Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Prayers & Angels

Briley Update

Going to Cooks Tomorrow

Sorry I haven't post more in the last few days. We have been on cruise control without much to report. Briley has been doing great over the past few days! It was wonderful not having to go back to Cooks last week and everything has been pretty much normal. But the reality of cancer will set back in tomorrow when we travel back to Cooks for the next phase of treatment. This phase will last 2 months and she will be getting treatments at Cooks every 10 days. One of the chemo's she will be getting is Vincristine. I can't stand saying the name or even typing it out because of it's side effects. It's a true necessary evil. I hope and pray that this round does not affect her counts and walking abilities like it did before. Her walking has improved so much over the past month, but she still cannot run like she could pre-cancer. Her counts have been great and when compared to other kids, she is able to keep and maintain the counts better than most. We pray & hope this stays true during this phase of treatment. We also expect her hair loss to increase and become complete over the course of this phase. I told her that I would shave my head when she loses all of her hair. But I am afraid that mine wouldn't grow back! Honestly, the hair loss is the least of my concerns, but I know how it will affect Briley. She loves her hair! Thank you for the continued support!

Prayers & Angels

From Kayla Bechthold
God gave me a wonderful spiritual mom many years ago and she is now suffering from a critical stroke. Please pray for a miracle for her. I love her so much as many of us do. THANKS. Her name is Joyce Mills.

Prayers & Angels

Well, the bad news is my Mom does have leukemia. The GOOD news is that it is treatable through medication, no chemo or radiation. PRAISE GOD!!! She has a kind of leukemia called Large Granular Lymphocystosis. Still a little scary, but it could have been so much worse. I'm so ready for her to feel good again!


Come see us at Woodward, Okla at the Farm Expo 2011 Show. We will be at Crystal Beach Park in the Craft Building April 1, Friday - April 2, Saturday - & April 3, Sunday.  Loads of new Jewelry!!! Come meet us and support three good causes!!!!

Prayers & Angels

Prayers and Comforting Angels are being sent to The Naomi Mounsey Family. Naomi passed into the arms of Jesus March 15th in Amarillo Texas. She was a very special Lady and will be missed by many.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


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Thought for The Day!

There is something in a simple hug that always warms the heart. It welcomes us back home & makes it easier to part. A hugs a way to share the joy and the sad things we go through, or just a way for friends to say they like you because you're you. Hugs are meant for anyone for whom we really care. From your grandma to your neighbor or a cuddly teddy bear.
A hug is an amazing thing, its just the perfect way to show the love we're feeling but can't find the words to say. Its funny how a little hug makes everyone feel good, in every place and language, its always understood. And hugs don't need new equipment, special batteries or parts, just open up your arms and open up your heart.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Thought for The Day!

Some emotions don't make alot of noise. Its hard to hear pride. Caring is real faint, like a heartbeat. And pure love- why, some days its so quiet you don't even know its there.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Watch the whole thing! Beautiful!
I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.


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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Thought for The Day!

God and Dogs: The two things that love you no matter how much attention you give them.  Cathy

Lisa Sullivan Councillor left The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society a note.

I was just diagnosed with CML and so the fight begins! I'm just learning about CML, treatments, causes, etc. but what I do know is that we can never give in and never give up! I lost my dad to kidney cancer 4 years ago and I live by example, he never gave in and neither will I! I will encourage, educate, be educated and fight to the best of my ability. I have a newfound respect for all cancer patients and all they go through, so as they as they used to say "keep on keepin on" !

Friday, March 25, 2011

Its Special Education Week, and this is in Honor of all the children who need a little extra help, patience and understanding.

Laugh For The Day!

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Someone helped themselves to the kitty Cat treats while I was out!! Lets see.....hmmmmmmm 


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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

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Monday, March 21, 2011


We had a fantastic time at Bartelsville and The Tulsa Bead Show!  Found lots of new unique stones!
Visit us to see all of the new sets or  better yet come and see them in person at our show @ Woodward, Okla  on April 1-3rd @ the Crystal Beach.  K101 Farm Expo 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The sun came up to shine on you today! The breeze blew by to kiss your face and God sent the morning dew to wash your doubts away. Have a great day!  From Cathy

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Briley Update

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Just Cruising Along!

Not a whole lot to report on Briley now, which has been good. She has been home and feeling great! Things are almost back to normal. She even asked if she could go back to "school" and play with her friends. For fear of her getting sick, we will keep her out of school until she starts maintenance chemo sometime in October. Maybe she can have a few friends over one day.
Here is her treatment road map. Right now she is the consolidation phase that is 4 weeks long. She will have her last spinal tap on Wed. and she is taking home chemo every night through March 30th.
She will then start Interim Maintenance I that last 8 weeks with 2 chemo treatments every 10 days and 1 spinal tap on day 31
Then she will start Delayed Intensification for 8 weeks. As the name suggest, the treatments will be intense. We are not looking forward to this at all. There will be some new chemos added that have very scary likely side effects such as heart damage. She will be admitted to the hospital for much of this phase.
After that, she will start Interim Maintenance II. It last for 8 weeks and is the exact same treatment plan as IM I.
Hopefully after all of this, she will be on home chemo for the reminder of the time, lasting another 1 1/2 years.
We are just glad that she is having somewhat of a "break" right now and is feeling great! The kids are playing and fighting like old times again, although Briley can't quite hold her own yet against Bryson. Thank you for following along on the blog!
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Friday, March 11, 2011

Wonderful Story

Hi everyone, I just wanted to share a book with you today. I just finished reading "Heaven is for Real" by Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent. This is a beautiful story of a little Colton and his amazing journey to Heaven and back. This book will make you laugh, cry and believe that Heaven is for real. Thanks, and we hope that you have a wonderful day.  Brandy

Thursday, March 10, 2011

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

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Caroline Stauffer

Caroline Stauffer left The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society a note.

I am a 11 year survivor of Hodgkins lymphoma. I was originally diagnosed in 2000 and relapsed in 2006 and had an autologous stem cell transplant. I have been in remission for 4 1/2 years now. To all those battling lymphoma, keep fighting and be strong. You are all in my thoughts and prayers everyday.

Briley Update

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Lumbar Puncture went well

Briley was due at the clinic at 7:30 this morning so we left Seymour around 5:00. Her counts look good and the spinal tap with chemo injection went well. After leaving the recovery room, we headed upstairs to visit Lianna who also has leukemia. Briley and Lianna has became friends and I think it would be cool if they keep in contact when they get older. We also stopped by to see Briley's other friend Gracie, but she has a fever and we couldn't go in. Please pray for all of the kids on the 3rd floor at Cook's as they are all fighting cancer.
We made it home around 4:00 exhausted but glad to be home. Briley & Bryson have been playing non stop! Being home has been such a blessing and we appreciate the opportunity to be able to come home because we know it will be getting harder over the next few months. I don't know how we could get through this without the wonderful support we have been getting.
Alicia & I finally went to Mass tonight together for the first time since the diagnoses. Our church support is wonderful and we really appreciate all of the hand shakes and prayers that have been said for Briley. We have seen God's hand in Briley's treatment. Prayers do and always will work. We thank everyone for keeping up with Briley's battle and the encouraging words!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

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Briely Update!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Great day!

Today had to be the best Briley has felt since being diagnosed. She woke up in a good mood and has played all day. She even took a bath without crying! Her and Bryson seem like their old selves again. They play together and then they fight! She is still weak and cannot stand up by herself if she is sitting on the floor. But it has been by far a great day! Plus I think being at home as made a big difference.
It will be hard going back to Ft. Worth tomorrow night. She now knows that going to Ft. Worth is not a good thing. Hopefully we will be able to come back home after the spinal tap on Wed. She is also taking chemo at home every day, but considering, it should be a easy month. Thank you for your prayers and support!
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Monday, March 7, 2011


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A BIG THANKS to all of our friends who came by to see us at the Borger Show!  We had a lot of Fun and good show!  Hope to see more of you at Woodward in April!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


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