Awkward Family Photos 12/24/17

Here are some of our pictures that didn’t go on the holiday cards. Robbie didn’t like to sit still, so keeping him in the yearly picture was a challenge. Lynn crossed her eyes on almost all the pictures one year, which I didn’t notice until I developed the film. Robbie is having another quiet day. We are going to see my nephew and his family this evening.

I’m trying to get through the holidays, but I admit it is difficult to not let my fears take over. Praying for a miracle for our son this year, so we can take many more crazy family holiday pictures together.

Thank you for all your prayers and support. ❤

Shopping and Delivering Gifts to Ivan 12/18/17

A week ago Robbie had lung surgery. Today he helped finish shopping for Ivan. This evening we met with the JuCan foundation to deliver gifts to Ivan at the Ronald McDonald house near MD Anderson. Thank you to everyone that helped out. We bought clothes, headphones, and a small camera. Robbie had the idea for the camera and a small sloth. We wanted Ivan to have a couple fun gifts. Ivan and his father were very grateful.

Robbie is getting along well. He has pain in his shoulder and upper back, where he has the major incision.

Early Christmas and Upcoming Costa Rica Trip 12/16/17

We celebrated an early Christmas while the girls were here. I’m so thankful that they were both able to work remotely this week. It really helped to have them here for Robbie’s surgery. He is recovering well with medication around the clock. We are very thankful for an excellent surgeon and team.

Ruth and Lynn are driving back to Tulsa today. They plan to return one month from today, to travel with us to Costa Rica. We are getting closer to having a green light to travel from Robbie’s doctors. We plan to travel from January 16-26th. Ruth has been busy doing all the planning. Thanks again to everyone that is making Robbie’s dream come true. We couldn’t do this without you.

Thank you for all your prayers and support.

Ivan Christmas Gifts Update 12/16/17

Thank you to everyone that has sent gifts to help Ivan. We have tennis shoes, socks, two shirts, headphones, and a light jacket. He will receive the gifts Monday night at the Ronald McDonald house. We understand that our gifts will be his only Christmas this year due to the expense of his treatment. If you miss our Monday night drop, we will see that he gets your gifts another day.

If you missed my post, scroll back a few days to Ivan. He is 16 and battling cancer.

Thank you ❤