I have a bit of blogger overload. So much happening- all blog worthy- and little time before I dash off to the next event. If you're going to be busy, you may as well be happy-busy, its the best kind of busy to be.
Not only did my friend Melissa, have a Stella and Dot party with the proceeds going to our family, but she gave me this beautiful necklace with "Mom" engraved on it. Thanks to everyone who generously bought jewelry! I have worn it a lot and gotten so many compliments on it. Plus she brought her friend Leslie. I so regret not taking any pics! But Leslie just took a class from the American Cancer Society on how to teach women going through chemo, how to apply their make-up. Leslie brought me all kinds of make-up applicators, a cleansing system, and lots of good advice! Thank you girls! It was fun hanging out with you for the morning! I've also enrolled in the class at Roger Maris- I've heard the make-up we get is pretty amazing.
Nolan chose an ice cream cake for his family birthday celebration. The boys were literally overwhelmed with all the fb messages and texts and calls. And then...
...we told them to go outside and watch for "someone" bringing "something."
Could it be any more perfect than two boys wanting a basketball hoop and a neighbor wanting to get rid of their hoop? Kevin and Kari wheeled this over from their house and as they came around the corner our boys lit up! Thank you Kevin and Kari and Camden who graciously let us have his hoop.
All of us have spent hours out in the driveway shooting hoops this past weekend. This little stinker actually makes a lot of baskets. So he was a little surprised when mom came out and schooled him in a game of horse. His response? "Pretty good- for a mom!" Ha...
This one just walks away when mom beats him. He does NOT want to talk about it... he just switches to shooting pucks and we all scatter in the hopes a stray puck doesn't get us in the shins.
I had two sweet surprises for Mother's Day. Colton's class made a string of hearts for me. Each classmate designed the front of the heart, and then Mrs. Langlie had them attach scripture, or inspirational quotes to the back of them. I find a new favorite quote each time I read through them. Thank you Mrs. Langlie all the third graders in her class- I was truly touched by such a heartfelt gift.
I awoke to find these waiting on the table for me. It seems that along with one of the gifts the boys received was something extra to ensure I got some pretty for Mother's Day. Yep, I'd say the boys knew pretty.
I'm well into my "week off" from chemo and trying to play catch-up. There are mounds of clothes downstairs. I can't see the kitchen table because the details, the mess, the stuff of our life is always on display at the kitchen table. But the sun has been shining. I have been making green smoothies every day- and it shows in new skin being generated in my wound again. My energy has rebounded. And I have no idea what my cancer has been up to. Strangely? I am perfectly fine with not knowing for awhile.