Thursday, October 22, 2009


On Monday my mom went in for a CAT scan to see if the chemotherapy is working. She had a scan of her lungs and her abdomen. Today she went in to receive the results. Fortunately, the cancer is stable. The cells have not grown or spread anymore. This is terrific news for now! Her doctor would like her to receive two more rounds on chemotherapy, then they will perform another CAT scan.
We do not know about the progress of her brain tumor yet. They will have her go for a scan of her brain in December. Apparently it will take that long to determine whether or not the radiation therapy has worked or not.
The doctor did say that she would like Peej to gain more weight. A few weeks ago she visited her lung doctor and he said that she should stay inside this winter. The cold is not very good for her lungs. Hopefully she will listen! We are just doing our best right now to stay healthy and keep mom healthy. Since I work with 5,6, and 7 year olds, this can be a bit difficult! Thanks for all of the prayers. We really appreciate them!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Grace's 1st Birthday

I have really been slacking on our blog lately. Everything has just been so hectic in our lives and I finally decided this weekend that I need to reprioritize a few things. Anyways, here is the long awaited post about Grace's 1st Birthday party.
We were so thankful that we were able to have such a wonderful 1st birthday party for our little p-nut. We could not believe the number of family and friends who were able to celebrate such a wonderful day with us. What a blessing! It was an absolutely beautiful day in the 60's and sunny just like a year ago when she was born. Here are a few pictures of the day.

Here is a beautiful picture of Grace and Daddy.

Grace enjoying her new wagon with her lambie.

Here's Grace's classic Grandpa Johnny face.

I decided that I would like to make Grace's cake every year as a tradition. This was the first time I have ever done anything like this. It was slanted, but it turned out pretty good.

Here is Grace not enjoying her cake at all. :)
Visit the gallery for more birthday pictures.
Thank you to everyone who took time out of their busy lives to make Grace's birthday such a wonderful day. We love all of you! :)