Loving this Loving, Lovely summer

                                        Baby Jack, born 6-17-15 to my brother Nick and sister-in-law Andrea  🙂 This summer we have been blessed to have been visited by dear friends we met in India.  In May, Leigh and her son…

Trial Run as Empty-Nesters

A SnapChat Picture sent to us from their Strings Camp ❤ We are living the life of “empty nesters” this week.  It’s quiet.   I miss the girls’ chattering selves, the violin practicing, the singing, and the updates of what’s happening on “Grey’s Anatomy” with the hospital noises in the back ground.  They have an obsession…

Too sick to post…

I seem to have contracted some sort of flu-like bug, so I have been sitting a lot which drives me crazy,  but have been productive with my on-line shopping which probably will drive Andrew crazy.   I am not up to posting, but just read Alix’s new post and thought I’d share the link here….

Ugh and true love…

My life from the start has not been boring, usual, or humdrum.  It has been one fast-paced, crazy adventure after another due to factors within my control and many without.  Today, I learned that I have early onset artherosclerosis.  Ugh.  Although the plaque build up in my carotid artery is fairly minimal with a slim…

Emerson and an Update

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin…

Mayo and My Heart

The story of my heart:  In 2011, Andrew and I had our blood work done while living in India, as it was very cost effective along with being a comprehensive work up which is next to impossible to receive in the U.S..  We weren’t expecting anything eye opening, we were just curious and were in…

Mayo Clinic Visit with the Neuro-oncologist

Today was amazing.  For one, it is simply wonderful to be back in Minnesota with the beautiful landscapes, fantastic Caribou coffee, and all of the “Minnesota Nice People.”  I don’t know if it’s just me, and my Minnesotan roots, but this place is special.  🙂  Mayo Clinic is also special.  The neuro-doctor was extremely thorough,…

More of the Recent Happenings

I’d like to start my first post by thanking all those of you who have blessed us with your friendship, whether we have met in person or not, your kindnesses have touched our hearts, and have helped to aid in my healing.  Thank you. The back story:  I went off of the ketogenic diet for…

Adding Autumn

Autumn and I have decided to jointly post to this blog – as she has been receiving many questions from friends and family.  She is a much better “poster” than I am.  So, the next post will be from her… Andrew

A Little History

For those of you unaware of the history of Autumn’s diagnosis, I’ll summarize the major events in a few bullet points below. I’ll update more as I think of things and go through my other notes. Mar 2015:  Autumn had two back to back grand mal seizures – something I wouldn’t wish on anyone.  I…

Info

I hope this blog will be an “OK” way to share information with this group of our friends.  I was considering using Facebook, but something about the public nature and limited ability to control access sent me back to blogger.  Let’s see how it goes. Andrew

Thank You

Very first off, I would like to say thank you to all of our neighbors, friends, and family for the support, words of encouragement and help provided during the past week.  Going through challenging circumstances in life becomes much more manageable with a network of support. And of course to my lovely wife and daughters,…