Monday, April 28, 2008

What Were They Thinking??

Do our children have no role models left? I am beyond disgusted by a news story on the Today Show regarding Miley Cyrus. Although Emmalee isn't old enough to watch Hannah Montana yet, she still knows who that is and recognizes Miley Cyrus in pictures. So imagine my frustration when they showed a half naked Miley from a picture taken for Vanity Fair magazine. Emmalee knew right away that it was "Hannah Tanna." Obviously this is not the type of role model I want for Emmalee. This just adds to the long line of celebrities who are letting our children down. My other issue with this is the fact that her parents allowed her to take such a photo. Honestly....what were they thinking?

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Happy Birthday, Emmalee!

Emmalee celebrated her third birthday on April 6. We had a family party for her that day but decided to wait until Tyler could attend to have her party at Chuck E Cheese. She was thrilled to finally have her Chuck E Cheese party yesterday. She is one loved little girl!!

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Catch Up!

I have neglected my blog for so long, for obvious reasons. Life has been beyond crazy these past few weeks. The good news, though, is that Tyler is doing well. We are so thankful for all the calls, emails, cards, phone calls and visits we have received. People have brought gifts and food. We have had help from so many, especially child care for Emmalee and Nathaniel. We have also had countless prayers said for Tyler and for our family. We know that it is the prayers and faith of so many that have gotten us through. There are simply no words to express our gratitude. Although we know that this journey is not going to be easy, we know we can make it because of the love and support we have from each of you. Thank you!

Sunday, April 13, 2008


Thanks to all our blogging friends who have mentioned Tyler on their blog. You can keep up with Tyler on his Caringbridge site...

Friday, April 4, 2008

Bonus Time!

We got some good news yesterday. We have a few bonus days at home. Tyler was scheduled to go in this morning for his next round of chemo, the G-Tube, bone marrow biopsy and lumbar puncture. But, because there was a problem scheduling the anesthesiologist, they are switching him to Monday. Hooray! We are thrilled to have three more days at home. I know he will be so glad to have the weekend with his Daddy.
Ty is starting to perk up a little at a time. I know he still hurts and is still very weak. But, every so often, his personality shines through a little. He is not as sleepy as he was the first few days. He crawled a little yesterday and that was great to see. He is using his signs a little more and even used his voice a couple of times yesterday. Slowly but surely he is starting to feel better. I hope next weeks hospital stay doesn't set him back too much.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Tupperware Fundraiser

The kindness of others never ceases to amaze me. My friend Teri has a good friend named Jeana. Jeana is a Tupperware rep. When she heard about Tyler, she took it upon herself to organize a fundraiser in Tyler's benefit. It is an online Tupperware party. Jeana is not taking any profit from this party and is working to raise funds to help us with some of the expenses. We are so very touched by her kindness and generosity.
If you are interested in purchasing any Tupperware to help us raise funds for our expenses, you can go to this link -
The current party closes on April 2 but Jeana said if there is further interest, she will open it again. Thank you so much!!