Friday, April 24, 2009

Students of the Month

Thanks for all your support with my dad and his angiogram yesterday. The results were that his right coronary artery was 100% blocked but it has compensated and has grown all kinds of little veins that are compensating for the blockage. The said the fact that it has grown all those little veins is really good and it is as if the artery was not blocked at all. His big center artery (not sure the name but they call it the widow maker) was 30% blocked and they said there was nothing they could do to remove the 30% blockage but that they could try to prevent more blockage from happening. He was put on cholesterol meds as well as some other med. They will not do an angioplasty (where they blow out the plaque in the artery) until the artery is 60% blocked so luckily we can stop this now. Anyway, my dad has about 20 pounds to lose and he has been working out pretty regularly so he needs to continue with that but all together with he diet, exercise and meds, I think he will be fine. Thanks so much for your prayers.

The following pictures are from a few weeks ago when both boys won Student of the Month!! It is quite an honor as they only chose one kid per class per month so many kids never get the award-- but both boys did. I was very proud of them!!

Owen going up to get his award.

My proud boy!!

All of the 2nd and 3rd grade Students of the Month

Owen and his teacher Mr. Kooyman. Owen just loves Mr. Kooyman and we do too. He is an awesome teacher- Ethan had him in 3rd as well.

Mr. Kooyman loves Mia and always lets her hang out with the kids while we are there. Mia was sitting with Hannah coloring.

Ethan also won Student of the Month!!! This is all the 4th and 5th grade kids who won.

Ethan and one of his best friends Tanner won this month. They were so surprised. Tanner is such a great kid and a great friend. He lives around the corner from us so we play often together.

When we were leaving the award assemblies band was starting so I took a picture of Kaitlyn (cousin), Ethan and Carson with their trumpets. Cute!
I was very proud of my boys!!


  1. Glad your dad is doing well..
    LOVE all the photos..
    CONGRATULATIONS Ethan and Owen...
    Have a great weekend..

  2. Congrats to your boys -- they are so darn cute!

    So glad to hear that your Dad is doing well and didn't have to have bypass or something.

    Have a good weekend.


  3. Glad to hear your dad is OK and it can be controlled with meds. WTG to the boys. That is a great acomplishment.

  4. So glad to hear that your dad is okay! Very scary! Good thing he is on top of it.

    Congrats to your kiddo's! That's awesome!!!

  5. Glad to hear that your Dad is on the right path for getting well again..

    Congrats to both boys! I love seeing them SMILE in school and enjoying what they are doing! You must be very proud :)

  6. I love Owen and Ethan's matching "cheese" type smile, so cute!!!

    glad your dad is OK.