Saturday, June 27, 2009

Splash Pad and PBS kids at the park!

We have had a fun couple of days. We really needed it! Since Maddy's surgery, we have been home and going stir crazy! I needed the time out!

Yesterday, we met some friends at a park with a splash pad! The kids loved it. I felt really hot and still in a bit of a frump, but it really helped me!
Today, we went into the city for the annual PBS Kids in the Park day! Wow, this was just awesome. I wish Jeff could have gone with us! Cassidy loved all of the characters. We got to meet Miss Rosa, Super Why, Wordgirl, Duck from WordWorld, and Sid the Science Kid! We even had some italian ice out of a Reds helmet!
After the park, we went to the Children's Museum. It was so close and I thought the kids might like the surprise! Little did I know, it was the opening of the King Tut exhibit. It was busy! So, we just looked at a few things. Cassidy had to ride the carousel and Jaden actually rode it! Amazing!
We are glad to be home this evening. It was a long day! We don't have much planned for tomorrow. Probably some playing and cleaning. Jeff has to work, so we will probably skip church. It would be great to have some bible story lessons tomorrow!
Have a great weekend everyone!

Friday, June 26, 2009

100 miles!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Getting nervous

Wow, with this heat, I am starting to get nervous about my first 5k race! Will I be able to run in this heat? I am having a horrible time running on the treadmill for 3 miles. Maybe if I have a little bit of air hitting me, I will be better. I am hoping to eat very healthy this week and get my body ready for this. I am trying to put together a menu for myself for this week. It is looking something like this:

Sunday: Kashi cereal, veggie whole wheat wrap and grapes, spaghetti with salad

Monday: Kashi waffles, morningstar pizza burger on whole wheat wrap, omelets

Tuesday: Oatmeal, veggie whole wheat wrap, Wolfgang puck pizza (not very healthy, but I will cut up one slice into a big salad!)

Wednesday:Kashi cereal, morningstar burger on wrap, not sure about supper this night

Thursday: Oatmeal, salad, breakfast for supper

Friday: Oatmeal, morningstar burger, spaghetti with breadsticks and salad
I hope I can stick with this menu for the week. I hope to feel good. I am also going to start drinking about 2 liters of water a day. I can't stand water, but I need to do it for my body. I am just hoping I can do this! What a good feeling I will have on the Fourth of July! I hope Jaden will be able to finish his one miler!
I hope everyone is having a great week and have a good Friday!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Father's Day and a race!

We had a wonderful Father's Day. I always feel so good after spending time with the family. Saturday night, we let Jeff open his cards and present so he would have the snacks for the baseball game that night. He loved it!

On Sunday morning, I fixed Jeff sausage gravy and biscuits and then we headed to the park! Maddy loved running around. But, she got tired fast.

After that, we headed to Terre Haute. My mom made hamburgers and hotdogs, macaroni salad, and some awesome desserts! (I had to come home and run last night, it was that bad! LOL) We had a great time playing Wii, cornhole, and croquet!
We had a wonderful weekend. Here are some random pictures of Maddy and Jaden by the pond:
This morning, I signed up for my very first 5k race! It will be on July 4th! I can't wait. Jaden is even going to run a one mile race! I can't wait! I will definitely be running every day to get ready for it. I want to run the whole thing without walking. I am also hoping for a time under 30 minutes!
I hope everyone has a great week!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Stamps for Sale!

I am selling some of my stamps to save up money for our Disney Trip. We had to use our Disney fund for Maddy's surgery, but we are still wanting to take our kids to Disney. I hate getting rid of them, but we need the money at this time. Thanks and check out my items!

Monday, June 15, 2009

It's been a long week!

Wow, this week has been long. We have been in the house most of the week. I am hoping to get out some this week.
Maddy has been doing better every day! I am still praying that God would perform a miracle and get the cancer out of her! Yesterday, we even took her for a small walk. She was pulling and wanting to run!
Here are a few pictures of the things we were doing last week. Like I said, I hope we can get out of the house a little more this week!
Made some homemade crackers:
Last day of school!
More sleeping! Like I said, it was a very long week.
Jaden has been playing lots of baseball with me and Jeff. Here he is after a long game play!
Tonight, I will be going to a MOPS leadership meeting. I can't wait to get out of the house. Even better, our "theme" is desserts! YUM! I have a few ideas to get out there, but overall, I will be there to listen to everyone's ideas. I can't wait to see what others have come up with. If anyone reading this would like to join a MOPS group on the far east side of Indy, please comment! We would love for you to come this Fall!

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Maddy is feeling better today. She is eating well, drinking all of the time, and walking a lot! When her meds aren't making her tired, she is following me everywhere and trying to get into things! Back to the same old Maddy! She is still moving slow though.

On our way home from the vet the other day, we bought her a pink shirt. She looks so much more comfortable wearing it!
We will be stuck inside again today. It is raining outside and we need to stay home with Maddy. She is wanting to jump on the furniture, but we are afraid how she will feel when she gets down. The funny thing is, she wasn't allowed on the couch before! What makes her think she can now? ;)
We are so close to being finished with school. Jaden only has 4 more worksheets in phonics! How exciting! We want to do something special for him, but money is becoming an issue right now. With Maddy's surgery, new foods, and meds, we are very tight on money. I think we will still make it to Disney if we really cut down. So, no spending unnecessary money for awhile! Probably not until after Disney!
Hopefully, I will have a little more to post than just Maddy soon. I need to start scrapbooking again soon. Maybe I can get some of the pages I finish up!
Have a wonderful Thursday everyone!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Our sweet Maddy....

is home. Wow, I just don't know what to say. I can't wait to see her feeling better, but for now, I have to deal with the realization! She has three legs! One has been cut off! Wow, just wow. I can't even explain the feeling of looking at your dog with only 3 legs. I am sure it will get better as time goes on, but right now it is hard. The kids are fine with it! I can't believe how well the kids are! I think I prepared them well.

She whined a lot in the car, but I think she was just really tired. She has been laying on her bed since we got home! She even ate a little bit of food. I have been buying so many vitamins for her and we bought some all natural food and treats! I really need to work on my end of the miracle deal. I am sure God is hoping I will do everything I can to make it happen!

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Monday, June 8, 2009


My dear Maddy is in surgery right now, 2:29 pm. Please pray for her.

4:00- Maddy is out of surgery and waking up! She did great! I can't wait to see my three legged dog!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Keeping busy but resting

That is exactly what I have been doing recently. I didn't have any major plans last week, and I feel so relaxed and stress free. I am so glad, since we are dealing with Maddy's sickness. She has been at the vet's this weekend awaiting her amputation surgery tomorrow. We are all praying for her and hoping it will be a smooth adjustment for her. I really want her last months to be good ones.

Here we are on our way to the vet's office:
It was so hard leaving her there. But, we want the best for her.

Today, we had a picnic in the park. We had such a wonderful time. I just love seeing my kids grow up! They are just the sweetest kids ever! I think I have really noticed that this week, since things have been slowing down.
We had a wonderful day. I am hoping to get the house all cleaned tomorrow and ready for Maddy to come home Tuesday. I want things to be easy for her with only 3 legs. She probably will not be going up the stairs, so I want to make sure things are comfortable downstairs. I also want to make sure that all toys are picked up and everything is cleaned with natural cleaners.

I am praying that God will perform a miracle her! But, I know that we need to do our part.

Today, was a long but wonderful day.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

New news!

This is Maddy on her way to the vet for two more xrays! Wow, I think God is working some miracles here. Here xray showed no cancer in her body, just her leg. So, we will be taking her to a consultation for amputation tomorrow. I pray that all goes well and she can have the surgery. It is going to be a big financial strain on us and we might have to post pone our Disney trip. This is very sad, but Maddy is much more important than a vacation.

The days have seemed so long here. Maddy is starting to respond to her medicine and vomited several times outside today. I just wish there was more I could do for her.

The kids have been keeping busy. Jaden is almost done with school. He is done with every subject except phonics. We have 10 more pages! I can't wait until he has graduated kindergarten. First grade is going to be so much fun! I can't wait!

God bless everyone and please keep Maddy in your prayers. She is like a kid to us!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Sad news

Our precious dalmatian, Maddy, was diagnosed with bone cancer yesterday. The vet said we could have up to 6 months with her, but very unlikely. She had a fever yesterday and we got some medicine we have to give her everyday. I hate seeing our hyper Maddy just laying around sick. It is going to be a very long summer.

We will miss you so much Maddy but until then, we are going to cherish every moment.
Today is her 9th birthday! We are going to have a birthday party for her this weekend. I am hoping to let the kids plan it and decide what they would like to do!