Friday, December 19, 2008


This year Jackson did so well with Santa. I have posted below his picture from today and also his picture last year. See what a difference a real beard can make.


Sunday, December 7, 2008

A Sad but Inspiring Story

Back in 2007 I was told about a website. It was a carepages website which is known as a website for terminally ill people. It is a place where they can vent about what is happening to them and also to keep in touch with others while they are in the hospital. This particular story was about a 16 year old boy named Miles Levin. He was diagnosed with alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare soft tissue cancer. What makes his story different from any other person diagnosed with this disease is that he has the most positive attitude about it. He blogs for 2 years about his life and how precious every moment is to him. He believes that he was put on this earth for the very point of showing people how to live positively in the face of adversity. I, a healthy person, was inspired by him to be grateful for everything we are given. I eventually printed the entire blog and made a book out of it. I encourage anyone to read this blog as it is still available online. Go to and sign up. Then type in LevinStory to find the blog. Unfortunately, Miles lost his battle with cancer in August of 2007 but his message is just as clear today as any other.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Lots of Pictures

We have had a lot going on lately.

Jackson got his 1st haircut.

We went to a party at Cousin Jenny's.

My sister turned 40. (HAHA) I made her a tombstone cake.

This is the view from our front porch I was talking about in an earlier post. Unfortunately I missed the fall colors. But you can imagine what it looked like.