Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas night update

Well, we had a fantastic day today. Ian woke up about 7am and we went into the living room to check out what Santa had left. Ian opened his stocking and also open a Mr. Potatoe Head set. Ian thought it was pretty cool and enjoying opening those two things. Him, Kathy and I ate breakfast and started getting ready for the day. Kathy I exchanged our gifts before everyone got there, and I had a blast watching Kathy open her stuff. I have included pitures so you can see what I got. Many of you already know that Kathy got a webcam for christmas and she has already sent out a message to everyone.

Around 11-11:30 the rest of the family came over to wait for Maddie to get home around noon to start opening everyone's gifts. The kids got a lot of toys, Ian got a T-Ball set and a Black and Decker tool bench. Maddie got Barbie dolls and a jewelery box, and much more for both of them. We all had a great time opening gifts and then it was time for lunch/dinner. We had grilled chicken and mashed potatoes and green beans. And of course there were rolls. :)

Both of the kids had a sleep over at Grandma's house (my mom). We had a perfect dy and couldn't have asked for it to be any better.
Love, The Young's
By the Way everyone we have a new addition to our family and his name is Jerome and he is a cat. We got him from the Human Society about 2 weeks ago and he is the perfect cat! Him and Jesse get along and have started to play with each other.


Tomorrow is a very special day. It is Ian and Gram's Birthday that they share. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Christmas Message from the Youngs

Sunday, December 21, 2008

My Year in Fantasy Football

This commercial pretty much sums up how my Fantasy Football team did this year.

Monday, December 8, 2008

All is well in Breast land

The wait is finally over. I had the mammogram today and it turns out that one of the lympnods in my armpit decided to take road trip to my breast. It will just stay there now and I only have to go back if it changes size or shape.

I want to thank you all for you positive thoughts and prayers.


Sunday, December 7, 2008

Twas the night before mammogram

'Twas the night before Mammogram, when all through the house

Not a child was stirring, not even a dog;

The keys were hung by the door with care,

In hopes that morning soon would be there;

The women were nestled all snug in their beds,

While visions of healthy breast danced in their heads,

Twas the night before Mammogram and she is nervous.

Hanging out

Well I am enjoying this cold Sunday with my parents, the kids and all of the dogs. The kids were up earlier and we all went for a walk with Jesse. Jesse did great job on the walk. She has this new Gentle Lead collar. The collar does not let her pull on the leash when we are walking. The first day we got it we went on a hike and she responded great to it.

Today we brought Jesse to my parents house to be social with their dogs. They have two dogs, a medium sizes mutt and a wiener dog. (And they have three cats) She did great when we got there. All the dogs sniffed each other for awhile and Jesse even responded well to the cats.

We thought it would be a great idea to do this that way if we go out of town we have someone to watch the dog without them having to go up to our house. Jesse gets a little nervous sometimes and then she poops everywhere.

And now we are watching football. Go Rams! (Go Cowboys from Kathy)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

I feel a lump in my breast, now what?

I asked myself this question just this past Friday.

"I feel a lump in my breast, now what?"

I am only 24 years old, I have a 2 years old son, a stepdaughter and a loving wife, what is this? The first thing I did what ask my wife to feel and make sure that I wasn't feeling things. Sure enough she feels something too. Now the panic sets in. I keep feeling it everyday to see if it went away, it didn't. Then I start to notice that my left breast feels bigger and it is sagging on one side. So my first day at work (I work at a doctors office) I make an appt to have an exam. The doctor also feels it and doesn't look like it is anything good.

The first she thing says is "You need to get a mammogram done."

Then I said "What do you think it is? Because I have had an infected Milk Duct before, but it didn't really feel like this."

She said "Welll its not and infected milk duct, and you have a family history of Breast Cancer so I think the next step is to get a mammogram and and then we will go from there."

I think to myself, I am only 24 years old could this really be happening?

And now I wait. That is what this game is hurry up and wait. And now I worry and wait for my mammogram on Monday. While I am waiting, I can't help but want to spend even more time with my family especially my son. To every woman out there, do your self-exams and get your yearly exams, don't put it off because it can only do good.

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