Sunday, August 22, 2010

"Puff For Cancer!"

I thought I would add something to this since I haven't yet. You all know about the super nasty stuff my mom has to go through right now. She is so strong and so positive about everything! If I was going through cancer, I would be a huge mess. But she is not.

Personally I would like to thank everyone who has done anything for my mom and for my family. The meals that have been brought in have been fabulous, the flowers beautiful, and the cookies delicious!! Even phone calls and dropping by means so much. If your reading this and keeping up on this blog, that's even something that we appreciate!! And the prayers, thank goodness for all of you praying. We can feel the love!

Anyway, I didn't want to drone on and on about the sad stuff relating to my mom. Rather, let's talk about some fun stuff that has been happening! My sister, Katie, and brother, Brian have been in town this past week and it has been so much fun. They keep my mom laughing and feeling good. Saturday, (yesterday), Mom, Katie, Brian, Brady and I went to Cafe Rio with some of our cousins. We had a blast laughing and enjoying everyone. It was fun to see my cousin Lexi, who we hadn't seen in a very long time and her beautiful little baby girl Abby.

My mom drinks this delicious stuff called Ensure (which gets really old after drinking it every day three times a day, by the way). She had to drink that while we all ate our Mexican food. She proceeded to throw it all over Melanie because she was mad that we had delicious food and she just had to drink that yummy yummy stuff (NOT!)

Oh Mom, the things you will do to eat our food. But really, how lame is it that she can't eat anything solid? I think I would cry.

After we had finished our lunch, we were just sitting around talking (and laughing of course). Some of you may know this and to some this may come as a shock. My mom cannot puff up her cheeks. If you think I'm kidding, just ask her to do it :)

My cousins Lexi and Melanie decided on a new little phrase for Mom. "Puff for Cancer!!" They are going to make shirts with that on the front and something about Ensure on the back. Mel, you'll have to remind me exactly what it is. We realize the the saying "Puff for Cancer" may not be the best choice of words...but now you'll know what it really means.

Would you "puff" for cancer? No, not that puff, silly. You know, puff up your cheeks? Do it, because that's what all the cool kids are doing. We all love Louise and are doing our best to make her smile.

Right now my mom just needs to smile, so share your funny stories you remember about her or have had with her. She would LOVE it. And remember, PUFF FOR CANCER!!


  1. Thanks for posting these. That was a super fun day. I love your family Kelsey. I actually think it was Katie who came up with the phrase, we just jumped all over it.

  2. Awesome. This was so fun. It was so good seeing all of you guys.

  3. I loved this post Kelsey! Great pictures. Keep on puffing!!!!


  5. Hi Louise!

    I love your blog! Thanks for letting me know about it. I have been thinking about you and praying for you all day. You are amazing.


  6. I love this idea! You all have such a wonderful sense of humor. I have no doubt it's silliness that makes this difficult time more bearable. You are in my thoughts and prayers, always. Love you!!