Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Coolest thing ever.

I thought I'd share the best news in the world. I can also now shred the giant stack of insurance explanation of benefits that I've been holding onto for THREE YEARS. Make sure you also check out my other posts...I finally updated after TWO WHOLE MONTHS!!
Also Charlie is now port-free! He got his port out a couple of weeks ago and is so proud of it, and will gladly show you. Even without you asking! be back in Newport, Or

We decided last minute to go on trip to Newport, Or and we had the best time...this was back in August when it was slightly warmer. We went to the beach every day, took a little jaunt down to the Sea Lion Caves...and then got to see Sea Lions right up close in downtown Newport. Charlie had the most fun out of all of us and it was great to just be. My very favorite picture is of Charlie running on the beach, full of happiness and life. Also, at the Newport Aquarium, Charlie's favorites where the puffins...

Fun at the Peace Arch.

So, we decided to take a little trip up to the Peace Arch park up in Blaine at the Canadian's a really pretty park that I can't remember ever going to! Charlie and Brian rolled down hills, and pretended to be statues sitting on a bench, over all we had a lot of fun! I was uploading my pictures and found that Charlie had taken 3 pictures of the perfect blue sky....

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

NW Washington Fair....

We had a great time at the fair this year! As you can see from the pictures....
Brian is Clifford The Big Red Dog for American Family insurance Tues, Weds and Thurs from make sure you go and see him and let him give you a big hug!! :-)

We scheduled Charlie's very last chemo treatment today..September 10th. Also, his bone aspirate came back clear!! No CANCER!!! YES!!!!
Sorry about two pictures being the's all words and symbols when I'm editing the post, so I can't tell which picture is what!!!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

August 16th....a special day...

It was the day that Brian and I were married in 1996. 14 years, I can't believe it...we've been together a total of 15 years and it's amazing to think about all that has happened in that time. Moving to 3 different apartments in 18 months time, deciding to move to Bellingham, Brian working 9 hours every night, then going to school for 5-6 hours a day, and trying to sleep somewhere in there, changing jobs, like 15 different car changes, struggles with getting pregnant, then being pregnant, graduating college, finding a job, moving to another city, having a baby, losing a beloved parent, changing jobs, moving back to Bellingham, busting a leg in a freak bike/dog/toddler accident, buying a house, finding your child has cancer and fighting it, and finding time to still find the joy of each others company. Brian is my best friend, and man, do I love the guy. I'm so lucky that he found me...enjoy the pictures of our Wedding day! Brian's jeep was loaded, LOADED with newspaper, bags..pretty much whatever they could get their hands on. The last picture is of us in Newport, Or on our honeymoon. Which oddly enough, we are going there on our vacation this next week!!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Peaches, waves, potatoes, and lakes

So, Charlie and I had a fun time together at Wild Waves in Federal Way. He went on everything, except the speed slides, of course, and absolutely loved it. He can't wait to show Dad all the cool stuff that Wild Waves has. It has changed so much since I've gone there and I have to admit, it was a blast.

We also went on a hike up to Fragrance Lake with both Charlie and Rocky. It's about a two mile hike one way and it does get steep in some areas with switch backs. We had to carry Charlie in some parts because he was "so tired". Of course, as soon as we put him down he'd run about a quarter mile. Rocky loved swimming in the was great and we can't wait to do it again!

In my earlier post, I showed everyone our green peaches, now I can show you our harvested peaches (8 in all), that are juicy and delicious! I also ventured a peek at our potato's and this perfect potato was right there just beneath the surface, not even a half inch in the ground!!!
AND Charlie has his second to last chemo treatment on Friday! They will be doing a back poke this time anyway, so while he is under they will do a bone aspirate to check his bone marrow for leukemia cells. I can't believe we are almost done!!!