Sunday, December 9, 2007

Family outing to Phoenix Zoo Lights!




Hi all! :) Our local zoo decorates for the holidays every year, and we went last night! :) It is called, "Zoo Lights" ....we were all bundled up....because for us Arizonians....it was COLD!! LOL :):) The kids had fun, the adults had fun....here are some pictures from our night!! :):) They even had "Jengo" the talking giraffe there to entertain everyone! :)


Thursday, November 1, 2007

Happy Halloween!!!















Hi!! :):) Well.......I WOULD LOVE to say that today I am sharing pictures of Brooke and Adam in their costumes.....HOWEVER, Adam got in trouble at school (I guess bad planning on his teachers part, giving the parent/teacher conference the day before Halloween...LOL), and he has a class that he is failing, and not because he doesn't know the subject, because he is NOT trying in that subject!! :(:(:(:( So....his consequence for this failing grade, which he knew we would be monitoring, since we have him working with a tutor (the wonderful Grandma Sue, former educator herself!!), was to miss Halloween!!!! :(:(:(:( So, Brian and Brooke and some friends of ours went to both Grandparents homes and to a local church that has rides and candy for the kids, and Adam and I stayed home and worked on Math Flash Cards!!! :(

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Day at the park for the "Laser Kids!"



 



































Hi all!!
Just wanted to share the fun we had at the McCormick Stillman Ranch Park that was sponsored by Phoenix Children's Hospital. The event was held by the wonderful Dr. Hansen, who is completing all of Brookie's procedures. It was quite exhilarating and humbling to be around so many families that are going through the same thing we are!! :):) We heard stories and saw pictures of before & after procedures, and saw the children themselves that have been through this!! :) It was humbling because we heard some children had been through 20 plus procedures and have had to be seen by a Neurologist for their severe conditions. It was nice that everyone there saw Brookie for the beautiful child that she is, not the "bruised" child that she is after her surgery. We took the family on a train ride in the park, and Brookie LOVED it!!! She was actually MAD when it ended and threw a fit to stay on!!! :) I have posted some pictures of our fun day! :) One is of Brookie on the slide, one is of Brian helping Brookie on the slide with Adam in the background, and the other is of Dr. Hansen in the red shirt with the hat on, his assistant is standing in the yellow shirt and the woman in the blue shirt is one of his nurses. They are looking at a scrapbook that one of the families brought with them showing their childs progress through his procedures!! :)  Love to everyone, and we thank you again for keeping Brookie in your thoughts and prayers! :)





 

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Oh...what a DAY!!!! I hear it was a Full Moon last night to boot!!!

Hi everyone!!

Well, good news first!! :) Brooke came out of her surgery fine, in fact her surgeon has stated that he thinks she is not going to need the full 10 treatments, he is thinking that she is responding so well, that she may only need 5 of them!! :) His office is also throwing a party for his "Laser Kids" on Saturday at a local park here, and he asked if she is going to attend. We said yes, that his assistant had all ready told us that it was okay for her to go! :) He said that was wonderful, because Brookie can be their proof is in the pudding poster child for the EVENT!! :) He said that about 200 people have RSVP'd to attend!! :) Brian and I can't wait to take her, because it will be nice to be around other families that will not judge or criticize how she looks, because they have been there too! :)

Now the bad news!! :( We came home to blood in our living room. We discovered that it was coming from our blind diabetic dog Buddy! :( So, the grandfolks stayed with Brookie and Adam, and Brian and I rushed him to the vet. Come to find out, his anal glands are infected and causing them to bleed. :( So, at this point, we have him outside (which with him being a beagle is not such a good thing, because they like to "escape" by digging), because we can't risk him getting blood on the floor with the kids around.... :(

Then when we were taking Buddy to the vet, we tried to take our second car, which is an older car granted....but still runs etc....well....it wouldn't start!!! :( Which is not good news at all, because we are trying to sell it to help pay for our wedding/family honeymoon!! But, ending on a happier note, Brian's Dad Mike and him got it running again for now. :)

Oh....and one last thing!! I usually am not a complainer....LOL....but today has just been QUITE an adventure! We replaced a VERY OLD and beaten chain link fence in our backyard this summer with a new and improved (we thought) block wall fence, and we recently had a wind storm that actually knocked some of the bricks out of the wall!! :( Well, Brian has been trying to work with the company that did the work, and TODAY of all days, they stopped by to inspect the problem!! They are trying to blame the faulty work on the man that installed our RV gate and side gate, and Brian is arguing with them that an RV gate and side gate can not cause bricks to fall out!!! So......needless to say, it sounds like we might have yet another battle in front of us! :(

But, to end this day on a GREAT note!! Brookie is AWESOME!!! Adam was AWESOME today being a helper at the hospital!!! All grandparents that came today are AWESOME in helping us out before, during and after the surgery...especially since we were running like crazy since we got home!!! Everyone have a wonderful night and a GREAT weekend!! :)

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Brooke's First Birthday Party!

Hi everyone! Yesterday was Brooke's first Birthday party!! :) She was in good spirits all day, and then crashed and slept for 2 hours after the festivities were over!! LOL :) The dress she is wearing is a present from her Great Aunt Mary! :) There is a funny story that goes with the Elmo she got as a present, pictured here! :):) Grandma and Grandpa Wolek bought that for her, but they KNEW they were in for a fight!! :):) See, I collect ELMO and I LOVE pepperoni PIZZA!!! In fact, when Brian and I were at the toy store buying her birthday gifts, I pointed out this exact same toy to Brian, telling him I wanted it for Christmas!! :) So, Brooke and I have worked out an Elmo custody arrangment!! :) LOL ... We will share him every other week!!! :) I'm kidding of course, but Grandma and Grandpa should have KNOWN that I would snag that toy right from under Brookie's nose!!! LOL :)
 



Monday, October 8, 2007

Mommy and Brookie wearing the same dress, 34 years apart!!! :):):) Mommy is in the picture on the bottom...I know, you can't tell from the age of the picture right? :) And Brooke is above wearing the same dress that I am wearing below! Yes, I kept it all these years later! :)

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Happy Birthday Brookie!!!!! :)



Today is the day....our baby GIRL is 1 TODAY!!!! Happy Birthday to our sweetheart!!!! :)

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

2 days till Brooke's first BIRTHDAY!!!

Brooke.....having a BAD hair day???? :)

WOW!! Amazing that our baby girl will be a YEAR OLD on Thursday!!! We are all going out to dinner that day as a family, and then will be having her party on the 20th. Adam spends time with his other Grandma (on his Dad's side) the first two weekends every month...so we wanted to have Brooke's party on a weekend that we were sure that Adam was there!!! I will be updating our site again later this week with pictures from her birthday!!

Thanks to everyone who has left comments!! :):) Brian and I have loved reading them!!

Love to all!! :)

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Hi Everyone!! Welcome to the Tucker and Wolek Blog!!! :)
Add us to your "favorites" on your computer...as I will be updating the site at least once a week!! :)
I thought this would be a fun way to keep in touch with everyone! :)
We just picked up these portraits last night...we had them taken in honor of Brooke's first birthday...which is a WEEK away!!!! :):)
Love to all....and we hope you enjoy our site!!!


Julie, Brian, Adam and Brooke :)

Monday, September 24, 2007


 
 
 
Brooke is turning ONE next week!!!! Look at her now!!! :)
 
 
 




Adam's class made this flag to honor 09/11. The stars that are in the individual pictures are the stars that Adam made! :)



 
 
Here we are in Sedona, AZ....on the first day of Fall 2007! :)