Thursday, February 26, 2009

Things to do on Thursday

Wow THANK YOU DAYTON SEMINARY! The cards and letters were much appreciated and brought Devree up where she needs to be. Miss Caterpillar, we are very excited you are going to seminary. I guess I better stop making boobie jokes if the whole seminary is reading. Devree says "Seminary is the best part of the day and the only way to start the day!" Brother Watts I am sure you are a great teacher. Devree is doing "Home Seminary" and the wonderful Sister Crowder from Germantown ward is helping us to do that.

THANK YOU SISTER HALVORSEN for getting the shoes. Todd will bring them in a few days when he flies out here.

THANK YOU SISTER MAKUAOLE FOR BRINGING AND HAVING DINNER WITH OUR BOYS LAST NIGHT. Dayton ward you are awesome for serving our family so wonderfully. I know SISTER FOSTER still gives them dinner almost weekly. THANK YOU.

I keep asking Devree if she will let me take a picture of her bald head and she says "NO!" So maybe not yet. The Marinol seems to be working. Yesterday she ate quite a bit and she felt less nauceous. I think her body must build up a resistance fast to these drugs and I will be very happy when her nauceousness goes away completely. I know Devree will be happy for that too.

It is getting harder and harder to blog. I try to do it at the hospital because my laptop is so particular I can't do it on it. The computers there are so slow and yesterday I waited at 2 computers that took 10 minutes each to try to load the blog and one still couldn't get the blog up to post. I only get 30 minutes on a computer to blog so please forgive my spelling because I am typing so fast and I don't have spell check in the blog page. Please make comments because that is how I know it is worth it to BLOG! If you want to send Devree or me something personal and it is easier to make it work you can email us at

WE LOVE MAIL of any type and WE NEED MAIL to make us feel better. Okey Dokey?


momof6 said...

Hi there! I can't believe that we are coming tomorrow! I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am to have a little mini-vacation!

We are going to bring games and goodies and just have a Hamblin good time! I have been dying to play 5 Crowns and some Settlers of Catan! That would be so fun! Do you have any movies that you have been wanting to see? Maybe we could watch movies too. I need to catch up on those, I am soooo behind!

If you think of anything that might be fun to have or maybe something that you or Devree haven't had in a while...we can get whatever! We all love you so much and can't wait to get there! John and Jeff are taking off work so that we can leave as soon as the kids are off to school. Jessica and Liz get to skip school! They are sooo excited to get their hands on Devree and hug her to pieces.

I love and admire both of you. You are beautiful and strong and amazing! Have a great day and don't forget to smile! We love you!

walkinourshoes said...

I am glad that the meds are working. When are feel good eat as much as you can. We love reading your blog, please keep sending updates. it is worth it. We love you.

soggycheerios said...

I'd be lost without my daily Hamblin Family blog fix. Thanks for keeping us all updated. Glad the drugs are working... I say thankful prayers daily for all the wonderful medical advancements that have been made. Still thinking of you tons.
Connie O

Breck, Celest, Tayzia, Talon, Kallie, and Jackson Rice said...

We love you and we really missed you last night! We always look forward to your visits on Wednesday Nights. It wasn't the same without you! Hang in there. . . .it is almost the weekend!!! Love, Aunt Celest

tammyella said...

i tried to load the page to email you guys, but it said page has expired!!! shana please don't EVER stop blogging!!!! the information and updates on Devree you give keeps me from getting too worried =) tell my baby girl i love her and i can't wait until you guys come home for a little while!!!! tell my dearest Devree to call whenever she feels up to it, i have my phone on all day and all night, and i'll answer at any hour =) love you Devs!!!!


The Welch Family said...

I hope we get another day to talk (ie, when Valerie is sedated :)
Devree - you are looking great! The treatment must be draining, but from last week, your smile is a little bigger :) I look forward each day to seeing what hair you will come in with. Hoping to see red hair before we leave :)


PaulaShawn said...

You don't know how much we need your blog. It helps keep the uncertainty of this at bay and helps us feel a little bit more in control of the uncontrollable. Please don't ever wonder if it is worth your trouble! You are helping us tons.

Glad to hear Devree is eating a little more. I wish I could share my appetite with her. Hang in there, Miss Alice. You're about halfway!

Cheryl said...

Dont stop blogging!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Isnt there somewhere that you can RENT a laptop for a month or something????? Theres gotta be a way. Hmmm, how can we fix this?