Saturday, September 26, 2015

Flag Football

Turner is playing Flag football for the first time at Bartlett Baptist.  Several kids from church are on his team and everyone is having fun.  I am not sure he totally knows what he is doing yet, but it is a little exrcise:)  He practices on Thursdays and plays Saturday mornings.  Harper has a little friend that she runs around with and Maddie throws the football with anyone that will throw it back.  She is mad girls can't be on the team and Turner asks if he "skip just this once" on a weekly basis.  I love how different our kiddos are and can't wait to see what Harper enjoys.  She wants to do "nastics" and I told her as soon as she starts pooping regularly in the potty, we would sign her up.  Hasn't motivated her thus far!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Last Friday!

Last Friday the kids were out of school and we had a great day.  We met dear friends at Incredible Pizza.  We had $40 game card and 2 free buffets from selling City Savers at Oak.  Woo hoo!  I haven't been there in years and the food was good!!  The kids had a blast, rode bumper cars, and won several stuffed animals.  I was able to catch up with my friend and all was well.
  That night we headed to the Bartlett game and saw lots of friends.  The kids love going, I get to support the hubs, and everyone sleeps well. 
  Fun day!

Monday, September 21, 2015

I am Behind...just finished 9/16!!

I am so behind!  I have been blessed with 3 different friends taking me to chemo the past 3 weeks.  Everything is going well.  My numbers are holding their own and side effects haven't been terrible.  Main ones are hot flashes, trouble sleeping, and funky fingernails.
   My doctor told me I was doing great and is such an encouragement to me.  If you must get must see Dr. Tauer at the West Clinic.  I can't speak highly enough of him...he is a Christian too!
  My friends that have joined me these past 3 weeks are Vicky, Jennifer, and Jackie.  All friends from church and all more precious than gold.  This support system of mine is pretty unbelievable.  They make it pretty easy to get through each day.  So thankful God placed these 3 women in my life.  He knew I would need them, and I pray I bless them as much as they bless me.
  I am posting pics of these lovelies and then will get to work on posts for my family.  We have been busy and have lots to share.  Cancer isn't slowing us down!

Friday, September 11, 2015

It's Friday!

And I am home with a sick kid....not really.  Mo woke up at 2 am feeling sick and running 102 fever.  Turner did the same think Monday night and Kev stayed home with him Tuesday.  Took him to doctor and everything checked out fine.  Today I stayed home with Mo and she has been fine.  So weird!  Just don't want to get anyone else sick if we can help it.
  I already did 1 Delta Fair post and it still hasn't published.  Basically we had a great time and came home with full bellies and 2 goldfish.  They are still alive 5 days later!  Harper is fearless and will ride anything.  Turner cried a few times but would still ride and Maddie got nervous once.  They all enjoyed the petting farm as well.  It was hot, but worth the family time spent.  And I felt well the whole time Praise the Lord!
  Monday Kev took the big kids to Trampoline World for a birthday party and I took H to the Splash pad for a last time this summer.  She loves it and having cousins there made it even better!  We have some friends moving to Prague, crazy right?  We are buying their kitchen table and picking it up tomorrow.  Excited!
  I had chemo Tuesday and Vicky joined me.  We were in and out in 3 hours-record time!  We even enjoyed Pyro's afterwards.  My labs are still coming back good and Monday is the 1/2 way point for chemo.  I have an MRI and appt. scheduled with the surgeon next month.  Prayers welcomed!
  Turner had his 1st flag football practice last night and seemed to enjoy it.  Looking forward to watching him play.  Harper ran around the field the whole time and then went with me to watch Mo at the gym.  Harper says once she starts pooping in the potty she is going to do "nastics".  Bless her, she is ready to have an activity of her own.  The day is coming sweet Harper, I promise:)
  One more thing- Aluminum has been linked to breast cancer and can be found in most deodorants.  Well, I made my own yesterday and I think it just might work!  5 tsp coconut oil and 2 tsp baking soda.  Mix it well and freeze overnight.  I don't think I stink yet, and it has been several hours:)
  Been a full week, but a good one!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Tyler Goes to College!

We had the best Saturday afternoon.  We headed to Hernando to love on Nay Nay and her kids.  Tyler is off to college and they had a stock the dorm party for him.  I can't believe her kids are so grown...but they are all still so sweet to my babies.
  Nay Nay in all her creativeness, had us play "Minute to Win it" and it was hilarious.  There were 2 adult teams and a kids team.  I was judge and laughed the whole time.  We definitely might play this game at a future birthday party for the kids.
  Always love spending time with them and sad to say goodbye.  So thankful for this friendship.  We are planning on going to the fair today after church so that will be the next post.  I have been up since 5 having hot flashes.  A fun side effect of chemo.  They didn't sound like a big deal to me until I began having them.  Yuck!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Taxol 2/12 Complete!

I have started my weekly Taxol treatments and have completed 2.  While I think they are easier to handle than the other, neither are fun.  But I am able to go to work the next day and have even functioned pretty well the day of treatment.  The only bummer is Monday is Kev's football games, so he isn't home to help and my parents are doing a ton.  Not sure we could make it without them.  So thankful!
  Dad went with me last week and Mom and Megs went with me yesterday.  They give me a benadryl in my port before the treatment, so I have fallen asleep for a bit the last 2 times.  My counts are pretty low and the Doctor was impressed with how well I handling everything, so that is good news.  Another huge praised the doctor couldn't feel the mass at all last Monday!!  We don't know definitely that it's gone, but it is shrinking and the chemo is doing its job.
  I have said this a few times, but I can not tell you how many blessings we have received from cancer.  We have been getting meals 3 times a week for over 2 months!!  Amazing and so appreciated.  We cut it off for the end of the month and might open it back up once I have surgery.  I can not believe everyone's generosity and desire to help take care of us.  We have lots of gift cards to eat, and I received 2 blessing boxes.  Kelly and her mom, and a sweet friend from church both brought me a gift to open before each treatment.  It is my favorite part of chemo day;)  My Sunday School class has given me multiple gifts on Sundays before treatment days.  Most Mondays my mom has a happy for me as well. 
  I want to give a shout out to Kev as well!  What a patient, understanding, and loving husband he has been.  He never complains, is always willing to give me a break when I know he is tired himself.  He is my biggest fan and the best father to our children.  He is my biggest blessing of all and couldn't go through this without him.
  Even though I don't always feel well, God has allowed me to get through this much easier than it could have been and I am so thankful.  He is good, faithful, and has taught me to be strong and courageous!