Sunday, March 18, 2018

MRI on Monday!

Shamrocks in our hair for St. Patrick's Day

Taylor has been really good. She is now gearing up for Easter, wants to plan a party and buy more gifts. She is such a goofball, any excuse to buy presents. She also decided she should do a 3 page journal entry about what she has been up to lately. She wanted me to "mark it" but I told her I would likely give her a big excellent!

Tomorrow, Monday March 19th, 2018, Taylor will have an MRI. We won't get results until the 29th. Mindy and Landon just want to know how her radiation therapy effected things, as she is not where everyone was predicting or thinking she would be at this point. If you compare the picture below with the one above, you can maybe recognize what I mean when it looks like the stroke like droop is leaving Taylor's face. It seems to be getting more symmetrical.

January 28th, 2018 
I am holding out for a miracle. I may be irrational, but I really don't give a rats ass! Sorry for being sweary.

Mindy and Landon spent the weekend packing up all their valuable stuff that they can't replace for the builders in case anything gets damaged as they try to "fix" the house issue. I got to have taylor for a sleepover on Friday night. We played Uno and watched a movie. The little goofball kept burping and then saying, "classy", "I am a classy girl", LOL its my fault as thats what I say to her after she burps normally. She was such a silly nut. She kept telling my husband, the burp police, that it was me that kept burping. 

Saturday and Sunday we spent shopping around, went to the library, etc. Thursday she was with my Mom, Grandma, where they painted shelves for her cousin Kiandra's room, then lunch and shopping. Wednesday she was with Nana and Grandpa and they went to a movie, shopping, etc.

So we will be shaving our heads on Friday (March 23rd) at around 7:00pm, as I still have work that day and need to drive in from out of town. You still can donate to our team. just click the link that is labelled Taylor's Wish Warriors. We are doing this as the funds go to two AMAZING causes, research for cancer in children, as well as Childrens Wish for kids. Thank you to all that have already donated!

Monday, March 5, 2018

Busy Weekend!

Fat Burger for Lunch
Well Mindy and Landon have found a place. A friend knew someone that had a house with an upstairs suite that was not being used. They have other puppies and cats, but are willing to move cats out and clean everything as Landon is allergic to cats. They are pretty excited to have found a place, although there were a lot of family offering them their homes.

On Saturday Taylor had a playdate with a neighbour friend from across the street, Rosie. It was so kind of Alicia (the Mom)  to reach out and offer to have Taylor over. Again, I can't believe what awesome neighbours Mindy and Landon have.

I then picked her up and we did some running around and out for lunch as you can see above. Taylor gets a lot of laughs and giggles out of burping and farting. So often when I am over at the Thiessen's, or she is at my place we belch super loud and laugh and critique them. I know I am super mature. So I took her to Fat Burger for lunch with my daughter and her friend, and Taylor was belching away. LMAO I was slightly horrified, and told Taylor we did that at home, but not out in public. It was really funny actually, but reinforced my husband always saying what you let slide at home will slide out in public....just don't tell him that!

We were all pretty tired after running around. We weren't sure if it was the horrible weather, or what. Taylor then helped me make dinner, as we were having them all for dinner so they wouldn't have to eat out seeing as they are still in a hotel. We made some butter chicken, and use rotisserie chickens as a cheat. Taylor did a whole chicken herself! I was so impressed and I must say she is way better at it then I am.

Sunday, Taylor, Mindy and Landon came over for a visit at my place for awhile before going to their Hair Massacure shoot, with the lovely Lorna Dancey as the photographer. I can't wait to see the photos. They then headed to Mom's to wash clothes and have dinner.

Monday, or today, Taylor went to school for the entire day. She was really tired. I think because she had such an amazing time last week she might have pushed herself a bit far today. She is doing really, really well. It is a little odd. Her one side of her face seems to be getting a little better, not as puffy or droopy. Her personality is coming back and she is more joking around with people outside just Mindy, Landon and I. She is more willing to go out and do stuff, always wanting a plan of action. She was planning a birthday party for Marley (their puppy) on the weekend, but due to the house fiasco Mindy is seeking some alternative as Taylor is really concerned we shouldn't miss Marley's birthday.

She is also super pumped about Hair Massacure. She wants to go around their neighbourhood to collect donations. She also got the $2 Kali Bear paper Teddy Bears you see up in stores. She wants to sell some of those as well. I will keep putting the link below for those who might want to donate:

Friday, March 2, 2018


Mindy repinked Taylor's Hair to get it more vibrant
We have been pinking and repinking. I need to redo my hair this weekend so it doesn't get too washed out before March 23rd-Hair Massacre day! Again, we really hope people can support us by donating funds to this worthy cause. I will put the link below:

Taylor has been doing really, really well. Last week her and her psychologist discussed her building some routines. They decided that she would go to school on Monday's for a short visit. Taylor had the most AMAZING time! The kids were so super, playing and chatting. There was talk of playdates, and things I think felt pretty wonderful. The school, the kids, the staff at school, parents, everyone has been so absolutely kind and wonderful and thoughtful. Thank you all, you have made this a much easier time, and will always be remembered with warmest thoughts.

So Tuesday rolled around. The background is that Mindy and Landon's neighbours had some house issues, as had Mindy and Landon. The neighbours had their house inspected to try to find the source of these issues. BIG ISSUES were found. This got Landon second guessing if their issue had really not been something larger. So Tuesday Mindy and Landon had some inspections, etc. Basically what came out of this is that they could not stay the night in their house, and would need to leave until it could be fixed. SERIOUSLY! At this point I do not want to share some of the details. At this point the builder (their house is 3 years old) has been trying to solve this problem. 

Required to wear when packing or entering their home

So Mindy, Landon, Taylor, and Marley came to stay at my house for the night. They have been having a really hard time finding a place to rent for potentially 1-3 months, furnished, that allows dogs and has a fenced yard. We are feeling a lot like some horrible movie plot. How does this even happen? 

So they went to meet the builder on Thursday (yesterday) and Taylor decided it would be a great idea to go to school. My husband walked her to school and she had an absolute blast!

Mindy, Landon and Taylor have the most amazing and kind neighbours. They told the builders about their situation, and told them to fix Mindy and Landon's place first-to make it the priority. How freaking AMAZING are these people? No wonder Taylor loves them so much! 

Today the neighbours Mom, Nancy, invited Taylor to hang out with them (Nancy lives with them to help look after their two little toddlers). Taylor went and had so much fun. Tomorrow they may be packing up some of their stuff. So far their whole top floor needs to be gutted and rebuilt. I will try to keep Taylor entertained during this time. She was FaceTiming what my plans I needed to have some pretty cool plans if she was going to consider hanging out with me, LOL. She wants to help Mindy and Landon pack, she is always such a big helper, my little sunshine. Obviously this is something she shouldn't be doing. I will try to update again soon.