|Our good friends Michelle and Travis baptized their son Paxton!|
Olivia had to get in the photo...she thinks Travis is her boyfriend.
|Addison and Avery with the Auntie Em special|
HAIR and MAKE UP!
|Olivia wore her Dora ballerina outfit..she thinks she is going|
to be in the dance recital ....to bad she will have to wait 2 more years. :)
|Here are all the little munchkins!|
Midwest Cancer Center
|Me and Steve|
I watched Oprah and ironically it was about a mother who passed away from breast cancer. She made hundreds of video tapes for her daughter to watch over the course of her life. Ethel started tearing up and said "This will not be you!" Duh! I know that! =) Ethel is such a sweetheart.
After my first treatment I stopped off on Lillian street to say hello to some friends.
|Nicki and Brea!|
I was expecting to relive the day after my 21st birthday after my first chemo treatment. If you were with me that night I had a fantastic time but when midnight hit, so did my head...directly on to the table. My friends hauled me off to go back home to recover. Let's just say the next four days after my 21st birthday SUCKED. I was hugging the porcelain God (aka toilet) and could barely lift my head.
I did not experience anything close to my 21st birthday after my first chemotherapy treatment. A little nausea and fatigue. I have definitely felt worse....so I will get through my chemo treatments. Ironically, today is my Birthday and I feel much better then I did on my 21st birthday. The only things that are sitting well with me are yogurt, cottage cheese, eggs, Chocolate Ensure, BLT's, frozen fruit sticks and apple juice.
Thank you to:
my husband Steve who took care of me and Olivia all weekend. Steve has been there with me since the beginning and reminds me daily he will be there with me to the end. Steve has been doing both our jobs and I have never once heard him complain. It is extremely hard, but I try to model myself after Steve on a daily basis..he makes me want to be a better person. I LOVE YOU MORE THEN WORDS CAN SAY! =)
my mother and father for helping out with the kids and my birthday present. Mom, Thank you will never be enough for all the time you have generously donated to taking care of the kids. Dad, Thank you for being the designated driver to and from events. I LOVE YOU!!!
my aunt Patty for another generous cash donation...THANK YOU!
my mother and father-in-law for my birthday gift.
My God mother Linda and her husband Wendell Quist for the Carrabba's gift card.
Bruce and Betty Bode for the fabulous meals! We all LOVED your spaghetti with meatballs. It was so good our friend Travis joined us for dinner.
|Dancing after dinner!|
Emily Gardels for the Pink Flamingo...(see below)
How Fun! Thanks Emily! I can't wait to take Ikaika on a trip with me once I am done with my treatments.
Crystal - for bringing over chemo friendly food. Love the rice with chicken broth.
My aunt Patty and aunt Vicky for the lovely flowers
Ruth for the beautiful flowers for my birthday and my favorite cookies!
My aunt Linde and uncle Terry for the Barnes and Noble gift card and the chicken noodle soup. It is in the freezer ready for chemo #2.
Sasha for the adorable picture of me and my God daughter.
My cousin Leah, Chad and Charlie for the beautiful bracelet from the Chocolate Peacock.
Leah and I have celebrated our birthdays together since I was three years old. Leah's birthday is May 22nd and mine is the 23rd. Leah had a birthday party this weekend I had to miss. Next year we will celebrate all night! I would also like to congratulate Leah, Chad and Charlie as they will be adding to their family in November. Yay! Something else for me to look forward to!