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January 26, 2017 Day +5048 post transplant Day +4746 off therapy 

2017…! We are nearly 15 years from diagnosis day. We are nearly 14 years from hearing NED. We are 13 years from getting back to “normal”. Those are all huge things, but 2017 brought another big number, 16!!!!! Taylor turned 16 on January 19th!!! God is so good! In 2002 we were not sure he would turn 2 and here we are at 16!!!! Thank you Jesus!!

As far as other news, it’s been more of the same. The boys hunted, logan got a deer! We went to Disney. Logan played a baseball youth tourney in FL. His team won 1st!!! We went back to Disney for Taylor’s bday. 

Baseball will be in full swing soon and that will keep us busy. 

October 10, 2016 Day +4940 post transplant Day +4638 off therapy 

Today marks 14 years since Taylor was diagnosed. Doesn’t seem real! I still remember what I was wearing. I remember my socks were bothering me. I remember screaming into my moms red suit. I remember the rooms we sat in, calling my boss to say I wasn’t coming back to work….ever. I remember so many random thoughts like it was yesterday yet it wasn’t. It was 14 years ago. Our God is so good!!! He has blessed us with Taylor’s healing and continues good health. He is small and a little slower to grasp things, but he is thriving and succeeding! Praise God!!!!!

Since our last update……

We had homecoming for both boys. Lots of rolling and homecoming dress up. Logan got stitches when he and the golf cart fell off the retaining wall. Logan collided with a girl and hurt his knee. Taylor has remained safe during all Logans antics!!! Thank goodness!! 

Taylor’s bear that he killed last year finally arrived and we couldn’t have asked for a better day for it to come! 

We stay busy with school and sports. Not much changes with that!!! 

August 21, 2016 Day +4890 post transplant Day +4588 days off therapy 

It hasn’t been long since the last post, but we’ve been busy as usual!

Logan won a trip to play ball in NYC. He met some Mets coaches/players, was on tv, went to several MLB games and got yelled at by tommy lasorta! lol!!

While they were off doing that, Taylor, Guh and I met up with other family members at the lake. We had some fun in the sun and fun on the boat.

We’ve started school! We are not ready, but have a lot of fun stuff to look forward to as the year goes, so that will make it go faster!! I hope!!! 

Taylor is in 10th grade!!! He is enjoying his classes so far and enjoying riding with a friend. He’s looking at joining the fishing team. It’s brand new to the school and we hope it makes. 

He will take drivers Ed 2nd semester and turn 16 in January. How crazy is that!!!! Bittersweet!!! God is good!!

Logan is in 7th grade. He too is enjoying his classes. He is running cross country and practicing a lot. His first meet is coming up this week. We shall see how this goes. Not sure it’s his thing??? 

July 8, 2016 Day +4846 days post transplant Day +4544 off therapy

Here we are half way through summer! It’s been a fun one!

We finished off the school year with a/b honor roll for both boys. Taylor did great his first year in high school! He enjoyed it as much as a 15 year old enjoys school! Logan did well in his first year of middle school too. He’s our social butterfly!! 

Logan made the middle school baseball team. Yay!!! He has been looking forward to wearing that school uniform like his daddy!

We left ball tryouts, literally, left the field and headed north! We stopped in Washington DC, Maryland, Philadelphia, and New York. We saw all the monuments, liberty bell, Babe Ruth’s house, Arlington, changing of the guards, the Rocky steps, Hershey Park, Orioles vs Red Sox, Brewers vs. phillies and a nationals vs. cardinals games. Of course, Camden yards and mookies 3 home runs was the high light!!!! 

We made our way to the quaint little town of Cooperstown, Ny. We visited the hall of fame and Logan played ball at Dreams park. It was so cool!!!! Logan even got a HR!!! We learned today that coach Lou, the founder, had a heart attack and died unexpectedly  this week. So very sad, what a great place he made!!! Glad we got to meet him! 

Once home we all returned to our normal summe routine….work, sleep, swimming, napping…you get it!!

Logan got hit by a pitch in the elbow! It immediately swelled up, we were so afraid it was broken, but luckily, it wasn’t!

Taylor slammed his thumb in the car door and had to go get a hole burned in his nail to let the blood out! Then he fell and we again thought we had a broken arm. Dr even thought it was broken, but it was a deep bruise. Always something with boys!!

We have thrown in cross country practice and school baseball practice, driving and a girl friend! 

Camp is coming up for Taylor. Six flags for Logan. Mt. Airy to visit Mayberry for Kim and Guh. Plus, a really cool trip for Logan to play ball in ny again! 

School starts back August 11th.we will stay busy with our new adventure with cross country running. Taylor keeps us busy with driving!!