Writings of a teachermom, choosing to stay home with her kids, while loathing all domestic responsibilities! In late Aug. 2008, I was diagnosed with Triple Negative breast cancer. After surgery, chemo and radiation, I was given theall clear. However, in the late summer of 2008, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor, which metasticized to other areas.

Saturday, December 06, 2008


Good morning birthday girl with your WILD CHILD hair!Here's her first gift...a Dora blanket from Aunt Dana. Ella insisted on making her own peanut butter and jelly sandwich...what a big girl!Ella loves dinosaurs and enjoyed playing with the one her grandma bought her and sometimes she even shared with her brothers. Someone from my husband's work gave Ella an ice cream cake. It was so yummy! (And yes, there are 5 candles on the cake. Ella had them all in her hand and insisted they go on the cake as well...we only lit 3 of them though.
Tomorrow is her actual party. Around 20 kids are invited. Should be an exciting time!

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At 9:14 PM, Blogger IrishMommy said...

Happy Birthday Princess!

At 11:23 PM, Blogger wiferhood said...

Happy Birthday Ella! You are getting so big! Enjoy your party :~D

At 3:34 AM, Blogger cg said...

Happy birthday you absolutely gorgeous child!! I am so happy to read that you continue to get better!! Thinking about you and trusting with you that you will recover completely in all your physical functions as well as your brain capacity. We love you!!

At 10:52 PM, Blogger mi said...

Happy birthday, beautiful Ella!

At 8:55 AM, Blogger RuthieJ said...

Belated Birthday Greetings to the little Princess!

At 10:32 AM, Blogger Shannon said...

Wow... I've been reading your blog from start to finish this morning, all the while I should be cleaning! I found your blog through Jodie's... I too am a young breast cancer survivor. 32 when diagnosed in June 2007; stage 2. My husband is also a physician and we had just moved to Detroit for his final year of training... he is an interventional cardiologist. He too was geeked up about my scar... thought the surgeon had done a beautiful job. :-) We have 2 children that provided some relief during chemo and radiation. I just want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers... you sound like an amazing warrior! I read that you were training for a marathon... I am too- January!! So many similarities in our stories, I can't help but feel an instant bond to you. Bless you.- Shannon

At 4:31 PM, Blogger LH said...

Happy Birthday to that cute girl of yours!


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