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
    Comments: 3
I can't believe it's May!! I am ready for warm weather and spending time outside with my kids. This week has been busy. Monday Kayleigh came home with pink hair! Her school is having a cancer drive so each day this week they get to do some fun and crazy things! Pink hair being one of the craziest! Kayleigh has also been busy with softball, mostly practices since it has rained on every scheduled game she's had so far! Hopefully tomorrow it won't rain and she'll play her first game. We love going to the ballpark, having a hot dog and enjoying the game!




Maddie is getting ready for her first dance recital on May 12th. They are working on a tap routine to 'I Will Follow Jesus'. Hopefully we've been paying attention and the recital will be a success! Tuesday was picture day at the dance studio, it was chaotic but I'm sure we'll have some great pictures. Here's Maddie in her recital costume. She's very excited to wear it, I hope she'll be as excited when she realizes she'll be dancing in front of an audience of parents, granparents and lots of family and friends!


Fletcher had a great day today! We started the day with speech therapy and after that off to school we went. Fletcher had a blast in school where they sang songs and played games. Today they gave him a baby doll and he loved it! Craig wants us to call it an 'action figure' but this baby doll is far from an action figure! She is all baby doll, soft and cuddly and PINK!!! Fletcher lights up the minute he sees her, he kisses her and smiles the whole time he has her! I had used up all my film BEFORE class so I didn't get a picture of his baby, but I'll get one soon! Maddie wanted to see her Bubba so we went up there after she got out of school. She had a picnic in his bed and played with all his toys! Fletcher also had PT on his schedule today so we stayed for that. Boy am I glad we decided to stay! Today his physical therapist brought a gait trainer to his unit, which is basically a walker. How exciting to see him in a standing position where his feet touched the floor! This was a new sensation for him, first she took his shoes off, then his socks! I don't think his feet have ever touched the floor. I cried like a baby today watching him in that thing. He couldn't move the gait trainer today, but I believe one day he will. Maddie and I pray together every morning and we are specifically praying for strength in his lungs, neck, back and legs. Maddie always prays for him to be able to crawl and walk. What a joy to be able to see what the Lord is doing for him. Fletcher is now able to hold his head up on his own for 5 to 7 minutes at a time. I am posting a picture of me holding him supporting him only by his waist.
Comments by: Kristi
Oh Denise! What a blessed day you had to see what all sweet Fletcher has accomplished. I know that he will be up and around in that thing in no time!
Posted: 5/4/2007 8:20:00 AM
Comments by: janet c
Denise, I remember when they strapped me into my walker, and put on little booties, then uprighted me to "walk" with my walker. My senses were overwhelmed, physically and emotionally, that I was mush, but he's gonna love standing up and going for it. He may never do that crawl thing - why, if he can walk? So many smiles ahead!
Posted: 5/15/2007 10:00:00 PM
Comments by: janet c
How much does he weigh with all those steriods they have him on? I gained 40 lbs since coming home from the hospital and am now almost off of the 'riods (1 mg.). I'm losing a little - in 1/4 lb increments! Grouchy, I am!

So I asked about his weight, becasue I assume the boy has some bulk, but there's NeeNee, holding him up in the air. I'd love to have another baby, but my arms aren't strong enough to hold 'em. Probably a good thing, I'd never lose my weight then!
Posted: 6/23/2007 3:01:00 PM
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 (2 comments)
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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