Thursday, January 27, 2011

Long over due update

I haven't updated Emily's blog since last October. Since then a lot has happened to us, but the good news none of it had to do with cancer. I want to keep the blog going with periodic updates all the way until Emily is deemed cured in 2015, but hopefully there won't be much to report. Here are some hi-lights since October that come to mind.

Emily turned 9 on Oct 30th. She didn't want a big birthday party this year and opted to have two of her good friends come over and spend the night. Emily had a fun birthday, and for me big events for Emily remind me of just how lucky we are to have her here with us.

Near the end of November we took a family trip to Punta de Mita Mexico in the state of Jalisco on the Pacific Coast. We were there for the Thanksgiving holiday and my Mom and Brother were also traveling with us. It was one of the most relaxing fun trips we have had as a family.

In December Emily was in the San Jose Ballet's Nutcracker ! She was given a walk on role through a connection she made as Girl of the Year for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. She had a lot of fun and did great in the performance.

Now that we are in the new year, Emily is coming up to one full year in remission, her "remission day" is March 12th, so while I'm looking ahead I doubt I will update the blog until then, or maybe after. I can't believe how dedicated I was to keeping the blog updated for 2 years there !