Monday, September 24, 2012


thank you all so much for all of your prayers, support, and sweet comments when i posted this. my heart is overflowing. i am so grateful to have such caring people in my life, in person and online.

i thought i should start this week off with updates, for those who have been waiting.

first thing first, mack is 100%. the squitters (you know you love that word now) have been banished and i did wind up taking him to the doctor for his rash. i'm so glad i did, because it had turned into a pretty bad yeast infection. we got a prescription for him that cleared it right up in a couple of days and his tiny tushy is perfectly squeezable again. ;)

there are still no projects lined up for B at work, but, after they saw how good he is with reports and spreadsheets, they transferred him to another office to do analysis work in business development until a project comes along. this means he has a new boss, one that actually communicates, and his job is secure for the moment. he's not putting his eggs all in this basket, though, and has started applying for positions elsewhere. he has an interview coming up (no set date yet, as they're running his background check first) that we're really hopeful about.

now, to answer the question you're really is B's dad? well, B's dad is doing well. his oncologist ran another cat scan and has verified that the cancer is advanced and will require chemo, but he is very hopeful and says that it looks very treatable. the treatment starts this week and we're relieved that they're starting so soon. B's dad is confident that all will be well, but doesn't really like to talk about it very much. he doesn't give us too many details (like what stage the cancer is in), because he doesn't want us to worry. he has also decided not to move him and my mother-in-law into B's sister's home. he doesn't want to be a burden to anyone, so he's going to be hiring an in-home nurse to care for both of them during all this. everyone has been trying to talk him into letting the family do more, but he is adamant. (now i know where B gets his stubbornness.) i'll try to update you all on his treatment and how they're faring.

with all that has been going on, i realized that i needed to do something for me, because stressed is not a good look for me. so...i decided to change my hair again. i know, i know, i do this every few months, but trust me when i say that it was time. my roots were awful and the color had faded to the point that i was looking washed out. wanna see how it looks now?

B loves it! he always thinks i look good, but this is his favorite color on me...and i agree. :)

ps: today is the last day to enter the shabby apple giveaway!


Ashley at flats to flip flops said...

Carlia! I saw the post about your father in law on facebook and have been meaning to write you. You guys are in my thoughts and prayers!

Stephanie said...

BEAUTIFUL picture of yourself! Your hair color sure makes your eyes pop! I'm so glad to hear all the positive things in your post (Mack's health, your husband's job, plans to kick your FIL's cancer in the you-know-what). Stay strong for him and know that we are all thinking about you guys!

Shannon said...

As I said on instagram, you look stunning with that hair color!

Glad there is some good news in your life right now.

Deborah said...

You look ravishing!!! Doesn't that sound like an insult at first?! I always think it is something bad, and then it's like, oh wait no.

I'm glad to hear some things are going better.

Fiona aka DRMama said...

So great to hear that B's dad is taking everything very well and that B is doing better on the job front.

Wow, you look gorgeous!!!! And Mack is looking as handsome as ever! :)

SarahJane Miller said...

I am so glad the cancer is treatable! That is great news. Your hair looks gorgeous! Way to do something for you!

Tiffany said...

Good news! Your hair looks fabulous and you are beautiful!

Jenny said...

Dang it, I hate Cancer. I'm so glad to hear it is treatable though and I hope the chemo goes well! And you look absolutely gorgeous! I need to get my hair done so bad...I think I get another gray hair everyday :(

Maria said...

i am so so happy to hear all the good news! yay for no more squitters (adorable photo of mack)! so glad to hear b has a new and understanding boss and a new office (will remain in my prayers)! as will his father and mother!! <3<3<3
another beautiful shot - dark hair looks amazing on you!
lots of love!

Cate said...

Hey pretty mama!

So glad B dad is staying strong!! Definitely will keep him in my prayers!! I have just been updating and running with my blog and am so excited to have minute to back blog on some of my favorites!! Missed reading about your cute family :)

and you are looking smoking with your new hair color!

Sheryl said...

You always look lovely, love the new color. I'm not nearly as brave with hair color as you are :) I am SO happy for all the better news. Hugs!!

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