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What started out as a site to update on our daughter's cancer has thankfully grown into a site to update on our beautiful family of four. Enjoy our journey...

Monday, April 09, 2007

Happy Easter!!!!

Grandpa & Grandma PreisterPlaying on grandpa's belly!
trying to spit on grandpa!!!
I just woke up, can you tell!!?
Grandma and I looking at birds!
This is how I started...
...and this is how I finished!
The Easter bunny brought this hat!
My hat is silly!!
My hat is too big!!!!

I LOVE to dig in my toy box and get my OWN toys!
HAPPY EASTER!!! My shoes SHINE!
This dress tastes funny!
Is it time to open the rest daddy?!
MORE LINKS!!!!!!!!!

Happy Easter to everyone! I didn't think that it would bother me to stay home on a holiday, but it did :-(. Almost every year, every holiday we go to the farm - but not this one. AND, after getting Charli in her dress and shoes, it broke my heart that we would not be able to share her with everyone. BUT - Charli didnt mind! She played and played, and played all day!!!
Grandma and Grandpa Preister brought down supper for all of us, and Charli tried to eat a banana on her own, and didn't like it at all! Then, Grandma and Grandpa Borg came down too! Charli got to stay up an hour past her bedtime! Those of you who know me any my 'schedules'...it didn't bother me at all! Charli had fun playing with Grandma Borg on the floor while everyone visited!
I know I say this all the time - but I have to say it again. THANK YOU. All of the love and support that has been shown to us has been unreal. We have received cards, calls, emails, gifts, meals, notes, balloons, and the list goes on and on. I have gotten some of the nicest notes from people - and let me just say this - God works in ways that we will never understand. And while so many of you keep telling me how much you are learning and gaining from seeing how we are handling our situation - please know that we are learning MORE from the kindness and goodwill that has been shown to us. We would never wish this on anyone - but know that heartache comes in all shapes and sizes. I want every one of you to know that I will personally do my best to pass all of this kindness on to the next person who is in need, friend, family, or stranger.
"Adversity rewrites the stories of our lives, changes the cast of characters, and alters what we expect would happen. Yet the stories go on and someday behind the scenes, we'll find the true importance of their twists and turn."



10 comments:

Anonymous said...

The pictures are precious---------and they show her dress so good. She was beautiful in her Easter dress........and even I think her hat is kind of big but it will fit her someday!! Thanks you for letting me spend some quite time all by myself with Charli Ann on Easter Night. I will never forget it. Love to all THREE of you.
G-ma B.

Anonymous said...

OH I LOVE THE DRESS!! I COULDNT HELP BUT NOTICE GREEN N YELLOW-HUHN JOHN DEERE COLORS DID DADDY PICK IT OUT!?! SHE LOOKS LIKE SHE HAD A FUN DAY!! WE LOVE YOU ALL!! SEE YA SOON,HUGS N KISSES, JEN N JUSTIN N JR.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful dress! She looks amazingly cute and in one picture was chewing on her finger?? Is she working on a tooth??? I am glad you made the most of your Easter day even though you couldn't go to the farm. You will have many more years of doing so!!
Hugs and Prayers,
Courtney

Cindy said...

Brenda, Charli's dress is absolutely gorgeous! It doesn't look like it bothered her one bit to be at home all day. Looks like she had a grand time! Hugs, Cindy and Mia

AndreaChad said...

Charli...you have a very cute Easter Dress! The Easter Bunny looks like he did a good job of bringing you some great gifts...even a funny hat!! Every little girl needs a hat...Calla has her share! We enjoy looking at all of your cute, smiling pictures! Have a marvelous day!

Anonymous said...

Isn't she just the most precious little thing in that dress. I think she had a wonderful time and it looks like the Easter Bunny was very good to her.

Hugs to you all,
Kim

Anonymous said...

Charli,
You are the most beautiful baby girl in your Easter dress! It looks like you had a fun day playing with Mommy and Daddy:)
Hugs,
Lauren Borack

Anonymous said...

She is so adorable in her Easter outfit!! I love the dress. I bought the same exact one for Jocelyn! Charli looks so happy! What a little angel you have.

Luv, Tabitha Davis
(tabi22 from babyfit)

Michelle Ugarte said...

I Love the pictures of little Charli! especially the one of her looking right at the camera with her hat on!! PRICELESS! =)

Hope her counts are doing good so that you can continue with the next round. We will continue to pray for a NED status by the end of the year.

I will keep checking back on you guys. Feel free to email me anytime! =)

Anonymous said...

Charli just looked like a special angel in her easter pictures. So much love shown in the photos. Hoping the chemo treatment goes as planned. You all will be in prayers at the United Methodist Church.
Martha Davidson
Director of Caring Ministries