Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Testing Hosta and Honeysuckle

Mary is trying to update her blog and can't get her post to publish so I am testing here to see if I can get a post to publish. Here is her post

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Snapshot Summary #46

28 - August, 2011
We were excited to meet Laura's friend who is a boy - o.kay, let's just call him her boyfriend. . . Ben!! We served them taco's for lunch, then had some cookies that Laura made, then took a walk in a cemetary near our house. When we got back home we reviewed the sermon and had some more cookies before the two headed out to the Arboretum.

The rest of the week went zooming by with friends visiting, a dentist appointment, lunch and fellowship with more friends, Drew and Cob visiting Grandma and Pa, a date night . . . before you know it a new week began.

4 - September, 2011
What everyone was up to in the afternoon
Mary playing piano, Cob and Chloe reading
Baruch and Abi practicing for the circus ;)
I think Abram and Drew were off doing there own thing and I, well, I was taking pictures and cleaning the kitchen ad infinitum :)

5 - September, 2011
Today Abi and I made her b-day cake in the AM, then in the afternoon we made Turkish Delight. Abi put a lot of time and thought into her 10th birthday celebration which will be held tomorrow from 2 to 4. We made the Turkish Delight to go along with the whole Narnia theme she has planned. She wanted each guest to take home enough Turkish Delight to share with her family. I had no idea what work candy making was (is)! First we mixed water, sugar and lemon juice, brought that to soft ball on the candy thermometer. When it was 15 degrees away from soft ball (which is 240) you start mixing together corn starch, cream of tartar and water, then bring that to a boil. It looked and felt like glue!

6 - September, 2011
Mary donates her hair. . .

the hair doings were in the AM.

Here are pictures from Abi's party in the afternoon. . .

7 - September, 2011

8 - September, 2011
Cob finished the second side of the garage roof today!! What a kid. Twelve years old and doing a man's day of work. He worked steady all day today.

9 - September, 2011

Friday, September 09, 2011

Transplant Day for Bryce

Please pray for my friend Tonya's son, 14 year old Bryce. It is his big day today. Here are a few words from his care page update last night. . .

"Get this, tomorrow is the big day!! Today our donor may be sporting a very slight ache in his hips while enjoying a relaxing jaunt on the couch with some Tylenol in his belly and a feeling of joy at being able to put himself out for a precious child whom just happens to match him with a rare 10/10 match!!! Thanks for praying for him everyone. I can't wait to see how prayers will have been answered if and when we get to meet in a year.
That reminds me, there is a boy up here who just had his transplant on Weds. I haven't met him yet, but I have met his parents and his sweet little 9 week old brother that mom has here with her. Guess who the donor was? A new born baby!! Yes, some parents donate their infants umbilical cord blood and over and over it is used, especially for kids with cancer or other special cases to save lives like this boy!! Even Bryce had a umb. match at one time. Please consider this if you are having a baby!
Ok, now tomorrow he will have, in addition to the other meds, a one time dose of Tylenol, Benedryl (normal for blood products) and a special extra drug because transplant cells are highly more likely to cause a reaction than just red cells or platelets.
Eeek! That's a lot of meds!!!
I know many of you will be praying each hour tomorrow. Although the transplant itself is pretty anticlimactic, we think those prayers will help super power those cells and make everything go smoothly inside where we can't see among other great things! The nurses say that Bryce is doing well for where he is at, so we are pleased as punch and praising God for it all!!
See you tomorrow, I will take pics and let you know how it goes.
Tons and tons of love and grattitude from all of us Campbells here.
OOooopsss. ALmost forgot.
WBC 1.7
HGB 9.3
Mark 11:24
24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. "

To sign up for his carepage updates go to

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