Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas 2011

Christmas has come and gone.  It was such a great Christmas...Even with a few of us down with the stomach flu. :(  We had an amazing early Christmas gift, given to us by way of the results from Bailey's MRI.
Dr. Rush passed us in the halls, before our appointment with her...She gave us a quick "thumbs up" and told us that Bailey's MRI looked "good".

Good...Means stable.  Which is not just GOOD, it's fantastic!  
This was the best Christmas gift I could ask for!

The anticipation for Christmas to come...had my kids so excited...But the stomach flu halted that excitement for a few of us.  I was just waiting for it to hit EVERYONE in the family...But thankfully it didn't.

The holiday got off to a GREAT start with Christmas Eve dinner...That was delivered by volunteers from a wonderful organization called 'There with Care'.  TURKEY, stuffing, sweet potatos, green bean casserole, pies...the works!

It was enjoyed by the entire family...Including a family member who flew in from California to visit us!

We enjoyed Christmas movies and our traditional read of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas.  The kids set out cookies and egg nog for Santa and were asleep by 10pm!

Just before they went to bed, the kids got to open up a gift each...then a family gift.

 "POPCORN OIL?  Are you Serious MOM?"


Ohhhh....Now we understand!  A Popcorn Popper!  AWESOME!!!

 Christmas morning--the kids woke up to a living room with 4 new bikes!  Braden, Riley, Rachel and Brook all got bikes!  Thanks to 'There with Care' for full filling their wish!  They were soooo excited and wanted to go right outside to start riding them!


  1. Kristi, i like your attitude. Thats the way to go in life. Let me say: life begins at 33!
    I was drawn to your blog by the tag "chemotherapy". One of my relatives got diagnosed with cancer of the bones couple of months ago. She is struggling. Being in Africa, we never knew she had that problem until she got an accident.
    I hope she can start moving from surviving to thriving you did.
    BTW, i see you guys had a great Christmas.

  2. Thank you for your comment! I pray your relative gets the care she needs, and comes out of this okay!

    Thank you also--for following :)

    All my best-Kristi