Sunday, June 28, 2009


Busy weekend and fun weekend. We got to go to a couple birthday parties, and I got to go to a Sounders game....I had no idea we took soccer so seriously here....I am impressed. We also went to the zoo on Thrusday. Chloe loved it so much, on Friday morning she threw a fit because she couldn't go see the lions and monkeys again. The whole time at the zoo, we would see one animal and she would say neato, but where are the lions and monkeys. Finally we saw some monkeys, and she says "where are the lions". Once that girl gets her mind set....:). At the bday party we went to tonight, Carol had to make a tricky entrance to the party...but did pretty well. More updates to come..... Thanks to all who helped us have a great weekend.

Sunday, June 21, 2009


Thanks to everyone who participated in the silent auction put together by Erica.....once again the worlds generosity especially in these economic times, is astounding to me. I can't begin to say how thankful we are for all the help with Carol's healthcare bills.

Carol is doing so good. She is really impressing me how well she is walking on her new legs....this weekend she wore full length jeans for the first time in over a year. I know many amputees now, and never quite had the same sort of visual illusion with any of them. What I mean is, is that it is strange, in that when Carol has full length jeans/pants on, it looks completely normal. Not that I expected it not's just been so long, that she seems to tall now:) . Especially when she is laying down with them on, she looks very long. All of which are great issues to be dealing with. We have gotten to go out to dinner with them on a couple times the last couple weekends. Its nice, she doesn't get out as much as she would like I think. Anyway, happy fathers day to all the dad's...all though it seems mostly women who read this. Thanks again...


Wednesday, June 10, 2009



Thanks so much for all the help,love, and support this year.....without all of it I don't think we would have made it!!! THANKS

Saturday, June 6, 2009


Thank you to all who came to the house today...the birthday party went great. It was so nice to see everyone, and make her day fun. Here are some pictures from the day.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


Well quickly we are approaching the 1 year mark since all this began. We are trying to think of all the positives...for many reasons, but mostly for Safiya. She will be 1 next Wednesday. We are having a bday party at the house this Saturday...Frankie's and family/friends and one of those air/balloon castle things, that also has a waterslide....should be cool, although it sounds like it might not be as sunny as we once thought. Any one who want to say hi and see our progress...feel free to stop by and say hello, if you know where we live. Should be plenty of pizza. I can't remember if I posted it, but Carol still hasn't gotten her legs yet. She is supposed to get them next Wednesday, the 10th, on Safiya's birthday. She got to really try them at her prosthetist last Friday. She got up and walked very well right from the get go. Most of Carol's Physical Therapy has been on hold for more than 2 months. She has been having much hand therapy for her right hand, and has really enjoyed that. She does still work out at the house 1 hour per day or so. She has ab's of steel. It is amazing the amount of mid and lower body strength it takes to an amputee. Her new legs are neat. The come up a little higher....above the knees. The keep her from hyper-extending her legs, which she had a habit of. The feet themselves are super neat, and allow her to flip-flops, and heels if she wishes. Something she has been bugging her prosthetist from the get go.



Monday, June 1, 2009


I have been asked to post on a couple upcoming fundraisers for Carol.

1st.....there is a poker tournament/run in the tricities next weekend. Please contact me at for details. I can forward you to the right person. I think there are big group of people doing this.

Also, Erica, Carol's friend who did the big silent auction last year, is doing another for Carol (just a couple day long) and wanted me to shamelessly spread the word.