Cancer

Three More To Go!

November 19, 2016

Last weekend we made the trip down to Cancer Treatment Center for my six month follow-up scans. We were lucky to have great travel weather. (Much better than waking up to snow on the ground today) Try as we might we can never seem to leave on time. This time we only left an hour late so I guess we are improving 😉 As soon as Avery saw my bags she was upset. I think she could sense that something…

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Devil’s Lake Hike

November 13, 2016

Last week I was finally able to go on a hike that was on my bucket list. Personal trainer and I went to Devil’s Lake. It was just as awesome as I expected!! Unfortunately, we ran out of daylight to see everything but we did get to take in some beautiful scenery. We made it to the top and then walked along the shoreline. I am not really sure which one I liked better. The views from the top were…

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Cancer

I am going to worry

November 3, 2016

My scans are fast approaching and my anxiety is at a high level. Scan time is such a stressful time and even though I am getting closer to my five-year mark I still worry. I am to the point now where I have kind of accepted it. I am going to worry; and not just because I have been diagnosed before. I am going to worry because I am human. We worry about everything from the most trivial of things…

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Exercise

The number on the scale

October 11, 2016

Today I had an appointment and I had to step on a scale. I hate scales. I don’t own one and I shudder every single time I have to get on one. There is not a single time that I have been super impressed with the number that shows up on the scale. Today was no exception. I actually gasped when I turned my head to see that number. The tears were welling up and I was so frustrated. I…

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Loss

Today I will just be

September 30, 2016

Today is my son’s fifth Birthday. I have been wracking my brain with ways to honor him. In the past we have done a balloon release and a remembrance walk. This year I am fresh out of ideas. I am having a hard time wrapping my brain around the fact that he has been gone for five years. When we found out that we lost him I had a hard time thinking about the future. Instead my brain went from…

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Wisconsin

Summer Photo Blog

September 27, 2016

This summer flew by so fast! I have been so busy with 5k’s this summer that I have barely had enough time to go hiking and snap some pics! With all of the rain we have had lately it has made it even harder. My beloved arboretum was flooded last week. I did go the day after the big rain. Between the down trees and water it was hard to navigate. According to my rain gauge we ended up getting…

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School

School Days

September 21, 2016

I can’t believe I haven’t written anything since Avery started school! I had tons of hopes and dreams of spending my mornings on the porch with my coffee and my laptop. Instead I sit with nothing written on my blog since August. I am not completely sure what I have done with these last two weeks of Avery free mornings. Between working out, cleaning, laundry and grocery shopping I haven’t had tons of time to myself. Of course there was…

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Life

I’m Trying

August 31, 2016

Dear Avery: The other day your school orientation didn’t go well. Like at all. Well, maybe at first but towards the middle it took a turn for the worst. I did what I try to teach you not to do. I let the stares, whispers and judgments from other parents get to me. I want you to know I tried so hard to bite my tongue and power through the rest of orientation. But the last “Oh my God!! What…

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Life

Goals

August 17, 2016

Goals, we all have them right? Especially for our children. When I first found out I was pregnant with Avery I was already dreaming of what this little baby would do with their life. Then I found out she was a girl and I went crazy with my goals for her. I was sure she would be a surgeon or maybe an Olympic athlete. Or both. Dream big right?? Then we found out Avery would be coming early and our…

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Exercise

My 5k Anniversary!

August 12, 2016

A couple of weeks ago I completed by sixth 5k. I went from walking the mile in high school gym class in like 40 minutes to doing 5k’s in my thirties. Crazy, right?!?! This particular 5k was even more special because it was the anniversary of my first 5k. Last year I signed up for my first 5k; The Watermelon Fest 5k. I was nervous, excited and then more nervous. This year I skipped the last nervous since I had…

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