Sunday, May 29, 2011

Thanks for Memorial Day

This morning I watched the Mormon Tabernacle Choir do their weekly broadcast. It was about Memorial Day, and the gratitude we should feel for those who have sacrificed their lives to preserve our freedom. I was touched by the words spoken and the music sung, and need to express my thankfulness for the many men and women who have given their all so I can enjoy the freedoms that I do have.

I also wanted to give a health update--I have been so busy talking about babies and graduations, that I need to let you know my progress health-wise also. :) I went to my oncologist this week. He was thrilled about my positive pet scan and blood work...and I have now graduated to seeing him every TWO months rather than every month. It will be nice to have one less doctor's appointment each month. I don't even have to see him until after Katie's wedding in August! I am able to eat more, although today I ate TWO cookies and could feel the effects for a while afterwards. (I have to be very careful about the amount of refined sugar that I eat) I have been working out at the cancer work-out center, and I am glad to do that. I am going to try to walk my dog more often--for the exercise, but also so my dog gets out once in a while!

I will post a couple of pictures of Kelsey's graduation from high school.The one picture of our family shows her brother, Brady, and her oldest sister, Jodie, and, of course, her dad! Kelsey was a darling graduate, and had a great time at her all-night party. I am proud of her for graduating and also for getting accepted to BYU, where she will start in the fall. She's done great, and I know she will do many good things in the future--she is a great girl, and I love her very much. Have a happy and thankful Memorial Day!


  1. Wow! Congrats to Kelsey for getting accepted to BYU. That is not easy now-a-days. She is so cute as a high school grad. Also congrats and wonderful news on your health progress.

  2. Congrats to Kelsey for sure! BYU, nice...she will love it. What is her major?

    Glad you got off hook for one doctor also.

    The pic of all look really nice.........Have a great holiday today.


  3. Wonderful pictures! I am so happy to hear that you will have fewer doctor appointments. Hopefully life is feeling a little more normal for you . . . whatever normal really is ;)
    Congratulations to Kelsey. She is a beautiful young woman. I'm sure she will enjoy it at BYU.

    Love you,