Why the Redwood Forest slideshow?

Judy had always loved trees, and in 2008 we spent some time among the California Redwoods. Some of the ingredients in Judy's chemo cocktail were derived from trees (not Redwoods but Yews). We always knew that Judy loved the trees, and the trees got their chance to repay her affection.

Friday, February 20, 2009

News from Paris (yes, that's France)

We arrived in Paris just as scheduled. Emily, Judy, and I are were greeted by blue skies and mild temps. On Thursday we explored together sites such as the Rodin Museum, Napoleon's Tomb, and the Arc de Triomphe.

Today, Judy's been a little under the weather and decided to stay in the hotel while Em and I have been rising all over town on the "velibs" and have seen goodies such as mona Lisa, Notre Dame, and the Eiffel Tower.

Let's hope that Saturday's market day will include Judy. Love all of you (and Thompson--whoever he or she may be--who provided a free internet access point here in the Latin Quarter),


Monday, February 16, 2009

A good weekend in Lubbock

It was Valentine's weekend, and the weather cooperated. We spent Valentine's itself at home—Judy felt too tired to go out for a big dinner after along week of work. On Saturday, we were with Alan and Martha H. (on the right in the photo), and Sunday night Emily came over and shared a nice steak and pasta dinner with us.

Sunday afternoon, Emily and Judy took Martha out for a spin through the neighborhood while the boys had their own ride. And just for good measure, Wes and the ever-so-cute Annabella stopped by in the late afternoon. Anna insisted that Judy wear a crown and wear a "dress" (her own tiny apron) to be a "princess," and the two of them chased bubbles in the front yard.

This morning Judy will have her weekly lab work done, and we are hoping that she will have chemo #5 next week after we come back from Paris, Emily's graduation trip.


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Judy relaxes in Kansas City

Last weekend, Judy and I flew to Kansas City for a quick getaway. Even though we didn't eat any Bar-B-Q (neither one of us had any appetite--I had come down with my worst cold in years, and she was still feeling the effects of chemo #4) we did enjoy not doing anything. Saturday saw a record heat wave in KC for the date with 69 degrees!

Monday's lab work showed that this time around her blood values are not as dire as after chemo #3, and that makes us hopeful that round #5 is going to happen right after our quick hop to Paris next week when we'll take Emily for her graduation trip.

Look for an update next week, maybe even from Paris itself. I tell you, the girls are quite excited, and if KC was an indication, Judy is ready to travel.