July 2019 The summer kept chugging along and we were really enjoying our time at a weekly meetup with other homeschoolers called Wild + Free. While there a woman asked me what was LJ’s prognosis (not randomly but I was telling her about why we moved to Ohio) and the best way I could explain […]Read More 2 TDYs and 1 Trip
June 2019 June was a whole entire month that we did not leave the state of Ohio. We did not even venture into Kentucky. This is why we asked for humanitarian orders from Alaska. We needed some stability and man, not unpacking suitcases, well except for that last weekend, feel SO good. Just cooking meals, […]Read More A Month at Home!
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.
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!
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
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 […]Read More 29%
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 […]Read More Disney Dreaming