Nicholas finished treatment on 11/18/2010. He will continue to go for blood work for the next 3 years. He is still in remission.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The Shannon Family - Merry Christmas

Wow, what a year it has been. We have been blessed with many things this year, along with challenges that keeps us growing stronger as a family. Colby is 5 and in kindergarden.... Gym is his favorite class and he has met many new friends. Every night we sit for dinner as a family, (when we are all home) and ask all the kids how their day was. Colby is always full of new insights and 'the letter of the day.' So we think of the words we can come up with that begin with that letter. It is amazing the imagination kids have and how they keep us laughing. Then we move onto Nick and ask him how his day was... he will talk about the games he played at home and then remember the times he had at daycare and his friends. We tell him that one day he will Check Spellinggo back to daycare and see all of them. We are hoping in the next couple of weeks that will happen to.Thomas, our now 6 month old is wonderful and a great baby. We try to keep up with his many changes and stages of his development. It is sometimes hard to give him the time with Nick and the busy schedule. Thomas is now sitting in his high chair and he laughs and eats while we ask him questions. So, we are sending a message to all the people we love and the families we have met along our journey.... cherish the moments you have and never forget to laugh and hug. God Bless and a Very Merry Christmas.

PS. We did not get a chance to send out Christmas cards this year... just decided it was to hectic but we loved receiving all the cards, pictures and kind words from everyone. They are posted on our door and the kids enjoy looking at the pictures. cheers!!!!!

1 comment:

The Wykoff Family said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all! You may not ever realize how much your journey has helped us grow as a family. It was great getting to see everyone on the computer today. We hope to see you in person real soon. Us North Carolinians will have to wait for the snow to melt though. We love you all, Mark, Christa, Justin, Luke and Kaitlyn