Yesterday was Earth day but I missed blogging because I was on my way home from an absolutely lovely trip to New Orleans with my sisters.
Here are some Earth day/T-day posts from previous years: (I celebrated this Tumor Day 4th anniversary by not having a seizure.) :)
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
My hair is back!!!! And that, my friends deserves a blog post. So here, for your enjoyment, is the photo documentation of my hair loss and its lovely come back.
He was wrong.
It kept on progressing...
Around this time my head also got incredibly tender. The weight of my ponytails and even turning my head on my pillow at night, would pull on the edge hairs making my scalp ache.
|The perfectly straight hair line above my ear wasn't shaved, that was just how it fell out. It was odd but gave me hair all along the borders of my hats.|
The kids thought it was fun too. Jane would squeeze herself between my back and the couch and rub my super soft new hair while I read her books.
I am pretty sure I have taken more selfies since radiation than I have in my entire life. Not included here are all my hat selfies, I got some cute ones from dear friends.
Thursday, February 9, 2017
I know Christmas was quite a while ago, but it was just too good to skip it on the blog. We arrived at my folks place and headed over the mountains to visit Liz and her crew in the tri-cities for a few days. When we returned other siblings and families arrived one by one until we were all together for another Northwest Christmas Temus style. This was the last time we would all be together at our childhood home for a few years. Dad is retiring this spring! After a few planned adventures this year they are going to be leaving for 18 months to serve a church mission, which will be another big adventure. :)
Liz organized a little nativity play for Christmas eve. It was short and a bit chaotic but really sweet too. The kids had fun with the cute costumes Liz had, Alex did a great job as the donkey, Charlie was instructing any one who would listen about how cows sound, the newly weds made for a cute Mary and Joseph, and Jane was stoked about being an angel. Upper right: Cooper with a shepard's crook can be a hazardous combination.
Charlie and Jane, of course, were the first to wake up Christmas morning. We entertained them with Christmas Bible videos for as long as they would last before taking them into Joe and Jessica before the rest of the house was ready. Joe would have rather slept longer but Jessica had offered so Joe got over ruled. Upper right: all three Davidson guys now have a guitar of some sort. I have seen a video and they may just be the next big thing. Lower right: Hannah definitely won the award for slowest and methodical present unwrapper.
Liz had given Dad a bottle of massage lotion for Christmas so after church she gave him a well-deserved foot massage. The grandkids wanted in on the action and I hope they payed close attention, especially Charlie and Jane. Hannah was the perfect weight for a back massage...
This little toy puppy would bark and scamper across the floor. It was given to Cooper but Hannah got the most enjoyment from it at least while we were there. Lower right: Charlie gets super excited by life cycles these days.
Charlie and Jane loved sweeping the floor with Papa.
The kids enjoyed the hot tub almost as much as the adults did relaxing in it after the kids were asleep.
A trio back home just isn't complete without at least a short ramble in the nearby woods.
There is something really special about seeing your kids play and become friends with your siblings' kids. We have our ups and downs, but I can't imagine life without my family. (Right: Charlie with Bally, the bald eagle that my dad had as a kid.)
I sure love these two!
Friday, January 27, 2017
Christmas is a time when most people put up trees. This year we took some down.
There were two old ceders in our yard that had been damaged by storms in the past and, as a result, grown new "tops" which resulted in unstable trees that were rotting from the inside. In short they were a safety hazard and unfortunately, had to come down.
Before the trees could be cut down they needed some of the large tops cut off to make it safer and easier to drop the tree without it damaging things on the way down. Keith would climb up as high as he could (roped off) and tie a rope around the part they were taking off. Then Dad would climb up with the chainsaw and cut it down. The rope helped it fall where they wanted. Keith and Alex each got to take one of the safer ones off as well and were pretty excited about it.
Tree number two with multiple trunks and a rotten core inhabited by carpenter ants.
|This handsome axe wielding man is single ladies...|
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Way back in December we took Charlie out of school a week and a half early to head west for a big Temus family Christmas get-together. To keep things interesting we broke the trip up by heading over the mountains a few days after arriving in Puyallup to visit my sister and her little family. We played in the snow, Keith shoveled the snow, I was introduced to Poldark, the kids played in a box fort... basically it was an all around good time. (Minus the few very minor seizures that broke my seizure-free streak. But I haven't had any since, so things are looking good in that department.)
Monday, January 9, 2017
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHARLIE!!!
This guys is 6 already! Can you believe it!?!
For his birthday we went on a Mother-son date to the movie theater. He has always wanted to go! We saw Moana. The movie was fun (spoiler: there is a lava monster that freaked him out a bit) but I think he was a bit underwhelmed by the experience as a whole. Yeah, the screen was huge but he found the chairs uncomfortable and the rest of the place kind of boring. Apparently he had thought it would be cooler in his imagination.
He is totally into bugs, tools, dinosaurs and, most recently, space. He reads up a storm and is always wanting to share what he is reading about with Jane which she finds either neat or annoying depending on what she is doing at the time. He is at that age where he loves jokes but his "jokes" don't have funny punch-lines to anyone but him and Jane. The jokes may not be funny, but the way he gets a kick out of them sure is! I absolutely love his spontaneous hugs and declarations that he is so happy that we are a family. He really is a great little man and I am so blessed to be his mom!