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Archive for August, 2011

13 Years

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Dusty and I were able to escape to Boyne Mountain this week to celebrate our 13 year marriage!  What a blessing it was to have that opportunity.  The weather was beautiful, I felt up to it, and I had hair!  I celebrated our last two anniversaries bald.  We had a great time. 

On our anniversary, we went Ziplining down the mountain.  It was 10 ziplines that takes two hours to complete.  I even did a front flip off one of the zipline platforms.  It was awesome!  Talk about feeling alive. 


A few weeks ago, we were able to celebrate my nieces first birthday.  She is absolutely adorable. 


Summer is coming to a close (single tear running down cheek) and Brooklyn will soon be starting 2nd grade and RIDING THE BUS!  I can’t believe it.  I feel this need to try and squeeze in everything we didn’t do yet.   

Throughout all the loveliness of the last few weeks, there is a little monster that is rearing it’s ugly head again.  My headaches are back.  So much so, that I found it necessary to call U of M yesterday.  My next scans are scheduled for September 13, but they want to get my brain MRI done before that.  I fear the worse (more tumors), but am hoping for the best.  The headaches are very similar to my headaches I had when the tumors were first found just over a year ago. 

Please pray the cancer is not active in my brain again.

Please pray my headaches will be controlled.

Please pray for a cure!

Praise God for the caring hands that love my children.

Praise God for the doctors who work so hard to take care of cancer patients.

Praise God!

Keep holding on…

Hanging with my kids (excuse my hair)


Race for the Cure

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Yes friends it’s that time of year again.  Time to lace up your tennis shoes, tenny-boppers, kicks, high tops, low tops, whatever you have and get ready to crawl, walk, jog, run or race.

Jill and Jen have organized a For The Love of Lindy team to support Race for the Cure.  This is our third year and I hope you can make it.  We had a great team last year.  Thank you for signing up in the years past and I hope you’ll do it again.  It’s a lot of fun.

Click on the following link to sign up:

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