Monday, July 14, 2014

water skiing and boating...

A few weeks ago we hit the road to Cali for a quick 3 day trip for Ben to participate in a new adventure...sit water skiing! 

Being a past avid wakeboarder he was definitely excited to go and try! 

The first day was just trying to get used to the board and process but the next day he said he felt much more comfortable! 










It's been super hot here and in a long spurt which is unusual for us so of course we've been floating and boating! Ben even decided he'd just drive his boat...




 
 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

randoms...


still busy around these parts! i don't think that will ever change! horse therapy on mondays, therapy of some type for ben on tuesdays, thursdays and sometimes fridays, and then appointments in and out on other days! 
this doesn't factor in my stuff to do, appointments, keeping up with the house inside and out! whoosh! always on the go with some down time but we like it that way! keeps us from sitting around and getting cranky! :)

just a few random pics of what's going on...

ben got to ski in tahoe for four days...







working hard in therapy...




and im still getting my workouts in (this was like at 20 weeks...we're almost at 26!)...


ben broke his toe...no idea how...


second session of horse therapy complete and he's going on to his third next week...



the boat came out for some fun and we've been enjoying some sunsets...





and got a kayak ride in...



we vacuumed the car today. ben was sitting and when i looked up from the side i was vacuuming i saw this...




bens latest was getting his braces off...




more adventures (new ones too) to come in the weeks to come!! as i get the pics i will post!! 

thank you for continually supporting and praying for us! this is a long lasting journey but with jesus and prayers were walking forward! 

**people have asked if they can send baby stuff and where to! if you would like to please contact me for our address! benandkatierye@hotmail.com

Sunday, May 4, 2014

horse therapy...

back in february ben started horse therapy! we found a program about 20 min away that provided horse therapy to injured soldiers! we applied and ben was accepted! 

first going into it we didn't really know what to expect but off we went! bens first week was an intro time. they got to know a few of the horses and staff and participate in a few activities. the following week he learned about grooming and leading and the third week he started riding! they don't allow the participants to use a saddle but they call it a sir single. it's pretty much a soft pad with handles. this teaches the rider to use their body and core for support. Ben lasted about 15 min before he was just super tired. 

in the beginning ben was only able to stay on for short times and was super supported by two guys walking next to him. last week he rode for 45 minutes and with no support. he even said his abs and core were sore! this past week he even challenged himself to ride with both hands on his thighs and then on his head. 

bens still learning new things each week and also needs some support but each week he does better and better! his goal is to ride all alone around the whole arena! 












   {a new lil guy was added to the farm!} 

**thanks for all of the congrats and well wishes on baby rye! we hit 20 weeks this past thursday and all is going well! would appreciate your prayer for bens continued complete healing and the remainder of a healthy pregnancy and baby! will keep you updated! :)

Sunday, April 20, 2014

blessed...

happy easter! 
were thrilled to share some special news! 


Thursday, January 30, 2014

always working hard...


















One of Bens verses for this recovery has been, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!" This verse has carried him through alot! The photo below on the left is when we were in Cali around August 2010 and the right is December 2013! Ben has worked hard and come so far! God is good! Progress is slow right now but well take every bit we can! 


The sun came out the other day so we made good use of it outside...