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Friday, June 11, 2010

A Day For Abbey and Remission!!!

Yesterday was Abbey's promotion to Middle school. It was a nice simple ceremony but still very touching. They also had a 5th grade pool party at the community pool as part of their many festivities!! We are very proud of you, Abbey, our honor roll student!!

Before I move on to the many pictures of the day, I wanted to let you know that the bone marrow biopsy showed that Ella's leukemia is in remission!! Yay!!! We still have to do 5 more rounds of chemo,however, because they want to be sure and get every last bad cell in her body and sometimes they hide in obscure places. We won't be starting round 2 on Monday like we originally thought as her blood counts haven't reached the level they want yet. So, it's nice because we get a few more days at home but just means it will be that much longer until we finish treatment. I guess God knew I needed a few more days to try and get my house caught up as well as a few days to sleep in now that school is over!!

Now for the onslaught of pictures, most of which need no explanation!
















Abbey with her teacher who took off her shoes to see
if Abbey was taller....she was!!!






At the Japanese Teppan restaurant after graduation











And here is what Ella spent the day doing with grandma!!


26 comments:

Kristin said...

Best news of the day!

Heather said...

Love the pictures ... especially the one of Ella and your mom.So sweet.Most of all you know I LOVE that word remission!!

Enjoy your extra time,trust me,it truly is a blessing.But I think you already know that.

Love to you all.

stephanie said...

OH Denise, sweet sweet words!!! Wonderful news.

And congratulations to Abbey. she is lovely!

And I wish i was your mom!!! What perfect snuggles!!! They look beyond cozy!!

Adam, Jaci, Grant and Grace said...

Congratulations to Abbey! She is so cute! And what wonderful news! That just made my day. I bet grandma loved the snuggle time with Ella!

Cammie Heflin said...

Praise the Lord!!! He always knows best!! Congrats to Abbey and Ella!

Adrienne said...

Great pics and oh so happy to read this about Ella!!!!

aprilnarretto said...

Praise God. So happy about the remission! Congrats Abby.

Enjoy your time home with your sweeties

aprilnarretto said...

Praise God. So happy about the remission! Congrats Abby.

Enjoy your time home with your sweeties

EL said...

Oh that is such goood news Denise. She's been on my heart every day. Sounds like you've got a lot of more hospital days ahead of you. I like their plan of attack though. I was wondering how that all works. Yes, we are still here at Rady's. We are hoping to be home by next weekend. I hate to say that but she's doing really well. Thanks so much for your sweet notes. I'm looking forward to seeing you guys again. Love, Erin

mandd3 said...

What awesome news! ANd congratulations to Abbey, she looks just lovely and you an your husband just look proud as punch. Love the sleeping baby/snuggling grandma picture!

Stevenson Family said...

Yeah for Abbey & Ella!! I'm so glad to hear such wonderful news!!

Runningmama said...

Congratulation Abbey and Yay for Ella! That is one lucky Grandma getting to spend the day loving on Ella!

Rochelle said...

Congratulations to Abbey what a fun celebration to end her elementary days.

Praise God!!! on remission!!!!! SO thankful for that news. Glad you have a few more days at home God's timing is perfect. Enjoy!

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

Congratulations to your graduate! She is a beautiful (and tall) girl. :)

WOW What GREAT news on remission! I hope the next treatments fly by. Six months is such a short time in the scheme of things ... I hope it's all smooth sailing. I am so happy for this good news. :) I will catch up with you in the next week or so when you're back inpatient.

How absolutely adorable is Ella sleeping on Grandma! That is a beautiful picture. :)

kecia said...

oh good! so glad to hear she is in remission! I bet grandma had no problem with her job there with Ella in that last picture!

Heidi said...

What great news all around!!!! Loved the pictures!

Emily said...

Fabulous news! I have goosebumps and tears in my eyes! So very happy for your darling family!

Stephanie said...

That is AWESOME news!!!

Mama Mason-Mann said...

What a great post! Awesome news, great pictures, and congrats to Abbey!!!! (LOVE the pic of Ella with Grandma!)

Kelly said...

YEAH! This is such wonderful news, Denise!! Remission.....sigh....(tears of joy)!!

Congrats, Abbey!!! My is she tall:)

I could not be happier for ALL of you! A day of TRUE CELEBRATION!! Much needed and very well deserved!

Rest well and enjoy some good family time:) Continuous prayers for sweet Ella! How perfect is the last pic?! Glad to see that Ella is resting well. Oh yea, and Grandma's ROCK too!!!!

Sari said...

Thanks be to God! I am smiling for you all- For beautiful Abbey as she graduates and moves up - great photos of a memorable day - and for sweet Ella Grace! So happy for you!
The best news you could share with us all.

Anne and Whitney: Up, Down and All Around said...

yeah abbey and yeah for remission :)

Jasmine said...

Best news. Hooray for Abbey and Ella. God is so good.

You are in our prayers.

Blessings

Windmills and Tulips

Lori said...

Congratulations, Abbey!!
And Praise the Lord! Such sweet news to hear about Ella. My heart is jumping for joy!

AKW said...

What great news. We are continuing to keep you in our prayers that thing get better and better every day.

Melissa M said...

Congrats Abbey!

And I'm so glad to hear Ella's good news. :)