Friday, December 17, 2010

Merry Christmas 2010

Christmas Letter 2010
Dear Family and Friends,
As most of you know after our vacation to Seattle in August of this year, I came home to go to the doctor because I hadn’t been feeling the greatest only to find out that I had Ovarian Cancer. I had extensive surgery on Sept. 1. I have had 3 of the 6 Chemo treatments so far. They are given every 3 weeks. I will finish the treatments in February.
I just can’t begin to describe the love and prayers and support we have felt from all our friends and family. I have 5 sisters and they have all come to help me at different times during the last 4 months. We are doing good. Craig amazingly has been able to keep up with work, being our Bishop, being there for Tyler’s programs, games and activities and has been there for me.
Tyler is in the 8th grade and has been busy with football, swimming, Scouts, playing percussion in the school band. He has grown a few inches this year, finally taller than his Mom. He seems to be recruited for lots of service projects and is a great worker. He loves to play games whenever any company or family comes over. He is now an Uncle to 10 nieces and nephews.
Jamie, Trent, and family – Julianne, Catherine, Madelyn, Adam and Owen are in Connecticut. Trent works for the Financial Accounting Standards Board for the next two years.
Carrie – working as a Physical Therapist here in Houston at Quentin Mease County Hospital.
Shad, Amy and Family- Hailey, Zach, Chloe and new little girl coming in March, just started his first job as an Orthodontist in August.
Amber, Dan and Family-Megan and Brooke live 30 minutes away and enjoy their home and Dan’s job with Exxon.
We are so grateful for our Savior Jesus Christ, his life, example and atonement in our behalf. We know that our Heavenly Father is aware of each of us and our struggles and we feel so blessed to have this knowledge and know that all things are truly in his hands.
We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Love, Craig, Candy and Tyler Hanis

Sunday, December 12, 2010

My sister Terri and I

My sister Terri has been here for the last nine days. Since I have been feeling pretty good she has helped with many projects. We have wrapped presents, organized the garage and game closet. We have walked around our block most days. She has even massaged my feet when they start aching. I have loved having her here and will miss her.

Tyler's Band Concert 2010

Tyler played the bass drum, chimes and bells for his Christmas concert at school.
He has enjoyed doing percussion for the last 3 years in Middle School.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

All sisters together

Terri arrived on Friday. Since I am feeling pretty good, she and I can take a walk around the block and run a few errands together. It is so fun to have her here.
Tyler keeps us busy playing games too.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Tobi and I

Tobi was able to come for four days before heading back to Malaysia. She was such a help and fun to be with.

Thanksgiving fun and parade

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Angel Sister Tami

Tami came and spent a week with me. I thought it would be all fun and games as I should have been feeling good but then I got sick. But her next to last day I was feeling good and we went to lunch and a movie, since it was Monday we avoided the crowds. I loved having Tami here. She kept my house spotless and shopped and cooked. Thank you sooooo much.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

More pictures-Where is Grandpa?

Jamie's Visit Nov.2010

Jamie, Catherine and Owen arrived very late Thursday night. Catherine got to come so Shad could put a spacer in her mouth. We have had so much fun having a little baby around the house. He got lots of kisses from everyone.

Tyler-Inducted into National Junior Honor Society

Tyler is a good student. Math is probably one of his favorite classes. He was inducted into the National Junior Honor Society.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Fun with my Sister Vicki

Vicki has been here this week to help my after my 2nd Chemo treatment. She has been busy cleaning, shopping, and brought a few sewing projects to keep us busy.
We had some fun yesterday taking some pictures. Vicki had fun trying on my wigs and hats. Thought I would share.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Candy's short hair cut

I decided I would get a short hair cut before I lose all my hair which I have been told will be in the next 2 weeks. Yesterday was a good day after my first Chemo treatment. But today I am feeling the aches and pains I have been warned about.
My sister Penny is here for 3 weeks and she has been wonderful to have here to help me.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Tyler - Football 2010

Tyler decided to go out for football this year. He has come many times after practice with a few sore muscles. They practice every day from 4-6. Most of his games are on Tuesdays. He's enjoying football.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tyler - A Big 8th Grader

Tyler started his last year of middle school, 8th grade. He is keeping up well with all his studies, percussion and football.
Haley started 2nd grade and Zach started Kindergarten.