Monday, August 20, 2012


Mike and I amazingly are calm and peaceful about David's scan on Thursday.  We are well aware that every scan from here on out is going to be high stakes.  A clean scan will mean our life will stay this quasi-normal and David has a good prognosis, or a relapse will mean that his prognosis is not great and our lives will be topsy turvy again.  You would think that with those kind of stakes involving our child we would be nervous wrecks. 

Believe me that the scan is forefront on our minds, and of course I teared up at church again this past Sunday, but God has given us both a peace about it.  We are living, breathing, examples of Philippians 4:6-7

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ.

That peace that only comes from God is what we are experiencing right now.  We know what is at stake Thurday.  We have been told that if the cancer comes back quickly within the first year off of treatment that his prognosis is not that great.  But, thanks to God we are mindful of what we are heading off to do Thursday, but we are not paralyzed with fear.  This is why we cannot walk through this (or anything) without God.  He is life, peace, grace, mercy and salvation to us. 

Mr. Rockstar is doing very well in school. We had an IEP meeting with his team today and we are all pleasantly surprised by his progress.  Considering how sick he was in June and early July we are amazed that his energy, his spunk, and appetite have multiplied.  We are so thankful that he is doing so well in school and for his team that appears to appreciate his spunk and personality. 

Hope and I have been at preschool a lot working on our rooms.  Along with the other two ladies that work with me, we have two rooms to prep for the upcoming year.  We are so looking forward to a fun year with some cute three and four year olds. 

Kyle is loving fifth grade with his sweet teacher and several buddies.  Mike has been working like a crazy man in his job lately and will soon take a trip to help out his Father.  His father broke his hip and has recently had to make a change in his living situation to get the help he needs. 

I will close with another recipe that I got from my Madison County friend, Patty, years ago when David was born.  This is a hit at our house and I know I have posted it a while back and I could not find it so here goes again:



1 lb ground beef
1 package of crescent rolls
1 cup of shredded cheese
1 packet of taco seasoning
16 ounces of sour cream
tortilla chips

in a skillet, brown hamburger and add the taco seasoning while cooking.  While beef is cooking, unroll crescent rolls.  Using a pie pan, cover the bottom and sides of the pan with the uncooked crescent rolls. It does not have to be pretty just cover it!  Layer cooked taco meat on top of uncooked crescent rolls, next layer sour cream on top of the beef, and lastly add shredded cheese.  If desired, sprinkle tortilla chips on top the last few minutes of baking.  Enjoy!  Let me know if your family loves this dish:)  This is Kyle's very favorite. 

Bake in a 325 degree oven for 25 minutes or until crescent rolls around edges are brown.  Easy easy family meal. 

Off to bed-Hope and I have a fun playdate tomorrow with some preschool friends!

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