Thursday, June 9, 2016

The Past 2 Weeks

It has been nice having the past couple of weeks off from any doctor/hospital visits. I figured I would let you know how Ellie is doing by letting you know what we've been up to as a family.

Every year over Memorial Day weekend we visit Madeira Beach to celebrate Michael & Stephen's birthday. (Yup, Mike is a twin.) Only this year Stephen couldn't make it because he and Andrea were in South Africa diving with great white sharks! I know! While they were off doing that, we were avoiding the sharks lurking around John's Pass. It's practically the same thing....

We visited the beach that Sunday, and Ellie had a great time! She was able to move around much better this time, which made the entire experience easier for everyone. Especially her. She loved playing in the sand, and even braved the water a few times.

Eva and Nora wear goggles, therefore Ellie must wear goggles.

The following Sunday we visited Quantum Leap Farm for a family fun day hosted locally by 1Voice Foundation. It was amazing! The girls LOVED it, and Mike and I were so impressed with both organizations and everything that they did to make sure our family had fun. There was food, arts and crafts, face painting, glitter tattoos, horse painting (yes, you read that right), horse riding and games. It was so hot, and ended up raining towards the end, but still a lot of fun. All of the girls have already asked when we can go back. 

If you get a chance, I definitely recommend clicking on the links above to learn more about these local organizations that are helping families like ours. It was hard to make the decision to go to this event. Doing anything "cancer" related on a social level only seems to confirm that status. It's a tough hurdle to mentally overcome. But, I am so glad that we did because all three girls enjoyed the day immensely.

Those cheeks!

She looks so tiny here...

...and so big here. 

A huge THANK YOU to 1Voice Foundation and Quantum Leap Farm. We had a wonderful time and cannot wait to return.

And, finally....
Sorry sea creatures. Horses are now the new favorite animal for the York girls. If you know our girls, then you know that this is unprecedented.


  1. I am so happy to hear of Ellie's progress. I hope your family is doing better and enjoying one another again!

  2. Thank you! It is wonderful to be able to spend time together as a family.