Sunday, March 7, 2010

WSU Wins

Jerad and I had a really nice day Saturday...we had the whole day to kick back and relax and do all the things we used to like to do before we had kids. Slept in, worked out (at the same time!), grabbed coffee, shopping, lunch, more shopping, had a drink with a friend, basketball!, out to dinner at the cutest little restaurant, and then stayed up waaaayyy too late with our friends celebrating the big WSU win!!! (next game is on ESPN on Tuesday more win and we go dancing...) We have not had this opportunity since before Ally was diagnosed last May...and it was really a nice break. It is funny how much more we appreciate things now. Especially getting to sleep a whole night through.

Thank you so much, Grandma and Grandpa, for allowing us this opportunity and taking wonderful care of our children in our absence. The kids were so excited to have Gma and Gpa all to themselves. Ally even remarked that this time, she would get to see them because she wasn't in the hospital. (usually when they come they just take care of Evan and Carly) Our three children, all of them, were practically pushing us out the door to leave. Hah. Ok then! It made it that much better for us to do so!

Ally is doing okay although I have now been with her almost an entire day and haven't seen her eat yet. I am really really starting to worry about this. How on earth can people survive for so long without food?? Just little bits today. Still having stomach pain and issues. She has to get more treatment in just a couple days so I am really feeling the pressure of getting as much food in her as I can. is so hard. I was exceptionally happy today when I saw her riding down the sidewalk (a little slowly, but still) on her scooter!!! Remember when I was wishing wishing for this???

The warm weather has cheered us up and soon the time will change too. We are ready for some change and after all, we have one more season to go (Spring!) before Ally heads into maintenance. Please pray she makes it through with ease.


  1. Here's to Spring...and to all the blessings that are sure to follow.

  2. happy to hear you had a great time. it was well deserved. come on spring.

  3. Terri Barnett ShumakerMarch 8, 2010 at 5:24 AM

    So glad to hear that you had a good time you two definately deserved it. I opened windows today it was great so I too am looking forward to Spring. Love to you all.

  4. So glad you got to get away! Glad WSU won too! Praying that Ally's appetite comes back and that her treatment goes well this week. Grateful for G & G Barnett - what a blessing they are. Missing you all - but am keeping up via the blog. Love you all - hugs and kisses to Ally and E & C too. XOXOX.

  5. Janel,
    I'm just catching up on your blog, and I am so sorry to hear about Ally's little friend Davey. I know the prayer chain has been lifting up your needs and we will remember this family.
    I'm so glad you and Jerad got to get away. I know it was a much needed little break. Take care!

  6. here is to spring, to maintenance and to another wsu win!!! Three good things, that would be awesome, so glad you and Jerad got some time away. It was a long needed break for you and for the kids. Been away so I am just catching up, thoughts and prayers with you for less belly pain and more food. Take care