Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Guessing game

What is Luke trying to say?


"e-b oye"

Ryan informed me.
I'll let you guess and next time I can post I will share the results.


Emotional Me

I really don't have a lot of time to blog unfortunately. I am really emotional tonight, I miss my baby boy...... I wish we would have taken him with us to Omaha, because now it will be Friday before I see him again and that won't be for very long. I work this weekend, Saturday and Sunday after returning from Mayo Clinic on Friday evening. I know my baby is having a blast at his Great Aunt Patty's, but I wish wish I could be hugging on him right now. So Aunt Patty when you read this, please give my little guy one of your terrific hugs from his Mommy. That is if he will let ya. He is not usually the cuddly baby I want him to be. Oh well! Sigh... I miss him.

I am also nervous for Ryans Appointment. I know all of you have been praying your hearts out, which I can't not thank you enough for, however, if you wouldn't mind saying a prayer for this appointment to go well, and that we get good results, we all would appreciate it. Thank You . Thank you. Thank you!!

Emotionally wretched,

Friday, July 25, 2008


We are Omaha bound early tomorrow morning. I am going to one of my best friends weddings. Man, I am so excited!!! We are going to be gone through the weekend, so I will try to post if time allows on Sunday. I might even try to figure out and get a slideshow thing set up and show my photos from this weekend and last weekend. I hope everyone has a fun and or relaxing weekend. We are sure relieved to see this weekend here.

God Bless

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Trimming Memories

These are older photos, soon after Luke's first birthday I brokedown and finally let Daddy cut my baby's hair. I just thought they would be fun to share, as I don't have to much else to share right now. Before.

All smiles so far...


He is still all smiles just worried about his crying Momma.

How happy and sad it was for me to see my baby get his FIRST haircut.


I would like to ask you all to pray for someone very special to me, as he is going through a difficult time right now. I am not clear as to all the details, but I know that his family is concerned for him and a few extra prayers sent his way might be helpful. Thank you!

God Bless you,


Friday, July 18, 2008

Full Speed Ahead

YAH! We are over the speed bump!!!! Full Speed ahead!

Dr. Cretella states that he thinks we can put Ryan onto follow up mode. We go to Mayo Clinic on July 31 to find out for sure, and to also find out how closely Ryan needs watched. But based on Dr. C's opinion, no more Chemo!!!

Well ,We have a busy weekend ahead of us. I am trying to finish my Painting project and we are trying to get a few things done with other kitchen and remodeling things, while impatiently waiting for our countertops.

I am also a gift receiver for one of my close friends Amber's wedding. I had a great time at her bachlorette party, I hope to get some of those pics in my computer some time so I can share some of that with you. It was fun dressing up in prom dresses and masks and running around. I miss those girls. We had such a fun time.

Lukey has 3 molars popped up in his mouth now. And he is too small for his size 5 shoes.... Sigh. They are not kidding when they say they grow up to fast. I was admring his footprints we have imprints of, from when he was 4 days old. Wow! He was so tiny!
Well I am so happy that all this is getting close to being over. I was going to share our 4th of July pictures before, but this seems like a good time to use fireworks to show how happy, elated and thankful I am right now!!!!! Thank you to everyone for your prayers and thoughts during this time.


Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Markedly Confused

Please Pray.

I think we have good news. The CT results show markedly smaller lymphnodes. Dr. Cretella says good response from chemo. Are we done? We didn't get that answered. So we are in the air still. We want to take these results and rejoice, but are we honestly done...? Are there still some residual cancer that still needs to be cleared?
more chemo?
Please, Lord, not surgery.

Ryan had a terrible dream that he was filled with cancer. So his nightmare wasn't true, so he was happy about that. We are thankful for the improvement but there is still so much up in the air as to what is next.....
Please pray for peace tonight as we wait until tomorrow to hear for sure.


Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Show me your pearly whites.

Here are some more fun pictures or Luke.

Brush-A Brush-A Brush-A!

Ryan is all done with Chemo. feeling much better today too. CT scans on the 14th and we get the results the 16th, hopefully.

Our house is coming along nicely. We got all of the cabinets moved from storage and Ryan installed most of the bases cabinets today. Tomorrow, I will help him finish the bases cabinets up and do a section or tearing up old flooring in front of the door, and then we will screw down the living room floor so it won't squeak. That's our plans for tomorrow.

This month I have a couple of wedding to attend I am so excited to go to both. My friend Amber is having her bridal shower and bachlorette party Sunday, and her wedding the following Saturday. I am so excited for her bachlorette party we are going to dress up in our old prom/bridesmaids dresses and party.

Then on the 25th is my dear college friend Sarah's wedding. I am so excited to see her, and meet her new husband. I just adore her family to pieces, and can't wait to catch up with them, if they are not to busy during the whole wedding. Man, I miss my Sarah, Lynn, Anna, and Miss Darlene.

Well , its bedtime. Sweet Dreams All!


Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Campin' Kids

These are more pictures from our camping trip some of them were way too cute to not share. I hope you enjoy them just as much as I am enjoying them!!!

Happy family! I wish I had a more natural smile cause this is such a cute picture!

Here Luke is trying to help take the picture.

Adventuring out at the campsite.

Getting ready to Roast Marshmallows!

I love this pic also. With the fog in the background and two of my favorite guys! Look at Ryan's cute dimple. I love my boys' dimples.

Roasting Time!

"What is this stuff?!"

"Eww... It's so sticky!"

If you are going to go camping this summer. I Highly recommend the KOA outside of Mount Rushmore. It's more like a resort. Lots of fun stuff to do. I wish Luke was a little older, because there was fun water slides and lots of swimming pools, and a bouncy pillow. Well here, check it out if you are interested. It was so much fun! Mount Rushmore KOA

Happy Summer Days


Monday, July 7, 2008

Me Casa es Su Casa

Here is a few pics on our latest development of our house. I Hope to get a slide show thing set up for more pictures but for now a long post of pictures will do. Enjoy!

Kitchen and stairs in dining room.

Dining room/patio doors, with our lovely view of the dump truck! =)
the mocha-brown room is the kitchen.

View of the upstairs from the dining room.

My paint project! Living room.

Close up of the living room paint project.

Silver, copper and gold, metallic paint on my wall. I love it!!!!

It has a glowy shine to it and depending on where you look and what lights are hitting it, the different colors stand out. It's really more neat in person than what you see here.

It was a great day we got alot accomplished. We got all of the 3/4" sturdy tounge and groove floor board screwed down. When I say screwed down, I am NOT kidding. There are a lot more than 2 thousand screws to hold down the flooring in the kitchen and dining room. Ryan is also going to screw down the flooring in the Living room to where we are going to have carpet. and Ryan said, "So, it better not squeek!" There you have it. We are hopefully going to have a quiet floor here soon! Yah!

Tomorrows plan-- chemo treatment and bring the cabinets down from upstairs. If Ryan is feeling good. He is definitely not feeling top notch these last 2 "easy weeks." The Chemo has caught up with him, and he just doesn't have as much fire as he usually has to get things done. This bums him out. I try to do as much as I can for him so he can conserve his energy, however his "red headed stubborness." kicks in and he pushes himself. Probably farther than he should. So please pray that Ryan's energy improves, and that he lets himself slow down a little more. Good night everyone. Sweet dreams and blessings from our house to yours!


Saturday, July 5, 2008

Crabby Patties Lukewarm

Okay, I have to keep this short. I am irritable tonight. Long, long, long days at work. Sorry I am so tired I need sleep. I will get pics up soon. I am kind of excited about adding lots of little new posts because I haven't imported photos up on my computer for months, and found some simply adorable ones of Luke. I will add one for now and then when I am not so crabby and have more time will post lots!

This pic is SO FUN! It is making my night better. This is when we went to Keystone for Memorial Day weekend. We went camping. Here Daddy and Lukey are wrestling. I love their smiles; this is a definite keeper.


Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Stay Tuned

Sorry for the lack of posting. We have been very busy. I will post more hopefully tomorrow. I am painting, painting, mowing, and painting. I feel good about all we have accomplished the last few days.

Ryan received his second to last Bleomycin med today. HOORAY! One more to go. Then CT scans and lab draws, and a trip to Mayo. The appointment is July 31st.

I will post more on all the fun things going on in our lives soon. Oh yeah, a catcher to bring you back.. Pics of all the construction development. Hopefully tomorrow....

See you soon!