I hope everyone has a peaceful and enjoyable Thanksgiving. I am glad we had no internet access at the beach! We had a lovely Thanksgiving at Edisto Island. Just our family and Matt's brother and sister-in-law. It was quiet, relaxing, scenic. Lucy and Mollie had a great time shell-seeking, running around the huge beach house, and especially visiting with uncle Sam and auntie Liv.

I am just so thankful for an uninterrupted family vacation, with all the kids (including baby #3) feeling good. Mollie and Lucy both seemed to grow a lot in the last few days. Lucy is talking even more (and with better pronunciation) and Mollie is being very motherly (even changing Lucy's diaper by herself!) and more cooperative about food.

Mollie is so excited for Christmas. She wrote a letter to Santa Claus last night (and included Lucy's wish list too). So many houses in our neighborhood are already decorated. I take a more gradual approach, but I guess it is time to start putting up some decorations and baking Christmas cookies. Our family is running/walking a 5K this weekend to raise money to buy red wagons for the Children's Medical Center- maybe we will all wear our Santa hats.

On the medical front, Mollie seems to be tolerating the 100% chemo dose (although, only the counts will tell) and is scheduled for her monthly IV chemo next week. Her energy level is pretty good, but she is really fretting about her hair. She wore a scarf to school today and that seemed to go over pretty well. I borrowed the "Why, Charlie Brown, Why" video from the clinic and she has a book about a little girl with cancer that she wants to share with her class, so I will try to arrange that for later this week. Simple answers are good for kids, so we don't want to overdo it, but Mollie seems like she really wants everyone to understand her situation. It's a fine line.


  1. i am so glad you had a nice time away. it sounds lovely and much needed. how are you guys winding down for the move?

  2. Great picture!! eh

  3. That is the cutest picture ever! I'm so glad you had a relaxing holiday!

  4. LOVE the picture. Sounds like you had a great vacation. Happy to hear all is well!

  5. What a wonderful photo! I am so glad you had a relaxing holiday--I hope it was so for you and Matt as well. Time at the ocean was always the most relaxing time for our family--something about running free on the beach brought out the best in all of us.


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