My Journey through Breast Cancer

On October 11, 2013, I was diagnosed with Stage II Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) ... or as we like to call it, extreme measures for a nap (EMFN). For a while, this blog will be my cancer journal. Enter at your own risk.

02 June 2009

party weekend

This past weekend we celebrated a wedding, a birthday and a baby (not mine ... no Josephine yet). I'll let the pictures tell the stories.


On Saturday afternoon, in a lovely and simple ceremony in my parents' backyard, my grandpa got married. He married Marilyn McNichols, a woman he's known since high school. In fact, she and her husband and my grandparents were good friends for the past 60+ years. We are so excited they have each other. They have been a true example of how being blissfully in love is not only for the young, but for the young at heart as well.

The "Auntibodies." My Aunts ... Jean, Joan and Joyce, and my Mom ... standing as grooms'-maids beside my grandpa.

Caleb trying to outdo my belly. But at 39 weeks, I'm afraid its impossible. (Just one week to go! Or thereabouts ....)

My grandpa and Marilyn with Jack and Joan, my parents Doug and Judi, Jean and Dave, and Joyce and Bob. (I don't think Joyce knew the camera was rolling ... )


My brother David and his wife Rachel came down this weekend for the wedding, so we had a chance to celebrate Rachel's birthday on Sunday morning with a full breakfast. Her actual birthday is June 13, but I don't think anyone minds starting those celebrations early, especially Rachel.

Rachel, starting her morning off right.


My cousin Molly (my Aunt Joyce's youngest daughter) is expecting her first child just 7 weeks after me. We celebrated on Sunday afternoon in my cousin's backyard. The aunts had fun with the bug theme for the shower, and made these cupcakes.

Molly is on 24-hour bed rest right now, but was given permission to be at the shower ... as long as she reclined during the party. She's doing well, and we're all continuing to pray for a healthy and full-term baby. She just has 8 weeks to go!

Molly opening gifts. This is a blanket my mom crocheted for baby Swanson (we don't know if she's having a Gustav or a Vienna yet).


Gretchen said...

When I heard the news about your Grandpa I couldn't help but get all misty. What a lovely event and I'm so glad God has provided for both of them!

Btw, fabulous cupcakes!!

shaun said...

NO. WAY. Your grandpa! How incredibly awesome!!

tales from an oc cottage said...

Aren't they just adorable!!!! What a great story!!!

m ^..^

Anonymous said...

Heidi, I gotta know who did the ceremony for Verl and Marilyn? Such a neat thing for them both. God is indeed good.

Anonymous said...

That was me, Dick Martin. I am not THAT anonymous.