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Bakersfield, CA, United States
Hans was a busy, happy, sweet and fearless three year old when he was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma. He fought his disease like a "gladiator" for nearly 6 years. Hans was an animal lover to his core. He was 'guarded' at home by his three cats, Black, Orange and Cotton. He also had his Golden Retriever, Honey, to keep him company. Hans enjoyed swimming, biking, gardening, grilling (he had his very own grill!), horseback riding, playing video games, building Legos, and flipping between Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and Animal Planet. Hans loved all members of his family and he was a loyal friend. He had to go through a lot of treatment in his life. But Hans powered through it. His attitude was let's get this done! His motivation was always to get back home, to his family, pets, favorite foods and pool.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Cruising along...


Time is pleasantly flying by for us here.

All this week Kevin had some training and field work at Stanford and UC Davis. Roxie (Hans' Godmother and my good gf from Santa Cruz) was able to come down and hang with me and the kids and our animals too. We actually had to take Black to the groomer because he lets his hair get so matted in the summer. She also spoiled me a little by extending out my bday celebration:) We have enjoyed just the normal swing of the beginning of the school year. Roxie allowed me to run around and get things done! I got the ball rolling to get Hans registered for homebound schooling this year. You will not hear Hans complaining that he has a later start date for school than the other kids! I'm not sure when he'll start, but they said they'd call...

The good news here is that his foot is all better, and the double vision is GONE! Hooray! What a relief. In hindsight now, it is clear that all summer long Hans had been doing a nosedive. We didn't know if he'd be able to pull out of it, but it appears as though he has.

Here at the first seven-straight-days in the house since we bought it 3 and a half months ago, I've gotten quite accustomed to lounging around the house and not driving to LA everyday, but we do plan to drive down for a Dodgers game tomorrow.

That's about it around here, honestly feels good not to have much to report. Four more days at home and then the madness will begin again!

So sweet of all my Texas girlfriends and the NB mamas to do the TCH bake sale tomorrow, they knew I'd feel weird not being there, so some of them got together for this pic I'm trying to post, hope to have it up soon:)

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love reading posts like this! Praying we see more of these :)

Love Aunt Holly and Uncle Michael

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous photo! Bake sale queens, extraordinaire in every way!

The best bit of news is Hans' continued progress!!

May your days at home increase!

Love and hugs,
Aunt Susy

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy that your lapse in posting is because you were relaxing and enjoying being home! I was checking regularly hoping not to see any updates! :D I kept thinking of that TV show from when we were kids - The Great Space Coaster - do you remember that? "No gnews is good gnews with Gary Gnu!"

xo Shelley

Shannon said...

We missed you at the bake sale today! As usual, we had a ton of baked goods! I left at lunch but am curious about the $$ total!

Anonymous said...

Hooray for Hans!!
So happy to hear about his vision being all better =)
He sure did have a rough summer, but he is such a brave trooper, and an inspiration to all of us to persevere.

And CHEERS to the TX Girls for another elegant and profitable bake sale for a cure.

OXOX
G'ma Stephanie