Well I want to start out by saying that my cousin Dustan went to clinic today for the second time this week and today we got some GOOD news! On Tuesday when he went to the clinic his leukemia cell count was way up and obviously thats not good, they had said that they needed it to go down otherwise his body wouldn't be able to take it much longer. Let me just tell you how good God is.... today when he went his cell count dropped and let I remind you this is without taking chemo or any kinds of meds!! Last night I was told that at church they had a prayer meeting and that they had prayed that his counts would go down and guess what?? He answered our prayers. This is just one of the many things God has planned for him!! I am so excited, joy and happiness is just bubbling out of me right now!! Other then receiving that wonderful news today I have been running around town quit a bit. My sister wanted to set up a lemonade stand today in front of my moms store so I took her to get all her supplies, then I did some stuff for my mom like go to the bank and grab us some lunch. After that I went to the store to get some ingredients, so I can make some Strawberry Bread... if it turns out good I will have to post the recipe! I also tried to get in contact with some people that work at MTSU and that was impossible, so I have been on the internet forever trying to answer all my questions... p.s. NOT WORKING!! Later I plan on making that yummy bread and going to work out with my friend Kelly. We are going to try out the Co-Ed weight training class. Im sure after we leave there we will come back to my place to hang out. *Also as a side note if you need some one to clean your house I could be your gal! You could email me or call, whichever is fine with me! :) If you have some neighbors that is looking for someone let me know! (email@example.com and 519-9840)
~ The picture above is Dustan, I thought I would add a picture so you guys would know who i was talking about! This was taken about a month ago and already he looks tremendously better!! He has his color back and some really cute hair!! :) Oh ya and you can kinda see his shirt it says I BEAT CANCER... we also have red bracelets that daily remind us to pray. Thats the kind of faith that we have to have!!
~The other pic is of my sis. she is wearing the shirt and you can see it a little better.... the number on the shirt is his num. from b- ball and it also has his name on it.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Posted by Laura at 12:50 PM
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Let me just say every morning we all had a very good breakfast!! My grandparents ROCK they made sure our tummies were full for the beach! :)
Posted by Laura at 2:08 PM
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Last week my family, Kyle and I all went to Florida (I will have a blog up soon about our time there) and now have been back for 5 days. Things have been busy, busy, busy which I love! The friday and saturday that I got back i was able to babysit Jack and Emily and as always we had so much fun. My sister usually always comes with me and they love her! I think it may be bc they can play more with her.... she is almost 11 but still a little girl at heart she will play and pretend as if she was 2 years old. haha but then she can turn around and hang out with me as if she is 21, plus she is absolutely BEAUTIFUL... she is pretty much perfect in my eyes! :)
Sunday was a interesting day I woke up and got ready for church as usual and then Kyle came to pick me up and during Sunday school I had left the room to give my mom the offering and roll of the class, while I was out there my grandmother looked pretty bad ,and I say that in a respectful way, I asked what was the matter and she said that my cousin Dustan and my aunt had to go home bc he wasn't feeling well. My heart sunk when she told me that, I went back to class and wrote Kyle a note to tell him what had happened... the whole time all i could think about was if he was ok. When class was over we went into the sanctuary and were told that as soon as church was over our whole family was all going over to Dustans to read scripture and pray. Even though my heart hurt for Dustan I was still able to worship.... it was actually one of the best worship services in a while. We all ended up marching around the church. I think we defiantly let the devil know that he is not going to win this fight for Dustans life!! He has the whole church fighting with him and hundreds of other people, some our family knows and some we dont.
After church we all went over to my familys house and sat in a circle, held hands and prayed. As soon as we did he automatically felt better! God is so good!! We had a great time eating lunch and just spending time with family. Hours later Kyle and I headed home to do some things for my parents and that night we ended up going over to Michael and Adrians house.
We all had a great time. We ate, played with Cole outside, took a walk and then came in to play some cards and eat dessert! While I was there I got a call from my mom saying that my uncle and cousin Dylan had to leave Church and go home bc Dustan was having the chills and problems breathing. As soon as they got there Dylan started praying for him and again like earlier that day he felt a lot better. You see the doctors told Dusatn on Friday that he only had 2 more days to live, but our God has BIGGER and BETTER plans for Dustan. We believe that Dustan is completely healed and the devil is not very happy! haha it just amazes me how God works sometimes! :)
As for today I am obviously just chilling this morning and sipping on some coffee, but this afternoon I will be helping the lady I babysit for clean her house! I am super excited because I am hoping to babysit and clean houses for some extra money.... ( i ended up not taking the job at Starbucks).... so anyways I know this is a little longer then norm. but I just wanted to share a little bit about whats been going on.
Posted by Laura at 7:36 AM
Saturday, June 14, 2008
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Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Last Wednesday my family and Kyle headed out early in the morning to Cincinnati Ohio's theme park Kings Island. It was a blast!! When we got there the first ride we rode was Drop... personally I think this is the scariest ride out of all of them, so we wanted to get it over with first. I think we almost rode every ride, but time got the better and 8:00 came really fast. We left the park around 8:30 and stayed at hotel there in the area. They had a hot tub at the hotel so later after we were all settled and got some food in our tummies we headed down to relax!! I absolutly love hot tubs.. I want one so bad!! :) The next morning we got up bright and early and headed back to TN. We were all SUPER tired when we got back to the house so Kyle and I layed down and took a extremely long nap, afterwards I think we went to his house if i remember correctly. I am looking forward to going back to Kings Island soon, my mom was able to get 6 tickets before we left for 16.99 a piece since the water park was closed so hopefully me and Kyle will be able to take a couple of our friends next time!
The first picture is some of us on the first ride drop... super scary!! The second picture was on the ride called the Beast, my dad and I are the ones in the picture and the the shadows are Kyle and Nick.
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