Wednesday, March 11, 2015


This has been a good week. I feel as if I should have updated here about what the plan for chemo is. :)

We are continuing the vinblastine. When the oncologist called, basically they were unimpressed with the "growth" and don't want to call vinblastine a fail yet. Her head was in a different position and "it's been said" that vinblastine needs a bit of time - so we'll see. I agree with them and am really happy with this. Her next MRI will be the same time as our make-a-wish disney cruise - so I will have to decide (sort of, I mean, who knows when they will actually have an opening) if I want to know before or after vacation how it is continuing to work. I hope we can do it before, though - I am the type of girl who needs to "know". and wants a plan.

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This is spring break and my patience has been tried during the gray and rainy days. But today was sun and full of glorious smiles. I hope the rest of the week continues to be as wonderful. Being off routine is hard, chemo yesterday (luckily it was quick and easy), and this past weekend. When we got reese's counts back yesterday, they were lower than they had been  - I am hoping and praying this was vinblastine's way to say "hey, I am doing my job..." ;)
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If you are following me on instagram, you may have seen some doodling that I have been doing.

after reese had her discouraging MRI in december, A friend of mine contacted me with a great idea.

throw kindness like confetti.

she asked if I would be the recipient family for her kindness calendar. oh what a month it was - cards with amazing words of hope and love, gifts for the girls, encouragement for us. It really is such a sweet thing that she is doing and I hope it catches like wildfire.

One of the things my sweet friend does in her bible is journaling. If you look at #biblejournaling or #illustratedfaith on instagram, you will see hundreds of inspirational women with gorgeous art work in their bibles. The concept is this - while you're reading, doing your bible study (beth moore's children of the day, here), needing a certain verse to get you through a difficult time, whatever it may be -and something stands out at you... go with it.

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Things I use:

A Journaling Bible
Micron Pens
No-bleed Gel Highlighters.
Washi Tape.
Twistable Colored Pencils.
Alphabet Wooden Stamps.
Clear Stamps and Stamping Block.
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and really anything you can find at a craft store.

I am a simple gal who doesn't use a lot of the crafting supplies like stickers and such, but you can see on IG how many women go absolutely nuts with those things.

Anyway, sort of an explanation since so many people have asked me on IG :)

1 comment:

  1. Love the new blog design! And your Bible journaling is so inspiring-I love seeing your posts on IG. I love the concept of Bible journaling, and I've been looking for a fresh way to "connect" more with Scripture-this is perfect!