The week of Thanksgiving, I was finally able to drive down to Houston to be with my Mom during her radiation treatments. (I had to keep postponing my trip when we were dealing with strep and the stomach bug…Mom’s White Blood Cell counts have been dangerously low)
Mom proudly showing off her “license to get zapped” cancer card. (her words, not mine…still has that sense of humor) I’m not going to lie- it was pretty hard for me to sit in that waiting room, watching people go in and out for their treatment. I hate cancer.
The team of awesome people working on Mom, let me come back to the room and walked me through what she goes through every day. (I blurred out her stomach- pretty sure she wouldn’t be happy about me posting that, heh, heh)
On Wednesday, I drove to Austin to meet Joe and the kids for Thanksgiving with the Steeces. I was horrible about taking pictures. Must. Get. Better. I snapped this photo of Aunt Jess and Sav at dinner…some crazy guy photo bombing in the background.
Kate and Paul make an incredible Thanksgiving spread y’all~ the food is ridiculous. I have managed to secure the preparation of the sweet potato dish every year. (I’m not gonna lie, I’ve perfected the recipe~ complete with a brown sugar praline/marshmallow topping! YUMMO) This year, I have taught my lil lady how to make it all by herself!
Friday morning we took the kids to see “Frozen” with Grammy and Grampy. SUCH A CUTE MOVIE!!! You have to go see it.
Later that day we headed to Waco where we met our cousins for the Hoag family Thanksgiving. We weren’t sure if Mom would feel up to making the trip home---but she managed! It was the first time she has been home in weeks.
The kiddos~ eagerly awaiting their food. (Thanks for the pictures, Dad). Take a look at Sav’s face. I see that glare quite often. No tellin’ what she was mad about.
Ashley and I took over Thanksgiving preparation this year and made Mom rest. Uncle Collin cooked a fried turkey. (If you haven’t tried fried turkey, my friends, you haven’t lived)
Sav working on her sweet potatoes again, round 2. Nailed it.
Chow time at the kiddie table.
The kids spent almost the entire weekend outside in the 70 degree weather. Andrew and Ethan.
So much fun.
It was such a blessing for Mom to spend the holidays with her fam, in her own home…even if it was only for 2 days. Dad drove her back to Houston on Sunday. My sweet Aunt Carol is taking SUCH good care of her.
Granna is over halfway done with her radiation treatment! Her last day is December 23rd. Please keep those prayers coming, yall. In January, she will start the maximum dose of chemotherapy for 18 weeks. She is feeling pretty puny, but such a fighter.
Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends!