Saturday, December 1, 2012


I don't have much to write about this week! Pretty un-eventful week for me. I did have an awesome day Wednesday, I got to go up to Salt Lake and hang out with my friend Cesia. We went hiking in the hills behind Red Butte Gardens and then had a picnic. I love picnics, they are one of my favorite things to do. The weather has been so beautiful! I love it. But I do wish the mountains would get a little more snow so I could go skiing.

Unfortunately my eyes are closed, but this is our picnic!
I always forget that I am much more tired on the weeks I get all three chemo drugs. I haven't been running at all, but I have gone on a hike or walk every day! Running has been a little too frustrating for me because it is so hard and my stomach along my incision hurts when I do it. So I decided instead of getting discouraged and frustrated I would just do other things that are fun :) I love to hike, so I've had a great time with that.

Today Sterling and I went hiking in the hills behind his house. It was hard! Seriously like straight up hill the whole time almost! But it was really fun and we got pretty high. Next time I want to go all the way to the peak. We went until we ran into a dead end in the trail we were on. Koda is a little hiking champ! He loves going with us.
I know pictures without people are boring, but it was so pretty.
Trey found this lovely pile of bones for us

Monday brings another treatment! Only five more to go, can you believe it?! It seems like it has gone pretty fast for the most part. My hair started falling out this week :( Bummer. You can't tell yet, but it has begun. Ah well, it will come back again. 

My friend Jennifer shared this scripture on her blog and I really love it:
1 Peter 1:7  That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire (or cancer, or fill in the blank), might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ.
I especially like it because I was reminded this week through other experiences that all trials are for our good. At the beginning of my journey I had a great eternal perspective. I haven't lost that, but sometimes it gets clouded over and I forget. I was glad to be reminded that in the long run, I am going to be so much stronger of a person and so much more ready for my future because of what I am going through right now. I know that trials really are blessings. In disguise. Some are more disguised than others :)


  1. I don't know where this came from, but I like it:

    "Often your worthiness is not measured by the blessings you receive, but by the trials you endure."

    Thanks for sharing on your blog - sometimes I feel I am intruding in your private life, but you have really been a blessing in mine. I am amazed at your cheerfulness, your openness, your optimism and just your cute personality. You are an amazing girl - God bless you! xo

    1. Intruding?! Not in the slightest! Thank you for the comments, I enjoy every one of them. Thanks for making me smile and feel loved, I appreciate it

  2. I know exactly where that pipe is... my house (well, my growing up house) is in the neighborhood right below it! :) I'm glad you get to go out and hike. Running is overrated anyway...;)


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