Sunday, March 4, 2012

In route to Tennessee... again.


Tough nights sleep. Tough morning. I didn't expect Anthony or I to be so emotional since we will see them in a week! Anthony is having a rough day. He really misses them already... So do I!

On the bright side, it's a beautiful day to fly! The sun is shining. It's Sunday, so there weren't many cars on the road. Denny sent me the above photo so I could add it here and let everyone know they were about to board the plane. There will be a slight layover in Dallas at about 1:30pm (eastern standard time). Plenty of time to grab a bite to eat! Please pray they have a safe flight all the way through. I'm sure they will! 

Tonight, Denny and Kayla will have the St. Jude shuttle driver waiting for them in baggage claim. They will head over to the hospital to have Kayla's blood drawn for tests. Then they will finally head over to the Grizzly house for some MUCH needed zzzz's. It will be an early start in the morning. Kayla is scheduled for her first of 2 MRI's at 6:45 am. (that's 4:45am Cali time... OUCH)

Here are some pictures from some of the fun we have had this past week. We had a wonderful time spending quality time filled with laughter with our friends and family.

Who knew she would be so good at twister?
We had a pre-birthday celebration for Kayla's friends, Maggie & Audrey. They will be turning 6 the day Kayla gets admitted into the hospital for Chemo on the 14th. What a fun pre-party! Great memories....

                                        What a Ham. Look ma! I can do tricks!!! ;)

 Having fun at Claire's. It was a tea party! :)

 Meow Meow love
 Look at her GO! And she didn't think she could do it...
Luckily for us, Mrs. Boerio happened to be working in the classroom on a bright and sunny weekend day.
Of course our trip home wouldn't have been complete without numerous little amigo burritos from one of Kayla's favorite Novato restaurants, Tommy's Salsa. We can't thank you enough for all of the Love you have shown us... <3 <3 <3
Kayla and Maria. One of the sweetest people on the planet! 

**LOVE-Filled see you soon's**

This pic was taken right before we pulled out of the driveway this morning.  A very tearful good bye!  We will see you soon girls...  Promise. No one wants this over with faster!!!

Denny, I will miss you tonight. It will be hard sleeping knowing you are not at home. I promise to lock up tight. We will be thinking of you & Kayla at 4am tomorrow knowing you are heading in for a very long day. We love you. Thank you for taking such great care of our baby girl. You are the most incredible partner. I love you!!!


  1. have fun and stay safe!

  2. I pray that they made it safely and that all of your TN and CA...sleep soundly tonight! Enjoy your last week at home and may God bless Kayla as she starts this next chapter!

  3. I have been following your blog and you and your families attitude and outlook is a true inspiration. While I don't know you and heard your story through one of the mom's groups in Marin, there is a day that doesn't go by that I don't think of Kayla. I continue to send you healing thoughts and prayers. Please keep us updated as I know your road ahead is long but if any family can do it - you can!!! XO

  4. Wow!! There you go again, well good luck to you all. And enjoy your son, home, and your meow for the rest of the time you will be here at Novato, God bless Kayla, and all of you! Hope to hear from you soon.  Carmen

  5. Annie - We keep Kayla and the family in our thoughts everyday. From all the great pictures it looks like being at home was the best medicine to recharge and prepare all of you for your next journey.

    Continue to be strong!

    Love and BIG hugs, Lisa Byrne

  6. Jared,Chris &amp; JeffMarch 4, 2012 at 10:38 PM

    Thoughts and prayers to you all. Glad Denny and Miss Kayla made it there safely.
    The Gouldy's

  7. Sending so much love to you all - such an amazing, strong, beautiful, loving, and loved family. Thank you for keeping us in the loop. You're in our prayers everyday. Hugs to Kayla!! oxoxox