And Along Came a 40th Birthday

It felt like an outrageous accomplishment. It felt like the summit of Mt. Everest. And it also felt normal. We made it to his 40th birthday and life with cancer has become so normal to us, I was distracted by daily non-cancer minutia and completely forgot to plan something. While I was distracted, Dan planned … Continue reading And Along Came a 40th Birthday

Medical Update – Spring 2017

The prelude to winter began with Dan's hospitalization November 1st. I spent the day wrestling with my intuition that I needed a significant break--things were getting to be too much and I felt super fragile. I talked to the HR manager at work and decided to take a leave of absence for the month of … Continue reading Medical Update – Spring 2017

Our Wedding Vow Renewal Ceremony

There was a beautiful opportunity that opened up for us to renew our wedding vows on Valentine's Day. In three weeks, I planned a small ceremony for us with our siblings, Doug and Rachel, and enlisted a few friends and community members to help us put it together at the last minute (on a shoestring budget). … Continue reading Our Wedding Vow Renewal Ceremony

One Week In Photos 10/7 – 10/14

We had eight nights and 7 days with Dan's entire family: Jim & Char, Doug & Rita, and little JD. There was golfing, a trip to the coast, eating meals together, cleaning, hugging, doctor's appointments, and a whole lot of playing. We cherished every moment. Here are a few photoraphs taken by our dear friend, … Continue reading One Week In Photos 10/7 – 10/14