"This is a story that is often untold, and overlooked. A raw adventure of fighting the elements of illness, as a young wife and mother by seeking Jesus first. Start from the beginning, and see how the Lord can take a very broken and ill individual and bring about a truly unique LIFE and LOVE story." - BRYNN (& Jeremey and Tatum).

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A wedding, a birthday, and 24 cooky Wilsons!

Anybody else out there have a huge, crazy, entertaining family like us??? I Love my family, all sides, but like most families they have their quirks. Many times I have told my husband that if we could just someday write a movie based solely on his immediate family during just one holiday or one vacation, that we could make a MEGA comedic hit in the box office, I mean seriously there are A LOT of us, A LOT of kids, A lot of strong willed people, who make A LOT of noise and a LOT of comotion ...

This last weekend was one of those times as the last of the 5 Wilson children (Jeremey's brother Daniel) got married!!! Among all the funny/odd things that happened, the brides "all the way to the ground" veil got stepped on and completly ripped while being badazzeled just a day before the wedding. We contimplated whether the wisest thing to do was to tell her, and pray it wouldn't ruin everything, or wait till afterwards to avoid stress for the bride. After much maintenance by Jeremey's mom and sister, it hardly looked like anything had happened, and in the end we decided to tell her before the wedding, and ALL was GOOD. Praise the Lord, bug sigh of relief! All funny/crazy Wilson "idiosyncrasies" put aside, It was a beautiful country wedding at the the tippy top of a mountain here in Southern California, Dominique, the bride, looked stunning, and Daniel was a handsome country cowboy, it was quite a sight to behold...

In the midst of it all, it was also my 27th birthday, so for the sake of the millions of nieces and nephews I had with me, we celebrated it at Chuck E Cheese, playing arcades, eating way to much pizza and chasing kids around. Truly, no exageration, I wouldn't have wanted to spend my birthday ANY other way. I am not a big fan of celebrating my own birthday. I always feel awkward, and don't really like a lot of attention on me. So this was very fitting, seeing as I Love kids, and that the only attention that was on me was from my nieces and nephews trying to bargain me for more tokens. Picture perfect. This was the first year in many that I was able to celebrate without feeling terribly sick. Also, this was the first year that I took a look BACK on my life and thought "Wow, I have made it 27 years" rather than thinking ahead to how many years I had left. I am a big time adult now, and I am nearing 30 ... weird, what on earth happened???

What a blast!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Way too many pictures taken at the happiest place on earth! Disneyland Trip!

The moral of the story ... we take way to many pictures ... but then again, how many times in your life do you get to take your first born child to Disneyland for the first time??? We know that Tatum won't remember this trip, but WE will remember how much fun she had even at such a young age. We spent 2 days in the park, and 2 nights in an amazing presidential suit, with my parents, and my aunt and uncle and cousin. Jeremey had to work on Friday, so all the pictures are taken from the second day at the park. It was such a memorable time with my family, celebrating my cousin graduating from high school, and getting to share such a fun event with my daughter. The Lord is so good to us! Tatum did great in the park, I thought she would get antsy, and grumpy and have sensory overload, but MUCH to my surprise, I didn't even hear her cry once in the 2 days we spent in the park. We had her stroller, a baby backpack, and many arms to hold her, but what did she choose to ride in almost the whole time??? OF COURSE, in the wheelchair in moms arms. You may have been wondering how I could get around in Disneyland ALL day with chronic vertigo ... well there ya go. (there is a picture of us in it below). I rarely let anyone see me in my wheelchair, well especially now, since I don't use it as often as I use to. But I'm not fooling anybody, I'm still sick, and couldn't dare try to conquer Disneyland without some assistance. Lucky for us and the rest of my family, we got to go to the front of the line for most rides because of the chair. Unfortunately for me though, I overdid myself a bit, and got pretty sick from too many rides. Not very smart. I wish I could go back and do it all over again ... but for now, I will just try to sort through the gazillion pictures we took. Here are a "few."

The reason why this whole trip happened. My cousin Joy, (and my aunt and uncle, Doug and Holly)
Tatum Loved the suit, she had endless space to roam around in. Notice little Tatum with her stroller way off in the distance.

Watching fireworks from the balcony with grandma and grandpa
Wishing mom and dad had this big of a bed at home!
Tatum gettin ready to go, she was so excited she was basically pushing her own stroller out the door.
Family picture
It's a small world!

So relaxed strolling around with momma in her wheelchair.


Grandma and grandpa love!
We got to meet Mickey!

Peter Pan!

Toy Story!

What a magical time!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Part 2: We be trippin to Oregon.

A much needed family pic, in beautiful Portland Oregon
Our little gal, content, even after going on an airplane for the first time.

This is the second post in regards to our trip to Oregon. All things considered, it was pretty much flawless. I say that with a huge smile, because I have not succesfully flown in a plane without having my vertigo ACT up and cause me to become very sick, in years and years. What a praise report. Tatum also did fantastic on the plane (all 4 flights). She was active and curious and busy, but she made friends with EVERYBODY she met and was all smiles.

The reason we went up to Oregon in the first place was to film our friends Eleazer and Bekah's wedding. So a good majority of our trip revolved around that. It was way out in the countryside of Sandy Oregon in a beauitful location. (there are some pictures of Tatum and I roaming the wedding grounds below). What my husband didn't think about beforehand was how he was going to handle filming the wedding with 3 different cameras and no other manpower besides himself. This led to my very first experience with wedding filming. I wasn't sure how it would go, or if I would massively mess up an important shot, since I wasn't feeling particularrly wonderful healthwise that day. But things went smooth as butter, and I succesfully fillmed Ele's whole reaction to his bride coming down the isle, the whole ceremony, and most importnatly the KISS. (Jeremey didn't get a shot of the kiss, so I helped save the day.) THANK YOU LORD. The wedding was such a blast, unfortunately no pictures from it, because well, the cameras were a little occupied with other things.

The rest of the trip was just spent relaxing and hanging out with friends and family. We spent a morning at Saturday Market in Portland which is always very entertaining, went on a long date with the hubby without the baby, enjoyed the beautiful perfect weather and scenery of Oregon, and overall had such a wonderful time. Can't wait to head back in the winter, so we can stuff Tatum in an oversized puffy winter jacket and show her the snow!

The first flight Tatum rocked her jamies. I love theses 2 together.
The second flight, she was a little more wild, ripping up the plane magazines. She kept this paper mohawk on her head for quite sometime as entertainment.
The previous 5 pictures were taken at the location of Ele and bekahs wedding. Tatum was just so darn cute posing for the camera.
The only picture we have of the 3 of us in our wedding garb. Taken at 11 at night after we got home. Tatum was already out of outfit and should have been in bed.
Grandpa Loves T. Jeremey and I left for a movie and dinner date, and Tatum slept on Grandpas chest for the entire 3 hours we were gone. He Loved it!
Saturday Market with the fam.
We miss you Oregon. Can't wait to come back soon!