Monday, September 13, 2010

2 Years with "the C word"!! lucky can you be....two post in two days. I said I wasn't going to post again for a while, but I forgot to add this to my last post. I started to just add it to the bottom of the previous post, but deserved it's own posting.

August 31, 2008, Alan was diagnosed with Kidney Cancer....or "the C word" as we like to call it. The word Cancer is just too hard to say sometimes...most times actually. There is no way I could go in to full detail about everything that has happened or changed in our life, but if you follow my blog, then you pretty much know close to everything. It's been a very interesting journey to say the least. Although cancer is the devil and has put my husbands body through more pain than I thought humanly possible at times, it has also brought some amazing changes spiritually to our life. We are all much closer to God because of this and you know what...It Feels Good!! No, It Feels Great!!! How many times have we said, we don't know why Alan was chosen for this, but he was. We just make the best of it and push on and continue to show Alan how loved he is and encourage him to never give up.
On an uplifting note....Alan is doing really great right now. He is getting around so much better and hardly having to use his walker. Of course in my opinion, he should use it more, but he just wants to feel normal...I don't blame him. The normal issues with Sutent....tiredness and feet sores, but for the most part, doing great and enjoying life!
Love and Prayers

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Just a little behind...

So it's been around 7 weeks since my last post and I am SOOOOO sorry to keep my blog followers in the dark, but these last 7 weeks have been busy. We've had Baptisms, 1st days, birthday parties and another Houston trip. We've also bought a house!!! YIPPEE!!! This post is going to be a quick run through of those past 7 weeks and needless to say...August has been pretty good. Lets start with....

Sydney's Baptism!
Not only is this sweet girl my daughter...she is also my sister in Christ!! What a great day this was. Besides this being a wonderful day for Sydney that I hope she never forgets and I know I will never forget will probably be a memorable day for Carson since he was literally behind the scene while Sydney was being baptised. Long story short...there was no teacher in his room yet, so he ended up being with Sydney and I in the back. I just prayed he didn't cannonball in the baptistery!!! HA
Sydney and Bro. Eric. This man is awesome!! We are so blessed to have him as our preacher.
See Carson. I was panicking.....ughhhh!
1st Days....
This pic is of Carson's 1st day of PreK 3 at Wee School. He is such a big boy and is learning so much.

Sydney's 1st day of 2nd grade. I don't know what the deal is with my kids but they do not want to give me the "pretty smiles" as I call them....everything's fake....ughhh!

Sydney and some of her friends in her class.

Birthday Party....

Yes Sireee....Alan McCone is 38!! I planned a birthday party for him the night before we left for Houston. This was his birthday weekend and even though I knew we would be tired traveling to Houston on that Sunday, I wanted us to have a fun night before we left and we did. We were able to celebrate with many of our friends and family. This party came complete with funny cards, great gifts, cake and an awesome band!! Thank you all who helped make this party such a success. Couldn't have done it without you.
Me and the birthday boy!

The birthday boy with his gift from the kids and I. He loves to bow hunt and can't pull back his regular bow anymore, and we love some deer meat and couldn't got without, of course, so by the look on his face, I think he will be able to put this to good use!! He was so surprised. Thanks Lee for helping me with this!

Houston Report...
Our last Houston trip was August 23rd. Alan got a really good report. The tumors in Alan's lungs have all pretty much decreased...not to where they were before he got off his chemo, but very close. This was wonderful news b/c this meant we did not have to change treatment and also that his chemo has worked pretty quick in those 4 short weeks. Praise the Lord....good news!! We will be heading back to Houston October 11 and 12.
House News....
Back in June we found the perfect house for our family. It was the size we wanted and in the neighborhood we wanted....the only catch was we had to wait for the owners to find a house in a different town since is was a FSBO. Since we loved the house so much, we were willing to wait. Well, they found a house. We closed this past Tuesday and should be getting the keys this coming Friday and then the painting will began and then the big move. We are all SOOOO excited and the kids talk about it daily. I'm sure my next post will be house pictures, etc. Speaking of the next post....who knows when that might be, so I'm already apologizing....the next few weeks are going to be busier than normal.
Wishing you all a wonderful day full of blessings!!
Woooo Pig Sooie!!