Sunday, November 20, 2011

Twins Turn Six

Hi All,

Just a quick note on the Twins and their birthday yesterday. The boys were excited for the day and had a fantastic time opening presents and cards. Thankfully the day was clear and sunny (although it was only 31 outside) so they were able to go out and ride their new bikes in front of the house for a while.



I want to say thank you for all the wonderful cards and gifts, it was great to open all the great cards!!


I'm going to sit down and work on the next of Katie's draft posts and see if I can't get it up in the next few days.  I know many of you have commented about how tough it must be for me to post these, but it is actually quite nice to be able to post these as I like going back and reading Katie's older posts.  It was sad to see the effect the drugs had on her and how foggy she was.  As the chemo went on and the oxicocodone use went up her writing got more and more disjointed and I had to step in and do quite a bit of editing; funny since both my spelling and punctuation suck! The draft was authored around Mothers Day, which came and went with Katie in a deep chemo fog.  We had just returned from Disneyland and she had chemo the Friday prior; she typed the post as she was coming back into the world.

Until then take care and thanks again for all the Twins cards!!

Kevin

31 comments:

Joan B said...

they are so adorable. love the guns with the bikes. so boy!!! and thanks for the updates. glad they help you because I treasure them.

Paper Pad Challenge said...

So lovely to see them so excited about their birthday xx I am happy to hear that it is helpful to post the drafts and I agree with Joan they are special to us too xx

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

I'm so glad the twins had a nice birthday! They are so cute :O) Praying for all of you! Hugs & Prayers! Don & Leah Ann

tilly said...

I am so happy that the boys were able to have a wonderful 6th birthday, and they look so happy with the new bikes,
I am pleased that it also helps you to continue to post, it certainly helps us, thinking of you all with love, there will be a light at the end of your tunnel. What happy memories Kate left for you all to share.
Tilly x

katrynka said...

I join with all the others thanking you for your continued posts. It is difficult to fathom how one can feel so connected to someone that you have never met, or even communicated with directly. But I (and I know many others as well) feel so close to Katie and your family, so it helps to still have some sort of contact.

I'm glad that the twins were able to have a good birthday.

Anonymous said...

I am so glad the twins had a good birthday...I am sure it is hard for all of you but it is nice that they were able to have a happy day with normallcy..I hope you continue to do well as a team. I am grateful you are still posting as I often wonder about you and the boys...I know it can't be easy....

Take care...
Carol

GlitteryKatie said...

Happy birthday boys and thanks for sharing Kevin- love to all four of you!

Michelle said...

The boys look pretty impressed with their awesome new bikes!! Thanks for sharing the photos. I'm glad you all enjoyed the day and that the cards were well received.

Love and hugs to you all.

Michelle :o)

Christi said...

Thank you so much, Kevin, for continuing Katie's blog and for going back to her old posts. She shared so much of her life with all of us thru her blog, so it really touches my heart that you are continuing to post. It is great to hear your boys had a good birthday and were able to enjoy their bikes. I know Katie was with them as they peddled around your house.
Thank you and Happy Birthday to all of you, as well as Happy Thanksgiving.

Claire said...

Thank you Kevin for sharing,the boys look great. I did wonder how the day would pan out yesterday, it can't have been easy for you all. Take care all of you.
With love
Claire xxxx

Kathy said...

How wonderful the twins had such a great birthday! Wish I'd been able to get their cards in the mail on time...will be sending them out belated. I think I would feel like you do about posting Katie's unposted blog posts. Thank you for stepping in, Kevin, when Katie could no longer make her posts make sense.
Praying for you all,
Kathy

IamDerby said...

So glad they had a good birthday! Thank you as always for the updates.

ThePurplePlace said...

Thanks so much for sharing your world with us! I'm very happy to know the boys have such a nice day!!

I'm sure it was very bittersweet for all, but a joy to see their smiles!

Please take care and post when you can....

sherryann (aka Sherry Eckblad) said...

Kevin, thanks for sharing with us the photos of the boys and the new bikes. Happy belated birthday to both of them as well as to you. I look forward to reading more from Katie through you.

Pursuit of Stampiness - Calgary, Canada said...

Oh Kevin, my heart goes out to you and your 2 boys. I am sure you missed Katie a lot on their 6th birthday. She would have loved to be there and celebrate with you all. I am so sad for you that she passed away. From what I got from her writing, she must have been such a beautiful person, with such a huge heart, so full of compassion and love for her family. I have never met her, but she and her family have a special place in my heart.
I pray that you will have time and energy and peace to grieve. But also to be able to switch to see the beauty of the days that is ahead of you!
His peace, Pauline

Janine said...

Kevin - please wish the boys a belated Happy Birthday - the bikes look fun. You are doing a great job trying to keep things normal for them or as normal as it can be at such a time. Thinking and praying for you all. Janine x

ilove2write said...

I feel bad that I have something I made for Katie here.. not a big deal really but I hadn't realized she had passed.. until I played "catch up" on reading the posts ..I had been checking back for awhile and hadn't seen any new updates so I just figured "oh she must be doing well and I can mail that "Tag" card I made her this week".. I will still mail it (I had been not feeling well myself so that is why I was delayed in mailing it) .. because perhaps you would like to have it. I'm so sorry for your loss and I do appreciate you continuing to post . I'm happy that in reading her old posts it helps you feel nice to be able to reflect on certain things.. and my best wishes go out to your adorable children..and the twins on their Birthday. So glad they had a fun day! All the best.. Mel

Gina said...

Your welcome Sweetie :D
Wishing you all many more Happy Days :D XXX

Grandma Nancy said...
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Grandma Nancy said...

Happy Birthday to the boys! Thank you SO much for continuing Katie's blog. It helps a little to keep her "near"!
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donna calamari said...

We are so pleased that you have posted pictures of the boys. And, we are so glad to see smiles. Your children are beautiful and very lucky to have you. Treasure each other always.

Whimcees said...

Hello Kevin!

It is good to read your post and know that you are all well and that the twins had a good birthday! You have a wonderful family to love and support you. I keep you and the children in my prayers every day - you take care of yourself Kevin. Thank you for continuing to post and helping to bring a gentle closure for all who loved Katie.

Wishing you a good week! I look forward to your next post.

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Marilyn said...

What beautiful smiles your twin cuties have on their faces. Thank you so much Kevin for sharing. As always, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all.

KathyE said...

Happy belated Birthday to the twins! My continued prayers for all of you. Thank you for the updates.

Davi said...

So good to see this post and that the Boys had a good Birthday with their new bikes. Hope that your Birthday was good as well Kevin. blessings ;)

Claudia from Los Angeles said...

Thank You for continuing to be part of our lives and sharing with us the dailies. Happy Birthday to the twins and may God grant them a long and healthy life! Take good care of yourself so that way you may also have a long and healthy life to raise your kids Good Bless you Kevin your all in my prayers

Allie Cat Beads said...

Hi Kevin, I am so glad you are still writing. I check in about once a week and I am happy to see you and the boys doing well.. Happy Birthday to them! 6 is such a fun age. My youngest girl just turned 6. Please keep posting as you can. Your family have touched so many hearts.. don't know what we'd do if we lost touch. {{hugs}} Gina

Debzi333 said...

Kevin, I so appreciate you still posting. I can't imagine the hole that you must feel -but your boys look happy and what wonderful job you do as dad - and I'm sure that Katie is watching over all of you.

hugs
Deborah

Happy Birthday your sons!

Whimcees said...

Hell again Kevin,

I hope that you are well. I wanted to wish you and the boys a Happy Thanksgiving! I continue to keep you in my prayers.

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Shirley said...

It's wonderful that you can keep us informed and write. My thoughts are prayers are with all of you and hope your Thanksgiving is the best it can be. Your children are such a treasure and so lucky to have you! HB to your boys too!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kevin & boys,
Just stopping in to wish you a blessed Thanksgiving. You are in my
thoughts & prayers today.
Hugs & peace, Vina

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