“Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.” -Helen Keller When Phoenix was first diagnosed in January 2016, I received something in the mail that happened to have this quote on it. It really spoke to me, and I have kept it in my mind during this year of treatment.… Continue reading An Update on Phoenix’s Treatment
I can’t believe that our sweet Shiloh is 5 years old today. If I had to pick one word to describe her, it would be joyful. She is so full of happiness and light, and has definitely infused that happiness into every aspect of our lives. We are thankful every day that she is ours,… Continue reading Happy 5th Birthday, Shiloh!
I love this time of year so much, and look forward to Christmas vacation all year. I love all of the little things we do to make the holidays special, and the experiences that we look forward to all year. Christmas Eve was spent at home: relaxing, watching Christmas movies, enjoying a visit from my parents, making sugar… Continue reading Christmas Eve and Christmas Day- 2016
I am so behind on documenting everything due to all that has been happening with Phoenix and his health lately. We are well into Winter and are heading into the new year, but I wanted to be sure to share about all of the fun we had over the Fall. We so enjoyed our Halloween, visit… Continue reading Our Wonderful Fall- 2016
I have mentioned it here many times before that traditions are super important to me, and that I love to celebrate holidays in special ways. We were really hoping to be released from the hospital on Saturday so that we could make our annual trip to Elgin Christmas Tree Farm on Sunday. Thankfully, we were released from… Continue reading Christmas Tree Farm- 2016
Friday, November 25 at Dell Children’s for Immunotherapy, Round 4. Midnight- Vital signs, temperature is 101.1. Phoenix is super restless and congested. 12:10am- Our night nurse, Tish, comes in to give Tylenol and listen to Phoenix’s lungs. 12:15- Our night nurse practitioner comes in to listen to his lungs (since he sounds so congested and… Continue reading A Day In the Life: Hospital Edition
December 29-31, 2015 After our first fun-filled days on our holiday vacation, we were excited to see what the next couple of days had in store. We started the day out with breakfast and racing up and down Ashley and Daniel’s neighborhood streets. The kids had so much fun playing together, and so did all… Continue reading Looking Back: Trip to Albuquerque (Part 2)