Monday, April 16, 2007

A new chapter begins...

Rosa begins her chemo today and any prayers that you are willing to offer on her behalf would be greatly appreciated. Pray that the chemo does what it needs to without too many awful side affects. Pray that Rosa and her family will not be discouraged and that they will ask for help when they need it. She will receive treatment every three weeks until the end of october. This is a long process and a tiring one as well. Pray that her spirits stay up, that she wll continue to laugh and see the joy in life as she always has, not letting this cloud break her. She is a precious woman and I wish that you could all meet her. That said, the fact that you do not know her yet are still willing to lift her up is a huge encouragement.

I am heading away for two weeks tomorrow morning so am not sure if I will be able to update, but will as soon as I can.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Hey Dad...

Hud (while stepping out of the shower): Yes Sam?

Sam: Do you like Mom's buns?

Hud: why yes I do!

Sam (grinning from ear to ear with that mischievious grin of his): like Mom's BUTT!

There is plenty of it to like...

Six days and counting...the anxiety level wavers, Karen bring up a good point wondering who will nurture my daylily seedlings, how will Hud manage Claire's hair , will Sam break his neck breakdancing without me to stop him, will I miss the start of new things in my garden...on and on the questions go but at the same time the excitment is mounting, especially when I see Daniel gathering his gear for the flight. The desire to see the mountains up close again, the knowledge of fresh seafood everywhere we go to eat, remembering that there will be so much in bloom, fills me with joy! Discovering Vancouver through my sons eyes will be a real treat and having him alone for that time will be something to treasure as well. He is growing up so fast and the glimpses of my little boy are getting farther and farther apart. This time with him will be a gift, one I won't soon forget.

I also get to meet Andrea, a blogging buddy and we plan on hitting IKEA together. The place won't know what hit it when in walk the frump and the princess...we shall take it by storm. I have quite the list of things to purchase by request and for our own family...good times await.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Easter Fun....

The Easter bunny found us even though it was a blizzard all night, leaving us treats tied to the front door as well as scattered throughout the house...
Good morning Daniel...glad you are feeling well enough to join us today. Amazing what a cure the promise of chocolate is to a boy who the day before was in bed throwing up with a high fever...nice ribs!
Tasty Easter dinner dessert...

Daniel and Craig trying to trounce each other in the game of Blink. Craig actually beat me at it this time he might not be so lucky!

It was a fabulous afternoon, almost felt like Christmas with the snow piled high outside. We got more snow overnight than any storm all winter. A shame really that it had to come now instead. We had fun in it but it's time to be getting on with gardening, not digging shovels out of the shed. Off now to switch the dishwasher loads, then put on some jammies and curl up with the kids. Once they are tucked into bed, I'll be frantically reading my book for bookclub. We meet Thursday night and I only got the 404 page book on Friday night. I have a long ways to go! A week from Tuesday Daniel and I head to Vancouver for two weeks. I'm looking forward to it but I have never left the kids for that long so I am anxious all at the same time.

Cheers to all of you, hoping that you had as wonderful a weekend as we did!
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Saturday, April 07, 2007