Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Introducing...Samuel James King!


We want to welcome this little bundle of cuteness to the family! Samuel James was born on January 19, 2009 @ 1:50 PM. He weighed in at 8lbs even, and measured 18.5 inches long. Mother and baby are fine and the whole family is just so excited to have this little one home. I must say, I think he's super-cute!! Congratulations you guys!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Baby Update...

Kelly called us around 2:20 pm to let us know that the newest addition to the King family has arrived!! Baby boy King was born at 1:50 pm mountain time (12:50 pm California time). Mommy and baby are doing well. The labor was short at around 5 hours, and the baby weighed 8lbs even, (the smallest they've ever had) and measured 18 1/2 inches long. Kelly says the baby is super cute. The kids will be visiting their new baby later tonight, and sometime soon we'll have a name and a picture of this little blessing to post! Congratulations King family we are so happy for you all!!

Baby King Update


Today is the BIG day for the King family! Kelly is checking into the hospital today for an induction. We will keep you posted as we get the info from Rich and the family as to the newest arrival!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Happy Birthday Kelly!




We want to send out birthday wishes to Kelly who turns 35 today! Happy Birthday, we wish you lots of happiness in the year to come! Hope that you get all that you wish for! Eat some cake for us!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

It's WINTER...or so I thought!!!

Okay, so I've lived in southern California all my life and the one thing we don't really have here, are seasons...at least not the way other states have them. I have worn shorts to Thanksgiving when others have had snow, I've seen the leaves change on the tree in December, when the leaves are dead everywhere else, and other crazy stuff like that. I am proud to live here, always bragged that we have great weather, except that if you know me you know how I hate hot weather...and with no A/C in a house with backwards ventilation, you'd learn to hate hot weather too! My point is that, the weather here has been so crazy, you'd never know that it's winter! My sister in Utah has had lots of snow, but today Sarah and I took JT for a walk and she was in a tank top...it's weird, but I love it! I don't want it to get any hotter than it has, I draw the line at like 88*, I prefer 80*, but I will deal with 88*, anything above that and I start to get irritated at all the bright sunshine and the hotness of it all...so I'm picky, sue me! I have friends whose Easter Lillies are in bloom, some who still have summer strawberries growing in their yards, and some with Spring Tulips blooming, and we have this flowering bush right in front of our porch area, and every year when Spring begins it blooms with the most beautiful magenta flowers, when that happens I know spring has come...we walked out the door today to the first flowers on that tree! I'm tellin' ya it's like the seasons are schizophrenic! The weather guy keeps telling us that winter storms are on their way at the end of the month, and that rain will come in February, I 'll believe it when I see it, for now I will enjoy the spring flowers in my yard, maybe I'll go eat some strawberries from my friends garden....the possibilities are endless! HAPPY WHATEVER SEASON THIS IS...LET'S ENJOY IT WHILE IT LASTS!!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

We'll miss you Dave!!


We want to send out our congratulations and best wishes to Dave Mc Entarffer (aka Tio Dave) who is leaving sunny southern California for the cold snow of Peoria, Illinois. Dave recently graduated from the fire academy and was offered, and accepted a position in the Peoria Fire Dept. Way to go Dave!! We will all miss you! We know that there are wonderful things in store for you! Don't forget all your friends and family back here who love and miss you!!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

A Year....

My dear sweet Mom,How can it be that you have been gone a whole year?!!? How can it be that the world has continued without you?!??! It feels like everything should have stopped when your heart stopped. But it didn't. The world carries on as if nothing happened, when, in fact, it lost the most precious, sweet, kind, loving, beautiful person!!!! But I've struggled to carry on. I am so broken living without you! It hurts so intensely not to see you, hug you, talk to you, laugh with you, sing with you, and spend time with you. Every part of me aches in longing for you and finds it excruciating to live with only shadows of the mom you were. Every morning I wake up hoping that this was all somehow just a bad nightmare and that I'll enter the kitchen and find you cooking, or talking to the baby or watching one of your favorite shows. But it's been a year now. This nightmare is my reality.Yet, this reality is not for eternity. I have tremendous hope. I picture you on the shores of heaven laughing, running, dancing, jumping, singing, and doing all the things that angels do as you wait for all of us down here to join you. How glorious it will be to have unhindered relationship with you in the presence of our Lord. I yearn for our reunion...and I want this hope to shape the rest of my time here on earth. Mom, if loving you means living with this gaping wound of loss for the rest of my life, I would enthusiastically choose it again and again; no amount of pain can compare to the gift of being your daughter! Every moment I had with you is worth far more than any heartache. You are an incredible gift!!!! I feel so honored and blessed to call you mom. Thank you for teaching me so much with your life! I miss you tremendously my sweet Mom, but I will live expectantly with the hope God has given that I might honor both Him and you with my days.
Every ounce of my love,
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Our Family Update--2007-2008

Since it may have been awhile since we've had contact with some of you, we thought that we'd give a brief update on the last 16 months or so--Jan 2007-April 2008.
Jan 2007-New Year, a time of renewal and joy-1 year and 1 month since Grandma Sadie had passed.
Feb 2007-A month filled with love!
March 2007-Scott and his fiancee, Sarah find out that thebaby they are expecting is a boy!!
April 2007-Joe turned 63!! Scott and Sarah take the family up on the offer to come and live back home for a year or two, in order to save for a house!
May 2007-Mary turns 59! We began a slight remodel in order to make room for the happy family!
June 2007-Sarah has a babyshower given by Melissa. The house re-do is almost complete.
July 2007-4th of July, Sarah complains of bad cramping--braxton hicks, Scott and Sarah move in.
JULY 27TH--LITTLE JACOB THOMAS HUCKEBA IS BORN!
7.2 lbs, 21 inches long, at 1:44 pm@ Presbyterian Hospital in Whittier.
JT, is born with jaundice, but is sent home with bili lights...the next day we are told to rush to the ER his blood levels are deathly high, he is admitted to the NICU, they prepare us all for the worst! JT may not make it, he may be brain damaged, they want to do a massive double blood transfussion...they are searching for blood...10 days later, he is released, doing much better and thriving wonderfully!! God answers prayers, everyone is amazed!!
August 2007-JT comes home from the NICU!!
September 2007-Sarah turns 27. Mary begins to feel tired and weak, we begin doctor's visits to find out why!
Oct 2007-Scott turns 26. They have found some enlarged lymph nodes in Mary's abdomen, she is admitted to the hospital for tests...she is getting weaker.
Nov 2007-1st Thanksgiving with JT. Mary is still ill, but still tries to remain hopeful, it looks like some kind of cancer, but all the tests come back inconclusive! Still, little JT is the delight of his Grandma Mary's life!!2 more hospital visits, and a trip to a Pasasena Oncologist to determine if it's some kind of gynecological cancer...good news, it's not, but we are still uncertain of what type of lymphoma this may be!
Dec 2007--Back and forth to specialists...still no answer, Mary is all but bed-bound, we work tirelessly to find some explanantion for all this..we pray constantly for peace and understanding.Dec 19th, Melissa turns 3o, we celebrate with cake in bed with Mary.
Dec 21st--Today is a big day, we are to get some tests to figure out what is going on. Joe and Melissa drive with Mary to Pasadena, but while getting ready in the bathroom at the testing center, Mary passes out...the paramedics are called, she is transported across the street to Huntington Memorial Hospital...they prepare us for the worst, she has been vomiting blood in the ER. We call all the family together..we are devastated...we wait on word...they put her on a ventilator and move her to CCU...it's a strange world up there, monitors and machines...we are frightened..we stay until 1am, they tell us to go home and rest for the long day ahead tomorrow...they are going to try and extubate...this will tell us how weak or strong her body is.
Dec 22--They take out the tube she is wide awake...says she felt like Alice in Wonderland...like the Rabbit popping up out of the hole!! We are happy she is starting to stabilize...the doctors are amazed! More tests...her blood is still behaving badly, as it had all the times before...they are puzzled..calling specialists from City of Hope!
Dec 23-25-We spend the holidays at the hospital...all the family is here...Aunt Ruby flew in from Tampa...we take turns spending the night. She feels bad that she "ruined" Christmas, we tell her she didn't, we just want to be with her! More tests, they want to do a biopsy, but they must get the blood count high enough...more blood is given...
The next few days all blur together, but finally they get the blood up enough to do the biopsy...death is a real possibilty, we move forward, she wants to know what is going on inside! We brace ourselves for the surgery...they call from the OR, she is doing better than expected...no bleeding, they got the sample they need, an answer will come soon! Early the next morning Melissa and cousin Marissa are with Mary, a seizure begins...we summon for help, it stops, they get a CT, no brain bleed visible...they are concerned about the sudden seizure...everyone rushed to the hospital about 4 am.
We are told they can't do anything else, since they still don't know what's going on, and even if they did know she is too weak for treatment, and the kidneys have begun to go...we have a decision, lots of tests and pain and suffering, or to let God take care of her..we opt for peace and no pain..she hates pain! She is in and out of it...we are all there, we talk to her and sing to her...they move us out of CCU, to the hospice wing... it's a round the clock vigil, they give her meds for pain, she has none, and she is just peacefully sleeping....it take days...we 2nd guess our aproach, it's just our pain talking though, we know that this is the best for her, and it's what she would have wanted...we wait...
New Year's Eve 2007- we spend it in the hospice wing, she is sleeping, I think to myself about how much she loves the Rose Parade...we are a mere 2 blocks from the parade site...she hangs on...we take turns getting a few hours of sleep...
Jan 1st 2008--At 5:51 am, we are there when Mary leaves this world and enters into the presence of God...I imagine Jesus saying to her, Well done, thou good and faithful servant, enter now in to the joy of the Lord!! We are inconsolable...our angel here on Earth has left us and we are lost...but we have hope in Jesus!! We take care of all the hospital stuff and leave the hospital...there is much to do...we drive past the parade route...I think to myself, she has the best seat in the house now!
Jan 2008--We have a rosary for Mary, and the funeral the next day...it was raining...but stopped that morning to give us beautiful sunshine, and a rainbow.....Mary is buried at Rose Hills in Whittier, Ca.
Jan 2008- The rest of Januray finds us all trying to come to terms with all of this, Joe has taken time off work, Sarah has resigned from work to be a full-time stay-at-home mom, Mary was going to care for JT, but that was not to be...Scott has gone back to work, but is still terribly sad...Melissa, who left her full-time job, to get a part-time job in order to help care for Mary, is beside herself with grief...only the love and smiles of her baby nephew fill the void. Mary's mom and family try to find a way to come to terms with all of this...we lean on God for support and comfort.
Feb 2008-Scott leaves Downey Savings after 7 years...while between jobs he stays at home with Sarah and JT , the family bonds!!
March 2008--Scott begins a job with Interbusiness bank, an international bank, he work in Alhambra.
April 2008--Joe turns 64!! We are spending our time bonding as a family and watching little JT grow and change each day!!
That's the sum up, until now...lots has happened, but our faith in God and family has sustained us along this weary road.
We hope that you will continue to check in with us and see where this year 2008 leads us!!
Below you will find some pictures to show you a few highlights of the past year!!

Jacob Thomas Huckeba is born!!

Jacob Thomas Huckeba is born!!

Mommy(Sarah) and baby JT

Mommy(Sarah) and baby JT

Daddy (Scott) and baby JT

Daddy (Scott) and baby JT

Grandma (Mary) and little JT

Grandma (Mary) and little JT

Grammie(Sarah's mom, Kathy) and JT

Grammie(Sarah's mom, Kathy) and JT

Auntie Mel and JT

Auntie Mel and JT