Friday, June 28, 2013

Clinic Update and More Summer Fun

The blessings continue to come this summer at the Tate house!

The girls had great clinic appointments this week. Both girls were seen by their primary oncologists. We have been seeing Liv's doctor for nine years and Elena's doctor for four years.  It is still hard to believe that we have been a part of the AFLAC Cancer and Blood Disorders Center for nine years.  As hard as these years have been, we are so very blessed to live so close to an amazing children's hospital and pediatric cancer center.  These doctors, nurses, and staff are like family to us and truly love our girls.

Both girls were given good reports from their doctors. They are so very pleased with their progress and accomplishments both medically and personally. Since this was Liv's fifth year having clear scans, she does not have an MRI or go back to the clinic until summer of 2015! Praise God!
Elena's counts were good and she's looking good. She will continue to be seen monthly for now. Elena has reached her 11th month post transplant. Praise God!

We continue to fill our summer days with as friends, family, and fun and count our blessings every day.

We spent a fun filled weekend with the Hankinsons!

a first for the girls



Thank you Phil, Cori, and Cooper for a fabulous 'staycation' weekend!
Can't wait til our next one together!
We also enjoyed a couple of days with
Grandma and Grandpa Tate, Aunt Natalie,
and cousin Sage from Louisiana.

Over the past year, Aunt Natalie has been hard at work on a very special prayer quilt for Elena. It was a huge surprise and is absolutely beautiful!
She had all of Mark's family contribute material to the project. It is an amazing work of art and love. It was fun to read all of the names and see how each person's fabric fit their personality or Elena's. We all LOVE it!

After time at the pool, getting yogurt and pedicures, going out to dinner, and watching a late night movie, they girls slept in!
Our summer fun continues next week with a trip to see our families in Louisiana. Thank you for continuing to surround our family with love and prayers! Thank you for rejoicing in all that God has given us this summer!
In Him,
The Tates
"Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." Thessalonians 5:16-18

1 comment:

  1. Hey Tate Family, Heard you had a great time with Cori,Phil, and Cooper and looks like it from the photos!!! You guys are so special to them and to us. Am so thankful for the progress Elena has made and she looks great, as does Liv. Beautiful girls and beautiful family and so blessed with friends, family, and the love of God. Hope you continue to have a great summer!!! Love, Ted and Jean Lindstedt