Thursday, February 16, 2012

Heart felt moments

Tonight I made a very emotional "purchase". Let me explain....

As you are all aware, Kayla started getting sick in September. Denny and I celebrated 10 years of marriage on September 8th of last year. We stayed in. It wasn't exactly what I would have imagined we would be doing 10 years prior. Eating take out at our counter in PJ's, but it actually seemed perfect that night.  There were no gifts. No fancy plans. Just us, sitting in our kitchen. We talked about us. We talked about the kids. Of course we were starting to get worried about Kayla.

Almost two months to the day, we received the devastating and shocking news about our precious and otherwise perfectly healthy seven year old, baby girl. 

Fast forward to now. While home on our way too short "break" I kept thinking about this awesome family monogrammed necklace I saw on one of our nurses from radiation oncology. She told me her husband found it on "Etsy". So, I have been searching and searching. Nothing has popped out in my mind. Tonight I thought I would check again to see if anything grabbed my attention. I have to find the perfect thing.... Tonight, I did.

It wasn't exactly what I expected! It was almost, in a way, better!  If any of you know Denny, you know he is exceptionally bright. He LOVES scrabble. Words with friends was like a girlfriend on the side for him. I'm not kidding. Who ever invented that "app", thanks a lot *insert sarcasm. His name online is Dsqua2ed (2 is the "r"). His name is Denny Dehnert. Ok, you get it. So, I was on Etsy looking for this very special necklace, and found this:

It was just perfect. Denny is the heart of this family. If it weren't for him, I don't know what I would do.  I know he will LOVE that I found this. He will LOVE that I wear it to show him how much HE means to me right now. He is my "rock". I love my family… and if it weren't for him, there would be no "family". 

Denny is honored. He loves it! Score!!! I knew I would find the perfect piece. Thank you Jennifer.

Kayla is still up about 2 lbs.! Thank you Deb Fujiwara for that fudge!!! She LOVES it. It really is insanely good. I think you have magic going on in that kitchen!

Kayla eating Deb's fudge (after saying she didn't think she would like it)

Kayla is spending a LOT of quality time with her special Meow Meow. This never gets old!

Thank you to everyone for your continued prayers. Please pray that time passes by slower for us...


  1. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Sending love from UCSF xoxo

  2. I'm praying for your break to go slowly, and phase two to go really fast! Thinking about you guys and praying for you all daily.

  3. Glad to see you all getting some rest/relaxation! Kayla seems to be enjoying herself and the two pound gain is a huge perk! I pray that you guys have a great break, slow, and that when you get back to treatment, that it goes fast and is a huge success. Its great that you guys at least know your way around and people. So when you go back you know more what to expect and have supporters around you. I bet you will meet some awesome families as well. Hang in there, and keep being strong. Your family is a huge inspiration to me. Love to you all!

  4. How sweet! That necklace is perfect! What a treasure. Don't you just LOVE LOVE LOVE etsy? A mecca of crafty inspiration.