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
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 […]Read More Friends and Fall
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. […]Read More Growth.
July 2018 It was finally July, the month we have been so looking forward too! We were going HOME!! To our Dolce, our stuff, and our village that loved us so well the short time we were in Alaska. But first, we had to squeeze out every bit of fun Cincinnati had to offer! Unlce […]Read More Home is Wherever I’m With You…Kinda