Sunday, December 28, 2008

Merry Christmas

We had a very Merry Christmas!! Our boys are at such great ages-- the magic of Christmas is contagious. Although we struggled to make it through the 7 minute Nativity video, we enjoyed assembling our nativity advent calendar during the month of December.
Christmas Eve included a 2am wake up from Landon because he was sooo thirsty. At 2:15am he was sooo hungry that Bruce went downstairs to make him a cheese sandwich. At 8am Ryker had to wake Landon up because he was so tired from his late-night escapades.
Landon was so thrilled with his gifts that he thanked Santa repeatedly over the next few days. Xander has put together his puzzles so many times that he wants to race Landon. Ryker loves to play with every one's presents. The boys have done a great job playing together and sharing.
Bruce and I have really loved spending quality family time together during this wonderful time of year. We are so grateful for this opportunity to celebrate the birth of our Savior and feel of the love it brings to us this time of year!
Love to you all! Jeanel

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Gearing Up for Christmas

As far as weeks go, this week has been quite uneventful. I continued with radiation treatments Monday through Thursday without difficulty. Friday the radiation department was shut down for computer upgrades, which was disappointing because I'll be missing some treatments during the holidays. Hopefully it will all work out in the long run.
We are busy getting ready for Christmas. Bruce and I were able to enjoy a night out together and attend his work Christmas party. The boys enjoy taking turns putting a new character on the Advent calander each night. Landon is so excited to be working on his homemade Christmas presents for his cousins. He also wants to have Santa's phone number so he can make sure he is on the good list. Xander gets out of bed every night and asks, "Is tonight a Santa night?" Ryker loves Christmas music and Christams lights! He also has a hard time keeping his paws off the ornaments. We are so grateful for the snow because it adds so much to the season. Bruce has begun creating his annual sledding mound in the front yard.
We hope that you all are enjoying this blessed time of year. We have received many Christmas cards from family and friends and look forward to hearing from all of you.
love, Jeanel

Saturday, December 6, 2008

My Beautiful Boys!!

We had pictures of the boys taken today for our Christmas card. The boys did such an awesome job! Here are just a few!

Let There Be Light (Radiation)

Chemo is done!! and I am feeling better-- tired, but a lot better!
This week was a busy week. On Monday there was bed rest. Tuesday I had my PET scan. Wednesday another echocardiogram and fitting for radiation. Thursday I began with 7am radiation, 8am occupational therapy, 9am physical therapy, and 2pm radiation. Friday I continued the two times/day radition. No wonder I am tired...
I am so happy to let you all know that my PET scan and echocardiogram look great. I am doing the best that could be hoped/prayed for!
Radiation is very tolerable so far. All I have to do is lay there for about fifteen minutes (while everyone else is on the other side of 2 feet of concrete and a 2 ton door-- Not very comforting).
Bruce delivered his last baby on Thursday(he is giving up OB because it is doesn't fit our life right now)just in time to come to my radiation appointment. This weekend he is in Houston at the First International Inflammatory Breast Cancer Conference. I hope he comes back with lots of great info.
On Friday night the boys enjoyed a sleepover at Brooke and Sherman's while I enjoyed some quiet, non-sick time at home. Thank guys!!
I am so grateful for all of your thoughts and prayers! Enjoy the Christmas season!
Love, Jeanel