Casey: Through no fault of his own, was born in beautiful Cache Valley Utah. Not everyone can be a Texan I guess! Raised in a family of nine, third to youngest, and sandwiched between two girls, he found his way just fine and claims to have experienced the best childhood any kid could dream of. With an independent spirit and strong will, Casey found success in most of what he sought. Sports were his world! Football, baseball, and a girlfriend here and there gave him “the best high school years around.” Sometimes I wonder if he wants to go back and relive those glory years… One short semester at Dawson Community College, where he played baseball, a two-year church mission in Oklahoma City, and a year and half at UVU gave shape and direction to where he is today. He is the BEST and most loving dad, hardest working guy around, a great husband for this lucky girl, and just trying to take one day at a time.
Cali: September 2008 marked the start of this beautiful little girl’s life. Cali, a name with no real sentiment, rang clear and bright in our minds from the very beginning. She came into this world with a spirit radiating love and beauty, inside and out. I could try and say she has this from me, and that from Casey, but the truth is she is Cali. A little girl who loves to love and be who she was always supposed to be. Dancing, watching movies, playing Lego friends, singing Let It Go, eating skittles, sleeping with her purple blanket and eating french toast are some of her favorites. Being cold, catching balls, sleeping without her purple blanket, and hearing people sing when she’s not in the mood are things she would prefer to do without. Yes, she has Autism and this is a great thing. Five years old, a daughter, sister to Ava, and so much more just learning about this new and journey filled life ahead.
Ava: Ava Michele, a name coming not as clear but once decided, just as bright. She was born in July of 2010. I dreamt she would come with a darker tinge of hair and what do you know, she did! Now a dirty blonde with the cutest little button nose and we’ll call them “athletic” legs, she is one darling little girl that captures everyone’s hearts. With an independent spirit and strong will like her daddy, she finds her way and NEVER gets lost in the shuffle of our busy lives. Running, dancing, jumping on trampolines, swinging on swings, playing with Cali, and sneaking all things dessert from the pantry are some of her favorites. Being told what to do, sitting, eating bread, and playing by herself are things she would prefer to do without. Ava does not have Autism. With or without it, she is still Ava. Three years old, a wild and loving daughter, sister to Cali, and much, much more just trying to learn and grow with each new year.