Bieber Fever ... For A Good Cause

Okay, Bieber Fans, have I got a great opportunity for you! If you work this right, not only will you win two tickets to a Justin Bieber concert, you will also get to meet him personally. And you'll be raising money for an excellent cause.  I know there's a few of you motivated enough to make that happen.  Here's the information: ...more

Even When Cancer Is Part Of The Plan

What a difference a few years can make on the same calendar day. This day holds a lot of memories for me. Let's start 10 years ago in 2003. Jeff and I closed on our house that day. It was such an exciting time. We were young and first time home buyers. We had big plans for our life in this house. Gavin and Garrett hadn't yet joined the family. But we already had big visions for what our home ...more

A Clear Scan for Gavin

First of all, thank you to those that continue to check in on our family. Saying I appreciate your love and prayer support is a serious understatement!Gavin's recent MRI was awesome. In the words of Gavin's oncologist: no tumor, no changes, all good.Praise God for His continued mercy on Gavin! ...more

T Minus One Week Until The Next Scan

Last time I posted I wrote about how Gavin's next MRI had crept up on me and how I am usually acutely aware of how much time we have left before the next scan. Well, it may have been delayed, but it's here.T minus one week until the next scan. And I am officially acutely aware of it.This time feels different though. I wouldn't call it "scanxiety." It has not been driven so much by fear, but instead ushered in ...more

Happy New Year

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Like A Dream Come True

My mom told us recently that her city was having a recycling day. Part of the festivities included a recycling truck that you could climb up in and actually work a little. We knew that both boys would enjoy that, but that for Gavin it would be a dream come true. (He's loved garbage and recycling trucks since he was two years old for those of you that are just tuning in.)  He has sat in a couple of trucks ...more

Catching Up On Things

I know it's been awhile since I penned a post here for the blog. But, I was honestly shocked when I recently looked and saw that it was August when I last sat down to write. Let's just call it a needed break. God's been working on me in a number of ways recently and it was a good time to do less talking and more listening. As I always say, no news here on the blog is good news ....more

Catching Up On Things

I know it's been awhile since I penned a post here for the blog. But, I was honestly shocked when I recently looked and saw that it was August when I last sat down to write. Let's just call it a needed break. God's been working on me in a number of ways recently and it was a good time to do less talking and more listening. As I always say, no news here on the blog is good news ....more

Health Over Wealth

My good friend, Wende, was the first to introduce me to the concept of "health over wealth."  As it sounds, it's the notion that your health is more important than your wealth.  And all too often, you have to spend more money in order to have a diet filled with foods that are actually good for your body ....more

The Skinny On Our Week

Gavin's recent medical appointments all happened to fall on Thursday and Friday.  It was a bit of a whirlwind. Nothing compared to the old days though ....more