Saturday, February 18, 2017

Early 2017 Update















 

Hello Friends, lots of stuff since we last posted. Christmas was awesome and included a trip to Disneyland with Abby, Kelly, Kylie, and Austin. Cathy and I traveled to Chicago as well and in January we visited the kids in Idaho. Emma has had a few cheer competitions in between. The school year has been going well and Cathy is retiring at the end of the year! Most importantly, Cathy has remained cancer free through the last two CT scans! We thank God for blessing us with this good news! We love fall and winter, but are looking forward to our annual trip to Maui in March! Thank you everyone for your prayers and support!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

New York City













 
We took a trip to New York City the weekend before Thanksgiving. We rented a great little apartment on the Upper West side. Saw The Lion King and had a fantastic trip! Always one of our favorite places to visit!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

What's going on this fall?


 
Happy Halloween 2016!



 
Emma & Sophie, OSU Homecoming

 
Fall Break trip to California


 
Muir Woods

 
Hearst Castle
 
 
OSU vs Texas Tech
 
 
Thunder up!


 
USTA Tennis Tournament


 
Weekend trip to Roman Nose.

 
School Picture # 28


 
Beautiful California cost. Big Sur area

 
Seals hanging out on the beach.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Hello Again! Not sure where to start.......

It has been a long time since we have updated this blog. I am really not sure if anyone still checks it, but we do want to keep it going. I'll start out with a summary of our summer.

Cathy took nine chemotherapy treatments, and they were very successful in shrinking her tumors. On June 23 she had a successful surgery preformed by Dr. Joan Walker at OUHSC to remove them. She was in the hospital for a week. In mid-July she started nine more chemotherapy treatments and completed them September 23. Her last CT scan on August 31 revealed that she is cancer free! She is an amazing women, going from stage 4 ovarian cancer to cancer free! We thank everyone for their prayers and support! We know that faith, prayer and great medicine has mad the difference! Cathy will now have a CT scan every three months for the next two years. Cathy returned to work October 3rd and is doing great! We are so thankful for everything God has given us and always appreciate the prayers for our family, and Cathy's good health.

 
Thunder playoff game

 
Exercising after surgery.

 
Last chemotherapy treatment!
 
 
With all that was going on with Cathy, we still had a busy summer. Emma is doing competitive cheerleading with Cheer's All-Stars. She also was a part of Discover Tennis' summer program and played in her first USTA tournament. She is continuing with violin lessons and doing very well. Our pool season went well thanks to the awesome people we have working with us. It was tough on me to take care of my family and run the business, but our good folks really stepped up and did an outstanding job!
 
 
Jill & Brian Hobson

 
Dinner in the North End

 
Mom and I came from Germany to the U.S.
50 years ago in August. We had a family celebration.

 
First day of 4th grade!

 
Working on a stunt at Cheers.

 
Game day in Stillwater.
 
 
 
With Cathy's blessing, Emma and I made several trips, traveling to South Padre Island for a cheer competition, and then to New England to visit our friends, The Hobsons and take in a Red Sox game. We spent a lot of time with family and friends and overall it was a good summer.
 

 
Fenway park in Boston
 
 
Cathy's first day back at work.







 
 Celebrating our 10th anniversary.