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Saturday, November 27, 2010

A very thankful Thanksgiving.

I've been waiting for this moment of brilliance to write and update. Waiting for a moment that I'm not sleep deprived and utterly exhausted.. since this appears to not be anytime soon. I'll just update everyone hoping it makes sense...hard to do on little to no sleep. Don't bother fixing my grammar and spelling for this post..as I do not have time to answer the email or fix it. I have thank you cards that have not been sent out, (much less written..thinking about it though..does that count? Emails that have not been returned and facebook messages that I've scarcely had time to look at.) And the phone keeps blinking at me.

After only a few days of baby being here, Danny had pain with his lungs..a eccocardio gram and chest CT was ordered by Dr. They showed GREAT news! His heart looks great, and CT shows cancer all but gone!! Which means treatment is working!! Thank God! It does mean though that the treatment should continue. 6 more to go... His platelets were low last week...so treatment was delayed 'til next week..also has to do with holidays too...

Happy Thanksgiving, yes, indeed a very happy Thanksgiving. We have very much to be thankful for. Too many to put on this post I'm sure. Very thankful that Danny is healing, thankful that Noah is here, thankful for Derek and MacKenzie, and thankful my mom is staying with us to help.

Got out the Christmas decorations today. Looks lovely. Very excited to bake and makes things with the kids. Not going to be much in way of material gifts..but, it will be most special indeed!

Friday, November 12, 2010


This is a quick post..never been so busy!!

Noah Reed was born on November 10, at 1:03 in the morning!! He is so amazing!
7 pounds. We were at the hospital for 22 hours..nurses and midwife were so great and so very kind. We wanted it just to be us and kinda of quite event and they were so accommodating. They also let us leave early..due to everything else going on..
Noah is very laid back and VERY alert...truly a blessing...I just don't have words for what we feel right now..I feel like he is the light at the end of our tunnel..does that make any sense? Danny is just smitten and the kids are in awe. I am in love.

I'll put some picture up..maybe that'll say it better. I'll write more later..Danny had 6th treatment today..so continued prayers please :-)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Love Saturdays!

First snowfall of the season, I needed a change. It's beautiful, makes me smile. Having a good morning...Danny's making pumpkin and chocolate pancakes. All the while listening to Mac sing to Taylor Swift...lovely morning:-)

Relaxing today...

Last night was girlie night with Mac, Twilight and homemade brownies with frosting. What could be better :-)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


What do you do when everything falls apart at once. How much can one person stand before nervous breakdown comes into your vocabulary? Before you're just numb.

Yes, I have so much to be thankful for, and yes, I'm trying to focus on those things. But, everytime I feel like I have some sort of "grip" on things...something else happens. Somethings...like the financial stuff...I'm sure you don't want to hear about. (I don't, LOL)

Any suggestions on coping (without falling apart) I would appreciate. And yes, I pray...multiple times a day...perhaps I'm doing it wrong though. Suggestions?

Monday, November 1, 2010


Well, Thursday was the fifth treatment..geez, gets so much harder every time and we have 7 left. Please continue to pray with us. So much harder on his stomach and his tastes are changing.

We had a good weekend, movies, video games and playing. Not much on Halloween, I think I have enough "scary" right now. Kids had fun, not much for trick or treating..but, we watched Lord of the Rings and had caramel sliced apples and homemade spaghetti.

MacKenzie the snowboarder