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