Thursday, December 20, 2007

An Ally Update...

This is Ally's Mom just letting everyone know that her surgery is now over and she is fine.

The surgeon was very pleased with the outcome of the surgery and Ally's progress. The entire thyroid has now been removed but there will be a follow-up treatment after to ensure that all the bad cells are dead and won't cause any more problem.

One of the side effects of this surgery is fluctuations in calcium, B12 as well as thyroid hormone levels. Ally is being given supplements now to get these back into the normal range. Once that is stabilized and the surgeon feels she has recovered sufficiently from the surgery, she will be able to come home from the hospital ~ it may be as early as Friday if things continue to go smoothly.

I am sure she will be looking forward to visiting you all again as soon as she is able!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

a break

I will be taking a break from blogging for a few weeks I has just been diagnosed with a malignant thyroid and will be having surgery to remove the thyroid on the 19th.
I am really scared but I know everything will be OK!

My Mom has been by my side from day one this has been a great help to me.
She has come with me to all the appointments and the most recent one on December 6 was the day we found out that it was cancer, my Mom listened, I cried.

My Mom has been super strong through this... I am a very emotional person, she knows this so she has been keeping it all in... knowing this does make me sad.
My Dad has been there for her also her friends!

I am doing much better now and I am just a bit scared of the surgery.

My husband and children are doing fine, we have not told the kids yet but will the week of the surgery.

My sister is doing OK... she is a bit scared (as we all are) but trying not to show it. She will be coming down on the day of the surgery to help out with the kids.

My husband's parent will also be helping out with the kids.

All my family is showing me great support!

I have turned the comments off - I know you will be thinking of me and my family.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

a moment

Please take a moment in your day to watch
Learn, educate yourself or others and be aware!

If you are not familiar with the story behind Sabrina's
Law, please watch this amazing documentary.
It's a story that you will never, ever forget.

Thank you Sara Shannon for having the strength
to help all the other families who have
children with allergies!
You and your family are always in my thoughts and heart!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

some fun

Cool art that will mess with your head!

How many horses in this picture? You should find 7.
I found 5.

Look at the middle column.
Where does it end?

Do you see four people?

Who is the tallest?

A face? . Or, the word 'liar' ?

What do you see here?
Do you see the word "LIFT"?
Or, a bunch of black splotches ?


I found all of them right away.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

good news bad news

Recently, my doctor discovered that I had two lumps; one in my breast and the other in my thyroid.
I have had a number of ultrasounds done on both, as well as a number of other tests ( blood, etc.) ... it was time to go see a specialist.

After three months of waiting, I finally had my appointment today. Thankfully, my Mom was by my side to keep me confident and be my second set of ears.
I have major anxiety about medical issues and can not focus on all the things they said to me. I always focus on the worst scenario presented, whether it is about me or not and that is all I hear.

Thank you Mom for being there!

Good news.

The doctor (a very nice man) dismissed the lump in my breast. He said that it would be something to watch, but not to worry about.

Bad news.

The thyroid has a lump and a biopsy had to be taken, which was done today.
There's nothing like starting your morning off with a huge needle in your throat.
I will have the test results back in three weeks.

I will likely have to have the lump removed. It will be sent to pathology and if it comes back showing anything... like cancer, then he will do a second surgery and remove the thyroid.

Scary....YES... but I have my family behind me, and they are holding me up.
I told my Mom today this is really hard for me to deal with because I am a MOM.

Life is precious... tell your children, family and friends that you love them every chance you have!
Hugs and kisses are a must!
If you come home late and your children are in bed sleeping, go in and kiss them and let them know you love them even if it is just a whisper.
Let your partner know that you love them... you care and you are there.
We all forget that the little things are important. In a long term relation we dismiss a lot of the little things. They are as important now as they were on that first date!
Love to live.
Live to love.
Live for love.
Be happy.

Thank you for reading my post today!
Remember to have your yearly check ups!

I will be taking a few days off of blogging.

Thursday, November 1, 2007


50 cupcakes for the school party.

Blue monsters and green one eyes.

Of course they had to be different ghouls for school.


Mickey Mouse.

Fire Pixie.

A skeleton waiting for you at the door.


Little rat nibbling an eyeball.

Scary Clown.

This ghost moves and waves it arms, it also moans.

The spiders are coming!


Mother with her hatching babies.

Mr. Bones showing off his eyeball necklace.

Scary guy holding his beheaded wife's dress.

BIG SKULL! baby pumpkin.

Oh my it is the DEVIL!

Scary old man coming to get you!

I hope everyone had a safe and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Sunday, October 28, 2007


Here are the Halloween costumes the kids wore to the party today.

Fairy Princess

Princess Tiger Lily (from Peter Pan)


Flaming Skull Pirate


Baby Dracula

This is me as a Scary Clown

Below is the little one dressing himself in a Devil costume he got in his loot bag.
Blow it up... don't you love where he decided the tail should go.
HE HE this made me laugh so hard!

Funny Boy... if only he knew the comedy of this.

Below are the cupcakes I made for the party.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

monster cakes

We are going to a Halloween Birthday Party tomorrow.
This is what I am bringing... MONSTER CAKES!


Purple One Eyed Monsters.

Brains with a Brain Monsters.

Big Eye to Little Eye Monsters.

Sweet but Funny BIG nose Greenies.

Yep that's my nose!

The Gang!


Tomorrow the costumes...