Sunday, December 6, 2009

The Weekend

This weekend Alan started his last cycle of chemotherapy. Per the usual drill, he will be swallowing pills twice a day for the next two weeks. In the meantime, there will be lots of praying that his cancer will disappear completely, so that by March, when he goes in for a check up, everything will look good. This is important that everything look good because he needs to be cancer-free so that they can do one last surgery. And then, after that, everything can go back to normal and we can devote our lives to chasing our dreams with a vengeance, instead of talking about "The Bag." And this will be a sweet, sweet time in our lives, perhaps we will even give it a new name, The Dream Era we will call it.

This weekend, I also helped Denise throw a pizza party for the Cambodian school at the Tully library and then I helped her pack up her life with Justin from the past three years into neat and tidy boxes so that they could begin a new chapter in their lives in their first house!

When Denise asked me if I could help her with the pizza party, I completely stopped listening after the words "pizza party" because that just happens to be one of my all-time favorite types of parties ever.

Cute kids. Even though the one on the right looks rather upset.

Fact: many Cambodians like eating spicy foods. I didn't like spicy foods until college. But apparently the affinity for spice is happening younger and younger.

If you squint, underneath the red chili flakes, you can sort of see a slice of cheese pizza.

Denise and Nancy behind the many boxes we packed.
Denise and Justin's new home!

8 comments:

Breenuh said...

I hope this run of chemo is Alan's last. You guys have been through a lot and deserve your Dream Era.

The pizza party happens to be one of my favorite types of parties too. It's funny that when you're a kid (or a grown-up kid) getting a pizza party is like the #1 reward for anything ;.)

kanmuri said...

A first house! That must be so exciting!! Take pictures when all their stuff is in place!

I will pray for Alan. Like Breenuh says, you guys deserve your Dream era!!!!

Erin P said...

Absolutely, what they said! I hope this round goes smoother than the last one, and in the end he's all clear!

And how do those little kids eat such spice? I can manage 2-3 flakes of those hot peppers--any more is just too HOT!!

Little T said...

I am so excited for you and Alan!

Sobrina Tung said...

Thank you! I am so excited as well. Cannot WAIT until March/April next year. :)

Tri Mommy said...

I am praying this will be the last round of chemo...

2busy said...

A last round of chemo right before Christmas? Bah humbug! Hopefully it continues to work for him.

The kids looked like they were having a great time, and that house looks perfect!

Denise said...

Awwww!!! Those kids are so cute!! Good luck to Alan...now I feel all bad for making him paint! hahaha!!

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