Relaxing Sunday 8/28/16

Robbie is having a relaxing Sunday. He has been reading and playing on his computer. My day has been focused on getting ready for my little students this week. My youngest are in Kindergarten, which is still one of my favorite grades to teach. I’m also trying to calm down from the past year, which…

It has been a Year 8/26/16

First…some pictures from May 2015….three months before we found out that Robbie was sick with cancer. We were in Costa Rica for our daughter’s wedding. Fun family pictures and of course a sloth. The water came rolling in while I was taking pictures of Lynn & Robbie. She picked him up to be silly.  …

Look! One Crutch! 8/23/16

Progress continues! Robbie can get around with one crutch now! We took him out to eat to celebrate his new job. He will start working part time remotely for Navico doing computer programming.   

Robbie is going back to work! 8/22/16

Good News: Robbie was offered a three month trial position with Navico, where he was an intern all through college. He will be able to work remotely part time. We are thankful for this opportunity for Robbie and he is very excited to start back to work! He will be doing computer programming.  Robbie Updates:…

Back to Centennial Elementary 8/17/16

I started back to teaching after being out last year for Robbie. I had a hard time leaving him today. He still needs a lot of help and he will have multiple doctor appointments this year.  I’m teaching K-3 special education this year. I look forward to meeting my students.  I’m so thankful to the…

Trip Home 8/16/16

We stopped at the Dallas Zoo for a couple hours on the way home today. Luckily our Houston Zoo pass lets us into zoos across the country for half price or free. The kids want to go back when we can stay longer.  Tomorrow, I start back to work full time. I’m very nervous about…

Monday at MD Anderson 8/15/16

We spent another day at MD Anderson. The staff was happy to see Robbie and he got hugs from his nurses. They are so sweet! Today he went to see his orthopedic surgeon.  Dr Lin said Robbie will probably need the more risky leg surgery to help his leg to straighten out, but he wants to…

Family Time in Houston 8/14/16

Robbie and my great nephew Kellen.  New baby Nora. (Kellen’s sister).  My sister Sandy and her grandbaby.  Ruth holding Nora.  Sandy, her son Brian, and his baby. We all had fun holding her. I missed getting a picture of his wife Sarah.  Robbie eating cake to celebrate his good tests. My nephew and his sweet…

Downtown Houston Aquarium 8/13/16

Robbie talked me into a cute shark today.  He tried to talk me into the adorable tiger.  Feeding and petting the stingray.  Robbie and Ruth at the aquarium.  I took Robbie and Ruth to the Houston Aquarium and restaurant today. They had fun looking at the fish and eating at the restaurant.  We didn’t get…

Victory over Cancer. 8/12/16

Really Good news: Robbie’s three month scans were clear of cancer. He will be checked every three months because Osteosarcoma is such an aggressive cancer.  Bad news: The fracture in his foot hasn’t healed yet. He will see the orthopedic specialist on Monday to check his foot and leg. Also his blood counts are still…