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Monday, August 25, 2008

Keepers!

In July John's brother Ben came to visit and catch some keeper Sturgeon in the Columbia River John & Ben

He brought along his grandson, Houston Cazier. Our niece gave birth to this little firecracker when she was 22 weeks along. He weighed 1 pound 4 ounces. According to his grandma and grandpa he just barely made the cutoff. If he had been any earlier the doctors wouldn't have even tried to save him. At the time Houston was the earliest baby to survive. He spent months in the NICU.
As you can see Houston is a very happy, energetic, almost 3 year old. He is a pure joy to be around and he instantly bonded with Branson. Despite turning three this fall Houston weighs almost exactly the same as Branson. He doesn't look so tiny when he is talking your ear off and climbing the furniture. We hope Houston can come visit again when his Grandpa gets the urge to catch some more big fish, cause we are so glad the doctors considered him a keeper.


Ben, Taylor (Ben's son & our nephew), John, Grandpa Cazier (John's Dad)

12 comments:

♥miss~mattie♥ said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is a keeper BIG time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is a great fish to grill up and eat. YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You will be eating good some night.
Bye bye.♥☺♥

::DANDEE:: said...

What an amazing little guy!

And those fish...HUGE!

Kris said...

Those fish are crazy big. Cute pictures of the kids too.

Rachel said...

Ah, you have always had the cutest (tannest) kids. Your youngest just confirms that.

Brenda said...

Great post Amy!

Jan said...

Houston is a tough little guy for sure Amy.

Love Sturgeon. That should help get that freezer filled up for you. Take care and love all the pictures and glad that John had success.

debsters said...

I am in AWE that Houston is a thriving little boy born at only 22 weeks, what a blessing.

The fish are incredible. wow!

Bren's Life said...

Whoa! That is one huge fish. I have no idea what kind of fish that is either...
I can't believe your nephew was so tiny & still is..

SuzanSayz said...

It's so incredible to see the miracles happening all around us. Little Houston must be destined for something big, to have held onto life so heroically. We just keep praying for our little Elisabeth to find her own miracle.

Kristen said...

What a sweet post. So cute the way you tied the two keepers together. :o)

I love that story about Houston. What an inspiration he is!!

Alicia said...

I love the "keeper" reference to both fish and little boy! It was so cool seeing a picture of this little guy that I'd heard about! That is amazing that he is doing so well.

Jodi said...

Um, I won't show my kids the picture of the sturgeon - that's a big one and they're already terrified of sturgeon being in our river. Great catch guys!!!