Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Mary Margaret Update

The cancer has not spread to any other area!! We are so thankful for this and so thankful for your prayers. Our Lord is truly the Great Physician!

Mary Margaret has HER2-positive breast cancer. She will have surgery next week which will be followed by 12 months of chemo/treatment. Please continue to keep her, my brother and their children in your prayers.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Prayer Request/Breast Cancer Awareness

My sister-in-law, Mary Margaret Williams, has been diagnosed with breast cancer. She is 31 years old and a mother to two beautiful children, Jacob (4) and Lily (1). Please remember her and her family in your prayers. I will be posting updates as we have them.


Susan G. Komen for the Cure® recommends that you :

1. Know your risk
Talk to your family to learn about your family health history
Talk to your doctor about your personal risk of breast cancer

2. Get screened
Ask your doctor which screening tests are right for you if you are at higher risk
Have a mammogram every year starting at age 40 if you are at average risk
Have a clinical breast exam at least every 3 years starting at 20, and every year starting
at 40

3. Know what is normal for you and see your health care provider right away if you notice any of
these breast changes:
Lump, hard knot or thickening
Swelling, warmth, redness or darkening
Change in the size or shape of the breast
Dimpling or puckering of the skin
Itchy, scaly sore or rash on the nipple
Pulling in of your nipple or other parts of the breast
Nipple discharge that starts suddenly
New pain in one spot that doesn't go away

4. Make healthy lifestyle choices
Maintain a healthy weight
Add exercise into your routine
Limit alcohol intake

Learning how to do Breast Self-Exam

Women who choose to do breast self-exam should learn how to do so correctly. To find out how to do breast self-exam, ask a health care provider, call the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® breast care helpline, 1-877 GO GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636) or click here for step-by step instructions.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Family Update

Austin Kieff is doing much better. His doctor said we would need to watch him over the next few months as he would be more susceptible to infection as he recovers from the pneumonia. This is the first week he has really felt good.

He spent Saturday in Auburn celebrating Jacob's 4th and Lily's 1st birthdays. I will post pictures soon (really)!

As for the Baby J on the way, she is doing well. I started medication for preterm labor yesterday. Hopefully it will do what it is supposed to and we will meet our little girl in March. If not, we just pray she waits another 6 weeks or so!

I hope all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. David is going to spend most of the week with his parents. Austin Kieff and I are going to stick around the house. We may go to Pensacola with my family on Thursday. If you are traveling, we pray that you have safe travels!! Regardless of where you spend the holiday have a safe and wonderful time and know that the Jordan Family is thankful for your friendship.

Friday, November 7, 2008


FBC Fall Festival

Promised pics are coming soon!

I am finally downloading the pictures from he Fall Festival, Trunk-or-Treating and the Homecoming ballgame. As soon as I have them edited, I will post them for viewing.

For those wondering, we are doing well. I go back to the doctor on Nov. 20th, so you can expect a baby update after the appointment.

Will post soon...promise!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008


I sent out an email, but there is always the chance that I have missed someone!

David and I have finally told most of our immediate family in person, so we thought we tell our friends and extended family next:

We are expecting a baby girl in March! She was a surprise and we were off to a rocky start, so we have been hesitant to share our news. Our last ultrasound was promising and we are finally getting to that excited stage. I finally purchased something pink last week J.

Austin Kieff is very excited to have a baby sister. He picked out her first Alabama outfit this weekend at the homecoming game. Hopefully we will find a cute Troy outfit at the game this weekend!

I hope you have all enjoyed a wonderful weekend. I will be posting pictures from the Homecoming game soon!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Austin Kieff and Football

Austin Kieff has a true passion for sports, especially baseball. I was hoping that would be it. Unfortunately for me, he LOVES football, too. I took him to my high school's homecoming Friday night and he had a blast!! He loved the pretty girls on the homecoming court (Congratulations, Kirsten!!). He liked the cheerleaders with their yelling and stunts. He enjoyed dancing to the band's half-time show. His favorite activity was watching the football players. I heard him scream "Go Rebels!," more times than I care to count. He also would say "did you see that Wessy Black (Wesley Black), that twenny-four?" Wesley is a friend of his Uncle John Wayne's and Austin Kieff knows him from this past basketball and baseball season. Here are a few pictures from the weekend:

Don't you just love the dirt on his cheeks and chin?

Fixing his cap Friday night
Saturday afternoon playing at Grandmama and Papa's

The lizzard he found

Monday, September 22, 2008

Monday at the Doctor

Austin Kieff and I spent the morning at the doctor's office. He was so cute saying "I go see Doc Block. Her make me feel better." He has a couple patches that have shown up on his face and is running a fever. We also wanted to have his eye checked b/c he was kicked in the eye on Saturday.

After some blood work and a nasal smear we have two new antibiotics, a new nasal spray and new doses of our asthma and allergy meds. Bacteria seems to be the culprit and hopefully the new medicines will get rid of it! Dr. Block thinks his eye is fine, but if he continues to complain with it she wants it re-checked.

We had a wonderful surprise as we were leaving...Grandmama walked in for her afternoon children's clinic. Austin Kieff took an elevator ride upstairs and played in the chart room for a few minutes with Grandmama. David met us in the parking lot on his way back to work from lunch. Austin Kieff said "surprise to me," meaning his daddy's visit was a surprise. He was definitely glad to see him.

We finished our visit to Troy with a quick lunch at Santa Fe so that he could start his antibiotics as soon as they were filled. He is currently resting and hopefully on the fast road to feeling better!

I have a few new pictures to post and will try and do that soon. I must get to work (via remote connection) so that I can salvage some of the day!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Has it been that long?

I am becoming more and more aware of how quickly time passes! Here are several photos from the last few weeks:

Saturday, August 23, 2008

We are still here!

It has been a while since our last post. Austin Kieff has started a new class at school, Sunday School and Mission Friends. He loves all of his new teachers. He was lucky in that his 1 year old teacher moved up with his class to their new 2 year old room. Austin Kieff is officially a Caterpillar!

We enjoyed a quick trip to Auburn last Saturday. Austin Kieff enjoyed wearing Jacob's power ranger swimsuit and swimming in the big pool. He claimed to be Michael Phelps! If you had been in our home the week Michael Phelps was swimming the following are a few common phrases you would have heard, "go Michael Phelps," Phelps for the gold," "I swim like Michael Phelps," and my favorite happened in the bathtub one night after a gold medal win..."I big boy, I swim like Michael Phelps in my big pool (bathtub). Where's my gold metal mommy?"

Austin Kieff also enjoyed the gymnastics. He has danced, flipped and stood on his head more than I can count. His favorite move is, "watch me, watch me bust my butt." This is followed by him stripping down to his pullup and getting a backwards running start to fall flat on his bottom. He has had the most fun pretending to be in the Olympics! He also likes to watch those "naked girls play bolley ball." He is quite fond of saying "they need some close on" (think he has heard someone say that??). Of course this all while he prances around in his pullup!

Well we have spent a lazy day at home listening to the rain. We hope you have had a great couple of weeks!

Friday, August 8, 2008

More pictures

86 Years Old

My grandfather, "Pa" or "D-dad" depending on which grandchild you are :), turned 86 years old yesterday. I am so thankful that we were able to celebrate his birthday with him. Here are a few pictures from the big day:

The birthday boy being presented with his cake.

Aunt Ann and the Birthday Boy

The cake, a cream cheese pound cake with chocolate icing made by

Cakes by Teresa's Cake Art

Sunday, August 3, 2008


Joys of Parenthood

It has been a typical weekend around the Jordan house. Yesterday Austin Kieff went to work with me. David met us for lunch and then we went to the park. Austin Kieff had a wonderful time playing in the misters and on the bridges. David took him home while I went back to work for the afternoon. Austin Kieff told me as he was leaving "I'll be back mommy. You go work and I see you soon." How sweet is that?

Today we went to church. It was just Austin Kieff and me because David was called in to work. On the ride home Austin Kieff told me "God made Austin." "God made mommy." "God made daddy too." "God makes everybody." I cannot wait to see how much more he says about his new class and their lessons each Sunday.

I love being a mom and I love watching Austin Kieff learn new things. I never thought counting to five would be a big accomplishment or being able to say LMNOP (those are the only letters he likes and he likes to say them really fast!).

Share your joys of parenthood...we would love to read your comments...

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Jack Day

Jack Day has been set for September 20th. Gates will open to the public (at Zion Chapel High School) at 9:00. There are many wonderful activities planned including:
Pageant (9:30)
Entertainment Throughout the Day
Magic Show
Balloon Tying
Water Slide
Obstacle Course
and of course,
Please contact any Altrusa member if you are interested in being on a team. Team members are asked to raise $50.00. Each team member who raises $50.00 will receive a t-shirt. The team that raises the most money will receive $500.00 payable to the community/school organization of their choice! You can email or call me for more information! If you do not have my contact information, please leave a comment requesting I send it to you.

If you are interested in a booth, prices are as follows:

Non-Food Vendor $25.00

Food Vendor $50.00

Student Organization $20.00

Electrical hook-up **add $10.00

Please email me if you are interested in a booth or more information about Jack Day! Jack Day is sponsored by Altrusa International of Jack, Alabama. Funds raised will be used to benefit the community.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

more problems

We are still unable to post pictures...I am not sure what is going on, but hopefully we will figure out what is going on soon.

Monday, July 14, 2008


Today is David's 30th if you could not figure that out from the post :)! It has been a rather eventful day. Despite several mishaps, we enjoyed a birthday lunch together which was rather nice!

On a sad note, David's Uncle Buford Johns passed away this morning ending is battle with congestive heart failure. Please remember his family.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Trouble with Blogger...Recaps of the last 2 weeks

We have not updated this week because I have been unable to sign into blogger for some reason. But, now I can so beware...this could be a long one!

The week of the 4th of July I was off with Austin Kieff. We had a wonderful time. Austin Kieff and I went to ballgames to see his Uncle Duke (John Wayne) play. We traveled to Auburn to spend time with Uncle Grady, Aunt Mary Margaret, Jacob and Lily. He had a wonderful time playing at the park with Jacob. We concluded the week with a family trip to Cullman to visit David's family. Austin Kieff even had a birthday party with his Cullman Family! Most of our time there was spent on the shores of Smith Lake.

David really enjoys this trip every year. While it is only a brief visit, it reminds him of the summers he spent on the lake (literally...apparently the guys skied from sunup to sundown!). It is similar to the summers my family spent at my grandparents in Pensacola. We would drive to there beach house in Gulf Shores or my Aunt Sue would take us to Pensacola Beach. One of my favorite places to go was Pond Creek...this was my Aunt Ann's favorite.

Check the website for pictures...I have tried to update via blogger for over a week and cannot upload pictures...

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

New Car!

We have a new car! We are all very excited about our recent purchase (on Saturday to be exact!). It is a Nissan Murano. Austin Kieff loves the has already been used as a changing table several times!

We definitely recommend Jack Ingram Nissan in Montgomery, Alabama. The folks there are super nice and I was not treated like an ignorant female. If you are looking to buy, our salesman was Chuck Ammons. He was great!

Pictures will be posted soon :)...

Saturday, June 21, 2008

More Digital Pages

My First Digital Scrapbook Page

Father's Day Pictures

What do you think Lily is thinking? Two boys...water gun...they had
better watch out for her when she is older!

These guys really love each other! I hope

they continue to be great friends throughout life!

Birthday Party Pictures

I have not learned how to move pictures around in this yet, so they are all out of order...

Just a little taste mom!

Playing in the digger pit

The bouncy thing
Opening presents

Austin Kieff coming down the slide at Anna's party

Austin Kieff enjoying the party food at Anna's party