Monday, August 31, 2009

Adrianne's Dora party

Last night we had a party for Adrianne. We celebrated with family and she had a blast and enjoyed ever minute of it. Enjoy the pictures of our big 2 year old!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

An Explorer and an Animal Rescuer

I got their costumes in the other day and they have been so excited. Adrianne is a little less excited about the picture and she refused to wear her backpack. I also didn't even bother buying the wig because it would have been a waste of money!!! Anyway enjoy your Saturday..only 3 more doses of steroids to go!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A Day at the Clinic

Getting my cream on my button before I go to the clinic

At the clinic and getting my bracelet on with my name and medical record number

The pediatric outpatient clinic at MD Anderson

Playing in the favorite place to be

Getting my weight

Getting my blood pressure taken

Nurse Sandy flushing my line

Getting hooked up to my IV chemo and antibiotic

Hanging out and getting my medicine

Out like a light...time for my lumbar puncture

In recovery

Today was quite a long day for James. Usually his procedure is one of the first things that happens but today it was almost 11am before they took him back. Keep in mind he has not had anything to eat or drink since 5pm the night before so he wasn't in the best mood. He even told his doctor "I am very sad, my friends(mom and nana) aren't listening to me." He kept telling us he was very very thirsty and very hungry and we kept having to put him off. But we made it and we are home and his belly is full. We started steroids so pray that he will get through them ok. Thanks for checking in.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Happy Birthday Adrianne!

It is so hard to believe that you are 2 years old. We love you so much!!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

My two princesses

James was playing with a tiara that Adrianne got from a birthday party last night and he said "I am the most beautiful princess ever..." I thought it was sweet and wanted to share with you.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Honored teammate

James was asked to be the honored teammate for this winter season with Team in Training. Right now TNT has begun training for the Houston half and full marathon...the same one I participated in last year. Needless to say I wont be putting on my running shoes this time but we are thrilled to get to be a part of this season. The picture above is from the kickoff and we have already attended one of their first group trainings on Saturday. We are very grateful for Leukemia Lymphoma Society and all the team in training participants who are helping raise money to find a cure for blood cancers and to improve the quality of life for the patients and patient's families.

You can join us in another Leukemia Lymphoma Society venue by signing up to be on our team for Light the Night. We hope you will come and participate with us!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Our future is so bright.....

We've got to wear shades!

Don't forget to sign up for our team and join us for Light the Night October 25th. You can just go to the link in the upper right hand corner!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Join our team

Team Ryan 2008

It's that time again. Please join us as we walk in honor and in memory of those affected by blood cancers! We are now forming Team Ryan and would love to have you be a part of it with us. Just remember this event is for the whole family..strollers welcome! You can clink on the link below and follow the instructions for signing up. it will ask you about how much you want to fund raise and that will be up to you. All donations are 100% tax deductible. To get a an illuminated balloon the night of the walk you must have $25 in your account and to get a Light the Night t-shirt you must have $100 dollars in your account. As a team goal we have pledged to raise $1000 dollars so the more people on our team the easier that will be. Our family looks forward to walking with you. Light the Night is Sunday October 25th at Market Street.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Going to School

James and Adrianne have been going to a mothers day out program on Tuesdays this summer. Here are some pictures I took this morning before they went to school. We are gearing up to start Sonkids again in September and both kids are so excited! Adrianne is very proud of her backpack!

Sunday, August 2, 2009


Just some pictures we snapped before church today. James takes his final dose of steroids tonight of this month...whew...we have seen some effects today. Please pray that they would exit his system quickly and he would begin to feel more himself.