He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
- Isaiah 40:29-31

Friday, October 23, 2009

Time really does go by so fast. Tomorrow our oldest will turn 6. Six years that Jeff and I have been parents. Because hey, let's face it. Your oldest child's birthday is the anniversary of the day that your life was forever changed and your heart started to beat outside of your body. My heart is growing into an adorable, wonderful little man! Happy Birthday Noah!


1st Birthday

2nd Birthday





Oh and if you haven't noticed, our Disney trip is fast approaching. I'll post more about that as soon as Make A Wish sends me our agenda!

Thursday, October 8, 2009


Finally a family portrait. When we were at the beach with the Believe in Tomorrow Foundation, they provided a beach portrait session for our family with John Mick Photography. Here are some of the results. Enjoy.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Miss Us?

It's been a while since I updated this blog. Life is going by at such a fast pace these days. Between taking Joshua to Hopkins, getting the boys to school, cleaning the house, and all the other odds and ends of life, I've been too exhausted to write. But tonight, I made it a point to sit down and do just that.

As far as our favorite cancer patient goes, life is good. He's loving school, looking good and just enjoying being a four year old little boy. He currently getting the chemo that affects his joints and gave him a lot of trouble last time he got it, but we've reduced the dosage by 25% so hopefully we won't see the same intense side effects we did the last time. He still has two more weeks of this type of chemo but so far things are good. Joshua is very excited about our upcoming Disney trip and has been talking more and more about it. He was also thrilled last week when Noah and Adam both had to stay home from school and he got to go on his own. Funny turn of events, huh?

Adam is loving school as well. He is currently battling a nasty cold but doing well over all. He doesn't usually let much get him down. Even though he feels yucky, you can still hear him singing to himself as he falls asleep at night. Adam has always been our child that must talk/sing himself to sleep. Last night, Jeff and I laughed as we heard an extra loud version of Jingle Bells from two little boys who don't quite know all the words! Adam was also very excited last week as he got to bring home the class stuffed animal "Frederick the Frog." Joshua of course was devastated that it wasn't his turn and couldn't comprehend that he and Adam have the best situation in the class because they get double the amount of home time with Frederick.

Our Noah is still hanging in there. School is a big adjustment for him and Jeff and I are really proud of how hard he's trying with all the academics. We meet with the surgeon this coming up Tuesday to make sure his leg healed properly from surgery, which I think it did, and go over the results of his testicular ultrasound. It seems as if Noah has an undecended testicle that may require some more surgery. If we ever get to a point in life where we don't have to see at least one doctor in a week I'm not sure I'd know what to do with myself!

And finally tonight, I want to tell you about a friend of ours and the sacrifice he's made to give a special gift.

Our friend Keith has a sister that needed a kidney transplant. He ended up being a match and today he and his sister went into the operating room where they removed one of Keith's kidneys and placed it in his sister's body. What an amazing gift. I know there are a lot of us out there that say we would give someone this gift but it really does take a special person to make such a sacrifice. So tonight, if you don't mind, say a little prayer for Keith and his sister. Pray that the transplant works and that they both recover quickly. We appreciate it!