Burns Family Blog

Fletcher's mother sent out e-mail updates to our friends and family in order to keep everyone up to date on what's happening.

On January 20, 2007 she started a Blog. Here is a backup copy of that Blog.

Last Updated: 11/29/2007


June 2009
»  So fun and so smart... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 6/3/2009 (2 comments)
»  Fun with sister... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 6/2/2009 (1 comment)
May 2009
»  Wrapping things up... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 5/20/2009 (1 comment)
»  Mother's Day... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 5/11/2009 (1 comment)
»  Always something new... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 5/8/2009 (2 comments)
»  Spring dancing.... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 5/7/2009 (1 comment)
April 2009
»  If you listen very closely... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 4/27/2009 (5 comments)
»  Three days... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 4/21/2009 (3 comments)
»  Roll over, roll over... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 4/19/2009 (4 comments)
»  Surgery update and Easter... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 4/13/2009 (2 comments)
»  Postponed... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 4/8/2009 (2 comments)
»  To port or not to port... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 4/7/2009 (2 comments)
»  UGH! (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 4/2/2009 (3 comments)
March 2009
»  So sweet... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 3/29/2009 (3 comments)
»  Port update... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 3/27/2009 (4 comments)
»  Surgery tomorrow... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 3/25/2009 (3 comments)
»  Ultrasound results... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 3/18/2009 (4 comments)
»  Update... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 3/16/2009 (4 comments)
»  Prayer Request... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 3/15/2009 (4 comments)
»  To Chew or Not to Chew... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 3/4/2009 (1 comment)
February 2009
»  Much love... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 2/16/2009 (4 comments)
»  That ain't snow... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 2/10/2009 (0 comment)
»  Would you look at him... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 2/9/2009 (5 comments)
»  Surgery update and a bit more... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 2/6/2009 (3 comments)
»  Flirting and stuff... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 2/2/2009 (5 comments)
January 2009
»  One hundred boxes and la la la... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 1/20/2009 (4 comments)
»  Three days... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 1/16/2009 (1 comment)
»  Happy Birthday, Kayleigh... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 1/7/2009 (3 comments)
»  So loved... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 1/4/2009 (3 comments)
December 2008
»  Happy Birthday, Fletcher... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 12/30/2008 (3 comments)
»  Please pray... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 12/29/2008 (1 comment)
»  Traditions... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 12/22/2008 (2 comments)
»  Oh so sad... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 12/20/2008 (4 comments)
»  Gingerbread Houses and a Grumpy Shepherd... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 12/16/2008 (1 comment)
»  Girls, driving and some randomness... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 12/10/2008 (4 comments)
November 2008
»  Being thankful... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 11/28/2008 (2 comments)
»  Surgery update... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 11/26/2008 (1 comment)
»  Surgery... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 11/25/2008 (2 comments)
»  This girl keeps us busy... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 11/21/2008 (1 comment)
»  Surgery... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 11/20/2008 (1 comment)
»  Update... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 11/19/2008 (1 comment)
»  Life... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 11/18/2008 (2 comments)
»  Going back to school... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 11/5/2008 (2 comments)
»  I voted... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 11/4/2008 (1 comment)
»  Candy wrappers everywhere... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 11/3/2008 (2 comments)
October 2008
»  Fall break... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 10/28/2008 (2 comments)
»  Amazing... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 10/17/2008 (8 comments)
»  Pumpkin Patch... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 10/9/2008 (9 comments)
»  Oh no... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 10/6/2008 (3 comments)
»  Road trip... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 10/4/2008 (4 comments)
»  Homie, bridges and badges... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 10/2/2008 (5 comments)
September 2008
»  This and that... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 9/26/2008 (1 comment)
»  The nose knows... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 9/19/2008 (3 comments)
»  Wii... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 9/14/2008 (6 comments)
»  Little Drummer Boy... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 9/13/2008 (5 comments)
»  Super busy... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 9/8/2008 (3 comments)
August 2008
»  Here it is... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 8/29/2008 (1 comment)
»  Fun times... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 8/28/2008 (1 comment)
»  The Third Annual Treble Makers.... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 8/21/2008 (4 comments)
»  Welcome baby Kate... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 8/19/2008 (1 comment)
»  First day on the second day... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 8/14/2008 (3 comments)
»  Tomorrow's the day... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 8/12/2008 (1 comment)
»  Just a blinkin'... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 8/9/2008 (3 comments)
»  Too busy... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 8/8/2008 (3 comments)
July 2008
»  Quickly... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 7/31/2008 (2 comments)
»  A little bit rough... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 7/30/2008 (4 comments)
»  He's on his way... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 7/29/2008 (3 comments)
»  Learning our numbers... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 7/27/2008 (2 comments)
»  We're back... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 7/22/2008 (2 comments)
»  I think I might have a problem... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 7/17/2008 (8 comments)
»  Down on the Farm... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 7/14/2008 (2 comments)
»  Running with scissors... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 7/10/2008 (5 comments)
»  I've been tagged... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 7/10/2008 (2 comments)
»  Happy 4th of July!! (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 7/4/2008 (5 comments)
»  New York City and fireworks... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 7/4/2008 (2 comments)
»  Cousin EmiLee, snot and a monkey face... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 7/1/2008 (4 comments)
June 2008
»  Just for fun... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 6/29/2008 (2 comments)
»  Pictures... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 6/27/2008 (7 comments)
»  Busy week... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 6/26/2008 (5 comments)
»  Bye, bye Hollywood... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 6/20/2008 (3 comments)
»  Cool Surfer Dude... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 6/19/2008 (1 comment)
»  Happy Father's Day... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 6/16/2008 (4 comments)
»  Our new friend... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 6/12/2008 (2 comments)
»  Cool new toy... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 6/11/2008 (4 comments)
»  She's back... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 6/10/2008 (2 comments)
»  Camp and Summer Fun Day... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 6/5/2008 (8 comments)
»  Brotherly and sisterly love... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 6/4/2008 (15 comments)
»  Ball game... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 6/2/2008 (6 comments)
May 2008
»  Our First Blogger Video! (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 5/31/2008 (15 comments)
»  Take me out to the ball game... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 5/28/2008 (2 comments)
»  Two parties, one day... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 5/25/2008 (2 comments)
»  Happy Birthday Maddie! (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 5/23/2008 (5 comments)
»  Oh Maddie... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 5/21/2008 (2 comments)
»  So smart... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 5/20/2008 (8 comments)
»  The BIG night... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 5/19/2008 (1 comment)
»  She said yes... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 5/16/2008 (7 comments)
»  Mother's Day... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 5/12/2008 (2 comments)
»  Guess who's coming home for Mother's Day? (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 5/9/2008 (2 comments)
»  Lots going on... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 5/4/2008 (1 comment)
April 2008
»  Not so much... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 4/29/2008 (2 comments)
»  Contest... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 4/29/2008 (0 comment)
»  Egg baby, missing tooth and more... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 4/24/2008 (6 comments)
»  Crazy, busy week... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 4/19/2008 (2 comments)
»  Small group... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 4/13/2008 (4 comments)
»  Busy, busy, busy... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 4/11/2008 (0 comment)
»  That Maddie... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 4/7/2008 (7 comments)
»  Fletcher favorites... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 4/3/2008 (10 comments)
March 2008
»  Girl Scout... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 3/27/2008 (4 comments)
»  Easter Sunday... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 3/25/2008 (4 comments)
»  Getting ready for Easter (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 3/21/2008 (2 comments)
»  Spring has sprung... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 3/20/2008 (0 comment)
»  Gone fishin' (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 3/17/2008 (2 comments)
»  Back in the routine... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 3/5/2008 (2 comments)
February 2008
»  Walking... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 2/26/2008 (4 comments)
»  Happy Anniversary! (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 2/24/2008 (6 comments)
»  The last few days... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 2/20/2008 (5 comments)
»  Valentine's Day... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 2/15/2008 (4 comments)
»  Not much to report... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 2/14/2008 (7 comments)
»  Enrollment, nostalgia and shingles... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 2/4/2008 (8 comments)
»  100 days... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 2/1/2008 (3 comments)
January 2008
»  A busy day... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 1/27/2008 (7 comments)
»  Sweet boy... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 1/24/2008 (4 comments)
»  He's back... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 1/22/2008 (4 comments)
»  A GREAT day... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 1/20/2008 (7 comments)
»  Another good day... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 1/17/2008 (9 comments)
»  A good day today... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 1/15/2008 (8 comments)
»  Update (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 1/10/2008 (17 comments)
»  Update (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 1/6/2008 (25 comments)
»  Prayer Request (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 1/5/2008 (7 comments)
»  Party Time! (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 1/2/2008 (6 comments)
December 2007
»  Happy Birthday, Fletcher! (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 12/30/2007 (9 comments)
»  Fletcher's birthday invitation (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 12/27/2007 (4 comments)
»  A Great Day... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 12/26/2007 (2 comments)
»  Annual Milgrim Family Christmas Party (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 12/23/2007 (5 comments)
»  Merry Christmas! (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 12/21/2007 (3 comments)
»  Maddie's Christmas program (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 12/16/2007 (3 comments)
»  Twelve Days of Christmas... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 12/15/2007 (3 comments)
»  MRI Results (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 12/11/2007 (20 comments)
»  Christmas Program (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 12/6/2007 (7 comments)
»  Fletcher's story Part 3 (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 12/4/2007 (5 comments)
November 2007
»  Fletcher's Story Part 2 (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 11/27/2007 (7 comments)
»  A street somewhere in Texas... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 11/27/2007 (3 comments)
»  Giving Thanks... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 11/23/2007 (8 comments)
»  An update and the beginning of Christmas (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 11/18/2007 (7 comments)
»  Update (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 11/17/2007 (4 comments)
»  Prayer Request (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 11/17/2007 (4 comments)
»  A pretty tough day... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 11/15/2007 (3 comments)
»  Surgery update (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 11/12/2007 (7 comments)
»  Fletcher's Having Surgery (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 11/12/2007 (4 comments)
»  A much better Friday...Praise the Lord! (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 11/9/2007 (4 comments)
»  A not so great Thursday! (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 11/8/2007 (11 comments)
»  A not so typical Wednesday... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 11/7/2007 (8 comments)
»  Fletcher's story Part 1 (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 11/2/2007 (10 comments)
»  Tough days... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 11/1/2007 (6 comments)
October 2007
»  Little update... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 10/30/2007 (2 comments)
»  My butterfly turned into a cheerleader... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 10/27/2007 (3 comments)
»  A butterfly and a tiger... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 10/25/2007 (8 comments)
»  My first blog award... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 10/22/2007 (3 comments)
»  Fall Break! (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 10/21/2007 (4 comments)
»  Monday... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 10/15/2007 (7 comments)
»  What do you think? (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 10/12/2007 (9 comments)
»  Daddy's turn... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 10/11/2007 (4 comments)
»  Pumpkins and rock painting (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 10/6/2007 (7 comments)
»  These feet... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 10/6/2007 (7 comments)
»  Middle Name 'Meme' (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 10/1/2007 (3 comments)
September 2007
»  Buddy Walk 2007 (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 9/30/2007 (1 comment)
»  Fun Times... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 9/28/2007 (3 comments)
»  Sweet friends... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 9/27/2007 (3 comments)
»  Old Fashion Tent Revival (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 9/24/2007 (5 comments)
»  Happy Birthday, Mom! (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 9/23/2007 (2 comments)
»  Please Pray (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 9/21/2007 (2 comments)
»  Happy Birthday, Craig! (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 9/17/2007 (10 comments)
»  A busy Saturday... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 9/15/2007 (1 comment)
»  Here we go... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 9/14/2007 (10 comments)
»  Fletcher's sweet heart... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 9/13/2007 (10 comments)
»  Feeding time... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 9/11/2007 (6 comments)
»  We've lost tooth number two! (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 9/9/2007 (1 comment)
»  Let's see... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 9/7/2007 (1 comment)
»  Where did that come from... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 9/5/2007 (2 comments)
August 2007
»  I was right... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 8/31/2007 (2 comments)
»  Oh my... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 8/30/2007 (2 comments)
»  Happy Birthday, Daddy! (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 8/29/2007 (3 comments)
»  Ballet today... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 8/28/2007 (4 comments)
»  A lot going on... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 8/27/2007 (1 comment)
»  A New Day... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 8/23/2007 (1 comment)
»  First feeding, kind of... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 8/22/2007 (6 comments)
»  Treble Makers Concert (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 8/16/2007 (2 comments)
»  Back to school (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 8/15/2007 (1 comment)
»  It happened! (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 8/12/2007 (2 comments)
»  Here's a Little Funny (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 8/10/2007 (0 comment)
»  Kayleigh's Home (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 8/1/2007 (2 comments)
July 2007
»  Community Helpers week (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 7/27/2007 (0 comment)
»  TCC Olympics (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 7/21/2007 (1 comment)
»  We're back... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 7/19/2007 (2 comments)
»  Summer Fun Day! (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 7/11/2007 (5 comments)
»  Great News! (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 7/9/2007 (0 comment)
»  Happy 4th! (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 7/4/2007 (3 comments)
»  Saturdays at TCC (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 7/2/2007 (2 comments)
June 2007
»  Update on Fletcher's CT scan (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 6/28/2007 (3 comments)
»  Oh, Bubba! (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 6/26/2007 (1 comment)
»  Bye sweet friends! (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 6/22/2007 (1 comment)
»  Happy Father's Day! (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 6/18/2007 (1 comment)
»  An update and an invite! (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 6/7/2007 (1 comment)
»  Fletcher is driving! (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 6/6/2007 (1 comment)
May 2007
»  Happy Birthday, Maddie! (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 5/24/2007 (0 comment)
»  That Maddie! (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 5/11/2007 (1 comment)
»  May already? (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 5/3/2007 (3 comments)
April 2007
»  A trip to the zoo and an 89er? (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 4/22/2007 (2 comments)
»  Busy, busy, busy... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 4/15/2007 (1 comment)
»  Palm Sunday (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 4/5/2007 (1 comment)
March 2007
»  Poor Maddie... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 3/28/2007 (1 comment)
»  Kayleigh's home! (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 3/26/2007 (1 comment)
»  Trying to get back into the routine... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 3/21/2007 (0 comment)
»  One of those days... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 3/5/2007
    Comments: 2
Yesterday was one of 'those days' for me. Sometimes I get really tired of having to 'sign in' to 'visit' my baby. I long for the day when my sweet Fletcher will be home and all I will have to do is go into another room to see him. I long for the day when he can talk and tell me what he's thinking. I long for the day when he can walk beside me and hold my hand. The longing is unbearable sometimes. Sometimes, the longing is what gives me hope. Unfortunately, yesterday was one of those days for Craig and me, but we talked ourselves through it. By the end of our conversation we were both very thankful that Fletcher had made it this far. We were both very thankful for the Children's Center where we have to 'sign in' to 'visit' our son. We were both very thankful to be Fletcher's parents, because what if he had different parents who abandoned him at the Center and never visited him? We're grateful for our circumstances and we know where to turn when we're having one of 'those days.' And we know that God's Word can always provide comfort. Today as I was searching for some comfort I found this scripture, 'A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul' Proverbs 13:19 This made me think of the dream I had of Fletcher walking, that's sweet to my soul. I need only to turn to the Lord for comfort for He knows me better than I know myself. I guess every now and then one of 'those days' isn't so bad.



My sweet boy
Comments by: Kristi
Denise,
What a sweet entry. I understand having one of "those days". Just remember...God chose you for Fletcher. Not someone else. You are such a great mom to him and such a blessing to so many of us. You touched my heart - more than you know. Love you!
Posted: 3/6/2007 4:37:00 PM
Comments by: pyoung
Nee Nee:

I LOVE what you wrote! You and Craig have such a wonderful relationship and you are both awesome and loving parents and I am thankful that God has brought you so close through all you have experienced.

A friend of mine just sent me an e-mail in response to your good report for today (3-08-07) and this is what she wrote: "I'm so glad to hear the good news! Thank you Lord for keeping Fletcher strong and for giving him to a great mother. Lots of Love. Keep me posted on our little buddy!" Isn't that so awe inspiring and timely???

I enjoyed my time with you and had SO MUCH fun with Fletcher on Saturday - it was an incredible day and I can't stop thinking about him! I am SO blessed by our incredible boy! He is so sweet! He is FULL of LOVE! He kept blowing me kisses and more kisses the whole time I was there. And he kept cracking up at me, and even though I was trying to be funny, I really didn’t think I was being all that funny (and I knew he didn’t really feel that great). He has an outstanding personality (I know I may be biased…- but if anyone is just in his presence, you will see it too) – he just captures you with his sweetness! He can’t talk due to the trach (for now) – but it is in his eyes…the way they light up and watch you – I just can’t describe it...He is so kind and gentle when he touches your face and your hair...he doesn’t pull it or jab at it like most babies, he is just really gentle. I figure it is because he knows what pain is all about and he does not want to inflict any...He is very attentive and wants to enjoy every single moment he has with you...I think I can learn a whole lot from this courageous gift from God that we are blessed to know!!!
Posted: 3/8/2007 5:07:00 PM
February 2007
»  Happy Anniversary (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 2/25/2007 (0 comment)
»  Remembering Mrs. Woody (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 2/17/2007 (1 comment)
»  Happy Valentine's Day (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 2/14/2007 (2 comments)
»  My girls.... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 2/13/2007 (1 comment)
»  Two sick kids... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 2/8/2007 (2 comments)
»  Reading, Blogging and Bubba! (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 2/6/2007 (0 comment)
January 2007
»  God's Promises (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 1/29/2007 (5 comments)
»  Mr. Smartie Pants (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 1/25/2007 (6 comments)
»  Great to be back in church... (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 1/22/2007 (3 comments)
»  My First Blog (View Original Blog)
    Posted: 1/20/2007 (7 comments)
 
 
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