Finding Hope for the Present in the Past

Much like we are all doing now, fifteen years ago today my family and I battled an unseen life-threatening enemy. Uncertainty, fear, frustration, worry and stress consumed us. But in the midst of this battle we found HOPE, and we walked out of those trials stronger than when we walked in.

My (S)HEROES are …

Who are my (S)heroes?! To celebrate International Women's Day I share four in four different areas of my life.

Eleven Star Wars Phrases to Describe 11 Years of Marriage

By now you all know that Star Wars plays a Death Star sized role in my life. Thus, Star Wars, plays a Death Star sized role in my family's life. Since Lis and I are embarking on our 11th year of marriage, I thought I would put a Star Wars spin on my usual anniversary post. … Continue reading Eleven Star Wars Phrases to Describe 11 Years of Marriage

Songs in the Key of Life: Rascal Flatts’ “Skin (Sarabeth)”

There are certain phrases in life you just don't want to hear. "You have cancer" usually makes the top five of that list. On April 7, 2005 - nine years ago today - my wife and I heard those news as the doctor informed us that she had leukemia. I had always enjoyed the "Songs in the … Continue reading Songs in the Key of Life: Rascal Flatts’ “Skin (Sarabeth)”

My Day as a Stormtrooper aka the 2013 ACS Relay For Life!

A lot has happened since "My Day as a Stormtrooper" aka the 2013 American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Sky Valley (from this point on called the 'RFL'). Well, maybe a lot hasn't happened, I've just been busy making a lot happen, if that makes sense. If you've read my blog for any length … Continue reading My Day as a Stormtrooper aka the 2013 ACS Relay For Life!

Pausing and Reflecting On Eight Years Ago!

Life is hectic for me. You've all heard me chat about it (like in every post! Give us a break!). I'm a small business owner, attempting to write business, attempting to support my family. I'm also in the midst of the Relay For Life season. I'm also in the midst of putting together a Bark … Continue reading Pausing and Reflecting On Eight Years Ago!

Post-Op Update!

If you read my prior entry - and why wouldn't you have? - you'll know that both myself and Dapper Dan had scheduled surgeries this week. I'm happy to say that both were successful and we're both looking better than ever. OK, so maybe he's looking better than ever, I'm still hanging out with a … Continue reading Post-Op Update!

Neutropenic – September 23, 2005

Neutropenia is an abnormal decrease in the number of neutrophils in the blood. Which means that after Lis gets chemo, she usually gets neutropenic due to her low blood count. Once she gets a low blood count the risk for infection increases dramatically (duh!). She could just get a neutropenic fever, which luckily she had … Continue reading Neutropenic – September 23, 2005

Some days it’s best to just stay in bed – September 21, 2005

There are those days where nothing seems to go right. It’s 9:15am, you’ve been at work for 15 minutes and you’re wondering why the heck you came into work today. Anybody ever have those days? I’m sure we all have. Here is how my day is shaping up, and it’s only 15 minutes after noon. … Continue reading Some days it’s best to just stay in bed – September 21, 2005