Monday, December 20, 2010

We hope you all have very lovely Christmas! We are doing great and just enjoying each other for the holidays.
We are so grateful for the greatest gift of all our Savior.
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Monday, August 23, 2010


YES!!!!! My bone marrow is clear!!!!!!! Tomorrow will be my last Chemo for now ...YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I will go back in 3 months for a check up, I have been so blessed! Now to get on with family,Chelsie's wedding, a certain little boys baptism, Geneology,and oh so much more! Yay! Celebration!!
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Thursday, August 5, 2010


Here is a little picture of sweet Adeline (she loves the pools) We are so glad you are ok sweetheart! Adeline was in the hospital with a" mystery illness" The doctors never decided why she was in pain and vomiting ....... But after a day in the emergency room, and a nights stay in the hospital , she is doing very well, and back to normal! We love you Addie.

As for the tests , well... there is still a bit of cancerous lymph nodes under my least the rest appears to have diminished ...RIGHT???? So.... I had another treatment of lovely Chemo on Tuesday, and will have another one on the 24th of this month....yay! .... I haven't gotten the results of my bone marrow biopsy yet your fingers crossed. ( those bone marrow biopsies are real interesting by the way, I nearly jumped off the table this time!)
I feel like the summer is slipping away from me so fast! Kind of like trying to hold water in my hands..... So , of course like usual, I am trying to capture it on film.....So I have many more pictures to share! (coming soon)
There is so much to love in life! So much to love and embrace, I have so much I want to do, learn , and accomplish! I am so blessed and I feel really pretty well! I am so grateful for every day!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Well... it has been quite an experience.... I have really been blessed
I have completed my 6 sessions of Chemo , and today I had my P.E.T.
scan to see if it is gone! I will find out next week at my doctors appointment.....
..................I am praying
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Friday, April 30, 2010

Our baby girl is 20!!!!!!!!

Once again can I just say; WHERE HAS THE TIME GONE!!!!!!!!!!!
it really seems like yesterday that our baby Chelsie was running around making all of us laugh! She has always captured everyone's heart , and was full of hugs and kisses. and now, all grown up! A beautiful young woman!

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Friday, April 23, 2010

Sweet spring!

Well, spring is just gorgeous! I have loved to go out and take a peak at the beautiful blossoms. The rain has really visited us, and brought much needed moisture to our dry climate. So everything is greening up nicely, and turning into a peace of heaven on earth! I am looking forward to planting my seeds , and moving around my Lavenders, and Hollyhocks, and probably sneaking and planting a couple of new rosebushes! The birds have been waking us up every day with their beautiful cheery songs , and I am still trying to zoom in with my cameras and catch a glimpse of their sweet little faces. We have wished for sunnier days..... but the skies have been beautiful as well ,with it's splendorous dark clouds. My treatments have gone remarkably well, and I am so grateful for this. I have had two Chemo treatments so far in intervals of 3 weeks . After which, each time I go in every day for 10 days for my Nupigin shots( they help build my immunities from the chemo tearing it down!) During this time I am not really supposed to go out much, Can't get sick now! I am completely bald , which is a bit uncomfortable, but I have been trying to sport my fancy wigs, and scarves! The little boys do not like the scarves very well.... and the wigs are a little tight , and itchy!
We have had such an out pouring of wonderful deeds by so many beautiful people, " Thank You "so much everyone!!! We love you all! Hopefully I can get this thing into remission and pay you all back some day!!!! I would love to!!!
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Friday, April 16, 2010

The big Easter Hunt

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I hope everyone had a nice Easter! We had a great time getting together with those of our family that could come. We also try to get together for an Easter dinner , and agreat big Easter Egg hunt ! All of our kids,and grandchildren, hunt for eggs , and then they trade them in for fun gifts of candy or toys. It has been something we all look forward to , and is always a fun tradition to carry on. Spring has had a hard time trying to come here, one day 60 degree weather, one day 6 inches of snow has gone back and forth like that, but Easter cooperated well enough , and we were able to go outside for the hunt, and have a great time.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

He Lives

I Know that my Savior lives , and that He loves me. I know that He Knows,and loves each and every one of us.
-----------Lynda Allred

He Lives
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Friday, April 2, 2010

Or is it CHOCOLATE ?

Well, I had my 1st treatment on Friday...Mar.26. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't nervous ..... One hears so many horrible stories that have to do with chemo..... Does it hurt? Am I going to throw up the whole time? Chemicals that are pumped into your body like "Red devil" can never be too good right?? Marshall came and sat with me, and everyone equipped me with all sorts of expressions of nice.... Anything from a neck pillow, mp3 player, reading material, cute socks, the list could go on and on ....everyone has been so kind. And of course.......CHOCOLATE....(which, I will have to say I hung on tight to) You know... the song I grew up with was "Just a spoonful of sugar....helps the medicine go down...." So I knew that would take away any pain .....Right?.... I was also pretty nervous because just 2 days before I had surgery to insert into my chest "The Port" ( Which of course my boys decided would turn me into an alien,........... or pod person for sure! Anyway that was still feeling like I was in one of those old cowboy and Indian movies ...and they yanked the arrow out...LEAVING the arrow head of course! But to make a long story longer.... I was there from 9:30 until 5:00 , and didn't throw up once! Of course I felt a little LOOPY but anyone can handle that right? I took all of the medicine like a good girl should.... and I have really been blessed to feel quite well! Starting the next day , I began my 10 days of shots to boost my now "zilch" immune system......(Hmmmmm...I wonder if I can get the Swine flu again?) So see... I can do this thing!!!
Now just patiently awaiting.......the hairloss...
WELL....... and This is pure EYE CANDY..... this also helps!
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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Looking for silver linings.........................

Anyone who knows me ... knows I don't like fights , I guess you could say I will usually avoid them at all costs! So this is pretty uncomfortable for me to be in a fight! A fight with cancer!
I have been looking for the silver lining... I think that sometimes we don't see them for a while....the reasons and blessings for every trial we may have to go through. But I feel a calmness , I know that we walk through all of our trials with our Savior , who loves and knows each one of us. I love life , I love my family , and the gospel of Jesus Christ. So I will put on gloves , and begin the fight with cancer the best of my ability , and I know that I am never alone. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!
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WOW! WE feel so GREAT ! Could there really be anything wrong with us????????

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Yay! We really did it! We went to see Ike!!!!
We had a great time visiting Ike and Betsey and their cute little family!
I wish I could have just packed the whole family up
What a great place they live in, A darling house, in the beautiful climate of
Northern California! Talk about GREEN Wow! We were really environmentally shocked when we came back home to GRAY! I wish I could do it all over again right now! I miss them all so much!Posted by Picasa