Tuesday, October 20, 2009

long overdue!

OK.. so I've been slacking on this whole blogging thing for the past 5 months... but today i decided i needed to update! ;-)

So these past 5 months have been pretty crazy for Chris and I, we've had to deal with alot of unexpected things.
About 5 months ago on may 18, Chris little sister Sabrina was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, this is a fast growing cancer that attacks the blood cells. The first couple weeks we were still in shock of what was really going on and couldn't believe that from one moment to another all of our lives had changed.. just like that.
Its been 5 months now and she has been in and out of the hospital. She has gone through a series of very aggressive chemo and has had to deal with the loss of her hair, being stuck in a hospital room, not hanging out with her friends and going to school.
From the beginning we knew that Sabrina was going to need a BMT (bone marrow transplant) so on October 7 it was the beginning of Sabrina's new life! this day is considered her second birthday! we were all very excited and anxious for this day to finally appear!
here we all are on her "birthday"

So both me and Chris know that this is a situation the whole family has to go through, and that all we can do right now is wait and pray for her body to recover soon!
In the beginning when we found out what was going to happen and got an idea of how long Sabrina was going to be in the hospital, we both agreed that our plans had to be put aside for a bit.

We do still plan to get married next year, we are just not sure when. we do sit and try to plan out the small things or get more ideas of what we would both want on out big day!

so more about whats been going on in our lives!
About 3 months ago my brother finally came home after being in Australia for 2 years! i was so excited to have him back in the states. yes he does still get on my nerves and other times i just want to knock him out! but i guess i should be used to it, hes been doing it for the past 21 years!but i am still happy that he is back! when he came home he brought his girlfriend Christina to meet all of us! during the two weeks she was here in Cali, i was able to go to the city and have a photo shoot with them! here are some of the pics i took that day
so these aren't even half of them but i hope that you have enjoyed them ;-)

For the past month or so me and Chris have been going to crossroads college group and i LOVE it! we haven't been a part of any group that is our age for a long time so i am so happy that we are find such a wonderful group! Shane, Tim and Erin do such a good job as our speakers and i love that we begin with worship!
The girls bible study is awesome! and I'm glad that we meet every week. This is exactly what i need in my life to keep myself accountable to God and his word! I love the relationship that i have started with these group of girls! i know that this is only the beginning and its only going to keep growing! you guys are awesome!
This week we just started reading the book by Francis Chan crazy love. I know out of the girls in my bible study I'm not the only one who is excited! ;-)
* this time i promise i wont wait 5 months to blog again!