Friday, April 25, 2014

PARTY!


Here's just a few pictures from the party!  It was so great!  The weather was nice, the food was yummy, the company was amazing.



This guy, The Mighty Baker (mightybaker.com), donated this amazing cake for my little boy.  
SO AWESOME!!!!
And it was really delicious.


There was lots of jumping


Some eating


oh, and lots and lots of gumballs.




This little girl was in heaven!


Small little petting zoo of sorts.  Bunnies and teenage chickens.


Everybody wrote a small note for Carter on his posters.


So much family!  All my siblings and *almost* all my cousins were there.  It was so fun to be together!


Lots of food and cake.  And lots of helpers.

Although not pictured, we must not forget the 'candy cannon'!  It's exactly what it sounds like.  Candy rained from the sky.  I have a really awesome Uncle...


The dragon pinata.  It has no idea what's about to hit him.





This is his Dragon Slayer face.  Love it!


Then he destroyed it even more.

You probably remember the significance of "dragons" in all this.  To explain everything that was going on to Carter, we compared the cancer to a dragon.  So throughout treatment, he knew he was "fighting his dragon".  He was always the bravest of warriors.  It's been a LONG hard road, but it feels amazing to be on this side of it!  Thank you to all who came and celebrated with us!

We can't possibly express in words how grateful we are for all the help, love, and support along the way.  I don't know how we would've gotten through all this without all of you.  Far or near, we so appreciated and counted on the love and prayers and service.  We have been reminded just how amazing and wonderful life is.  We were able to step back and evaluate what's really important and what just doesn't matter.  We know that (in the words of my amazing Grandma) FAMILY IS EVERYTHING.  We love you all!  Carter is so excited to take your donations up to the hospital and deliver them to other families who are still going through a difficult time.  It feels great to be able to pay it forward a bit.

THANK YOU, THANK  YOU, THANK YOU!!!!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

DONE!!!!!


We had a good time celebrating his last day of chemo pills.  He requested chicken nuggets for dinner.  done.


Grandma and Grandpa came over too!


Then some milkshakes for dessert.

The last link on the chain:
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And just like that, we're done.  Done.  No more chemo.  Like, none.  Ahhhhhhh

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

two things

First of all, Carter just took his LAST dose of steroids (aka, "yucky medicine")!!!!!

Also, I'm planning a party in a few weeks!  I sent out a FaceBook event invitation.  If you didn't get one, don't be offended, I probably just missed your name - message me and I'll send you one :)

We love you all!!!!  Thank you so much for the love, support, encouragement, etc over these past three+ years.  We can't imagine how much harder it would've been without our support system.  You guys rock!