Monday, June 25, 2012

a world wrent apart

As we went about with our lives and began the process of recovering from surgery Rob suffered a seizure on June 25th, 2012 which a CT scan revealed was caused by the cancer metastasizing to his brain.  I invite you to follow along with his story and read about the prognosis on his Caring Bridge site. 

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Munich Feis

Sarah was able to travel down with friends to the annual Munich Feis.  Though Mom was not able to be there to cheer her on, and her Dad was recovering from open heart surgery - Sarah pulled off her best feis yet, placing in 1st or 2nd for EVERY dance she participated in - apart from the Championship round - which she took THIRD in the OVER-ALL!  To come in, in the top three is a BIG DEAL and she was THIRLLED.  I didn't get too many postable photos off her camera..... but at least there's a few.  (right, getting ready, her new feis makeup)
placing first in the treble reel and on the podium taking third in the Championship over-all.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Surgery Recovery

In the hospital  - June 7th - Rob showing off his battle scars. 

Rob spent almost 2 weeks in the hospital after his surgery on May 31st.  When he came home on June 13th we began going for walks up and down the block with the kids to help him get stronger.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

a fancy pants kind of day

It was a fancy-pants kind of day as we had to attend the graduation of two of Sarah's best friends and the boys' piano concert.  We were very thankful to be able to enjoy this day even though Dad was still in the hospital recovering from the open heart surgery.  He was doing well and sleeping most of the time.  Sarah spoke at the graduation and both boys played brilliantly. You can find their videos on my youtube page, but I am having trouble getting them on the blog. 

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Crossover - time to be a WEBLO!!

CROSSOVER is finally here!!  This is what the boys have been looking forward to ALL year!  It is the point where they step across the bridge to their NEW RANK.  This year Micah is transitioning to WEBLOS scouts (it stands for We'll Be Loyal Scouts).  He will spend two years as a WEBLO before entering into a Boy Scout troop.  The ceremony was preceeded by a fun-filled day of events where Micah got to hang out with all his friends.  Grandma Buhn attended the actual campfire ceremony - where the scouts crossover a bridge and then receive their new neckerchief, slide, hat, and book.   (left, Micah and his good friend, Luke, during the activities - where they're still Bear scouts)
After crossing the bridge, Grandma helps Micah put on his new digs and Micah officially becomes a WEBLO!
All the parents with the new WEBLOS of Den 1 - how I LOVE these boys - and the parents aren't too bad, either!!!

The boys with their new Den Leaders and Grandma and Micah pose on the bridge.

Friday, June 1, 2012


Two days before Rob's surgery, May 30th - Rob and my mom, Mary Lou, pose in front of the 1500 piece puzzle they've been working on for her entire stay.  They had a good time putting this together and finished with perfect timing. 
The morning Rob was going back to the hospital (May 31st) the kids pose with their Dad.

The entrance to building 57, Rob's home for the next couple of weeks.

The day of the surgery Rob is anxious but READY.

My view for the next 5 hours or so.  It is not traditional for the hospital staff to come give updates or for the Dr. to talk to the family after the surgery - so the only way I would know he was out is to see when they brought him through this door to the ICU ward across the hall. 
   Luckily my friend Michelle was there with me and helped me door watch.