Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Has it really been 8 years???

I can't believe that my lil black eyed beauty is 8 years old! It seems like it was yesterday they put her in my arms!  She was born on her Daddy's Birthday, and she weighed 8lbs and 6 oz. The exact same thing he weighed when he was born. Isn't that ironic?  She has the most precious loving heart you will ever meet. She is beautiful inside and out. I am not just saying that because she is mine. She especially is very protective of her baby brother. It is soo funny. She can't stand it if he gets in trouble and she will say.."Mommy he is a baby".  It is so sweet! She loves to draw and is quite the artist and she loves to sing.  She had a great birthday celebration at Skateland USA this past weekend with her friends and family. The theme was PEACE OUT. Ha Ha.  We went from Minnie Mouse (1st birthday) to Peace Out....oh how they grow so fast.

I love you Kerrigan Grace Lyle! You are such a Blessing and I am honored to have you as my daughter. My greatest Joy is when God made me a Mommy. I am very Thankful for you. I have enjoyed every second of the last 8 years watching you grow and become such a little lady. I am so Proud of you and honored to call you my daughter. You will always be my baby girl. Can you please stop growing so fast?? (Smile) ....

Many Blessings,

Rhonda ~

Sunday, April 25, 2010


Our son Zeb turned 3 years old on March 2, 2010.  Most children spend their "Birth" day having parties and lots of fun. Moms and Dads take many pictures of cake and balloons and presents gallore and have a joyous day. Most parents often take for granted that on their child's birthday they can say "Happy Birthday Baby"....and even sing Happy Birthday to them on that day. We will NEVER take that for granted again!  You see we didn't get to wake up and sing Happy Birthday to our son Zeb on his actual birthday, or even hug him and say Happy Birthday Big Boy, not on this birthday.  I cannot tell you the hurt in my heart, I cannot even express it in anyway or form.

This is our Baby Boy on his 3rd Birthday.
You probally think, What in the world? .....Why ? On his birthday? .....Well we did not plan it that way, he was suspose to have his surgery on February 26th but because of 2 precious babies in serious emergency situations our surgery date got bumped to March 2nd, which was Zeb's 3rd birthday.   We were basically devistated and we had to do some serious praying about it, but we Trust God completely and we knew he had a plan. Yes it was the day God himself had given us this precious little boy, 3 yrs before, so why not Trust him 3 years later to give him to us again. He did and Zeb received an amazing Miracle that day on his actual "Birth" day. A wonderful repaired Aortic Valve. So God gave him a gift we could have never had given him and we are so Thankful.    But we did not get to say "Happy Birthday Baby" or sing "Happy Birthday songs" or open presents or take happy pictures...this is one of the many pictures we took. ( I haven't the courage to post the others yet, but I will one day) ... I did not want our son to remember this day or the days to come as his birthday, so we decided he would have HIS DAY on another day and not only would we CELEBRATE the "Birthday" but the Gift we have been given once again, our beautiful son,  Sawyer Zeb Lyle, our fighter, Our CHD Survivor!!

So we pulled out all the stops....It was a BIG CELEBRATION for our 3 yr old MIRACLE!

                         OF COURSE YOU GOTTA HAVE A MICKEY MOUSE CAKE!!!


                                                  THANKING GOD FOR A MENDED HEART
                                       OUR LIL FIGHTER!! HE IS OUR HERO!! 

                                                                           BEYOND PRICELESS ~

Zeb had the BEST birthday party ever! It was magical and so much fun! I will never forget this smile on his face. I will TREASURE it as long as I live. He had the Birthday Party he deserved and We got to Celebrate his birthday but oooh so much more, We Celebrate his life, the blessing he is every day, We Celebrate the hope that we have in God and his Amazing Grace and Mercy in our lives, We Celebrate that we don't have to worry about tommorow because GOD has it all in his hands, his plans are for our Good and we shall not be afraid.  Isaiah 43:2 .."When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee; when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee"; Isaiah 43:7  " Even, Every one that is called by my name; for I have created him "FOR MY GLORY"......   Almighty God we give you ALL THE GLORY and ALL THE PRAISES, we are so THANKFUL!  Your Grace Still Amazes Me...

Many Blessings and Much Love to you All ~


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Just Evidence of a Miracle

This is the first time ever I put a pic of Zeb with his incision up, but you know what ...GOD IS SO GOOD and he did an AMAZING MIRACLE in our Son and we are not ashamed of his Superman Zipper, it is just the evidence of OUR MIRACLE!! I LOVE this pic...Couldn't resist!!!

He Loves the Bathtub!!

We got the best report this week too at his Cardiologist appt! Zeb looks Awesome and after next week he can resume being 100% boy. (not that he hasn't already, it has been hard holding him back) ... His new Aortic Repair has absolutely NO LEAKAGE whatsoever , not even a speck...PRAISE GOD!! It is stenosed but mild at this point, his gratient pressures are low, his heart function is great! His Mitral Valve does have a mild leak but the doctors are not even concerned about that at this point and will just monitor it! We know God did an Amazing Work ! We go back in 2 months~!  We of course were told that this is only temporary but We don't serve a temporary God!! We know that no matter what God will bring us through~  To him BE THE GLORY~!

( I will be doing his Birthday Party Post soon!) Can't wait~

Many Blessings and Much Love,


**** Say some prayers for Jilly Kimble....Surgery today..Doing well...but needs Prayers.. 

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Moments that make a Momma Proud

You know that you are always Proud of your children. Everyone's Crow is the Blackest right?? Or at least that is what my Grandma used to say.  There are moments in life that you will remember when you are 85 with silver hair and rocking in your chair on your porch. You will recall  them and smile. Sunday was one of those days.  I had the HONOR of attending the baptism of our first born, Miss Sarah-Alice Preslee Lyle.  She is only 9 years old, and she loves the Lord with all her heart. I made God a Promise many years ago. See what many of you may or may  not know is that I was infertile.  I tried for 8 + years to conceive. I prayed and prayed for a baby. I even begged God. We did finally conceive and we lost our first baby, she is in heaven with Jesus.  ( I was almost 4 mths pregnant) ....but God gave me a promise in his word, that if I believe, I would have my hearts desire and my desire was to have a child.    Preslee is my answered prayer. She is the child that doctors said I might never have. You see I promised God that if he would just give me a child, just one, of my own, birthed or adopted, that I would raise that child to know him and his works, and his word. Of course God has given me two more answered prayers as well. His Grace and Mercy and Bountiful Blessings are Amazing.  So you see this past Sunday was Amazing to me, I stood in our church, the same church where I aked God for this child and  watch her profess her love for God.  I am so Thankful!! God is so Good! I can never Thank him for all he has done in my life.  

 This is a Moment that makes a Momma VERY PROUD ~

My Answered Prayer -  Sarah-Alice "Preslee" Lyle
I love you Preslee, Mommy is so Proud! You are a Beautiful Blessing ~

  Many Blessings,

  Rhonda ~

Saturday, April 10, 2010


"Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound! "   LOOK...UP IN THE SKY! It's a Bird, It's a Plane, No it's SUPERMAN, No better look again, It's SUPER ZEB!

Zbug in his Superman Shirt

We told Zeb he was our "Superman" and that he got his Superman badge, aka Zipper when the God and the Doctor fixed his heart. We looked and looked for a shirt and finally found one on clearance at Old Navy for (check this out) $2.50 ...Woohoo...Our SuperZeb got his Superman shirt!  We told him to show us his muscles and to look like he was Superman and this is the pose we got...It is too cute!! He made such a mean face and he is never mean, always smiling and laughing...... Couldn't resist to post it ~

Zeb you will always be our "SUPERMAN" ....You are one Amazing Lil boy and God has truly Blessed us with you! Thanking God for you and the Miracle he continues to work in you!  To God be ALL THE GLORY ~ ~ ~

Many Blessings,

Rhonda ~

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Semi Wordless Wednesday Easter Pictureshow......

Our 3 Sweet Children on Easter Sunday

This is Our Beautiful Preslee

This is Our Pretty Kerrigan

This is Our Handsome Zeb

Just had to show you the pic of him with his boots on...His Buzz and Woody Boots..he wears them everywhere....Haha

Wonder, who got all the eggs???

We had a wonderful Easter Sunday.....Celebrating Jesus and All he has done for us and just enjoying our Blessings...
Preslee, Kerrigan and Zeb.... They are growing so fast, and I am trying really hard not to blink...

Many  Blessings,

Rhonda ~

Friday, April 2, 2010

No Running, No Climbing, & No Jumping...but LOTS OF FUN .....

It was such a BEAUTIFUL day . We wanted to get out of the house and enjoy the day together, but No Running, No Climbing, No what in the world can we do?????????????    .............

Find some Ducks to feed

Watch out for the Goose behind you Preslee.....

Stop for a minute and Smell the flowers

Check out an old Caboose..

Feed some fish...but don't fall in...

Take Adorable Pictures with your Mommy

Count Your Blessings ....

We decided to spend the day at Clemson University's Botanical Gardens, we had so much fun and we were ALL TOGETHER . It was wonderful to be out together as a family, enjoying this beautiful earth and all the creatures in it that God has given to us to love. We are so Thankful today as we remember the sacrifice God made on this Good Friday so many many years ago, he gave his very best, his son. We love you God and We will forever Praise You !   Happy Easter to my Sweet friends. Celebrate Him!!!

Many Blessings to You ALL,