Thursday, October 30, 2008

EXTREME MAKEOVER - DEQLANS EDITION

OUR OTHER WATER BABY!
IN YOU GO!

LOGS TAKING JESSICA FOR A RIDE


MISS NO FEAR LOGAN HIGGINS



OH OH HERE COMES THE HAIL!

CHILLING WITH THE BOYS

TOASTING TO DEQLANS LAST CHEMO BEING 1 YEAR AGO, 25 OCTOBER 2007

THIS IS A GREAT ANGLE!

YOU ARE SOLIDS KEATON, ILL TAKE STRIPES!

LINE 'EM UP!

OUR SURFER DUDE - COME RAIN OR SHINE, WIND OR HAIL, YOU WILL FIND DEQLAN IN THE WATER!
EK SKREEU NIE WP NIE EK BLY N BULL!

YES, OF COURSE I SUPPORT THE BULLS UNCLE MARK!

MOM AND KEJE

THE THREE MUSKETEERS...ALL GROWN UP...

KISSES FOR KEJE

OUR GORGEOUS BOY - THE AWESOME FOURSOME! CAN YOU IMAGINE WHEN THEY ALL MOBILE..OH BOY!

MR MALAKAI, CUTE AS A BUTTON!
Hi Everyone,
I have been trying to do this update since Sunday!! But had terrible problems with loading things on the blog and then just got caught up in work and play and decided to give it a go now while a have a few minutes!
Lets go back a week - we met Megs and Keaton, Loren and Kai ,Elriza and Caden for some tea and much needed cake ! The boys were as good as gold together, Deqlan is the only mobile one at the moment, can you imagine all four of them running around together! Cant wait! The boys are all growing so quickly but as cute and adorable as ever, what blessings from above!
Saturday morning started off with us celebrating the 1 year mark since Deqlans last chemo , and we had a photo shoot with our amazing friend Loren to celebrate! This was also an early 30th Birthday gift from my wonderful husband - couldnt think of anything better then to capture and treasure the memories of that day always.
Afterwards the boys went home from a nap and I met up with my cousin Kejenne,Mom, Megs & Keaton at Harrys Pancakes - the pancakes where out of this world! But the company even better! It was wonderful to catch up with Keje whom i havent seen since Deqlans Christening. Keje is now involved in a wonderful production, which airs on SABC 2 on Saturday nights at 1830 - all about helping under privileged kids reach their dreams and goals of being a rugby star! It was wonderful to see you Keje and we hope you enjoy all the new endeavours that come your way!
Saturday afternoon we went to Megs and Conrad to watch the currie cup final, the boys had a great time swimming and playing pool and just being boys. Megs and I decided to quickly go to the shops and be back in no time at all! Well, the sky started getting dark and we knew we had to hurry to get home. While we were at the till paying, we heard the unbelievable deafening noise of hail hitting the roof of the newly built shop we were in - the next thing the roof starts leaking at the till we are at! Deqlan was most upset at the noise - we all were, but its worse for Deqlan and was crying and not himself - we grabbed the groceries before they where even packed, and the boys and i waited with the boys at the entrance while Meggie got the car, and pulled it as close as possible to the shop that she could - new shop, new roof, leaking - we were not taking any chance! Thankfully the shop is still standing , but we wont be going out again in a hurry when we see such dark skies! The hail was huge - i would say half the size of a golf ball and caused damage to my car, megs and conrad roof was leaking, signs where broken. When we got home , we walked into a kitchen full of water - our roof also leaking from the damage.
On Sunday Mark went through to the Vaal to surprise his mom for her birthday. She most most surprised and Logan was also there, so it was a wonderful surprise for her to! Mark spent the day watching Logan swim and drive on the quad - i am sure she was so chuffed to see mark there ! Cant wait to see you Logs, only a few more weeks!
I am busy re doing Deqlans play room with posters and sorting things out and just want to get it ready for all the learning we are going to be doing in the very near future - so i do feel a bit like Ty and extreme makeover, just not as much mess!
Today is our second set of vaccinations - the cocktail hour this afternoon includes chicken pox and prevenar - please pray that all goes well, that Deqlan tolerates it as well as he did last time, that he has no side effects and that it doesn't worsen any red flags. Please also pray that we are lead to the right decision with the remainder of his vaccinations as we don't want to overload his immune system with to may things at one time!
I also need to ask you for prayers for the following warriors and their families
DECLAN DU TOIT - Declans parents are researching the next best steps for Declan as the doctors have not given a good prognosis - please pray for God to work His miracles in Declan and to guide his doctors and give his family renewed strength and guidance to the right decisions for him. Hang in there Declan, you are such a fighter and we know that the right answer is going to come just for you!
BRODY - In Hospice care- please pray for Brodys miracle and his pain to be eased, please also pray for his family
KODY - Just sent home on hospice car - please pray for Kodys miracles and his pain to be eased, please also pray for his family
ELIZABETH - has just started treatment again for relapsed neuroblastoma, please pray for the chemo to work and for Our Lord to be with her and her family
Please always continue the prayers for all our warriors around the world, please continue to pray for Deqlan as we start the countdown to our next check up - ultrasound next week friday and blood and urine results 21 November
Have a great weekend and let us know how you all are
God Bless and lots of love
Mark, Samm, Deqlan
SACRED HEART OF JESUS, WE PLACE OUR TRUST IN THEE, ALL FOR THEE OH LORD, OH MY JESUS ALL FOR THEE

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Samm, the photo's are beautiful, and I can't believe how big Logs is getting. Sounds like you had a fantastic week-end! (Apart from the scary hail....Deqlan must have been beside himself!)

Love and miss you guys more than you know

Love Sam xxxx (Don, Mia and Liam xxxx)

Caden Paul said...

Love the pics! Was so nice seeing you guys Thursday and seeing how big Deqs is getting. We'll be thinking of you guys today and praying that the vaccinations go well!

Lots of Love
Elriza & Caden