Friday, July 27, 2007

Our visit with Dr. M on Tuesday was as anticlimatic as it could get! The machine they use to test Tyler's blood was broken, so we don't even know what his test results were this month. Probably the best news we got at the doctor's office was that at Tyler's 6 month checkup (next month), they will again test his BCR-abl level to see how much progress he has made. They expect that his blood will be negative for the bad chromosome and that we will have to progress to bone marrow tests.

We finally got our team set up for Light the Night, so you can now join Team Firefly at Thanks to those of you who have generously supported me already! I appreciate it more than I can say!

We are off to Bellingham for the weekend to abuse our bodies in another soccer tournament -- wish us luck!


Thursday, July 26, 2007

In Need of Names

Hey all!

I am completely stalled on what to name our Light the Night Team and need to ask for your ideas.

Dad suggested Leukemia Skywalkers, which is pretty darn good. I was thinking along the lines of Tyler's Trekkers, but it doesn't have the ring that Dad's does. Do you have any ideas? If so, please post a comment on this message. Tyler and I will pick our favorite team name from all of the ideas we get.



Friday, July 20, 2007

It's hard to believe that most of July has passed with very little notice. We're due back at Dr. M's office next week for our next blood test update, but I don't expect anything too exciting there. Tyler continues to play soccer (and is looking better and better on the field). He's on a bit of a scoring trend here where he tells me that he might be too old to play and then scores a goal to emphasize the point. I'm not sure I get what he is saying yet...

I'm headed to Denver for my annual Stampin' Up! convention. I am looking forward to some fun stamping there and the chance to see some college friends who moved over there, but it seems like it is approaching too rapidly. I'd like to organize a few swaps to take with me, but my order of new catalog stuff just came in today. We'll see if I get extremely organized over the next week.

I've got my Light the Night registration in the system, but haven't gotten any confirmation on our request for a team. Tyler voted that we should be called Team Firefly. We had seen a performance from Faith Hill with her new song Firefly and thought it was appropriate. It's all about believing in your dreams and following your heart. We thought it worked both for "Light the Night" and for our thoughts on the song we heard.

I'm off to spend the weekend celebrating with my cousin, Nicole, a bride-to-be! See you soon!