Thursday, November 25, 2010
Where did this year go?
How can it be almost over already???
What a roller coaster it has been....
between school, disney, brads job, and cancer.....whew!
But we have had SO many tribulations as well. MORE than the trials. So much more.
And I thank God for every single one!~
We are headed to josh's this year. We were supposed to go down to NC but with Brad's job cutting his hours and the uncertainty of each day we thought it best to postpone the trip. :( MUCH to my dismay. I was really looking forward to seeing my mom since the surgery. We are both bummed but know its for the best.
So I am bringing Green bean casserole and Sweet potato casserole to Josh's. My 1st attempt at the sweet potato...(we will see how it turns out) OH and deviled eggs! YUM! :)
Well HAPPY THANKSGIVING everyone. to you and yours!!
May it be the begininning of many more blessings coming your way!
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Leaves, leaves, and more leaves!~ :)
We have a huge yard surrounded by forest so we get about 3 ft of leaves each year.
Cleaning them up is half the fun! :)
I can't get over how fast 2010 has gone. What a year it has been. So much stuff has happened...and yet here we are....
We have some pictures of our fall, the house and of course the surprise I mentioned above. :)
Enjoy! We sure did!
Daddy and KK inspecting some bugga bugga's....
The 2 cuties playing "king of the hill"....
The yard and house..
Side of house...
Front of house... (yes those are STILL up from last year! :)
She LOVES the leaves....and I love her joy! :)
Hehehehe..better run mom...
Tag team!~ :)
My goobers. I love them So...
Brad is happy as pig in poop...he has worked on me for a LONG time for this!...
Here he is on the first day we brought him home....he is SUCH A CUTIE!
Friday, November 12, 2010
First off a HUGE thank you to our veterans, past, present, and future....words do not express the gratitude I feel for the HUGE sacrifices you and your families make. From the tip of my toes to the top of my head....
(Bug drew this yesterday after we talked about the meaning of this special day)
In other FANTASTIC NEWS.....
Guess who is 5 today!?!?!?!?!
Wow, can you believe it?
I SAID 5 people!!
KK had a great day. We didn't do much and kept it low key this year since we were getting a little out of hand with them. (I mean a bouncer and cotton candy machine? chuck e cheeses?)... spending $300 on a party (x 2) each year is a tad excessive. Dontcha think?
She didnt even notice that there wasn't all the hoopla and had a blast anyway...
We were really hoping to do dinner with my brother Josh and his family, but they were busy. Maybe another time...
The spoiled child also got a DSI from Popo and Papa..
A DSI accessory purse....AND 2 DSI games (not shown..littlest pet shop and carnival)
Here she is about to open the gift from grandma!!~
Ohhh ohhh ohhh what is it??
It's like Grandma's (she shouts over and over)
"I want it up in my room with a mirror like grandmas ok mom?"..
KK chose to go to IHOP for her birthday dinner...and since that experience went so poorly we decided to head straight home and stop at McD's to get a sundae...she wanted us to sing to her again! :)
The cool flower candle that Grandma brought her back from China....
and a short video..
Tuesday, November 09, 2010
Mom is headed home from Duke today! :P
After the setback/scare yesterday with the clots we were a tad concerned.
I don't know WHY!!!!
My mom is a trooper. The doctors at Duke ROCK, And God is AWESOME....
with those 3 strikes against it...BREAST CANCER DOESN'T STAND A CHANCE!!! :)
Mom, Josh and I....(at the breast cancer walk in DC in 09)...
Anyway...the doctors said it was a 4 month recovery...however...I don't think the doctors are aware of the strength that my mom possesses. No matter HOW long it takes....we will ALL be there to do what we can. :P
After all.....she is the BEST mom in the world.... and I still have a few things to learn....
THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR CONTINUED PRAYERS!! The power behind these prayers in beyond comprehension. And you have ALL played a part...taken time out of your life..and I APPRECIATE IT...from the bottom of my heart....
Friday, November 05, 2010
Thats my mother!!
She kicks butt....cancer butt~!
She is over at Duke as I am typing this and has been in surgery for 4 hrs now. So far so good.
My father (Cody) keeps me updated..(i'm cool like that...I have 2 dads! :P..lol)
Anyway...I remember like it was yesterday her going through all this the first time.
I was pregnant with Sam...and she actually had that surgery about 2 weeks before I had him..... She was such a trooper though.
I just LOVE her faith. Her outlook. Her positivity. :)
Anyway..please keep her in your prayers and the doctors as well. Oh, and don't forget the nurses that have to wait on her when it is all said and done.. :) lol.... we all know how THAT can be! :)
joke joke :P...
trying to lighten the mood and let this cancer know it isnt even CLOSE to winning!
God is good!~
UPDATE: 11-6-10- Surgery is over and Dr's are VERY pleased with the results..she is out of recovery and in her own room resting. Thank GOD! :) :) :)
See? Told ya she was tough!~