Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Let's start with Christmas Eve...

I had chemo #2 on Monday and so I am going to slowly update my blog... And just to let everyone know, this chemo round has been a COMPLETELY different experience. I am on a lot of anti-nausea medications and they have made all the difference in the world. Yes, my body aches a lot, yes my energy is low, yes I am a bit quesy, but I am a different woman from the first go round. A whole different woman! (I like this woman better!) Here are the kids with their surrogate Bagdad grandparents and surrogate uncle Collin (Nice afro Collin)! They always come over on Christmas Eve to give the kids a present...(the kids really look forward to this!)

Will is sooooo excited for his first present of the season...

And it just happens to be one of his favorite things in the world.. Hot Wheels!



Sarah is really excited....


And oh, how she loves Littlest Pet Shop! And Lund is estatic to get his favorite collectors stuff... Bakugan!
Cassidy gets a wonderful Barbie doll and a calendar, with instructions to fill in the dates for more sewing lessons. she is going to be making Barbie clothes for her Barbie and she is really excited for that. What a neat idea!!
Then the doorbell rings.... it is Santa?? No, it is one of my Cub Scouts delivering a boquet of flowers and a balloon to me... how cute is that... Love you William!
Here is Will playing with his new Tonka truck and new Hot Wheels... he played with them for hours... This is a favorite moment for a mom, my girls are playing together so great with Sarah's new Littlest Pet Shop. Oh, how I savor these moments!
And here is what the kiddos set out for Santa and his reindeer...
We finished up the evening by giving the kids "magic Christmas juice", which was Nightime Dimatap so they would go to sleep and not stay up all night long.... it worked like a charm!

11 comments:

T. Sipes said...

i love the family picture!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Glad to hear that you are doing better this time around. Love and miss you guys!

Bonnie Hynes said...

R those Anne's pumpkin cookies I see for santa? Nice. I am so glad about your reaction to this chemo!!! You will still need me in February, right? I'm comin anyway! Love you guys!

Christa Johnson said...

we would still love to have you in February!!! I would love to see you and we can always use the help. Love you guys!
Christa

Sara said...

Your kids are so grown up....dang its been a whole year since I saw them. I love your hat, I think you should just go natural you are such a cutie you can pull it off....I love ya Christa

Happy said...

Oh my how these little ones grow up so darn fast. I am glad to here that you are doing better with your next round of chemo. Keep up with the drugs, they might make you a bit loopy, but they should help. I love the family picture. I agree with the comment about you going all natural. You are so cute anyway and you have always been so upbeat, that you will give lots of love to all who are around you.

We keep you and your family in our prayers daily.

Happy New Year to the Johnson family in Bagdad.

Love; Q and M

The Davenports said...

Christa, I'm just now reading your blog after being out of commission for two weeks and it seems like I have missed so much! I'm so glad you have been blogging though...it was great to read up on your life and what you've been going through! I love your family picture and you and your kids all look beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Christa,
the pics are great! You are just glowing. So happy to hear chemo is going better this time. See you soon.
Love, Penny

Jeremy and Ruth said...

Again i'ms soo glad everything is going good!! I love christmas and we were actually thinking of spending it with you guys this year, but that didnt end up happening! but maybe next year!! Also, Cassidy doesnt look too happy about her Christmas juice! hahahh Great idea though!!ca

Alexis said...

LOOK AT YOUR FAMILY...SO Beautiful!!!and I Love that hat!!
I'm sooooo glad that the meds are HELPING you this time...finally something in your favor!!
Thanks for letting us all be a part of this, it builds my faith when i know someone thousands of miles away who is being blessed in part by our families prayers. We love you!!

bek said...

LOOOVE the new family picture! thats gotta be alicia's house. so cool. you look so cute! i heart my bald friend.

Shelly said...

That is so good to hear!! Im so glad it worked for you this time! Hopefully this is a sign of things to come!! Happy New Year!