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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Tough Week

We have been having a bit of a tough one this week.  Emma has been very depressed and just not feeling 100% since Friday.  She has been nauseous most days and sad. I spoke to one of the nurses at the hospital who said it could be from weaning her off her morphine.  I don't know how much more of this I can handle.  It is so hard and tiring being so strong for her.  She is normally strong and full of positivity but lately she has just been so tired.  I pray every minute of every day that we will get our miracle and that she will suddenly go into remission and live a long healthy happy life.  I keep looking at her face to see if the tumour has started to grow again.  I am not 100% sure but there is a little section that looks like it has gotten slightly larger.  Please God let this not be the case,

I am asking that if you are in anyway spiritual then please please pray for healing for our little munchkin

Leanne x

Saturday, November 17, 2012

More photos from Sydney

Back again with more photos from our mini vacation in Sydney.

Emma just chillin at the zoo

wow this boy was HUGE and pretty scary looking

This chimp is miles away in thought

Just playing around with photoshop, kinda like the effect though

Oh my, this fella was so gorgeous.  He was a little cheeky.  Love how it looks like he is smiling in this shot :-)

Mummy and her little man


Emma and her surprise ride to the theatre.  She was so excited 

All dressed up and ready for dinner.  This was the night she met Benji Madden

Gee, wish I was a mountain Goat at Taronga Zoo.  The view is beautiful

Practising my night shots.  Bit difficult without a tripod though

Off for a walk around circular quay

The bridge towering above our accommodation

Love peacocks.

Mmmmm dinner time.  

A shot of Sydney from the ferry.  

Finally my friends favourite tree.  Had to take a photo for her :-)

Well that is all I have for the moment.  I have to get dressed as we are join out for dinner tonight. Emma is just starting to eat again so when she says she wants Malaysian she is going to get Malaysian :-)

It is schoolies week up here on the Gold Coast at the moment.  So please spare a minute and say a prayer for all the volunteers and the schoolies that they may stay safe and have a great time.

Leanne xxx

Monday, November 12, 2012

Holy Cow

Can you believe that it has been over a month since I blogged.  I am sorry.  Life just seems to be just one crazy roller coaster ride at the moment.

We went to Sydney and had a fantastic time.  The staff and the Park Hyatt were all simply amazing and were so eager to help in anyway possible.  We arrived at the hotel and was greeted at the door by the Manager and assistant manager.  Such lovely people.  On the way up to our room we were told that we would have a full butler service for the week that we were there.. OMG!!!!!  Not that we had any idea what we would do with one............ Lucy and Sarah were their names.  Such adorable ladies.  Sarah was fantastic as she took Emma on a tour of the room that all the stars stay in.  It is 1$16,000.00 per night and stars like Elton John, Pink, Lady Gaga etc all stay there. It was an amazing set up but I fail to see how it is possibly worth that much per night.

Our days were super busy.  Day one included our bridge climb!!!!!  Holy cow that was so high and you will never ever catch me doing it again.  I have never been more scared in my entire life.  Terrifying I tell you.  On the positive side - I am so glad that we did it all together as a family.

I don't even remember the view as I was concentrating so much on holding on.... I am sure those harness things wouldn't hold you if you slipped...............

We went to a German Restaurant one night and my word it was such a funny place.  The staff were so nice and they had guys walking around playing German music.  The food was ok, certainly nothing to rave about.....

Spent day two just looking around the city and shopping although Emma got too tired so we headed back to the resort after only short periods.  We decided to have dinner at the Hyatt's signature restaurant which I might add was fantabulous...... On the way out of the restaurant we ran into Benji Madden so Emma took the opportunity to go say hello and have a little chat.  What a beautiful young man.  He did not seem to mind that we had interrupted his dinner and was only too happy to pose for a photo and have a chat.  The thing that really made him gorgeous was the fact that he told Emma a couple of times how beautiful she looked and that he loved her choice of outfit.....

I know it is not a very good photo but my camera was in our room and only stuart had his iPhone on him. I wrote him a thank you note once I got back in the room just explaining to him Emmas situation and how much it meant to us all that he gave her those compliments.  I know it may only be small but to Emma it meant the world.  She actually felt great about herself.  Not ever did I think that Benji would take any real notice of this little note but wow was I wrong.  He went back to his room and spoke to Joel who then phoned Nicole Ritchie and then then next morning we had a small delivery LOL.... small was probably a slight understatement

 Chocolates, balloons, flowers and a soft cuddly teddy from Benji & Joel Madden. Beautiful angels they are.

 OMG Emma was beside herself with excitement when she received the photo from Nicole

Emma and her adorable pressies.  She has named the teddy "Madden"

This will do for tonights post.  Tomorrow night I will show you some of the photos from the zoo and photos of the amazing views from our room.  Simply magic.

God Bless

Leanne xxx