In April, 2010, when Andrew was 2 1/2, a tumor was discovered behind his eye. The tumor was removed, but it was found to be an aggressive cancer. He endured seven months of chemo and six weeks radiation. In December of 2010, the day after his last treatment, he was rushed to the ER with an almost fatal bacterial infection. He survived.

He is now seven-years-old!! I don't visit here much, because during the ordeal, this is where I dumped everything--my rage, my fear, my sadness, my ugly, my hope, my everything. But I want all of you who supported and prayed for us to hear his updates. You helped me survive, and I am deeply thankful. Every once in awhile, I will check in to let you know how he's doing. Please continue to pray that cancer will never return to his body. Thank you.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

You Capture: Get Down Low

Here are a few pics from my week,
where someone,
either my "subject," or I, got
 down low.

Andrew peering into the ruins of a Native American cliff dwelling.

I had to get "down low" to get the full effect of this
booger-smeared, precious,
happy face.

Looking for bugs?

What shoe doesn't need a little more dirt on it?

Last one up



  1. Great pictures, Julie! I love the black and white. :)

  2. Beautiful moments with those boys. You're creating great memories. I'm so happy that you and your family are finding good times in the middle of all this other stuff. =)

  3. What fab pics, the boys are cute but I must admit the first one is my fav!

  4. Cheeto-stained sounds familiar. Great photos!

  5. Wow, those are really great photos! I love the black and white espcially (I'm partial to B & W)

  6. I particularly love your second and last two shots - really lovely

  7. Love the bottom three the most...something about a squatting child that makes me giggle. Looks like beautiful scenery too!

  8. These are wonderful - I love your first 2 shots!

  9. Love the steps... What a great vantage point!

  10. Julie I am sooo glad I came across your blog! I am in AZ as well (Central Phoenix) and I want you to know that I am praying hard for you and your family!!!

    p.s. the pictures are outstanding!!


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