Scanxiety

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 […]

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New Year…New Home

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, […]

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Christmas with Cancer

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 […]

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Pancakes and Earthquakes

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 […]

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A Month Of Gratitude

November 2018 The hardest part about traveling back and forth from Anchorage to Cincinnati was transitioning back to “normal life” when we were home. It was a constant packing, unpacking, and laundry. Always planning and arranging the next trip, it was really hard to be present while we were home. But we tried… really hard! Keeping […]

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29%

October 2018 We flew straight from Orlando to Cincinnati, we had a few more fun days before our vacation turned into scan days. Mimi and Papaw were meeting us in Cincy for a special weekend celebrating our new 8 year old girl! But first we all met our dragonfly family at Shaw Farms to make […]

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Disney Dreaming

September 2018 When we moved to Anchorage and got a Costco membership there was a giant picture of a Disney Cruise on one of the walls. Every time when would go into the store LJ would talk about how he wanted to go on a Mickey boat! We were trying to detox from Disney World […]

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Friends and Fall

September 2018 Moving to Alaska was scary. Not because of bear, moose, or the cold, but because we were leaving the BEST community in Homestead, Florida. I had 30+ friends (more like sisters) that I could call on if I ever needed anything. My kids had an abundance of tias y tios too! When we […]

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Growth.

August 2018 We got settled in at home as quickly as we could! Joshua returned to work, I returned to housework, and the kids returned to tearing up the house! It felt so nice to be home, in our own space, and establishing a new routine.  LJ’s clinical trial involved taking two chemotherapy medications daily. […]

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