one, Judah really is a little brother to three big sisters not just one, I really buried two of my kids and walked away leaving their tiny little bodies in the ground still stuck together, I really have four children not two, I am a Mom to 2 perfectly healthy children and 2 children made whole in Heaven.

God really allowed us to walk through that trial with His help and for His glory alone. Jason really experienced all of those things right alongside of me and made sure that I was okay before ever thinking of himself. We really, really, really were and still are the parents to conjoined twin girls made whole in heaven and for all of that I am thankful! A little box in the top of my closet reminds me (as my friend Kristy said) that God is sovereign over suffering and He is still good!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Margaret's hospital pictures/ Happy Birthday

Today is our dear friend Margaret Lakes Birthday and I wanted to take the time to tell her how much she means to us and tell y'all the story of how we met.

Margaret was the second and last wedding photographer we interviewed before we got married about 5 years ago. As soon as we left we knew she was the one we wanted to take our wedding photos. She was very friendly and her work was amazing. She is a documentary style photographer, meaning she wouldn't just get a few posed shots but would capture the whole day of our wedding and the pictures would be able to tell the story of that day for years to come.

The day of our wedding she got there early to get pictures of me getting ready. I wasn't sure what I was supposed to do and she said you can do whatever you want, just be yourself. So after that I just got ready and did what I would normally do. I didn't even notice she was there. In fact after our wedding I told Jason I don't think Margaret got pictures of this moment or that one because I didn't see her, but sure enough when we saw the pictures she got everything and much more than I would have hoped for. Our pictures are amazing and every time I look at them I remember exactly what I was feeling at that moment in time.

Then when Kenya was about 8 months old we have family pictures done to celebrate Jason's brother, Uncle Toe Toe, graduating from college. Again she was amazing and we loved the pictures.

Fast forward to 2008 when we found out about Melody and Madison being conjoined we started doing a ton of research. During that time we found out about an organization called Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep it was a group of professional photographers who take pictures for families who have babies that are not expected to live all free of charge. We knew right away this was something we wanted to do. We wanted our moments with Melody and Madison documented and I also didn't want Jason or I to have to worry about taking pictures. I wanted us to be able to love on our girls without thinking about anything else.

The more I thought about it though the more I realized I didn't really want a stranger sharing these moments with us I wanted someone I knew and trusted. So I emailed Margaret and told her all about the twins then I told her all about Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep. I explained to her that I couldn't imagine anyone else taking these pictures and asked her if she would be willing to do it. Without hesitation she said yes.

When we found out we would be delivering Melody and Madison I was really nervous about having the pictures taken, I'm not sure why. I called Margaret and told her we would be delivering that day sometime around 6pm I told her she didn't have to come right away if she didn't want to but with in a hour she was there. I was so thankful she came right up there I may have chickened out and not had them taken if she didn't. I was so glad she was there she was able to capture the moments we had with our friends and family before the girls were born. She was able to take pictures of us getting their clothes ready and our family and friends praying for us after we went into the OR. She took pictures that mean the world to me of moments I would have never gotten to see while I was in surgery. She was there while our friends and family got to meet the girls. Margaret was such a blessing to have there. She became not only a friend but a part of our family that day.

She took family/pregnancy pictures of us a few weeks before Judah was born. Again she out did herself.

After we had Judah, Margaret and her family came up to meet him. It was so neat to get to introduce her to our son. She was so sweet and took pictures of him at the hospital. I will share those at the end of this blog post.

So that is how we met and got to know our amazing friend/ photographer Margaret Lake.

Margaret, We love you dearly and we are so thankful God allowed us to be a part of each others lives. You have been there for us in our happiest and saddest moments and we are so blessed by the gift you have been to our family. I hope you have a great birthday and I hope you know how much you are loved!


Jason, Vanessa, Kenya and Judah

And now for your viewing pleasure the pictures Margaret took at the hospital.

Jason's Dad (Papa T) holding Judah.
Kenya being silly
Uncle Toe Toe
And one of the many faces of baby Judah
blogger wont let me up load anymore pictures so I put the rest in a picasa album go check them out HERE