Friday, December 26, 2008

Never a dull moment!

Let's cover the fun stuff first. We had a great Christmas. David read the Christmas story for the first time and Dawson was so sweet and hugged us all before he opened each gift. I tried cooking a rib roast for the first time and it came out delicious. It was a day I wish I could wrap up and peek at frequently.

Unfortunately, we also found out today that David has had mono. When we asked him, "Who have you been kissing?" we were not prepared for his answer - "Just Emelia!" I also had chemo today. The doctor's orders for David are lots of fluids and rest and no roughhousing. Dawson has some trouble with this concept, because he and David do exactly the opposite. Dawson just informed me he is sick, also. We aren't sure yet if this is him wanting to be like David or not. He has been more reserved this afternoon. Never a dull moment!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

It has been awhile!

With traveling and getting ready for Christmas, my online time has been few and far between. We traveled to Arkansas a couple weeks ago and celebrated Christmas with my family. Unfortunately, my older brother had some traveling difficulties and wasn't able to make it. Otherwise, the only eventful news was my horrible cough and David lost his first 2 teeth on the trip.

We came home last Monday and I realized it was only 10 more days before Christmas. We had Dawson's Christmas program at his preschool Friday night and my "Rudolph" and "Angel" was adorable. I officially finished all shopping/wrapping last night and only have some grocery shopping left. David wasn't feeling well last night and has a fever today. I am hoping he feels better tomorrow because he has his Christmas party at school and he is so excited about it. I pulled up at Happy Harry's this morning to get him some medicine and saw their countdown calendar - only 3 more days!! Lots of countdowns in our house - Christmas and chemo (only 2 more treatments left!)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Quick Update

We have heat! That fan running is a beautiful sound, especially at 6 a.m. (The tile floors got pretty chilly during the night.) Dawson and I are headed out shortly to travel to Arkansas to visit with my family and Dave and David will be joining us later this week. We are looking forward to some time away. Hopefully, nothing too eventful will happen while we are gone!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

So, I did have chemo on Thursday and only have one more 3-week cycle left!! January 2nd is scheduled to be my last and I have a CT scan scheduled the beginning of January to see how everything looks. My doctor is pretty confident that it will be uneventful. We like it when there is no news, but good news!

Our heater broke on Thursday and we can't get the part to repair it until Monday. Through the kindness of neighbors, we have been able to keep the house warm enough with space heaters. We had already planned on the boys staying at Pop and Gam's for the weekend because of my chemo and Dave had a final to finish. He also had a meeting for school and we knew I couldn't handle the monkeys on my own. It has been a very quiet house!! They return tomorrow after church and I should be feeling better. This chemo wasn't as bad as we expected. It could be because I am actually resting!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

I went on a field trip with Dawson's school today to Coleman's Christmas Tree farm. This is historically the coldest field trip each year but today was pretty mild and quite enjoyable. We both took a great nap when we got home.
Unfortunately, I already had a cold before the trip and I seem to sound worse since we got home. Tomorrow is a nasty chemo round and I am not looking forward to it, especially since I already don't feel well. Tomorrow is also the anniversary of my surgery. I kept trying to remember why Dave or I didn't go on the field trip with David last year. Then, another mom told me she was so happy I was on the field trip and not in surgery like last year. Duh, now I remember why we weren't there.