Friday, February 19, 2010

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I love my boys!

My wonderful boys spoiled me for Valentine's Day.

I came home to two beautiful bouquets of flowers. Gorgeous rainbow roses from my amazing hubby and a beautiful arrangement of pink flowers called hyacinthus orientalis from the cutest little boy in the world, Brayden.

I thought they were too pretty not to share!

Monday, February 1, 2010

5 Years and counting....

Wednesday, February 3rd will be the 5 year anniversary of the day that I was diagnosed with cancer.

On that day I felt:


Now, 5 years later I feel:

Full of Love

Even though there are still days where I feel the feelings at the top, I realize that they are few and far between. The feelings that are on the bottom are what I feel everyday of my life.

I have a new found respect for life and for who ultimately gave it to us, our Heavenly Father.
I also have much love and devotion to the person who gave his life for us.
Our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Without them I would not be here.

I am eternally grateful to all of my family and friend for all that they have done for me in the hardest 5 years of my life.

I love you ALL with all of my heart.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Brayden + Ice Skating = Major bruises!!!

Last weekend we took Brayden ice skating for the first time.
It was truly the funniest thing that we had ever witnessed.

In the hour and a half that we were there, we probably only went around the rink 3 times.
Brayden fell about every 3 feet, but he continued to get back up and keep trying. I think he knew that he would get hot chocolate as his reward! It was a blast none the less!!!

We may have to find a new winter Olympic sport to start training for.
Let's just say that we don't have a Scott Hamilton or Apollo Anton Ohno on our hands.

Mike showing off his MAD ice skating skills!!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


About three weeks ago I went down to San Francisco to recieve my radiation treatment. My wonderful father accompanied me for the week. He was kind enough to take me to radiation everyday and then go play around the city. It was fun to just hang out with my dad for a week, just me and him. It had been a long time since we had done that. During our week there we were able to go to the King Tut exhibit at De Young, stroll Fisherman's Wharf (where we made our ritual trip to Hooter's - for the wings, of course), shopping and just walking around town. I even got him to watch Twilight and then go see New Moon at the theaters! We also had a blast watching one of our favorite shows, The Biggest Looser, while eating popcorn, candy and chips.

As for the radiation part, everything went as planned. I went in everyday for a session that lasted only about an hour and fifteen minutes. Much easier then my last treatment, which was two and a half hours of treatment a day! My dad took some pictures of the Cyberknife machine and the wonderful techs that took care of me. The machine actually looks like something that came out of the Star Wars movies. Cyberknife is amazing. The beam of radiation is very small and very precise. That's why they had to make me the mask to hold me in place. I'm not allowed to move at all. It's really not that bad. On the ceiling are cool blinking stars and they played any CD that I wanted to listen to. So, everyday I got to lay down for over and hour and just listen to John Mayer and Ingrid Michaelson. It was sort of relaxing in a way, but I am glad it's over with!

I just loved the name of this boat. It was a good reminder for me.

My dad outside of Bubba Gump Shrimp.

Being bolted in by my favorite techs!

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