October 10, 2019


Dad & Beckett will officially have matching scars. Thankfully his surgery went well. It ended up being a quadruple bypass. His heart is in normal sinus rhythm, all vessels are open, all four heart walls have good circulation and the surgery “was complication free” (according to the surgeon). Now we just wait for him to wake up and be weaned off the ventilator. Then the true recovery process can begin. Thank you for all the encouraging messages and prayers.

October 9, 2019


This is a picture of my Dad I took a few years ago on the top of a parking garage at Riley Children’s Hospital. Those were some very dark days for us, but Dad must have driven the 6 hour round-trip dozens and dozens of times over those 8 months. Never a fuss…just a quiet and comforting presence in the room. I truly admire and appreciate his consistent disposition and calm demeanor. I feel like this picture captures this for me.

Unfortunately, I received some very challenging news today that my Dad had a heart attack this morning and is joining Beckett’s open-heart surgery club tomorrow morning at 7:00am. The Doc said he should be very grateful he didn’t die from it. He will be having at least a triple, but possibly a quadruple, bypass surgery tomorrow. Please pray for a restful evening, a successful surgery, and a quick recovery. Thank you everyone in advance for the love and support. I always appreciate it more than I could ever adequately express.

August 13, 2019

1st Grade! 😳

How is that possible? 🤦‍♂️

March 30, 2019

Thank you IWU Dance Marathon for making Beckett feel special again at this year’s IWU Riley Dance Marathon. We appreciate you all very much! Indiana Wesleyan University

March 28, 2019

Look who got a new haircut and looks like a lil man now. Growing up so fast!

January 25, 2019

Look who has another younger brother! Declan Shay Rupp was born on January 24, 2019 at 9:30am. 20.5 inches, 6 pounds 7 ounces. We are so grateful for our 3 boys…all so unique and special in their own way.

January 14, 2019

This sweet boy has been dying to play in the snow. Today we snuck it in before mommy had to go to work. #happykid