Thursday, August 18, 2011

Grandma's are a gift from God

Grandma reading a few lines of the book I gave her.

Five Generations

Ok, so its not the greatest picture, but you know how it is when your trying to get a toddler to look at the camera.  It's something special to have 5 generations.

Happy Birthday, Grandma

Having lunch with my Grandma.  She is 90 years old today, and bless her heart, she's doing better than I am. Ha ha

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Special gift

Lisa Gaynor sent a beautiful basket filled with the most delicious cookies.  Two of the sugar cookies had courage in the shape of a star and the breast cancer ribbon on another.  Abby and I are sharing this special treat.  Thanks Lisa!!

Lunch break

I had lunch today with Amber and Ellie before my radiation treatment.  Do I look radiant?  If so, it's not from the rays of a machine, but from spending time with sweet little Ellie.  Her smile is contagious.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Rain drops on roses.....

.......A few of my favorite things, Abigail and my hat!!  I love Hunter and Ellie also, just need some pics with my other babies.

Our newest addition

I have the greatest husband in the world.  He surprised me in April with a Maltipoo.  He was only 2 lbs and isn't much bigger still.  We named him Kimmo, it has a duel meaning.  After the hockey player and of course to remember the period of time I was going through Chemo.  Thanks baby, for giving me everything.
I have recieved  visits, e-mails, gifts like this one and over 155 cards. I could not have imagined how truly blessed I am to have so many friends and family that care about me. God has given me much peace and comfort through this trial.


Dear friends and family,
     For all of you who have been reading my blog, you will notice that I have not posted in a while.  As they say,"No news is good news", right?  Things are moving  forward nicely. I had a few weeks where my breathing was not good and I feared my asthma or something else was going on.  Normally, I would treat myself, (for asthma) and think nothing about it.  Now, I am a little more cautious and take my health a bit more seriously.  So I made an appointment with my pulmonologist who told me that my asthma was again acting up, but in a different way.  I was glad that no fluid had gathered around my heart or lungs, which was her first concern, a possible side effect from chemo.  Back on prednisone and an inhaler to get things back under control. 
     I started radiation on Aug 1st and will continue for 6 weeks everyday.  My radiation oncologist explained the process of how the radiation works.  It really is quite the process to have everything be so precise.  The medical field has always intrigued me, so I ask many questions.  So far, so good.  I feel my ribs getting a little sore, but once you've gone through chemo, nothing else compares.
     My hats are still my closest friends!!  Wigs are nice, but too hot. My hair is growing back, but at a slow rate.  I look at our latest family picture and still morn my long color treated hair.  Oh well, nothing that 3 years can't correct.
     Many of you have told me that its hard to post a comment on the blog. I appreciate you taking the time to read about me, and I love hearing from you.  If you would like to comment, you can use my e-mail at  In the meantime,  I'll  work on getting those pictures loaded.  Where's my kids when I need them? ha They know mom's not the greatest at computer technology!!