Follow along and read about how Ryan spent his final days surrounded by those he loved the most... his FAMILY.

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February 26, 2010

Prayers for Ryan

Ryan is back in the hospital.
The Doctors don't know yet what exactly is wrong and he is getting a LOT of tests done in the meantime.
He received two units of blood today and has been able to FINALLY hold his food down- he's been VERY nauseas the past week and half...
I will keep you all updated via the blog.
Thank you for the continued prayers!

February 4, 2010

The big 3...OHhhhhh

What a year.
Who'd ever think that turning 30 would be SUCH a big deal.
It is!
(If you aren't sure why, go to the first post on this blog and read on...)

What can I say to describe Ryan besides being just a good ole' Wyoming boy?
Well, he is one of the most loyal, trustworthy people you will EVER meet. He is super mellow and a HUGE tease. He LOVES cars and being outside. He is a GREAT husband and father. He is a fighter, is very sincere and just a good, good guy...
I think anyone who knows him, will totally agree with me.

Take some time to check out this country cutie, back in the day...
Ryan has ALWAYS had a love for the outdoors...

Look at those CURLS... i LOVE it!!!!

A dance recital...
( only lasted ONE year)

Can you guess who Ryan is with here?

He grew up with some of the BEST friends...EVER
CBS crew

The CUTEST little wrestler I've EVER seen!

Ryan would have stayed outside playing all day long

on a date before we were married

Most recent pix of Ry...with HAIR :)

I just want to cry right now because I feel so happy. So happy that Ryan is HOME and feeling well enough to celebrate.
So much to CELEBRATE and SO much to be THANKFUL for!
Happy Birthday to my country boy.

Love YOU!

February 3, 2010

Happy Valentines Day Margie!

Wow, what a year for us! Tomorrow makes 1 year since I first started to feel sick. (it took 3 and 1/2 months before I was diagnosed.) Throughout this time Margie has stood by me and tried to makes things as easy as possible for me. I know that many of these days she must have felt like a single mom with an extra kid, but she just kept going and has always remained positive which has helped me through this and has given me hope. Back in 2007 I was spending a month in Colorado for one of my school rotations working at the VA hospital in Denver. Margie's birthday was that month and I couldn't be with her and the kids so I made her a little slideshow of some of my favorite pictures and memories from our marriage. I've decided to share it with everyone and to publicly thank Margie again for being such a great wife and my best friend. The song that plays along has always meant a lot to me and the version used in this show was recorded by two of my friends that I met while in podiatry school back in Kenosha. Thanks for sharing your great musical talent Matt and JJ! Hope you like it!