May 2019 I don’t know what it is about little boys, well all boys, and monster trucks but there is an undeniable innate connection. We took LJ to his first Monster Jam in March 2018 right after we arrived in Cincinnati and right before he began radiation. He fell instantly and madly in love! Fast […]Read More Best Week Ever!
LJ turns 4!! May 2019 February 13th, 2018 we were told our little guy had a brain tumor that would kill him in 9-12 months. We celebrated his third birthday as if it would be his last. We were mourning our child on his birthday. Soaking up every present he unwrapped, the way he licked […]Read More 461 Miracles.
Family Vacation, May 2019 We’ve taken some pretty epic road trips in our marriage. We’ve driven from Florida to South Carolina about 500 times. Then that one time we drove from Cuba to Russia…just kidding, it was only Homestead, FL to Anchorage, AK! Our kids are the best at traveling in the car and definitely […]Read More Be Still.
April 2019 Now that our major house projects were complete we were able to settle in and start filling up our schedule! I found an awesome group of homeschoolers that met at a park near our house weekly to let their kids run wild and free! If you know Em you know this is exactly […]Read More Even If…
Our First Home! Buying a home is a stressful time for anyone but all that anticipation usually goes away when you get keys to your new house. When you are buying a house in the midst of a cancer diagnosis there is a whole new layer of emotion. A few of the thoughts that went […]Read More Sorry Dave… We Bought a House!
We arrived in Cincinnati for an unknown amount of time in March 2018. I was really worried about Emmaleigh’s mental health and asked the social worker that was assigned to us through the children’s hospital if there were any sibling programs that could help Emmy cope with our life. She quickly said The Dragonfly Foundation. […]Read More The Dragonfly Foundation
February 2019 MRI It was February, and MRI time. Scans are scary for anyone but when you have cancer it is another level of scary. You are checking up on a monster that is trying to kill you or in our case, our son. LJ had scans about every other month since June, it’s part […]Read More Scanxiety
January 2019 The kids and I left Anchorage really late on January 1st! We had a very long night and day of flying with lengthy layovers. I am so grateful for the USO’s and that we were finished with the long flights from Anchorage to Cincinnati. We landed in Dayton around 4pm on the 2nd, […]Read More New Year…New Home
December 2018 How do you spend a holiday season when you are told it should be your last with one of your children? When you are immersed into the childhood cancer community everything changes, especially holidays. We still had our son with us to celebrate Christmas, but over that year we grew to know many […]Read More Christmas with Cancer
Anchorage, Alaska’s 7.1 EArthquake Earthquakes in Alaska are not that uncommon. We had felt many little quakes since living in Anchorage and to be honest they were a little exciting. On the morning of November 30th, we were all home because Joshua was on swing shift and did not go into work until 3pm. Emmaleigh […]Read More Pancakes and Earthquakes