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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Ice cream on a hard day

I know July is almost half over, so it's a little late to be setting a goal for this month. But hey, better late than never.
July goal- Run 100 miles this month
The last time that happened was October of last year. It's only happened one other time besides that.

I've been running 6 days a week since being here at the Ronald McDonald House, so I'm going to push a little bit more, and make it to 100!
 This morning's run was 5 miles, and I barely missed the storm.

I will do this!

So, you guys know I love my ice cream. We found out that a little bakery right down the street from us started selling ice cream. It's made in Wisconsin, so it has to be good (since I have a sister who lives there)! We had to go check it out. Of course my twinnie loves ice cream as much as I do.

 Up until now my favorite ice cream was Blue Bell, but this one has now taken over. It is amazing!!

Today was a hard day.
Kristin started losing her hair. She's only had 1 chemo treatment so far, but her radiation is 5 days a week, so apparently it's from that.
 I am guessing that she probably lost about 50% of her hair.
It's hard to even write this without crying. It's just so unfair.
She has really long hair, so it seems more noticeable as it falls out.

 She cried, we cried (when she wasn't around), it was just sad.
But we stay very positive to her. She has a couple wigs that will be here soon, we tell her how much fun that will be. She bought a hat she likes, which she looks totally adorable in. And of course we always tell her how beautiful she is, with or without hair!

 Tomorrow we'll be going to get her a cute, short haircut. (She's not ready to shave her head yet)

Out for our nightly walk

Tomorrow K's daddy (and Twinnie's hubby) and my hubby are coming to visit for the weekend. Hopefully we'll get to go into Chicago to do some sightseeing!

 Have a great weekend!!



  1. Oh man, that has to be rough. Glad treatments are helping, but sorry she is even going through them. Hugs to you!

  2. Oh mercy... that choked me up too. I always hate the hair loosing thing anyways but when its a young girl at the age of feeling so insecure anyways. God love her. Bless her.
    I know you all are reinforcing how beautiful she is. Who needs hair when you have that smile of hers.
    Good luck on your 100 mile goal!

  3. That's exactly what I was thinking. Her age is probably making this even more difficult than it already is. I can remember being 15. I really hate this for her. So glad you and her mother can be there for her. Hope you guys and the hubbys have a great weekend together!

    April in Georgia

    1. Right, being almost 14 makes it that much harder. But she found a wig today that she loves, so she's as happy as can be!
      Oh you know we will 😉😂

  4. I can't imagine what all she's going through or even what you or her mom are going through watching her deal with these things and wanting to take the burden from her. A childhood friend went through the same experience (brain tumor and then chemo/radiation) and she lost her hair too -- we were in 7th or 8th grade at the time and I remember her being so chic wearing her scarves or a wig. This was 30-some years ago so I'm sure they have even better choices than she did back then. Her hair grew back curly too (it was stick-straight) so she was excited about that, I remember. :) I hope your niece handles it well -- she's come so far and it's difficult to see the physical changes while going through this.

    Good luck to you on your 100 mile goal! With all that running in Chicago, you've got this! :)

  5. Thoughts and prayers for all of you during this time. I'm betting Kristin will surprise you, she will look within, find her strength and flourish.

    Hugs, Kisses, Run Safe Wishes!

    1. Thank you so much, Ruby. She is definitely a strong little girl! Xoxo

  6. Oh I got teary over this post. So tough. I am so glad her prognosis is good overall. What a gorgeous girl she is she will still be beautiful! Sending her my love. Xx

  7. I cannot imagine what she must be going through. Thinking of her and you all.


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