Tuesday, August 18, 2009

2 more days!!!

We leave for our first family vacation since Bekah was 6 months old!!!...and half of it will be with just our family of four....so technically this is our FIRST family vacation with just our family since Keith and I went on our honeymoon.

Wednesday evening we head up to my dads in Bass lake and meet up with some friends of ours (my old roommate and her hubby).

Thursday we (me, Keith, Jen, Brennan) go into Yosemite for the day (Keith has never been) and we get to leave the girls with Papa Scott and Nana Netty!

Friday we drive down to Kingsburg to spend the night at my sisters and...

Saturday we head up to HUME LAKE! We have friends up there who have opened up their home for us to stay at until the end of the month while they are on their own family get away!

Sunday we plan to wake up slow, have fun, relax, talk to my husband, relax, play with my girls, read, take bike rides, relax, go to the snack shop, eat ice cream, play in the water, relax, stay away from our emails, take naps, run around in the sun and pretend real life doesn't exist....and then we plan to repeat this for 7 days!!!

We are so very excited to get out of town! I don't want to pack, work, prep for being gone. I just want to be there!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Eecho Jello

Last night, we had a family dinner date at the Laity's and had a great time! During our fun, Bekah decided to name one of Caedra's naked baby dolls Eecho...she came running up to the table where we were sitting and said "look Eecho's naked!!!" We all laughed and wondered where that name came from. She talked about Eecho throughout the night, and then on our late night ride home she said "Eecho's name is Jello". I have no idea where that name came from either but when Keith and I said to Bekah..."so, the baby's name is Eecho Jello," Bekah said "Yeah!" We started cracking up! Good times!!! :)

She's still talking about him this morning!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

One Year Ago...

I found out I officially had Hodgkins Lymphoma...I had become a cancer patient. Yikes!

I remember thinking about my life, my new born baby, my then 1 year old, my husband who I had only been married to for 3 1/2 years and Iwondered if I would live through the next year. I tried to think possitively - having thoughts like....I've always wanted to buzz my hair and now I have a good reason too, I hope I lose all my baby weight since I'm going to need chemo...at least if I get sick from it I'll get thin in the process (that didn't happen at all), and..ok...I'm just getting all the "downs" out of the way early in my life (2 hard pregnancys, cancer and husband going back to school).

Now I'm ready for the "UPS"!

My baby girl is now 1 yr old and is walking all over the place! My big girl wants to go to preschool and told me today that I'm cute :). My husband and I will be celebrating out 5 year anniversary in December and he will be done with his teaching cradential in 4 months! And best of all I'm still in remission!!!

I often wonder why God chose me and my family to go through this journey. I hope one day I'll realize the purpose for it all. For now I'm just grateful that He kept me on this earth so that I could see my little girls grow up. I feel like I've been given a second chance to be a mom and wife and I'm so thankful for that!

Thanks you to everyone who helped us survive this past year! We couldn't have done it with out so much support!!!