Friday, August 29, 2008

Round Three

Well, on Monday I had round three of chemo. It was not the best day of my life. When I started chemo I had a port put in. For the last few times they have had a hard time getting blood from my port. This time they got no blood. so they had to stick me in my arms.
I can not tell you the fear that I felt as I thought of having to go and get a new port put in. But on Wed. I went to have it tested and the meds that they had put in my port got it working again. so maybe on time number four I will only have to get one needle in me.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

First Day of School

Okay, so the first day of school was last week. But I thought that everyone would like to see the cute pictures of my kids that Jared took.

Logan is now in the third grade. I can hardly believe that he is old enough to learn multiplication and how to write in cursive. As you can tell by his alone picture he is anything but excited to start school. When I talked to him after his first day I asked him how school was he said,"It was school. Okay I guess." WOW!!! He is getting older.

Lexi is starting Kindergarden. I can not believe the day has finally come. We are so excited for her and as you can tell she is pretty excited for herself. When I asked her how her day was she said,"GREAT!!!" And then went into a play by play of what happened on her first day of school that lasted for about a good thirty to forty minutes.

Because of being sick there is this super nice mom that has been taking Lexi to school and bringing her home everyday, because her son goes to Lexi's school as well. On the first day as Lexi was getting out of their car and walking in the gates the office lady greeted Lexi and asked if the boy next to her was her brother. Her reply was, " NO, HE IS NOT MY BROTHER! And my Dad forgot my plant you got an extra one?!" We only later that day found out that she said this as Jared took her plant to school and the same lady started to laugh as Jared told her who the plant was for.

So that is how the kids did and what they wore to their first day of school for this year!!!

Saturday, August 09, 2008


Well, I guess it was only a matter of time really until the day came that my hair would fall out. I can not say that I am surprised. I will admit that I cried a little. It started the other night. I was laying in bed when all of a sudden my head started to hurt. Hurt does not really describe what it felt like it was more of a burn. Anyway I got up and ran my fingers threw my hair and out came clumps of hair. Once again I was sad but knew it was coming. It had already sort of started that morning. So, I guess I should have know that it would only be a matter of days for it to really start coming out.
By the time I could not stay awake for another second I had a garbage can full of my hair. When I go up the next morning I told Jared and my parents I wanted to go to super cuts to get my head shaved.
I can not help but to smile every time I think of the boy that thought he was watching the coolest thing ever. And then asked his mom if they could shave her head.
So now I wear hats, scarves and wigs and am waiting for the rest of the hair to come out. I guess I should say stubble. but it is what it is.
And as I wait for the chemo to be over I am still smiling!!!

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Fun with the cousins!!!

When we decided to have Logan's baptism after Chase got home from his mission. We knew it would be great to have it with as many of Jared's family as posible. We were really lucky that everyone was able to come but Blair's family.

This is Logan with his cousin Hunter. Hunter is the son of Craig and Christine. They live in Nevada.

Here is Jared, Brit and Logan with the Bishop of the Anthem Ward. He is the GREATEST!!!!!! Our family just loves him and his beautiful wife.

Jared and I could not have been happier for Logan. Although I was tired after having just had surgery and getting ready for my first round of Chemo it was nice to have something to celebrate.

Alanna, Lexi and Brandon at Grandma Smart's house. They were having a blast playing together.

Here are all of the Smart grandkids. Well almost all of them. Stephanie is pregant with number four. But this is all of them for the time being.

Brandon, Lexi, and Amanda swimming with Stephanie. They had a blast swimming from the steps of the pool into her arms.