Monday, April 22, 2013

Another Clear MRI for Cooper

Waking up from the anesthesia after MRI
April 3rd, Cooper went for his routine 6 month MRI to check for recurrence of tumor. Praise Jesus it was evidence of disease!! With each passing period of time between scans, I feel more confident that we have really beat cancer. I'm not sure if I will ever be totally worry-free, especially right before a scan. However, I know my God is good and HIS peace blankets my fragile mom's heart. He always meets me right where I am.

We truly are blessed to live in a city with a hospital like Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. We have gotten to know the nurses, anesthesiologists, and radiologists in the Radiology Dept. quite well. They have taken this journey with us and really are special to us. There is something so comforting about seeing their familiar faces when we have to be back at the hospital, not just for Cooper, but for us as well.
Cooper with nurse Christa! We absolutely love her!
Cooper with his Oncologist, Dr. Ho.....such a great man!
Celebrating and thanking God for great results again!!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Color Run

 Such a fun time doing this 5K with some of my sweet friends. There were 15,000 people in Nashville who participated. 
Our crazy, Traci, Alyson, Caroline, Diane, and Ken (Traci's parents)
By biggest fans came out and surprised me at the race!!
Alyson, Traci, and me


Colby (7), Cooper (4), and Carson (9)
 While Easter traditions, such as egg dying and Easter baskets, continue to be fun in our has been neat to see the boys embrace the importance of this holiday more and more as they grow older. Without Easter, we would have no HOPE. Thankful for a Savior who came to this earth, lived as man, died in our place, and became victorious over death by his resurrection. He is risen, indeed! By HIS wounds, we are healed. Thank you, Jesus!

Character and School Dress-Up Days

The boys have had several opportunities to dress in "costumes" at school fact, one week I thought all the dressing up was going to do this mom in! I'd rather deal with endless homework than have to pull costumes together at the last minute. Thankfully, we have acquired quite a stash of random costume type items over the years. 
Cooper dressed up wacky for "Wacky Wednesday" during Dr. Suess week for Pre-K
Colby dressed up as "the man with the yellow hat" from the series of Curious George books,  for Book Character day
Carson dressed up as "Wages" for Vocabulary Word dress-up day