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.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Hats are Up

More hats :)

My cousin was married in Hong Kong this summer, so many of my relatives were there and bought Andrew a couple hats, a dragon and a cat:

and last week we recieved a new hat from Wisconsin :),
and my mom's friend gave us one from Ocean City, New Jersey:

I finally got around to arranging the hats, and creating a place for them:

and more places, for the non-ball cap ones :):

Once again, thank you all so much.  They are great reminders of your care for us.

And now that I have your attention :) , I just wanted to share a few (lot) more photos that I took this week.  I went outside with the boys and put out a new slip n slide that Sammy got for his birthday.  I loved how the sun was shining down and making the water look so beautiful and I loved the way it was shining through the orange floatie.  So I took a few (lot) of pictures.



  1. Those look like lots of great memories! =)

  2. Your photos are amazing, and the way you captured the sun shining through the orange float was fantastic.
    Actually I wanted to comment on your previous post, but I couldn't. It made me cry, and realised I had nothing incredible to say. And a post like that deserved spectacular comments.
    So I didn't comment.
    But I was thinking of you, and hearing you, and crying with you.

  3. Julie - these photos are BEAUTIFUL! If you don't mind me asking, what kind of camera did you use? Also, I love how you displayed the hats - looks great! xoxo

  4. I love how you've displayed the hats. What a wonderful reminder that each hat represents wishes and prayers for you, Andrew and your family...

    That slip and slide looks like such great fun! (Did you try it too? lol...)

  5. I, too, love the hat display. How wonderful! And how much fun those boys look like they're having! Is there anything better than cooling off with your best friends and a bunch of water??

  6. Beautiful, beautiful photos :D I can't get over how awesome the lighting is!

  7. Slip and slides are fan-flippin-tastic!!! Those photos are so fun. :)))


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