Thursday, June 25, 2009

Happy 1st Birthday



June 25, 2008 - Kenyon received a bone marrow transplant. His donor was his older brother, Brett. You can read about it here.


It was a LONG year. But it is over. The recovery is still a process - kind of a long one - but it is improving. He is still on a lot of immuno-suppressants which require us to be so careful. We do not want any set backs. :) But things are looking up.


We celebrated twice this week. I had a big surprise party for friends and my family on Monday night. We went to this great park and ate and played. But how sad - I didn't even take one picture of Kenyon at the party. He was happy though and we are grateful for all the support. We could not have survived this year without our friends/neighbors. We have been well cared for.


Tonight we had a family party. We went with the One Year Old theme. Very childish but fun. We are also very grateful for all the family love and support.

And how CUTE are those cupcakes. Check out how to make them here. My very talented niece, Lauren, made them.


12 comments:

Malea said...

Seriously? Words cannot express how cute/wonderful you are. Congrats with Kenyon, and many many birthdays to come. -Hey, I hope the reunion will not be too much work for you. You are awesome, and can obviously leap buildings, but I wouldn't want you to have to. I am going to message ILP office and see if I can get a general contact info sheet from them, and see what we can do from there.

KM said...

Happy 1 year! That is huge- So glad you celebrated and glad the year is over. Thank you for keeping us updated with Kenyon and his progress. You guys are just our heros. Much love to you.

PS I'd love to come to any cute party you throw if in town. FYI:)

Burts said...

Happy Birthday, Here is to many, many, many more!!

Hoffmann Family said...

I was so sad we could not make it to the park party! I know you all had a fun time. Those cupcakes are darling.

Angie said...

I can't believe it's been a whole year, and a long, tough one at that. You and your family have been through a lot and handled it so well. You're such an amazing example to us and we wish you the best as recovery continues!

Andrea said...

Happy First Birthday Kenyon! Here's to Wishin' for Many More!
(So sorry we didn't make it to the park party. Hear it was great!)
Your family is so cute, and you are so nice and always thoughtful of others, despite the trials in your own life. Thanks for being wonderful examples and spiritual giants!

Heidi said...

Congrats on the one year mark! Wow you have been through so much, you're some amazing people. You're our hero's! We continue to pray for Kenyon and your cute family.
Heidi

Holly C M said...

Kenyon is looking GOOD! So much better than 6 weeks ago. What a blessing! Cute party, too. I love the photo of Elise and Josephine--2 cute girl cousins. And I love the one of Quinn with the tipping b-day hat. Very cute.

Liz said...

So sorry we missed the birthday bash! We had the flu - yuck!! Congrats to you and your sweet family!

Julie said...

LOVE the party with the one year thing! ....not childish but just sooo awesome and fun! Annie, I am so happy for you and Kenyon and your sweet little family! He is such an amazing fighter and I know I have said it before, but you are seriously my HERO! I don't know how you have done it! But you did and look where you are now! Congrats 100 times over! Kenyon way to go!!!!

Janna said...

Looks like the parties were a success! Wish we could have been around to help you. Your family is truly amazing. Thanks for being such great examples to the rest of us.

mmm.chocolate said...

Looks like it was a lovely party! I've been meaning to comment to the effect for awhile, but, every time I start to type, someone climbs on my head or starts to cry. Congrats!!! Can't wait to see you and the gang next week.