Monday, April 30, 2007

Hope everyone is doing great. I had to go to Arizona for a meeting last week, and I stayed on Friday and Saturday to play golf. My buddy Steve asked me to play in the member guest at Whisper Rock in Phoenix. I can not even tell you how awesome it was. The weekend is called the Horseshoe. We did pretty well, winning our first match, but then losing our second. The final day we finished two shots out of the money.... We had a caddy named Caveman and I put a picture up of Steve, me, and Caveman. Caveman tried to help me on short wedges, and I did not make him proud. I also put up a picture of me just hanging out, and Steve making a birdie putt. It was a lot of fun eve and I are playing in my clubs member guest in June.

It was a great weekend. I was really happy to get back to see Addi and Christi. They were supposed to come with me, but decided not to at the last minute. They had a fun weekend too. Addi was very happy to see her daddy.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Hello everyone (Christi here- I will make sure to specify every time so there is no confusion, by the way good one anonymous about the heels) Things here are pretty good. I have had a few people call and check about Bo's Duke visit on Monday. Pretty much the same. They checked his vitals talked with him and he did Avastin. Every 9 weeks is when we have scans and find out how the medicine is working. So mark your calendars for June 5th, that will be the next big one. (And for those detailed readers, we did switch the scans from every 6 weeks to 9, hopefully this will help Bo to stay away from the radiation some, typical protocol is every 12)
Bo is busy in meetings all day today and was yesterday so Addi and I are fending for ourselves, we don't even have Dad to call and harass us. Just kidding.
Nothing new to report here, Bo and I did celebrate our 3 year anniversary on Tuesday so that was a nice day for us. It is sometimes weird to think that having the 3 year mark come by is huge celebration in a couples life. But last May really put everything into perspective. We are not really big on celebrating these things, but I am forever grateful to everyone praying out there because I can't imagine my life without Bo and thankfully I don't have to. So for another year I get to forever harass my husband for punching our reader in the eye the night before the wedding and giving him a black eye. Gotta love a man that will do that!
Also I thought I would put a couple of new pics of Addi's new hair, Watch out boys!
PS I do have to say that it is a blessing to have nothing new to report, for this minute while I am typing I feel like life is ordinary. I am not quite sure if this is a good thing or bad, but just nice.
Christi and Addi

Monday, April 23, 2007

Watch out Hollywood!

Do you think the paparazzi will know who is this star?

Sunday, April 22, 2007

I am on my way to Duke for treatment tomorrow. This weekend was a lot of fun. My club had it's Member-Member this weekend, and I played in it with Phil. We had a blast and won our flight, and finished tied for 4th overall. Phil really played well.

This is going to be a great week at work.

Check out Addi's Cure, there have been several articles on Addi's Cure. Also please view this one from App State....

Thursday, April 19, 2007

I thought this picture was to cute not to forward on...How in the world does my daughter walk in heels better than I do?

Thanks Lena!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Hope all is well today. I was really busy yesterday, and Christi picked up the slack. I am back into the swing of things here at FIG. I had a great time this weekend with my little girl and wife. We spent a lot of time just hanging out.

I am very excited about the warm weather coming, leaving, and now back again. Addi loves to go outside, and last night Christi went to a meeting for Addi's Cure, and me and the pumpkin went to the park and played. Addi loves to swing and go down slides. We had a lot of fun.

I feel like I always leave people out that give to Addi's Cure, so here is the list for 2007:

Old Mutual
Shawn Lee (in behalf of Bill and Jo Cain)
David Nyberg
Donald Urban
Katie Williams
David Weidinger
Jason Klingel
David Vornwald
Stephanie Temple
Jay Robinson
Steve and Tara Neperud
Debra Parks
Jim and Dottie Anderson
Ann Arbor Annuity Exchange
James Lober
Bob and Rebecca Axelrod
Samantha Schleder
Mary & Doug Delaney
TJ & Verna Whalen
Lucian & Jo-Ann Guthrie
Terry Morgan
James & Molly Einstein
Jim and Lib Johnson
Adam Gates, M.D. & Blake Campbell Ravin
Laurie and Timothy Arant
Wayne and Jennifer Ceely
Amerus Annuity Group (Aviva)
Mark and Lisa Heitz
Kestler Financial Group
Juan Butler
Kathryn Brenny
Terri Mayhew
Yvonne Bess
Brian Peterson
Sabrina Smith
Mike Rodgers
Ruth Hahn
Kevin Sullivan
Jim Surrane
Philip & Rachel Goodgame
Elizabeth Wilhelm
Krystal Miller
Devon Millard
Eric & Carolyn Thomes
Mary Ann Bryan
Bruce & Janet Mullan
Kevin & Carolyn Atkins
Isaiah and Nikki Smith
Mike & Caroline Mullan
Charles & Julie Scheper
Bentz & Associates, P.A.
Jerry & Jackie Shoaf
Mitch Barnett
Jeremy Webb
Elizabeth Brooks

I also wanted to say that this list is not up to date. I know that Cody and his wife gave recently as did my MSM Class. Addi's Cure website is usually more up to date than I am, so check there often. Thanks!

Monday, April 16, 2007

Hello Everyone - Christi here. Well we survived the week with Dad out of town, barely. Unfortunately we were suppose to good to some good friends of ours for a baby shower and golf for Bo, but Addi must have been so excited to see Dad that she threw up. Now that is love...we stayed home to make sure she didn't have the stomach bug going around, but it appears it was a one time thing. So we got a weekend with Dad with nothing to was great. We are so proud of him and his accomplishments. We did miss seeing Grand-Daddy and Great Papa, but hopefully we will get up there real soon, they will be so surprised with how big their Little Addi is getting.
We hope that everyone is feeling alright and hopefully we can see you all soon.
Christi and Addi

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Just a quick post today, I am done. I just presented my final paper to my class. Unless something happens, I now have a Masters of Science in Management, with an emphasis on leadership. Sorry to gloat, but it was hard and I am just glad it is over.

I will be excited to get back as well. I am interested in seeing Addi's reaction when I get back!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

On the last post, I asked people to leave a comment. As of this morning, 47 people had left something. I wanted to say thank you. I really appreciate it and it helps me look forward to posting things.

I am in PA now finishing up my masters. For the morning, we have been talking about ethics. It has really been interesting. At the end of the week, i have to present my final project, which is Addi's Cure. Everyone has been asking me questions about it, it has really been cool.

One of the comments asked me about if I am still eating right and living a healthy lifestyle. The answer is sort of. I am still doing my best on eating right. Christi has really tried hard to provide great food. Traveling has not been easy. Exercising has been tough to since I am so busy. This question made me decide to really press on with eating and exercising, thanks!

I will keep you up to date this week.....

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

I would like anyone that reads this to post a comment this time! I would like to set a record!

Went to Duke today for scans and really got great news. The cancer is stable again, and it might have even reduced some. Dr. Crawford said he sees a little reduction, but the Avastin really has not had time to work. I go back for a scan in 9 weeks now instead of every 6 weeks. I am really looking forward to seeing what happens next. Maybe Avastin is the drug for a long time? It would be nice. I still take it intravenously (sp?) every three weeks.

Addi has been so funny lately. She is so grown up and runs everywhere. She is really awesome. I am finishing up my masters on April 13th, so I am happy that I will be able to spend even more time with Addi and Christi. I added a picture of her in her wagon. All she wants to do is run down the backyard and jump into Lake Norman! She really wants to get on the boat!

Wanted to say thanks to my cousin in CA for keeping in touch! Email me sometime!

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Hello Everyone! Hope all is well.

This week was really busy, and next week is as well. Mark H., Jordan C., and Justin J. can in the office last week. We do business with a company named Aviva, and they came in just to hang out. They presented a BIG check to Addi's Cure. What was even nicer, is that Mark H. (President) gave a donation from his personal account. Very nice.

I played golf on Friday and today. 88 and 86. I have really been playing better lately. Won money both times, which is always important.

Going to Duke on Monday afternoon and have scans on Tuesday. Big day. We will see if the Avastin is working. I hope so...

Christi and Addi are doing well. Addi feels a lot better and made her Daddy realize he had a bad day the other day, but she will not let it happen again for awhile.... See you soon, and keep going to There is a new article there, and I think there might be a tv spot soon. Some very nice people are also working on an event call Touch A Truck.... Working on it.