Thursday, April 9, 2015

Mickey here we come!!

Cora's Make-a-wish sponsors came tonight to present her with our Disney trip.  These girls are from a University of Dayton club called Distance for Dreams.  They held a fun run and pancake breakfast to earn money for Cora!!!!  So amazing!
 Cora's blood work came back with some elevated cells last week so she just had to get two rounds of chemo to help her be steady and happy for our trip.  She will probably have to get a couple of rounds when we get back.  
 Our countdown castle is almost full!!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Egg Hunt

 We had our small egg hunt in our backyard today and finally got to enjoy nice weather.

 I think all of my girls look so grown-up lately.  Especially Ava!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Ava is six!

Ava had a great day yesterday. She opened her presents before school and was spoiled with doughnuts for breakfast. I brought her birthday cookies for her class and she said everyone sang to her on the bus. She was thrilled. When she got home from school she helped me with the finishing touches for her party. She requested a woodland party, which was a fun, unique choice. We had pizza and cupcakes, and all ten girls played a woodland pretend game in masks. It got a little wild with the skunks playing villans who kept spraying everyone. Ava is such a joy and I am glad she had a fun day with her family and friends.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

March moments

An update is well overdue for this blog. We have decided to stay in Dayton for the next two years instead of moving to columbus. Josh is convinced the commute will be fine. I am thrilled we get to stay in our house and prolong saying goodbye to our amazing friends! Fellowship life sounds tough so hopefully it is the right choice. I was so motivated getting the house ready to sell, but my cleaning, de-cluttering, and painting has come to a screeching halt. Instead I have been filling time at doctors appointments for these girls. Quincy is getting her tonsils out in a couple of months. Ava has had some anxiety issues, but I feel like we are making great progress thanks to therapy sessions and medicine. The only st. Patrick's day picture I got was this one of cora before her port got accessed for her infusion. She was so unhappy this time around. It was a hard one.
My friend Jackie got married last week and she asked me to make some chalkboard signs for her. I had so much fun doing them and my girls and I loved attending such a lovely ceremony!

Grocery trips and tea party pictures have made their way onto my phone so I am including them here.

We started a countdown poster I made for our disney vacation coming up. We will be leaving in a month thanks to make a wish!!!!! We are so excited.
The end of this month will be filled with Ava's birthday, so there will be at least one more post coming this month. I am writing that in to give me some accountability.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

This week's phone pictures

Here are some more phone pictures taken this past week.  I feel like I have not taken any quality pictures lately and have thrown together blog posts, but I guess it is better than nothing. The Valentine's parties at the school were a hit! I love our old, somewhat creepy, country school.
We spent some quality time at target on Valentine's Day. We can spend way too much time there. It is pretty much our favorite place.
Our heater broke yesterday. It did not take too long to get someone here to fix it but it took jingle a long time to warm up. She sat like a little toddler by her vent all afternoon.
At Cora's infusion today, while I was perusing the Facebook I saw that it was national eat ice cream for breakfast day to support children's cancer. So I ordered chocolate ice cream to celebrate. Why not??!! She was pretty thrilled about it.
We had the sweetest visitors at the hospital today. Anisa Guy and Lisa Latta spent the whole day with us. Anisa even brought an amazing quilt for cora.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

This week's phone pics

Right now Liezl is at a camp with her fifth grade class for three days. They get to spend time in cabins and play in the great outdoors. Too bad it is freezing and snowing, but they probably don't even notice. It has been a little tough not having her around. We all miss her. Her sisters gave her a tearful goodby when she left.
Quincy and Ava were chosen from their classes to be students of the month! They are such good, cute girls. I love them.  Too bad this picture is so fuzzy.
Liezl and Quincy are playing volleyball this month. It has been fun to try something new and I think they are having fun. It is not the physical outlet I was looking for though. There is a lot of standing around waiting for the ball. 
While three-fourths of my girls are at school, cora and i have been busy painting the house. She loves to help, which is fun, but we sure create a lot of messes!
Here is Quincy showing off her new birthday outfit. I think she looks so darling!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Quincy's Baptism

We just said goodbye to all of our visitors who came into town for Quincy's baptism and are missing them already. My mom and dad, Judy, Dan, Emily, and teddy made our weekend so special. We are so blessed to have amazing family who support and love us.
Saturday evening Quincy chose to be baptized and I could not be prouder. She is such a sweet, tender-hearted girl. She was so touched by the spirit during the service, she was in tears most of the time.
She sang a song with her friend Payton who was getting baptized the same day and Liezl gave a talk. They did amazing.
I am so glad we had all weekend to celebrate our wonderful Quincy!!