Saturday, May 21, 2011

I'm A Survivor

My uncle Kevin and family came to visit from central Calfornia this week. My uncle has battle Multiple Myeloma and beat it (it is an incurable cancer but he is now in remission). My beautiful cousin Becky was diagnosed after Spencer with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and beat it. And then there is my brave tough boy. Three generations of cancer survivors all within two years! My Grandpa died of a brain tumor that was metastatic disease from his malignant Melanoma, and Becky's brother Stephen died of an unidentified type of brain tumor, a few years ago. There was no cancer in our family until my Grandpa 6 years ago and now it has unleashed it evil doings on our family. All from the same side. How lucky we are to be in the presence of these three super heroes!

Uncle Kevin took the kids to lunch at Weinerschnitzel and they pigged out. Both of my children, this includes my teeny tiny daughter, ate a bacon wrapped chili dog, a corn dog and an ice cream cone! Wow. Gross. They decided it would be a great idea to take a walk afterwards to burn off an 1/8th of the calories! My Grandma lives in a beautiful suburban neighborhood surrounded by farms on the outskirts. Her home rests at the bottom of the mountain and I took the opportunity to photo the beautiful day.

Gavs and Evelyn looking cool in their "rides"
The kids held uncle Kevin's hands for almost the whole walk!

We found this beautiful old bridge.

She knows how to pose! I love this girl!

She picked wildflowers along the way.
You know the show Everybody Loves Raymond? It really should be Everybody Loves Hillary. She is EVERYONE'S favorite!

Geez! This marshmallow is almost as big as his face!
Oh my little rockstar.
Cousin Roger captured Aida and Gavs.
Belle found this leaf and tried to sneak it into my purse along with her rocks and sticks she collected. I told her no leaves in my purse but that I would take a picture of it. She like the designs that were eaten out of it.
We had such a fabulous day with our family. It was so nice to enjoy the beautiful day and such great company.


  1. Great Pictures!! Looks like a ton of fun!

  2. We would love to come celebrate!!! Let me know if u can bring something you need otherwise I will just bring a treat.

  3. HI Amazing, Special, Courageous, Strong, and Determined Fighter Spencer! My name is Jenna and I came across your site. U are a brave Warrior, Smilen Champ, Inspirational Hero, Super Trooper, and a Tough Cookie.
    I was born with a rare life threatening disease.
    I love it when people sign my guestbook.

  4. Hey Holly!! Just did a catch up on your blog! Wow, Spencer looks great!! His hair is so long and the way he always did it!! Looks like such a fun trip! You look happy. So glad for you and your family. Stay well and take care! Miss working with you. You are such a fun girl.

  5. (Not sure if you will get two comments from me. I pushed post, but didn't see anything so here's antoher:P)

    Hey Holly!! Just getting updated on your blog. Spence looks great!! His hair is almost all the way back to the way I remember seeing it in your blog before all the treatments. Looks like a fun famly trip!! So glad to see you and your family are doing well. Sure miss working with ya. You are such a fun girl! Take care!