Thursday, September 29, 2011

Maileen's Journey - September 29

August 2011
 Trying Infrared-Sauna-Yoga these next few days.  My body got through it, but my legs were exhausted with some of the postures.  We are all enjoying our time here in Seattle.
I start another cycle of three rounds of chemo after our trip here in Seattle. Then at the end of the month of October I have another CT scan. Praying the cancer in my liver has continued to shrink significantly or has gone. God knows best as we trust and wait on Him and trying to learn how to grow in new areas as we are trying to understand our displacement. Our time in Seattle has so far been very delightful. Thanks for praying with us through this.
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My Name Doesn't Fit Me, and That's OK

via Pinterest
Lots of sassy going on around here lately.
So much so that my throat hurts.
Also enough that my husband jumped out of bed the other day because

1.) he didn't want me to throw the fury at him, and

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Panera Baby

Dear Evangeline,

Please stop growing up, ok?

your mom

Monday, September 26, 2011

A Lot of Funny

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We love having people over.
Love it.
I usually get stressed beforehand
(everything must be spotless, and in its place! - because THAT always happens),
and the girls are guaranteed to be super excited and loud and all over the place

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Maileen's Journey - September 25

August 2011
Done with all three rounds of cycle-5 of my treatments and finally able to take a trip to Washington...Marissa Nicolle gets to meet her Grandpa and Grandma Simpson and her Munson cousins for the first time...;D

Thanks for continuing to pray for Maileen, Peter, and Marissa!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

I Miss You When You're Gone

So I started this post during the summer - I guess I should post it since we're jumping into fall?
I should be better at blogging.
One day.

Dear Espy and Gianna,

You went out of town this weekend with your Uncle Brian, Aunt Jen, and your cousins.  You went to

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Catch Phrase

We played Catch Phrase last night.
SO fun and funny.

I wish I could remember everything that was hilarious.
It always does my heart good to laugh with friends.

Here are some snippets:

Monday, September 19, 2011

Story Time


Once upon a time,
there was a frog.
There was a princess named Evangeline.
They had a party.

Friday, September 16, 2011


a year ago
Isabella running through the house singing loudly while Evangeline is napping
the five pumpkins I just bought
(and how I want to buy more)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Living Intentionally: Friends

swirl around, curl around, whirl around
Photo by: Heather Katsoulis
We live in a ridiculously fast-paced society.
I've mentioned it before,
but I'd love to live in a place where we can be still.
Just be.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The First Day

Dear Espy,
You started second grade today!  You're blowing my mind with how fast you're growing up.  Don't get me wrong - we butt heads often and that's probably because we're a lot alike, but I'm still proud of the person you're becoming.  Thanks for taking care of Gianna today - you're a fantastic big sister!

Dear Gianna,

Friday, September 2, 2011

Living Intentionally: The Husband

Ever go through those times where you're just sitting in the middle of your life.
Obviously, it's going on - but at the same time, you feel like you're not participating in it?

Brush your teeth?  Check.
Gym?  Check.