Tuesday, May 28th

Hello everyone!  Hope you all are doing well.  We are!  Got back to Green Bay this morning.  Our home away from home.  🙂  Our two weeks went by fast at home, but guess what that means?  We’re just that much closer to being done.  Yay!!

On our way home on Friday (two weeks ago), we stopped by Caleb’s school and picked him up.  He wasn’t expecting us, so when he saw us, the look on his face was priceless!  I wish I could take those moments and bottle them up.  Loved it!!!  Thankfully the last little bit of snow melted that day, but then we ended up getting more Saturday and Sunday.  At least that snow didn’t stay.  How depressing that would be!  I hated to admit it, but it was beautiful – all the snow stuck on the branches.  Maybe beautiful for November, but not for May!

So guess what?  On Sunday night after we got back, I ended up getting the flu!  Yuck!  I haven’t had that in awhile.  So apparently that’s what Caleb must have had before we left.  Ken didn’t feel good in between us, but of course Jacob got through it!  That kid has been so healthy (believe it or not) the last couple of years.  Other than the ugly “C” word, he hasn’t even had the sniffles!  Well, I felt horrible, but mended quickly.  Thankfully it only lasted about 12 hours.

Wednesday, Caleb had his first baseball practice.  He seemed to like it okay, but I think it’ll be a little too slow moving for him.  He likes action!!!  Unfortunately he missed his first game, but he’ll have plenty to make up for it.  🙂

On Friday, the boys and I headed downstate to my parents house as my older sister was throwing a baby shower for my younger sister.  I really didn’t want to get in the car again – either did Jacob, but we were so excited to see the family.  My older sister and 3 of her kids were there along with her oldest daughters husband; my brother, his wife and their 2 kids; my younger sister and her son.  And of course my parents.  🙂  I was also able to see a couple of Aunts and cousins.  The best part was being able to see my Grandma who is 98 years old.  🙂  I haven’t seen most of them since last summer.  We had a wonderful time, but came back on Monday. 

Jacob ended up going to school half day on Tuesday and decided to try a full day on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  I didn’t know how he would do going three full days, but he made it okay.  He had a good time especially knowing that that was his last week of school. 

Friday, Caleb had his first baseball game (that we made it to).  They got spanked!  It wasn’t pretty!  Unfortunately, I’m not a big fan of baseball, so it was very long and boring.  2 1/2 hours!  Yes, I love watching my kids play sports, but there was nothing to watch.  Barely any hitting or running for our team.  Ha!  Hopefully things will be better next game.  We had a couple of graduation parties over the weekend.  Had a good time visiting with friends.  By the way, congratulations Megan and Laura!  🙂  Sunday we went to church and then our friends John and Joy along with their girls came over for a cookout.  We had a very nice visit and the weather was gorgeous.  As a matter of fact, it was gorgeous all weekend!  It was so nice spending all our extra time outside.  We didn’t want it to end.    Even better, Jacob felt fantastic!  Jacob and Caleb went on a bike ride over the weekend.  I thought that would knock him down, but I think he was even more hyper after he went.  Ken and Jacob played around in the woods Monday morning and did a lot of walking.  He wanted to keep going and had wonderful energy.  So happy to see that. 

Arrived in Green Bay today.  We decided to bring Caleb along.  Ken’s work is just getting too busy and with school ending on Thursday, it’s just too much to find someone for Friday and Saturday to take him along with early in the morning and after school.  Glad I have my little man with me.  🙂  It was a long day at the clinic.  The first day here is always a long day.  By the time they check his blood counts, have our doctor visit and start and finish chemo, it’s usually at least a 5 hour day.  It may not seem like much to some, but it is!  Thankfully, his counts were fantastic!!  They haven’t been this good since before chemo started in October.  Yay!  So, with Memorial Day messin’ things up a bit, we won’t be leaving till Saturday.  But that’s okay….at least he’ll only have one treatment left!  Praise God!!

On a sad note, Little Zeke who I’ve asked prayer for in the past passed away about a week ago.  Also, sweet Bella passed away earlier today.  Please keep these families in your prayers!  My heart just aches for them.  Cancer sucks!!!  Also, please continue to pray for precious Julia.  She finished a different chemo to see if it would take care of the relapse, but it didn’t even touch it.  Now they’re planning on a stem cell transplant at St. Judes.  Please pray for a miracle in this little girls life! 

Well, it’s getting late and we have an early day tomorrow.  Thanks again for all of your support and prayers!  Jacob is doing wonderful!  So thankful for God’s protection on him.  We praise Him and thank Him everyday for it!  I will try to post a picture of him soon so you can see for yourselves.  🙂  Blessings to you all!


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