We spent the next few days between having fun and getting stuff done! We went to the movies to see Space Chimps, went swimming several times a day, ran a few nights, and rode scooters a bunch, but also managed to take care of the car which took all day long and included two different places to get it all done! We got a shuttle ride to the mall across from the car place and had fun spending the last of our Build-A-Bear bucks and playing with the trains and reading books at Barnes and Noble. And just in case you were wondering, I didn't hit anything with the car this time, it just needed some work before a long road trip to pick up Madison from Kanakuk on Friday!!!
We made it to Branson just in time to get in before they let the campers out; this was a big deal because last year we were 5 minutes late and were reminded of it over and over again! Even Lindsey was excited to see Madison and she was even talking about going back to Kanakuk next year since she went last year. The greatest moment though was when Madison spotted us and came weaving in and around people to get to us for our great big "I missed you so much" hugs! I was a little jealous this year because Daddy got the first hug, but I think I got the longest hug so that could make us even! Madison went to both Lindsey and Ingram and gave them special hugs and they all talked before she ran off to meet with her group again. It was such a fun time hanging out at Kanakuk for the weekend and Ingram definitely loved being carried around by Madison! All three of the kids fell asleep on drive back to Memphis Saturday, but Madison was definitely the most exhausted from her fun two weeks away!
One of the funniest events happened while the pool was "unofficially open" since Madison's counselor was the Lifeguard. Madison's whole cabin was in the pool and so the rest of our crew (Daddy, Lindsey, and of course Ingram) wanted to get in as well. They were going off the diving boards, the slide, and the trapeze bar and it just looked like so much fun that I didn't want to miss out. I got up to the trapeze bar with the encouragement of my crew, the Rowlands, Madison's cabin, and her counselors and what happened next could definitley win the America's Funniest Video award if that show was still around! Make sure you check out the Vimeo link at the bottom so that my sore neck for four days didn't go to waste!!
Sunday morning I was given a gift that my guys had been working on for about a month! Ingram had an idea for a project to do with Daddy and he told Daddy he wanted to make something to hold my phone and the iPad for the kitchen. So a couple days later after Daddy drew up the plans, the construction began at night and on the weekends with Ingram helping Daddy every step of the way...even with cutting the wood!!! They were very sneaky and hid everything from me; at some points I was told to go to my room so that I couldn't see what they were doing even. It turned out to be a beautiful work of "heart" and it's capped with Ingram's hand prints on each side. I've been told it was a one of a kind design and a one of a kind gift, so those of you wanting one...Sorry, it's all mine!!
Ingram has continued to have frequent trips to the restroom or to a trash can feeling like he was going to throw up, but his episodes of vomiting have been fewer. We've also adjusted his diet and removed some of the things that we've noticed he's eaten/drank when he does end of getting sick. We haven't made a special trip into St. Jude or even talked to our doctors because those changes have seemed to work more so than not. With only 10 days left until Ingram's MRI, we're using our time to hang out together and stay busy to enough to take our minds off of our thoughts. Please continue to pray for all families dealing with cancer of any kind because it's a long journey for each of them.
|G-Daddy With Ingram And Lindsey After The Donut Express!|
|Ingram Keeping Up With Maggie, Kylie, And Lindsey!|
|I'll Take One Of Those!!|
|Who Knew The Tire Shop Could Be So Fun??|
|Quite Possibly The Ugliest Build A Bear's Available!|
I Tried My Hardest, But They Wouldn't Change Their Minds!
|Ingram Running And Jumping Through The Skate Park On Our Run Thursday Night!|
This Time...No Injuries!
|Daddy's Little Girl...Growing Up Fast!!|
Oh How We Missed Her While She Was Gone!!
Even Though The Actual Video Doesn't Appear Here,
You've Got To Follow The Vimeo Link And Watch It!
Trust Me, It's Worth The Couple Of Minutes It Takes!
Total Embarassment For Me = A GREAT Laugh For You!
|Reuinted And It Feels Sooooo Good!!!|
|Look At That Smile And Those Hand Prints!|