Sunday, June 28, 2009

Hair - glorious HAIR!!!

Hair. It's been a big topic around our house over the last few months. How long does it take to grow? When should she ditch the wigs? Is it long enough now? How about NOW???? My cute Mom, after months of chemo and radiation for breast cancer, now had HAIR!!!! We think she looks awesome - you'll have to judge for yourself. She now has curls that she never had before!

Dad-Mom - Chris (at BYU)-Me - Julie (my awesome sis) - Joe (her "strong man" husband)
Nine months ago Matt bought some awesome tickets to go see Wicked in San Francisco for the family. As the night approached, I noticed a little anxiety in our home. Brett's baseball team, that Matt was coaching, was winning everything!! They were in first place and their second TOC (Tournament of Champions for all of you without baseball kids) game was the same night as Wicked. Isn't that just great? What to do? Matt coached the game and I took my cute brother as my date. The play started at 8. At 7:58, my phone rang and I got the news that they WON. :) It sure made the play much more enjoyable. Way to go Brett! (I have to share one highlight of the play. Chris went surfing at 5 that morning and crashed half way through. Nice. Hundred dollar tickets and he's snoring next to me! Chris. You owe me!) :)

Friday, June 26, 2009

Don't breakdown - break through!

This is my new motto. What do you think?

Six weeks since I wrote last. Six weeks of good, bad, fun and not so fun. Mostly busy, rarely slow. Somehow (???) I got overwhelmed, overtired and overdone - but I'm back. :)

It's good to be back. I'm sure Matt agrees. He was putting up quite well with the "stressed-out Me" but I know how tiring that can be. :) Although, I have a cold right now. Thanks a lot Gracie and Brik! As if wiping their noses a hundred times a day isn't enough! It should be against the laws of nature to catch a cold in the summer. I love every single thing that has to do with summer and adding a stuffy, runny nose to it just doesn't fit. I'm downing all the herbs and vitamins in our cupboard. Hope they help!! Any suggestions??

So, what's happened over the last six weeks?

It all started with another funeral. Matt's sweet Grandma, or "3G" as the kids called her, died. That would be our third grandparent to die in the last 6 months. *sigh* Our kids are getting way too comfortable at funerals. We had Brik's picture with her at Easter and then about 2 weeks later she was gone.

She is the reason my kids will be lifelong Dodger fans. (I have yet to convert.) She is the reason that baseball is such a HUGE part of our home.

(the great-granddaughters on the Hansen side)

She always had a dollar in her wallet to give each of our kids and loved to call them cute little "toads." We love and miss her.
One of the grandkiddies accidentally got locked in the car, in a car seat, at the cemetery. A huge fire engine came to the rescue. The kids loved it.

Matt, Mark, Big Mark, DeeDee, Jen and Becca