Sorry we have been so neglegent in posting here recently. Seems like life is just busy these days. First and foremost, Allison is doing GREAT!!! Today she dropped to 3 mg. of prednisone daily. She looks wonderful, is full of energy and as active as she use to be. We will continue to drop her prednisone each Wednesday by 1 mg. until she is completely off of it. We are getting very close. As long as she stays free of side effects we just keep moving down. What a blessing her good health is to us right now.
We have had several health scares with friends and family members over the last month. Great Grandpa Parrish fell and broke his hip, he is 93 and is currently in rehab in Lebanon. He has lived on his own so this is very tough on him. Aunt Cindy, (Brian, John's brother's wife) suffered from a stroke ( she is only 50!!) She is doing well but has some issues with speech that she will be working to overcome. Thankfully it wasn't worse. Then our dear friend Dave K. had surgery for colon cancer and once he is up to it will have to have chemo. We have been doing a lot of praying for our friends and family lately. Please feel free to add them to your prayers if you feel so inclined.
Last weekend was the "cider squeezing" at Grandma & Grandpa Lanes. It was a beautiful fall day and perfect for being outside. We have been drinking cider like crazy. If you haven't tasted fresh squeezed cider you do not know what you are missing. Yummy!! Just like drinking an apple....so sweet. Nothing is better than hot carmel apple cider on a chilly fall evening. It was nice to see Aunt Nellie and Uncle Tom who stopped by to join in the fun for a bit.
Today I went on a field trip with Allison and all the rest of the fifth graders at her school. We went to Eugene for a musical/ballet performance at the Hult Center which was a little short but very entertaining. ( we arrived late) Then we headed to Peoria for lunch in a cemetary. Yeah, it was a first for me too. I hadn't eaten lunch in a cemetary until today. It was a Pioneer cemetary and we were going to do rubbings of headstones but then ran out of time and....well....just ate lunch there and headed back to the school. Buses had a tight schedule to keep. We had some great games of hangman going on during the bus trip back to school.
We will try to be better about keeping you updated on what is going on. Sorry for our lapse. We appreciate you all checking in and keeping up with what is going on with Allison and our family.