Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Some Good News

Morgan, Jason, Abby and Lyla are at St. Jude now. The results of the latest MRI show the tumor has not spread since the last MRI. They will not have to begin any treatment at this time and will be able to go home for three months then they will return to St. Jude for her next MRI. They will be in Memphis until tomorrow afternoon and then will be headed home. This is very good news and such an answer to prayer. Thank you for your faithfulness to pray for Abby.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


We had a wonderful VBS last week. Our whole family had a good time but we were exhausted by Saturday! I led the music and really enjoyed getting to work with all the kids. I even learned some new songs that I can't wait to share with the kids on Wednesday nights.

The pageant went great Saturday night! Abby looked so beautiful and did a pretty good job passing out crowns. Thank you to Pasha and Whitney and everyone else who helped make it a success. They raised a lot of money for us and we really appreciate it!

Yesterday, Abby and I had a special day. We got our hair cut, got pedicures, ate lunch, and went to see Ice Age. We had so much fun! We rarely get to spend time out together just the two of us. I think I had more fun than she did! I spent all day looking at her and listening to her just thinking-I have the most beautiful, smart, and amazing child! I am so lucky to be her momma!

We are going to Branson this weekend with my family for a mini-vacation. I am so excited! I love Silver Dollar City and Abby has only been at night at Christmas. There will probably be some rides that she shouldn't ride but I think she is going to love it!

We leave Monday to return to St. Jude. This time we are taking Lyla with us. We have appointments on Tuesday and Wednesday and another MRI. I figure we will be there til Thursday though b/c they always slip in extra appts. We are hopeful that the tumor has not grown so we won't have to start chemo but we have noticed some changes in her in the past few weeks so I won't be surprised if it has grown some. I am pretty sure she had a seizure earlier in the week and she seems to be having some vision issues. St. Jude upped her seizure meds (twice) to see if it was a problem with her meds-it is just really hard to know if it is due to meds, tumor, surgery, or her age. They didn't think we needed to have the MRI this week though so we are going to enjoy the rest of the week and our trip to Branson and worry about all this next week! Please pray for us though. As the MRI gets closer we get more anxious. And pray for Abby-she is very anxious about having to have another IV and getting blood drawn. She asks about it every day, multiple times a day. She doesn't mind the MRI-just the IV. So pray for our whole family!

"Cast thy burden upon the Lord and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved" Psalm 55:22

Sunday, July 5, 2009

4th of July

We had a great 4th of July weekend! We got to spend time with our families, eat, swim, and watch some great fireworks! Abby loved them but they scared Lyla. We have really enjoyed the nicer weather and have spent a lot of time outside.

This week is VBS at our church so we have a very busy week ahead of us. We decorated the church today and it looks great. I can't wait until it gets started tomorrow night!

Don't forget about the pageant Saturday night!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Abby's Army Benefit Pageant

I just wanted to let everyone know that there will be a benefit beauty pageant for Abby at UACCB on Saturday, July 11th. It will be in Independence Hall and will start at 5:15. Entry forms must be received by July 6th (Monday). It is for ages birth to 18 years so if you or anyone you know would like to enter call Pasha Alexander at 870-307-8284.

Abby is very excited about the pageant. She will be presenting the crowns to the winners (if she doesn't chicken out). I told her she would be a princess for the night and would get to make other little girls princesses too!