Archive for January, 2009

Snow Day

We finally had our first significant snowfall of the year and the kids couldn’t wait to play!  Unfortunately, the snow was not packable, so we couldn’t make a snowman.  But here are all the kids attempting to make a fort.

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Coaches Spectacular

Lily had an awesome meet today!  We couldn’t have been any prouder of her.  She overcame some fears she had, mainly falling over the bar during her dismount from the last meet, and did wonderful!  She competed on vault, bars, beam  and floor.  She finished 4th on vault, 6th on bars, 3rd on beam, and 5th on floor.  She finished 4th all around.  Her team finished 2nd!  It was a wonderful morning and you can tell by the pictures that she was having a blast.  She said her favorite part was getting a blue ribbon for beam and earning a trophy!  Here are some pictures from this morning.

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Still here, just busy

Sorry I am so behind on my blogging.  This week has been busy, and it seems like it is only going to get busier.  I have some wonderful things to share with you, but I don’t have the time to write about them all now.  Let’s just say that the new series we are doing at church called “One Month To Live”  has really had an impact on my life.  Our small group finished up week two this week, and wow, it really makes you put things into perspective.  I promise to write a post about it as soon as I can. 

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Good News

Ricky’s oncologist appointment today went very well.  All of his blood count levels were great, so that is definitely a praise!!!  The doctor said that he is looking wonderful and thinks things are going very well.  He is all set to do his next round of chemo starting the 26th.  He then has his follow up MRI on February 13th and the appointment with Dr. Yung in Houston on the 17th.  We continue to pray for clear scans with no regrowth!  Thank you all for your continued prayers!  We feel them lifting us up daily.

Like Father, Like Son

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Updates

Ricky finished up his first round of chemo last Friday night and it turned out ok.  He did have queasiness throughout the week even with the zofran, but it didn’t stop him from eating.  He also did have fatigue that has continued this week as well.  He goes to the oncologist here on the 15th for bloodwork to check his white blood cell and platelet counts.  They need to make sure that they stay at the appropriate level. 

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Kindergarten Conversation

I love getting to volunteer in Lily’s classroom.  I miss teaching.  I miss being around the kids.  So getting to volunteer is always a treat for me.  I have to share with you a conversation between Lily’s teacher and “Bob”.  I’ll call him “Bob” to protect his identity.  “Bob” is always full of stories to share.  He is super sweet and lovable, but very talkative.  “Bob” is always a treat and always says the funniest things.  This time, I had to blog about it.  Any teachers or parents of Kindergarten age kids will have a laugh.  It was the end of the morning and the kids were getting ready to go home.

Lily’s teacher was letting the kids know that they will have some special time with magnets tomorrow in the motor room instead of their normal gym time, so they don’t need to wear gym shoes.  “Bob” then asks if he can wear his cowboy boots tomorrow and of course Lily’s teacher says yes.  I try not to laugh because he is so serious. 

Then all the kids start asking what is a magnet.  They discuss it and then “Bob” speaks up.

Bob:  Do you know what they call a magnet in Mexico?  I know what they call it.

Teacher:  “Bob”, what do they call a magnet in Mexico?

Bob:  A pagnet.  They call a magnet a pagnet in Mexico.  Know what else?  They stick to wood there, not metal.

Teacher:  Are you sure that magnet and pagnet aren’t just rhyming words?

(I am turned around laughing at this point.  He is dead serious and Lily’s teacher is just calm as can be. The kids are all intently listening to what “Bob” has to say about pagnets.)

Bob:  No, they really do call it a pagnet and they stick to wood.  I know this for sure.  Really, I do.

I then asked her if she could write a book after having “Bob” in class this year.  She just smiled and of course said yes.  Oh, what a fun way to end my morning!