Sunday, April 13, 2008

Whirlwind Weekend

I forgot to say in the last post that we did get Kelly's chemo rescheduled from Friday to Monday, so she will be going in tomorrow to have have her labs checked, then chemo. She was very happy not to have chemo on Friday, since it makes her so tired for a day or so, and she really wanted to enjoy this weekend. She is feeling pretty good, and is still breathing a sigh of relief over her latest MRI. (OK, she'll say that's me. She says I am the only one that worries about those!)

Friday night we all went to "Matrimonial Mayhem" - a murder mystery dinner at the girls' high school. We were supposed to be guests at a wedding and of course someone is killed and we have to figure out who did it. The high school kids did a good job putting it on and everyone had a lot of fun. Many of Kelly's friends were there and were very happy to see her. Kelly even caught the bouquet, but hasn't been to enough weddings to realize that means some man is going to put a garter on her leg in front of everyone. She was a good sport though, even though she was embarrassed.

Saturday evening, Kelly had a special event at Dave and Busters in Orange called "It Can't Own Me" for teens with cancer from her hospital and one other hospital. There was food, some of her doctors and clinic staff were there, a comedian that was a cancer survivor, and then they made videos that will be posted on You Tube. The photo above is Kelly and Shannon making their video. Kelly was interviewed by herself first about what her life has been like, good and bad, since she was diagnosed with cancer. Then Shannon did a little talking too about what is was like to have a sister with cancer. I think these will be put on You Tube in a couple weeks. I will let everyone know as soon as I hear.

Today Kevin took all three girls horseback riding in the Hollywood Hills with their Trailmates Group (a father daughter group through the YMCA.) They had a lot of fun, even though it was very hot here today. I will end this post with photos from today.

Here is Kelly on her horse with the Hollywood sign in the background.

Megan and Shannon on their horses

Shannon on the trail with Los Angeles in the background.


Anonymous said...

Dear Kelly and Family,
Sounds like you have had a fun-filled week! Thanks for sharing all the news and cute photos. Sophie REALLY wants to see Kelly - will call you soon to see if Kelly is up to a get together!
Love you,
Darla and Family

Aunt Tracy said...

Hi Kelly!
So glad to hear all the things you got to do over the weekend! I can imaginge how happy your friends were to see you at school! The event at Dave & Busters sounds great too - looking forward to seeing you and Shannon on You Tube!

Hope today's chemo goes as smoothly and easily as possible and the nurses can help you keep those buckets to a minimum!!

Lots of love & hugs!...
Aunt Tracy

Anonymous said...

What fun times and awesome pictures too...the horse ride looked like fun! Glad things are going well! See you guys on Saturday! ;) GO TEAM KELLY!!!

The Diemer's

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelly,
I hope chemo goes easier for you today. You handle all this "stuff" with such grace. I know it isn't easy.
I'll see you on Saturday as we walk to help raise money to eradicate cancer. It should be a fun and rewarding day. I think since the name is Kelly's Team, you should be the boss!
Praying for a easier day for you.
Love, Marilyn

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelly and family,
I was so happy to hear about your FUN-FILLED weekend!! I'm glad your chemo was changed so you could enjoy the fun times! I am thinking of you today, and hope you will not get sick at all. My prayers are with you...The pictures are great!
Sent with Love and Prayers,
Patty J.

Catalina Eddy said...

Yippyo-kayaa! The scenery was spectacular. That was one of the clearest days I've seen in Los Angeles. We could see from Catalina to Mt. Baldy. For someone who doesn't ride horses frequently, two hours in the saddle can be a real pain in the...saddle region. Now I'm looking forward to the Relay-For-Life next weekend.

Anonymous said...

Dear Kelly,

You ride, too? Is there anything you can't do? It's good to be active.

I'm glad you had a good weekend and I hope yesterday's chemo session wasn't a "three bucket day."

Rest up.

Anonymous said...

I hope chemo day went well yesterday and will check back in later...not only is there a three-hour difference but now AI goes off at 9PM :) I always wonder when the show runs over here by about five minutes or more if they edit the show down when it is shown "out there." I hope you are feeling well and enjoy the show!