Thursday, November 12, 2009

Pecans and News...

This past Monday for Family Home Evening we followed a yearly tradition we have of picking pecans every fall at the Bagdad park. It is a wonderful tradition and the kids look forward to it every year. We pay the kids 2 cents per pecan they gather (we max out at 350 pecans each or 7.00). After we have fun collecting all the pecans, we go over to the Bashas and each kid buys their own dinner with the money they earned. They LOVE to choose their own dinner and we love their excitement in picking pecans. A real win-win situation.
The other thing that I wanted to post is that I did find out a little more information at my oncologist appointment yesterday. If you understand breast cancer technology, you will probably understand what it means, if not... no worries! I didn't understand it all last week either. The oncologist said I am HER2-negative and estrogen receptor--positive. That is actually good news (in medical code form), it means I have a less agressive kind of cancer, and a slower growing cancer. That is good news when you are trying to beat this thing!

Now, to the good stuff... Enjoy the pictures!!!

here is how it goes every year.. Morgan uses the citrus picker to bang the bunches of pecans and the pecans fall on our heads. It is great!!! Roberta (our Relief Society President comes with us to. Her husband planted the trees years ago. Thanks Garnet!)

here is Will after being hit on the head with a pecan...he!he!

Sarah using her shirt as a pocket! Good tactic!

Lund trying to escape the work and the picture!!!

Cassidy also uses the shirt-pocket technique

6 comments:

T. Sipes said...

How come Roberta did not get any money to pick out her dinner? hehe

Erin said...

OH, I am so glad to hear that you're estrogen positive! I DO understand the cancer terminology after this past year! And, my mother was triple-negative. Which is the worst and most aggressive... so I'm so happy to hear that you are estrogen positive! I would still love to hear from you if you have a second... eguymonrdh@yahoo.com

Mandy said...

Christa - Sorry to hear about your cancer but it sounds like you got some good news. My sister was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago and went through the chemo, radiation, double mastectomy, reconstruction, etc., etc. She'd be happy to talk to you about it if you ever want to. Good luck with everything. We'll be praying for you.

Happy said...

Hey Christa; understanding your medical terminology is good news. I do understand what you are saying and YES IT IS GREAT NEWS, because you are estrogen positive and that will help with all that is going on in your life. A good part of your attitude is what you are doing now. You are staying positive and remaining as upbeat as you can with all that is being sent your way. BUT the best solution is that you have SO MANY PEOPLE AND FAMILY THAT LOVE YOU AND ARE THERE FOR YOU WHEN YOU MIGHT NEED US. LEAN ON THEM as you need and know that we do and will understand.

Our hearts and love are with you and your family.

Mark and Questa

Anonymous said...

Ah, that's great news Christa!! I need to figure a schedule with you for Sarah after surgery. I can pick her up at school and her and Reily can have a play day whatever days work best. I know Tara plans on Tues. and Thurs. for Will so if that works for Sarah too, we can plan on tues and thurs. I can also pick her up to and from school any or all days if that helps. Let me know. Love to you, Penny

bek said...

hurray for slow growing/less aggressive cancer! love you