Monday, December 29, 2008


We made it to Cincy. Only about 7 hours. Gas prices were less than $2 for the first time in forever on one of our trips up here. Traveler's Rest was $1.32 at Murphy's.   I saw $1.75 near Knoxville. It was $1.47 near Lexington. I think here in Cincinnati it was near $1.75. I'm thinking that I am going to load up a bunch of 5 gallon cans of gas from Murphy's and bring them north and sell them for $1.65. I would still make $.30 a gallon unless I had to use it all up to get here to sell it, in which case I would lose money. Nevermind, these Northerners from up here in the north will just have to keep paying higher prices for gas. No offense to all of our Northerners living in the South. No offense to Northerners living in the North either it's just that you're paying too much for gas. Oh yeah and your house prices are way high too.

We're here for a couple of days of hospital stuff and then back to the lower gas prices of South Caroilina.

Saturday, December 27, 2008


Isaac turned 11 years old today. He had a party today with some of his friends from school. This was only the second time in his life that he has been able to have a party with his friends because 3 years he was in the hospital during his birthday and the rest of the time he couldn't because he was recovering from either his liver transplant or his bone marrow transplant. The kids had a blast. We took them to the slot car track in Pickens and had pizza and ice cream here at the house. This may have been the happiest I think I have ever seen him just being able to play and feel normal. Overall it has been a great Christmas because for really the first time Isaac was able to go to all our Christmas parties without worrying about his immune system. For me that was the best Christmas gift you could give me......  A healthy son.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Blogging Return

I have been debating whether or not to even have a blog and to be honest the blogging break has been quite nice. It wasn't a priority so it took back seat to tons of other things going on. With that said I'm going to make another go of blogging beginning in the New Year. Regular blogging will resume on January 3rd. 

Monday, December 8, 2008

7 Years

Tomorrow marks seven years since Isaac received his liver transplant. December 9th 2001. It's amazing and overwhelming to think about all he has been through in the last seven years. Isaac is doing good and is in his first full year of public school. We are thankful for what God has shown us through Isaac. We also stop and say a prayer for the family of the 2 year old child that died and in the middle of all their suffering, they chose to give the gift of life. Thank you to all families who make this decision in the midst of your suffering. 

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Quick Recap

What has been happening the last few weeks. It's been hectically busy. Got a ton of stuff on my mind. Prayers appreciated there.

Things are progressing on the house front. It seems like we show it a couple of times each week. The other house is coming along. I've been doing some painting and stuff on the weekends to get it ready. 

Isaac's Christmas Project is ready to go. We didn't announce it on the internet this year because we did an extremely scaled down version due to the fact that the house is for sale and we didn't have the space to store all of the tons of toys like the previous two years. Next year we will do a big toy drive once again .This year we are giving toys to the day clinic at Greenville Hospital. This is where a lot of cancer and bone marrow transplant kids receive their treatments on a weekly basis.
 A special thanks to Pam and Courtney with the Hendrick Marrow Foundation for all of the boxes of Nascar items for the kids that Pam dropped off this past week. All of these folks have a special place in their hearts for kids and the things they face going through transplants and illnesses. 
If anyone would like to give, we are in need of probably 15-20 more girls toys. Ages range from 1-15.  We are completely covered with toys for little boys.