I am VERY happy to report Dylan is cancer free! Our prayers were answered with his latest pathology report. What a relief to us and everyone that prayed for us! He is doing great and very happy to be on Thanksgiving break. Boy, do we have alot to be thankful for. On another note the movie was fantastic. I have seen it twice.. once with my girls and once with David. He liked it also. New Moon is a go so I guess we will be waiting patiently for that to come out also. Sooooo exciting!
Friday, November 7, 2008
Time is so random... when at work it goes by sooo slow. At a party or being with family it goes soooo fast. This waiting for the surgery is agonizing! I feel like I want to call the doctor and see if he can slip Dylan in sooner to his schedule. OK I am ranting but this is so all comsuming of our lives. Everyone in this house is on edge.. even the people not living with us that love and care about us are on edge. Whether you are holding a new baby, or at work, or in school (Dylan) and just basically doing what we all do everyday ... a minute is still 60 seconds and an hour is still 60 minutes. They all count and they all matter.
Friday, October 31, 2008
I havent talked about our battle with cancer on this before but it has come to the point where it has been placed in the forefront of our lives again. Our son was diagnosed with alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma in June of 2006. He has been cancer free since Feb. of 2007. He gets scanned every 3 months for the next 5 years. On Sept 2nd his scan found a mass of some kind on his neck area. Thinking it could be an infected lymph node we have been going to Texas Children's Hospital every 2 weeks for the site to be checked. His re-scan of the area showed no change and another mass under his chin. This has baffled doctors because in 6 weeks (the time span between scans) the mass should have done something. If it was cancer it would have grown.... an infected lymph node it would have shrunk. The concensus is to have them both removed which will happen on the 17th of Nov. My Mom gut tells me it is a benign growth but only when we get the pathology back will we know for sure.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
We are fine! We evacuated on Thursady and I have to say it was sooo much better than hurricane Rita 3 years ago. It only took us 6 hours for a 4 hour trip. Our home was spared and there are so many others who now have nothing. Andra and Paul were excellent hosts and offered their home for as long as we needed it. We really had a good time there and I wish we actually lived there permanently. The country life would be well suited for us. It of course is not possible right now with Dylan's cancer treatment being so close but it is our goal to retire there.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
I finished it. It took me forever but I finished it! This book was good but it didnt have the same feel as the others.And what kind of name is Renesme anyway??!!! I am way more attached to my fanfiction.... it actually could have been a fanfiction story.. goodness knows there are a few that have the same ring as the actual book. I am done ranting.... I read my blog today and noticed something kind of off. I guess there are several ways to take the way I said "hire out" so I will clarify. My talent for scrapbooking has been hired out. I just finished a 8x8 baby girl book for a friend of mine from the store. I have to say it was quite beautiful ( now that I have broken my arm patting myself on the back ) hehehe. She has also asked me to do a Ministy book for her and I am quite excited! I willpost pics when I am finished.
Monday, August 11, 2008
I am about 2/3's through my new book and I am pleased for the most part with it. My obsessed friends and I made a very fun girls night out of the book release party. We had a blast and even met some more crazed fans who are super sweet! We got in line at 5:00 for our armbands the purchase our book and were even the first group to get in at midnight to buy it! Which tickled me to no end! I was so excited that I have to admit I read ahead a little cause I couldnt wait. To those that know me this isnt a surprise. I have also been reading fanfiction and and am as obsessed with that as I am with the books. Its a small way of never letting it end!
Saturday, July 26, 2008
I got my first real hire out job! I am so excited and nervous all at the same time. I also cant wait until Friday.. Breaking Dawn comes out and I cant wait to see where Miss Meyers genius will take us! Summer is flying by and we are working on getting Jordan enrolled in college.
Monday, July 7, 2008
I am soooo excited for the new Stephenie Meyer book Breaking Dawn to be out! I have been telling everyone that will sit still long enough to read her series of books. I will be a Barnes and Noble at 12:01 to get my copy and I cant wait. Anyway, we had a blast for the 4th. We went to a good friend of ours and they have a pool so the boys and David played volleyball and I visited all day.
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Ok! I never have time to read... but my friend Rhonda(thanks so much) recommended a book for me to read. I gobbled it up in 2 days. Then fould out the were 2 others in the series. She lent me those and they were also consumed. When i was younger I used to read all the time. Not since V. C. Andrews have I been this excited in a collection of books and an author. Its the series Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. I find myself CONSTANTLY thinking of the characters and the next book and the movie coming out in December. Rhonda and I have a "girl date" that night to go and see it! The 4th book will be out in the beginning of August and you can bet we will be at that bookstore to get our hands on it. What I find so facinating about the whole thing is that these are teen novels! But so well written. Well... I am off to go read the first book again!
Saturday, June 7, 2008
I am gushing with pride.. my oldest son graduated last night! I remember when we brought him home from the hospital now he is a man! David and I had so many emotions swirling around us.. it seemed so surreal. We have had such big changes in the past 2 years its like I blinked and the boys are grown up. I am really nervous for him to go to college but I know he will excel at it like he has all his life at everything he has ever done.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
I am old! I remember my prom.. the butterflies in my stomach bursting with excitement. My oldest Jordan had his Senior Prom last Saturday. He brought his girlfriend of 3 years Molly. She was beautiful in her dress and together they were a good looking couple if I do say so myself. Her hair and red lipstick reminded me of Hollywood glam.... Jean Harlow. He looked all grown up in his tux.It just seems like yesterday he was a little boy needing help to tie his shoes.
Have you ever had a good idea and even after you put it in action it still was a good idea but you say to yourself... What was I thinking!!!!! That is the best way to describe Friday night. I design and teach for a local scrapbook store in my area. A couple of my students asked if I would create a Girl Scout book for their troop. Which I did and had a blast doing it. I am not exactly sure what I expected but I can describe the scene as TOTAL chaos but in a good way. Let me explain, when I teach, its adults. Some need a little help but adults no less. These little girls were 8 to 10 in age! I was definitely out of my element! The class went smooth enough, we only had 1 girl get sick and a couple of girls ran out of adhesive. All I can say is it was a messy , noisy, nervewrecking JOY. Oh, BTW... I would totally do it again :)
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
Happy Mothers Day To All! I had a great day! David and the boys let me do what ever I wanted which was a whole lotta nada! I have such a hard time on Sundays when I work my 1 Saturday a month and all I want to do is rest. I have Jordan's graduation invitations all ready to go, they just need stamps. What a milestone it is to have an 18 year old almost graduate! We are so very proud of him... he has a very good head on his shoulders. A little dingy at times but a really good kid. Dylan is still trying to find his place in the world. My musical genius as I like to call him.. that kid can play a guitar. I am not very musical myself and he tries to explain how to play to me but its like he is talking in some foreign language only he understands. They are so different and special in their own way. I thank God for them everyday.