Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Well, it's official! We have two weeks left in our current phase and then we will begin Maintenance! Lord willing, we will stay on this for the next year and a half of treatment. Maintenance brings many good things to our lives: clinic only once a month (yay!), spinals are only every 3 months, and the treatment is lighter and more gentle.

However, there are some scary things about Maintenance. Mainly the fear of relapsing. The treatment is lighter but with the light treatment comes a possibility of the leukemia returning. As with this whole journey, it's in God's hands and He is faithful!

So...Kari and I have been planning our spring and summer. On her list is the MAKE A WISH TRIP!! WOOHOO! We have been approved and we are waiting for an interview date where they will ask Kari what her wish is. Kari has said that she wants to go to the ocean to swim for a whole week and take her BFFs Macey and Kyndall with her. Chrissy, we have GOT to get you all there!! :)

A few more things on her list: fishing, riding a boat, picnics in the park, planting flowers outside, getting a new bike (she has one picked out at walmart that she is begging for), and a load of other things that I can't remember. Our summer was cut short last year since she was diagnosed July 8th. I'm praying that our spring and summer is all that she hopes it will be!

Kari is doing pretty good right now. Her counts are low but they seem to fluctuate pretty regularly lately. They may be 800 today and 5000 the next??! Malachi is doing very well...he is talking so much now (definitely my child) and it's hilarious to listen to him. He and Kari are getting to that stage where they like to "bicker" about who plays with what toy but, most of the time, they get along great. Malachi adores his big sister and usually lets her get by with whatever. As you can tell by this picture:

She got a new dress and has been wearing it around the house for days since it's too cold to wear it outside right now. She liked it so much she decided to share with her brother. :) Yes, I'm aware that he will NOT like me when he gets older and sees that picture. But it's hilarious.

I like this cartoon my friend, Kelli, sent me the other day:

So true. :)


  1. Oh my word. I just busted! Malachi, love your heart!

    Love you all bunches!!

  2. I, too, laughed out loud! Bless him! Glad for the update...been wondering about y'all.

  3. Well, it just so happens that this particular blog coincides with my emotional week. That being said, I'm gonna just focus on the happy things you've mentioned in this blog instead of going all sappy. Besides, it IS almost my bedtime....:) I love, LOVE that pic of Malachi!! If you know him at all, you would realize that he is too boyish to look the least bit gay in that dress!! Also, I saw the pic of my Possum Face with that dress on, and I just would like to say that it looked MUCH better on her--but they are both beautiful to their Sissy Bran. Also, the ocean sounds awesome to me....when we goin?? :) If you plan on flying, though, I might have to begin the drive down a couple of days ahead of time, so just keep that in mind....:) I love you guys, and wish our visit last weekend could have been longer. Hope to see you SOON!!

  4. I'm gonna have to show Trinity the picture of Malachi in the dress! She will love it!

  5. Ashley I cannot look at this picture without cracking up. He's like sis now really do I have to.....lololol. Knowing them they love to play with each other so good. Love my grandbabies

  6. That picture of Malichi is the funniest ever!! Love and prayers!

  7. lol cute pic of Malachi..When you get a chance, send me a text..I had to get a new phone on Tuesday and lost most of my contacts :( Still praying for yall

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