Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Easter

This year we had lots of Easter festivities. The week before Easter we went to my Aunt & Uncle Phillips lake house for a BBQ, egg hunt and lots of relaxing family time! The kids had a blast and were so tired by the end of the day! (These pictures were taken 2 weeks ago so that's why Bree still has her feeding tube in.)
The only family picture we took! Bree's sporting the 'gangsta' look and Gunner cant wait to get away to see if there are any leftover eggs hiding somewhere. Lovely. Oh well!
The boys showing me their loot!
Bree was so content with her single egg. All she wanted to do was hold it. Sweet girl.
Then, the Saturday before Easter Justin's family did a get-together with an egg hunt and lots of food! (I stayed home with Bree so this was the only picture I have (sent to me from my sis in law. Thanks Tiff!) Gunner loves cupcakes!
Then Easter morning I came down with mastitis and so I was down for 2 days with flu-like symptoms and in so much pain! I would not wish that on my worst enemy. Thanks to some antibiotics and a wonderful husband, I was back to normal after a few days. Thanks babe, love you! Here are some of my favorite pics from the day.

Justin and Gunn, aren't they handsome?
Cute Breezy girl. My mom bought this dress before she was born. Unfortunately, we haven't taken her to church in 6 months so she hasn't been able to wear her cute dresses...soon enough though! She looks so sweet all dressed up!
Cute brothers.
Cute Caleb, my happy boy!
Gunn man, he's going to be a heart-breaker! (Just like his Dad!)
Our little princess. It's so nice seeing her without her tube and tape across her face!

Right now we are enjoying the "normal feeling" of life. I'm anxious when we can be completely done with this battle. I'm also so anxious to know where we are with Bree's treatment, if she'll need surgery, etc. I've been asked by several people if I feel releaved that this is all done with and to be honest, I am so grateful that the chemo is overwith, but we are far from being "done". She will still have to go in for monthly check-ups and will still continue to have her broviac (IV) inside her chest for at least 3-6 more months. She'll also have a IV drugs given to her once a month to prevent pneumonia and other bacteria from entering her system. But, if you ask me, would I rather do this then the 3 week cycle of going in and out of the hosptial, OF COURSE! I am thankful for modern medicine and the constant prayers for Bree. Thank you!! And Happy Late Easter!



16 comments:

Jessica said...

Everyone looks so happy! What a blessing.

LanaBanana said...

I feel for you and the mastitis!! I got it twice after each kid. MISERABLE! Thanks to modern medicine!! Bree's dress is so beautiful...I love it. The boys are so cute in their matching vests. I love Easter church clothes! :)

Rach said...

Such a beautiful family! I am still praying for little Bree and can't wait to read the battle is completely won in the near future!!! Definitely feel for you on the mastitis---nothing is worse--had it with my kids too!

Julie Rae said...

Hey! Just checking in to see how you and your family are doing. It's great to read all the good news updates! Anyway, just wanted to say I was thinking about you!

The Driggs said...

What a great Easter. Is that the same lakehouse that we had gone to back in the day? I love that picture where Gunner is trying to get away to go find more eggs; seems vaguely familiar! Bree's dress is beautiful, and the boys look so handsome in their vests. I'm glad I got to see a picture of them wearing them. I hope you are doing well. I know you wish it "would all be over" and I know that's hard that there's still more to come. I'm so glad she's done with her chemo and that it seems like the other things are more "check-ups" rather then actual hospital "stays." Hope you're well. I'm sure your ward is so anxious for Bree to come back to church!!!

Nuestra Familia said...

Looks like a fun Easter, your kids look so adorable with their outfits. So glad you are feeling all better and you're home. See you soon, Love, Ale

Jaimee said...

So sorry you were sick on Easter but your kids look darling in their Sunday best! Bree looks adorable! You guys continue to be in our prayers. Wishing you the best!

Kathleen said...

That first picture is actually really cute, despite or maybe because of the parts about it that aren't perfect. It captures a beautiful family in a real moment. I think that's one of the reasons so many people admire you, Kari, as well as your whole family: you are REAL! Your children, all 3 of them, are gorgeous! Glad your mastitis is cured (unfortunately, I, too, can also empathize with you on that). Your stay at the lake house looks like it was wonderful. Caleb, Gunner, and Bree all look adorable in their Easter clothes. We're still praying for Bree's 100% healing!

JakenDebbie said...

LOVE the pictures. Your boys are so stinkin' handsome and Bree is so beautiful!! Love to see the smiles. :)

Melody B. said...

Okay, how cute are your kids?

Trisha said...

Bree is beautiful. It's good to see that she's slowly but surely getting better..... slow and steady wins the race, right??? :) This is totally random, but I make really cute hairbows and headbands, and I want to send some to you for Bree. If you email me your address, I'll send some off to you..... If you feel comfortable, I know you don'tknow me, but anywho, here's my email: trishalisha@hotmail.com

Lorri said...

I'm so glad you are feeling better! Your children all looked great dressed up in their Easter outfits. I loved Bree's dress. She's beautiful, just like her mother!

Melissa Bosen said...

Okay, lots of comments:
Holy cow, CALEB is looking so grown up!! Love his beatiful blonde, silky hair!!
GUNNER is so handsome in that pic (the heartbreaker one). What a sweetheart!
BREE can totally rock the gangsta look in that first pic! I LOVE IT!!!
KARI--I always got mastitis soon after I brought my newborns home & was always told that I was too run down. You need some TLC, R & R and some girlfriend fun. I'm about ready to start hanging out again if you want to have your people call my people. :) That means email me!

Kelly said...

Kari, Such cute Fam pics! Im glad you had a fun Easter! We missed you guys! I still think it is so funny that Just has "Just Dance" as his ring tone.. HA.ha he...hee..:)
Travis had fun @ the game. So tell him thanks! See you Wendsday!

Steph said...

Such cute pictures! And I love seeing Bree without her tube--isn't it wonderful to not have tape on your baby's face? Glad things are going well!

Megan and Eric Barnhurst said...

This is Krista's friend, Megan. I just wanted to congratulate you on making it through 8 rounds of chemo with Bree. She looks great and I just wanted to let you know that we will be praying for you this next week as you get ready for the biopsies and MRIs. I know it will be nerve racking to wait out the results of the tests and I pray that you will have peace in your heart and more good news to share soon.