Magnanimously homeschooling, worshiping, creating.......

Join us on a journey of faith, healing, learning to live with part of our hearts missing, and recovery, as our family rebuilds our lives, after our son's long battle with cancer....and his eventual rise on eagle's wings into Heaven...victory is his...he is serving the King!!!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

crossing over to Boy Scouts






Secret Agent is officially a Boy Scout now! I only wish his brother Braveheart could have been in line with him, but he was fighting a bronchial virus that night and wasn't feeling well. We are very excited for them to experience all their adventures in scouting together.
Congrads son. Good job!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

christmas 2010 photos are late

Those of you that know us, know that my hubby has the gift of 'gifts'. He loves to surprise the kids with interesting types of wrapping etc.. here Dylan's very small gift is wrapped in this very large box that holds a very heavy stool!





This jewelery was made by woman in another country that helps support them and get them out of the negative lifestyle many live to survive.


Bravehearts hair is beginning to fall out. The after affects are and will hit him pretty hard over the next week or two.


So I am going to get these on here late for memory sake. I think, with all that was happening, we still had a blessed, quiet little Christmas here at home with just the 7 of us. (my mom makes 7)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

superfoods!!!!!

Top Superfoods Offering Super Health Protection

  • Beans
  • Blueberries
  • Broccoli
  • Oats
  • Oranges
  • Pumpkin
  • Salmon
  • Soy
  • Spinach
  • Tea (green or black)
  • Tomatoes
  • Turkey
  • Walnuts
  • Yogurt

Saturday, February 5, 2011

so much to post...

I can't believe I am even here updating this, but I had a moment and wanted some memories here, although some I would like to forget..but we're in a good place right now. Braveheart is feeling very well at this time. His little tiny head hairs are starting to grow back. He is on a very strict, immune building, healing diet. He gets annoyed about it at times but we try to work on new, interesting ways to make is diet palatable. He was just too used to eating junk food even with all my healthy ways of cooking. Nothing like a little death threat to really make you stand up and take notice. I can't wait to tell you more about what we are doing here. God is leading and directing and we appreciate all your prayers. I will keep you all informed as we go. After MUCH prayer, we are hoping to delay a BMT to the VERY last ditch effort. We are staying close to home, hanging out, adjusting to new eating habits and taking each day one at a time. There is more than just diet involved. There are very specific 'bad cell' treatments involved as well. We are thrilled to have you on our 'pray for healing' team! SO, here is some updated pics from Dec. month. Aren't our kids so precious???


This was the Friday that we learned the bad news at the university hospital. The little ones had their promotion so daddy took them. They did very well and each earned their next belt. She can really kick high can't she? Love that look on her face when she does that.



Here T is enjoying the early part of his gift. Damsel got a hamster for her 9th birthday and found the sweetest one around and her cage friend was so tender and sweet and so these two were ordained by God to be our hamster babes.

Weird weekend as we spent it together preparing for hospital on Monday and more chemo..I can't believe it still...

We all get in the spirit to send college boy a note. We love and miss him.

I will update our Christmas pics.


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Why MAGNANIMOUS?

Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary of the American Language defines Magnanimity as such:
MAGNANIM'ITY, n. [L. magnanimitas; magnus, great, and animus, mind.] Greatness of mind; that elevation or dignity of soul, which encounters danger and trouble with tranquillity and firmness, which raises the possessor above revenge, and makes him delight in acts of benevolence, which makes him disdain injustice and meanness, and prompts him to sacrifice personal ease, interest and safety for the accomplishment of useful and noble objects.