Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Great News

I found out yesterday that I won't be doing this again anytime soon!
I had my 6 month Post Radiation evaluation done last week and I finally got the results yesterday!
For a whole week I lay in bed every night wondering if I was going to have another tube stitched into my neck!

The answer is NO!

I don't really understand what all the numbers represent in the results, but here is my understanding of it all:

Cancer Levels
Before Radiation = 75
After Radiation = 59
Now = 0.6

I'll Take It!

I am not in the clear yet. I still have some crazy Cancer causing Antibodies that are taking their sweet time dying off, so it will probably still be another year until I am CANCER FREE!
But at least for now I can have peace of mind knowing that I am winning and Cancer is LOSING!
I am very much enjoying this feeling, as I never win anything :)
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A snip-it

When I haven't posted in awhile, you can pretty much assume we are visiting the city.

And in the big town of Draper, there usually is no resting.

The men taught Jack the rule of ping pong. Jack thinks he is now pro.

I fed a bird some of my tasty dessert!

We went to the mall and road the train.

This train drives down the already too small walkways and seriously almost runs over everyone in it's path.

But we sure enjoyed ourselves.

Thursday, March 18, 2010


We had a bad day yesterday.

"Bad" is putting lightly.

It was horrific.

Throw up
Lack of sleep
Bad meat in the Lasagna
And one Mommy on the Edge!

And that's not the half of it.

If you don't believe me, just take one look at Jack's face.

This was after he slipped on the wood floor and face-planted, bled all over the place, and showed some amazing tears, which lead to the throwing up. Oh man. Bad day.

But today is a new day!

And I decided we all needed a little treat.

We walk by the fish EVERY time we go to Walmart. And Jack nearly peed his pants today when I said, "Let's get one!"

In fact, his exact words were,

"Are you freakin me out?"

Oh, I am still laughing about that one

He picked a red one, and named it appropriately,


Does anyone actually have a fish NOT named Nemo?

On the way home from the store, Jack told me that "Nemo" loved riding in the cart at the store.
I almost cried it was so cute.

If you want to know where Jack has been today, where he is currently, and probably where he will be for the rest of his life....

Yup, it was love at first sight.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Panic Attack

This morning we lost Brookelle. Seriously, lost her! I fed her breakfast, got her out of her chair, and I went in to the office to work. I had been in there about 10 minutes and she hadn't come in to whine to me, which is strange. So I thought I better see what the kids were up to.

I walk out into the family room where Jack was reading a book.

"Where's Brookie?"

"I don't know, maybe she left." (his current response to every question)

I start looking through the kitchen, the family room and all the bedrooms. No Brookie.

Jack joins the search. We walked around screaming for Brookie.

I start to panic. Brookie can get into trouble in a split second, so I was really worried. I peek in the bedrooms again, even looking in the closets. I check the bath tubs, and thank my lucky stars she wasn't in them.

Vince calls and I tell him that I can't talk because I lost Brookelle. He seriously starts laughing at me because how can I lose a child who can't even open doors! By this point I am in tears.

Jack is really worried seeing my response, and says "Mommy, I will get her."

"Where is she?"

"In her room."

"No she isn't Jack, I already looked in there."

"Yes, she is."

"No she isn't."

Then I realize, why am I fighting with my 3 year old. I walk into Brooke's room, no Brooke.

I am about to walk out of the room, and then I see her.

Wadded up in a ball, asleep on her rocking chair.

She has been teething FOREVER, and hasn't slept at all the past few weeks. And I guess she decided since she couldn't get into the crib, this was the next best place for a quick snooze.

I can't believe she fell asleep 30 minutes after waking up!
I can't believe she didn't wake up when we were screaming her name!
I can't believe I was dumb enough to not see her in there. (I even looked in those closets right next to her)
And the best part of this whole story, is that Jack knew exactly where she was, and still walked around searching with me, because in his words,

"That was fun! Let's find Brookie again!"

Friday, March 12, 2010

White Trash

Are you considered White Trash if your Patio Furniture doubles as your Living Room Furniture?

Or if your son has chocolate pie smeared across his face?

Maybe we are WT, but at least our kids are cute!

I'm not biased at all.

Got Fabric?

I received 5 HUGE shipments of fabric this week, and I would dare say it has taken over my office!

I'm not mad.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

A Step Up

The big bath tub just wasn't cutting it. So we headed to West Yellowstone this weekend for some serious swimming.

I love the middle picture. Brooke is pushing Jack out of the way, because how dare he impede upon her photo op.

Jack is still having trouble finding his sea legs. He has a love/hate relationship with water.

Brooke on the other hand....
can't get enough!

I forgot to pack the high chair, so this was the best I could do. Vince took a picture of what I did most of the weekend. Work.

Mornings usually consisted of these 3 monkeys,

and some boogers and bedhead.

And before we knew it, it was time to go!