Saturday, December 7, 2013

Ella's 5th Birthday Party

What more can a 5 year old dream of, but a Nutcracker/Sugar Plum Fairy birthday party.  We even had a real ballerina come and give a lesson and a performance for the girls.  Their faces were mesmorized!  I had way too much fun preparing for this party, and Ella thanked me many times.  She had a great time!

Christmas Tree

We love Wreath Works, a little family run tree farm in Port Orchard.  The girls had fun, although were a bit cold.  But it ended with cookies and cocoa, so they seemed to perk right up!

Christmas Fun

The day after Thanksgiving, we kicked out the Christmas season by heading to downtown Seattle and joining all the yuppy Black Friday shoppers for some hustle and bustle.  Really, we just enjoyed the non-shopping aspect of it all.  So much fun!

Thanksgiving 2013

Boppy and GramMary were in town, and we all had a great time and ATE WAY TOO MUCH!!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Loving Life!

I love my little girls!


There is far too much to write about how great our trip to Disneyland and Newport Beach was.  It was just amazing!

Happy Birthday to Reese!

Okay Reese, you want a zebra party?  Here you go!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Reese's No More Chemo Celebration

I love the Mary Bridge HemOnc clinic!!! We came for Reese's checkup today, and on her room it said "No More Chemo".  Reese skipped around the clinic the whole time singing "No more chemo".  It was sweet.  Then Reese got to pick a hat for her and her Dr, and everyone sang a song to her.  It was very special.  Reese received a certificate for completing her chemo, and a framed picture of her and Dr Irwin (who she now refers to as her friend who she loves). 

It was a special day and I had several conversations thanking the staff for being so great.  Our next appt is in a month, I can't describe how that feels.  We've gone every week for 24 weeks.  It's such a relief to know she is finished.  And yet bittersweet.  The patient in the room next door was an infant.  Yet again my heart was ripped out and ached for that baby and his/her parents. 

Thank you Mary Bridge, and particularly Dr Irwin and all the WONDERFUL nurses who have loved us so much!  You've have played a huge role in our life this year, and in Harper's whole life so far. 

Saturday, August 3, 2013

CureSearch Walk

What a fun morning we had in Seattle.  All our friends and family made this such a special event for us by donating and walking with us to support Reese and all children affected by cancer.  Thank you to all for raising $3485.  Team Reese's Pieces came in 2nd place for overall money raised.  Awesome!  Although she wouldn't say her name on the microphone, she was so excited to receive her medal for being a child on treatment, and when she got the plaque for 2nd place in money raised.  Go Reese!


Reese gets her medal for being on treatment right now.

The Walk Starts!