Thursday, March 7, 2013

St. Jude with the grands!



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We recently went back to St. Jude for my son Jordan’s six month check up.


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He is the handsome young man sitting there in the middle of our two precious granddaughters.  Jordan is a brain tumor survivor. 



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There are always lots of fun things happening at St. Jude.  While we were in between clinic appointments a juggler came to entertain the kids.



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We got a great report that Jordan’s tumor has remained stable, which made this visit a wonderful time to celebrate the good news!



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We wanted to take our grandchildren so they could see all the amazing things St. Jude does to care for the children that come to the hospital with life threating diseases.




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One evening we went to the mall with the girls and they got to make a Build-a-Bear.  Oh my…they were in heaven.  “Now, if I could only decide which one to choose?”



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Here’s our little Karli pumping up her bear!



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It was love at first sight for Kayla!



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Finally, they were all groomed and dressed, and we were off to have some more fun!


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Cole was patient while the girls did their thing, but now he was ready to do some high jumping on the trampoline.



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Up, up and away they went.  Talk about fun…



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We are so blessed to have these amazing gifts from God in our lives!



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The next day we went to the Memphis Zoo.  The weather was picture perfect!  Oh, no….looks like we spotted three ferocious bears!




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And then I saw this beautiful little monkey! I think I’ll just take her home with me.



There are just no word to express the joy we have as grandparents.  These little ones have truly filled a special place in our hearts.





Sweet Woodruff said...

Really beautiful grandchildren and good to know Jordan is well and stable.

Tamar SB said...

So glad he got a great report!!

Lauren Thomas said...

Hi! Stopping by from Kelly's Korner. Precious family you have!
I love St. Jude so, so, so much. It truly is an amazing place!

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

Congratulations to Jordon on his great recovery. Beautiful GRANDS you have. Thanks for stopping by.

Stephanie said...

That's so great that your son got good news at his check up! Your children and grandchildren are all so gorgeous! You are very blessed :-)

betty-NZ said...

He's such a handsome young man! Glad to hear he is stable. All the cute faces are just wonderful!

...melody... said...

So happy to hear that your son is stable. What a relief, I'm sure! :) Also the grandkids are adorable!

Diana Lesjak said...

Susan, your grandchildren are adorable! St Jude is indeed wonderful and your son looks so great... happy and healthy! God is good!

Diana Lesjak said...

Susan, your grandchildren are adorable in every way! St Jude's is indeed wonderful! Your son looks happy and healthy! God is good!

maggiebrown said...

What beautiful grand children and children your have, Susan. Love all of their coordinating outfits!

Nancy said...

Yes on the great report! God is good! Thanks for sharing some sweet photos of some immensely special little people in your's so wonderful to have beautiful people to go through life with. :)

Anonymous said...

Precious are those special moments with our loved ones.

Robyn said...


Looks like you and the family had a wonderful trip. Glad to hear your son's check up went well.

Your grands are beautiful girls!

Anonymous said...

So glad they could all go with you! Looks like perfect choices of bears! Most thankful for the wonderful news!
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Zosia said...

You have a beautiful family.
So good to hear that your son received a good health report. May it stay that way. I wish him a healthy, happy and fulfilling life.
Thank you for stopping by at Polonica: Home Again.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you came by to share on Weekly Top Shot #73!

Nancy said...

Happy to hear about Jordan's status -- will keep him in my thoughts, Susan.

The girls are the best models! So cute. :)

Jori said...

Beautiful photo's! So happy that Jordan is okay. I always try to donate to St. Judes. I think it is such an amazing organization.

I am a cancer survivor too!

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Tiffany said...

So glad to hear about Jordan...wonderful news. Loved seeing a little bit of Memphis, one of my favorite places to live. Certainly my favorite zoo of all times. As usual, love seeing your beautiful family.


Linda Kittmer said...

Susan, it's so great to hear that Jordan's check up went well. And what a great idea to bring the grandchildren and let them see all the wonderful things at St. Jude. We live near Toronto, and Sick Kids Hospital there is much the same. Fantastic how they make such a scary, stressful experience a little easier on everyone! BTW, your grandchildren are gorgeous kids!

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

What a special day, Susan! Nothing like hearing gooooood news!!! Your grands are beautiful. And your first shot of them and the statues is a keeper. How cute would that be on a canvas!

Anonymous said...

Yes, they are gifts from God and I'm so glad your son is a survivor! PTL! Great photos too!

4 Lettre Words said...

I love that y'all all go on his visits, Susan. Such a special family! And, I'm really thankful that the check up went well. XO!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

That is such good news, definitely worth celebrating.

Sharon said...

What a heartwarming post! And what great news about Jordan's health. So happy for you and your beautiful family!

The Artful Diva said...

hurray for Jordan!