Wednesday, June 8, 2011

What Im Loving!

I am loving a whole lot today!  I just got back from Texas last night from visiting Jodi with Tommie (M-I-L) and it was perfect.  The long drive (15.5 hours) didn't seem that long going out there or coming home..which is great!  We never had any traffic the entire time, we were lucky!  The only thing that happened was a rock flying into my windshield and making a small crack.ugh!
I'm Loving... I got to see Jodi finally!  These are when she was in the hospital (she was discharged a couple hours after we arrived)

I'm Loving... finally getting to see the apartment where my parents and Jodi live now!
One of the posters people signed at a fundraiser!

Some of her gifts and drawings

A wall of cards!

And more cards!!

An autographed picture of Sam (close friend who got jealous when she got Clemson coaches autographed items so he sent her something with his name on it)

Jodi admiring her poster
 I'm Loving...that Alix, Scott and Ben came to visit us in Houston.  They live in Austin and she is one of my best friends! I haven't seen her in almost 3 years!!
My Alekes!!

Our signature pose...been the same for 10 years now!

My "nephew" Ben!

I just love him!

He discovered mirrors!!

Getting his exercise in.  Mom, Tommie and Ben had to hang out in the workout room in the AC since Jodi can not be around babies right now.  After we caught up with Alix...I went to play with Ben :)

I'm Loving... that Jodi's friends Kimberly and Ryan (Ryan is from Greenwood and moved to Houston) invited us to stay with them so we didn't have to worry about hotels!  That was huge help! 
Their house!
I'm Loving...hanging around Houston and the apartment with my family!!
Just a few of the many hospitals in Houston!

Love these water features!

My parents and Jodi's favorite spot in Houston

My mom and Tommie relaxing
Look at all those flavors of popcorn! I got puppy chow, mom got loaded baked potato, Jodi had garlic Parmesan and Tommie and Dill pickle

Jodi driving us to give platelets...her first time to drive in 7 weeks!!

Only Mom and Dad were able to give..Tommie and I were rejected.  My iron was too low so I need to start taking iron pills so I can donate when I get there later this summer!!
Tommie feel asleep like this for a while! 
I'm Loving...Jodi is a Rockstar T-shirts.  We have sold around 300 of these and she wants everyone to take a picture wearing them so she can make something out of it one are the "Olivers!"
I'm Loving...that I was writing the post Jodi called and said I was a perfect match for a bone marrow transplant! You have no idea how happy that makes me.  I have been stressing about this...even though I knew I had zero control! I would have felt horrible if I didn't match! We should know tomorrow what the next steps are...once insurance gets everything squared away I will know when I go back to Texas!


  1. Great pictures! I'm glad you were able to visit your sister and spend some time with your family :) Your "nephew" is's fun having close friends who are practically sisters. Congrats on being a bone marrow match!!! Are you going to donate it to her now?

  2. Wow, I didn't realize you were driving! That's insane. I'm glad you had such a wonderful trip!

  3. Glad you didn't hit any traffic on the way to/from Houston... we hit a small amount on the way there but it wasn't too bad. And Jason got a small crack on his windshield from a rock too--how weird!