All of the technical stuff... First, I have to say that the process of finding things out is like an extreme versions of how the military says "rush to wait" and I have a whole new sentiment for families that go through this. I found that while waiting to hear what stage or what the next step would be it was best to try your hardest not to let your mind go to the worst possible scenarios and not to start googling as if you are now an internet doctor! We are lucky that they caught it early (stage 1). After completing an MRI they did find a lump in the second breast that they then went back and did tests on. It came back as benign! Almost two weeks ago she had her lumpectomy where they removed both spots. Everything went as planned and all of the tests to see if it had spread at all came back clear! Now she is in recovery stage from surgery and will soon start a month long radiation treatment. Our family considers it the best case of a bad situation. It is sometimes hard to know how much personal stuff to share through blogging but I figure this will just be that many more prayers to help through the journey!
Because I cannot leave on a cancer note... I also wanted to give an update on our back porch/deck. All of the pieces of furniture finally came in and I am loving it so far! I know many think the idea of white outdoor cushions is insane but the look I am going for makes the extra effort worth it! (We will see if I'm still saying that in a few months!)
Here is a little before.. (I snapped this just as it was getting dark b/c I had just gotten home with the first few pieces and was too excited to wait until the next day to start changing it up!)
I have always loved this outdoor rug so I initially thought I would keep it.
But after taking it away I think it is much more of the look I'm going for.
Now I just need to find a few accent tables and some more plants and it should be finished!...for now!