Tuesday, April 08, 2014


April 15, 2004 - Surgery #1

In 18 months following April 8 I accomplished the following:

1 seizure

2 craniotomies
(fancy for brain surgery)

3 hospital stays
(total of 9 full days)

6 weeks of radiation treatments
5 days a week with weekends off combined with 1/2 doses of oral chemotherapy

Chemotherapy one week a month for 12 months

More doctors appointments than I care to remember

MRIs galore - more than any normal human should have to go through

These days I'm down to one MRI a year and sometimes a follow-up appointment with my neurosurgeon...only when there is something that needs to be discussed. Otherwise, I'm on the road to being a long-term cancer survivor. 10 years down, rest of life to go!


Thursday, February 06, 2014



It happened, the Seahawks WON the Super Bowl - and we watched in AWE
as they TROMPED Denver! 

We had such a fun time with our other "season ticket holders" that would be our Hosts Dan & Dani, Jenni and Melissa. The Dockter & Martin families also joined the fun, as well as Dan & Dani's son Zach and his cutie wife Yuki.

We CHEERED and CHEERED and CHEERED! I would like to think that we are the Felida 12's - we were loud in their house I can't imagine what it would be like at a home game.

Good Times with Good Friends!

 Here's to the Seattle Seahawks and their first ever win at the Super Bowl!

Our favorite QB and the Lombardi Trophy
It will be a very long wait until the 2014 NFL Season.


Thursday, January 30, 2014


NFC Championship Game Day at Dan & Dani's House

Hoping that the Lombardi Trophy comes home to Seattle this weekend! 

Hawks are gonna ROCK MetLife Stadium!

Sorry Broncos Fans...

Monday, January 13, 2014


Me with Mr. Decaf. I can't believe that he actually sat there while I took this!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Another Christmas is Done

Another December has come and is almost gone. We had a lot of fun throughout the month...

Tree Hunting with the Renfro's!

At Sunset View Firs ONLY a couple of miles from our house

Awww, my handsome hubby :)

Hmmm...which one is coming home with us this year?

Post Half-Marathon - when I had a chance to think about it, I decided it was fun!

Cool race bling

OH BOY! What could it be?! 

Alright - new running pants!

Could it be???

New Doc Martens!

Brand new Bell Sweep

I've reached the animal print age...

Tom wants to try everything out at once 

New tights WITH a skirt - LOVE IT!!!

Maybe Mr. Decaf has had a little too much fun - what a good boy!