prayers needed for lily!

About 6 months ago we asked our friends and family to keep our niece, Lily, in their thoughts and prayers as she prepared for heart surgery at just a few days old. Lily is now 6 months old and such a happy baby!

As planned, Lily's preparing for another battle in the surgery room. She will go in for her 2nd heart surgery on Thursday in Iowa City. It's an emotional and scary journey for everyone involved, but especially for Lily's parents, Jesi & Russ. I know they find strength in the outpouring of love and support from family, friends and complete strangers.

With Thursday approaching, we ask that you keep Lily, her family and the special Dr.'s in Iowa City in your thoughts and prayers.

Many Thanks & Hugs!

The Mihalakis Family

Lily has moved out of the Peds ICU and down to the General Peds floor. This is one step closer to home for her. Jesi said Lily is doing great, smiling and laughing - all while trying to eat her little toes!!! She's a fighter. Keep it up Lily.

Thanks to everyone for their thoughts and prayers. It's really paying off.

splashing good time!

Emmy and Ellie had a blast spending Friday night together. Here are some fun pics from bath time. They thought splashing was just hilarious - watching the short video you just can't help but laugh.

Lily was snuggling with Jake during the girls' bath, but she will get to join the them next year! :)