Monday, July 28, 2008


Well, we got back Saturday from our week in Destin. It was really nice. The house that we stayed in was beautiful!! Great view of the beach. Donnie had chemo the week before we left and was feeling better by the time we went. I had some great relaxing days. Donnie and the kids ran around a lot more than me. He and Shantel went parasailing and Courtney and her friend Danielle went too. The pictures are priceless. Justin and Sara and Shantel went snorkeling. We all went on a dolphin cruise. Caley loved the boat. She kept throwing her hands up in the air and yelling. She was the star of the afternoon. People on the boat were taking pictures of her!!! I don't blame them, she is beautiful. Donnie and I rented one of those scooter cars and drove up and down the beach one day. It was my favorite thing, just me and him riding. It was a beautiful day for it. Kids didn't get to swim much. Too many jellyfish but they were able to swim a day or 2. They had the pool and plenty of other kids to hang out with > I think they all had fun.

I know I did. I wasn't ready to come home. you know back to reality and the real world.

Donnie's younger brother Keith had surgery on Friday. We just found out he has thyroid cancer. It was definitely a shock. Cancer is such an ugly beast!!!! The good news is that they removed his thyroid and hopefully he will be able to do the radiation and it will be gone. He has the "good" kind of thyroid cancer. I know it's hard to believe it could be good but this one is 97% curable! So hopefully it was caught within time and taken care of. Please add him and his family to your prayers.
Donnie is in Houston now. He has chemo in the morning.
I will update on his progress soon.
keep praying,
love to all

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Good News

Well we are in houston and have done all the tests. The resuts aren't official yet because the radiologist had not read them but the dr read them and he said things look better and it looks like this chemo is working so we stayed another day for him to have chemo today. He is scheduled for 3:30. It will take 4 hours but I am so happy that things were better. I was nervous!!!!!!! We will be home late tonight sometime and back to work tomorrow.
Keep praying.
love to all.
I will update more later

Saturday, July 5, 2008


Caley dancing and singing at Rockin on the River
Justin and Donnie playing pool

Sorry my posts haven't been as frequent. It seems we are always on the go. Caley turns 1 on Wednesday. I can't believe it!!!!! She is growing so fast and getting better at walking.
Donnie has been feeling pretty good and as you can tell from the picture his hair is starting to grow back. He was happy about that!!

We had a good 4th of July. We BBQ'd and played ladder ball. It was a nice day with family and friends.

Shantel and Caley and I went to Rockin on the River and had a great time today. Caley danced and danced. She wore herself out and was asleep before we left the parking lot.

We leave for Houston tomorrow. Donnie has appointments Monday for scans and blood tests and we will meet with the dr on Tuesday. Keep praying for good results.

Love to all