Christmas with cancer…it could be worse I guess. Merry Christmas a day late! Yesterday was a whirlwind and so much fun. I think the best part was that I felt really great……we were a little worried about the new chemo ramp up cramping my style on the holidays.
Just for the record……I’m not the only one who takes a lot of photos every day…..my mom managed to snap a photo of us in church.
If I look a little impish it is because we were discussing how Boo had just spit out communion in the pastor’s hand (I told him not to give it to her).
I have no idea how so many presents ended up under the tree……we try to keep Christmas small. The handmade doll bunk bed was so cute with the new mattresses that Gicela made for me on Thursday:
We all had our traditional Christmas Eve dinner of chili……Sienna and a few of her cousins were visited by the Pajama Fairy. The kids are hanging on by a thread in this photo:
We woke up at 6:30am on Christmas morning…..okay it was actually ME that woke up that early and insisted that everyone else get up. Boo got her Barbie dream house…and THEN we made her leave it for 2 full days as we visited our family in Ladera Ranch….so cruel of us. We stayed with my in-laws in Laguna Niguel for the night and ate breakfast down by the beach this morning. It could not have been more perfect.
It’s only a matter of time before the full set of miniature silverware for Barbie get sucked up in my vacuum cleaner. And why does Barbie need a toothbrush….it’s microscopic!
Playing with cousins today:
Tomorrow is a new chemo day and I’m ready.
Michelle Poole says
Sounds like a fantastic Christmas. Thanks for sharing. Hope tomorrow is a good day at Chemo! It’s exciting to hear that your numbers were so low last week!
Am so glad that you had a fabulous christmas. I am excited that you had so much energy. Good luck tomorrow, love, kathy
Jennifer Goldberg says
Sounds like a wonderful Christmas. I am glad you felt better and was able to enjoy the holidays with you family. Best of luck tomorrow. I will be thinking of you.
Did you make the dress in the first picture? I live it! Get better ok!
Linda L says
Glad your Christmas was full of family and happiness! Just how it should be! Praying those numbers keep getting lower!!
lisa jack says
Glad you had a merry Christmas! Hope you continue to feel awesome!
faith wafford says
Barbie needs a toothbrush. I had a “store” complete with hangers and shopping bags, Barbie size of course.
Sounds like you guys had a perfect Christmas.
Heather Cady says
Glad you had such a good Christmas and are feeling well. Your attitude is absolutely awesome.
Thanks for sharing! Looks like a great time was had by all. You continue to inspire me! You are such a beacon of God’s love! I will be sending loving, healing, happy thoughts your way tomorrow!
I’m glad your mom snapped a pic of your family at church….it’s a place I’ve always wanted a picture of my family but it seems weird asking someone a pew over “Hey, do you mind snapping a totally random, unposed photo of us doing something natural when we don’t know you’re going to take the picture” LOL. And now you’ve got that picture!! God Bless !!
Adorable photos. So happy to hear you had a wonderful Christmas. I used a bunch of my Choose Joy bracelets as hostess gifts. Soon will be time to order more! 🙂
The Barbie Dreamhouse made me laugh – my daughter got the Disney Princess equivalent and my husband about busted a gasket when he saw how small some of the pieces were. Too funny.
Good luck tomorrow – I’m sure you know we’ll all be praying for you as you continue your journey.
Jody V says
Sounds like you had a great weekend! I cleaned out my 4 year old’s toys today and found a Barbie braclet or ring or whatever it was. It was about the size of an ant, I threw it away!
Michele LIttlefield says
What a lovely Christmas you had. I’m giggling about Boo spitting the communion into the Pastor’s hand. She’s so cute. My Daughter had a Barbie dream house like that 20 years ago. It was her favorite!
A very Merry Christmas indeed. Glad you were feeling great. Hope every day gets better and better Ashley!
So wonderful to hear that you had a fabulous 2 days. You deserved a magical Christmas! Praying for you through tomorrow’s chemist:) hugs!
Susan Sutherlin says
So glad to hear that you had a good Christmas. Today was beautiful here in sunny California so I was thrilled to see that you got out to the coast for breakfast.
Merry Christmas. Sounds like you had a wonderful few days with special family. I know this might sound a little crazy but it’s been bothering me how you’ve said you don’t drink water, only light sodas. I’ve watched how soda gets made & there are so many chemicals in there. And cells repair & do everything in solution – so they really need water. Without all the chemicals. So instead of being able to put all it’s energy into healing, your body is first trying to flush out all the toxins. Anyway, as I said I know I might sound mad, but as its almost a new year, perhaps you could make it a challenge to match your soda intake with water? Stay strong-you’re sounding so upbeat&positive. Have a wonderful start to the new year.
Completely agree :)Why did they bother with a Barbie toothbrush..it is so tiny! Happy to hear you had a wonderful christmas
Merry Christmas and I hope all is well tomorrow.
I always scoot very quickly past Barbie in the shops, thankfully Ella (nearly 5) isn’t all that interested….phew !!
Southern Gal says
So glad you had so much energy for Christmas! Was the Kahlo art piece a gift for someone? I see it in the background.
So glad you had an enjoyable Christmas celebration. I’ll be praying for you as you continue your treatments. I love the expression on your niece’s face in the last photo with her in the car. So cute!
chloe lambe says
merry christmas! so glad you were feeling so well! take THAT chemo!
Reading your heartful thoughts is a blessing. As I was reviewing my thoughts while doing the washing up this evening I was pondering on the central place of faith in your life and how you drew strength from it. I’m not sure I believe in God, at least not as the dogma would have us gulp it down but I certainly do believe in you. Merci.
Alicia D. says
We got a Dream Townhouse too, and I thought the same thing about the tiny toothbrush.
Looks like a wonderful time was had by all at your home! I so recognize the Barbie House, my 21 year old had one way back when and I was OCD about all that little food on the little bitty trays…I was so glad when she decided to pass it on to a younger friend…..! Hope your treatments go well this week, thinking of you and saying a prayer for health and happiness….take care!
Merry Christmas Ashley!!
Cecilia Villarroel says
These kind of images make me love Christmas!!!
Good luck with chemo today.