Friday, July 6, 2007

4th of July

I hope everyone had a fun and safe 4th of July. We had a great time, as usual. We got to spend some time with Chris Ireland and his girls. We really enjoyed getting to be with them!!! The girls are absolutely adorable. There was a big turn out at the lake, so I got to briefly talk to many people. That is the one thing though, is there is always so many people, I feel like I don't get to spend much time with anyone, ya know. But my dad bought a new paddle boat, the old one was beyond repair! We took a few paddle boat rides and Ella spent quite a bit of time in the water, or on a raft. She really enjoyed a little motorized raft that squirted water at people, she thought that was so fun! She giggled a lot. I will try to have Doug help me get some pictures posted maybe this weekend sometime. My parents also had a mini moonwalk that the kids enjoyed immensely. I don't think I can say that I relaxed much but it was a lot of fun. I got a great workout with all the stairs I went up and down multiple times that day. We are so fortunate to be able to spend time at their lakehouse. It is such a family friendly place and we are blessed to be able to be out there with so many wonderful friends and family! Okay, I think you all get the picture of how much fun I had!
I meet with my oncologist today, a regular meeting before chemo, which will be this coming monday, now that I skipped this week and had 3 weeks off, ahhh! I believe it will be round 11, 5 1/2 months down. I am once again going to try to find out what the plan is for chemo, how much longer, etc. I don't know though, if, as usual, he will know what the plan is. I am just getting tired of waiting to see how things go. I have a feeling that is what he will tell me though. I am going to ask him if he will talk with my surgeon and see if it is possible after my next scan to go in and look inside me to see how things really look in there, since none of the tests are definitive. I will let you all know what I find out.
This weekend is low key for us, no real plans yet. This is a nice change from all the scheduled activities. Even though we had a great time, it is nice to have that time just to not have anything scheduled and fly by the seat of our pants, weeeee! We got our new swing set which has been a hit with the neighborhood kids. Ella loves going up the ladder, through the tunnel and down the slide! We will probably play on that some this weekend.
I hope you all have a great weekend as well. Pictures will come soon. Thank you everyone, especially my parents for such a great weekend and 4th. My parents work so hard so everyone can have a great time out at the lake, and I think I can speak for everyone in saying thank you for all the hard work you do!!!! love, shawndra


Anonymous said...

I'm so glad Chris, Emma and Peighton were able to join your family for the 4th of July fun! I know how important that day is to you. I'm using Ella as an example of potty training for Peighton. Now she tells me, " I need a new diaper Nana, but Ella doesn't 'cause she uses the big potty like Emma. So, I don't think my logic is working yet, but there's still lots of summer time left for her to wear panties and be a "big girl." Maybe she needs to see Ella "in action!" We'll have to get the girls together soon for a demonstration. Hah!
Have a relaxing weekend.

Kelley said...

So glad to hear your day was a success! It is such a FUN holiday. It sounds as if Ella was an easy study with the potty training. Lucky you! And all those pretty panties now for Ella. As for the rest, keep that chin up (haven't heard that one before have ya?) and continue to enjoy each day. Kelley

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you had a great time on the GREAT family 4th of July.
I picture you all in my mind,and feel your spirit is high. Keep up the fantastic job. You're an example to all of us.


Anonymous said...


I'm glad that you and your family had a wonderful 4th of July! Good Luck on round 11. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

The Mudge's

Angie said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that pic of you and Ella-are those pig-tails?? She's getting so big! It was great talking to you after work the other day-except I forgot where I parked my car when I woke up later and almost thought it was towed!! ;-) I hope things went well today and I'll talk to you soon...Tell the family "HI" for me!