Monday, 31 October 2011

Pippi Longstocking is coming into your town....

Miss Millie has been planning on being Pippi Longstocking since last year and Austin was suppose to be Mr. Nilson, but he hated his costume. We resorted to whatever he would put on.

Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Sunday, 23 October 2011

October Clinic Update 2011

Millie did fabulous at clinic and it went fast! We were out of there in 1.5 hours, that never happens. Everything went well and other then the normal side effects from her chemo like, stomach pain, and an aching body Millie is looking fabulous. I am sure proud of my little Super Hero.

Clinic Stats

Height: 111 cm

Weight: 19.1 kg

ANC: 1.4

I had to include this picture. This is Austin's "smile". It's a little frightening.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011


Last December for my birthday Cousin Sherry gave me a trip to Boston and we finally got to go. I love the Fall, it's my favorite time of year. I am so glad we waited to go until October. Sherry's sister, Krissy, attends Harvard University and also works there. She has been in the area for around 9 years now and she was the perfect hostess. Krissy knows everything there is to know about Boston.

The first night we arrived pretty late so we headed to dinner at a place called Fire and Ice. The service wasn't that great, but once we figured out what we were doing we all loved it. I would definitely recommend it. We also stopped by a cupcake shop called Sweet. BEST cupcakes ever. Their frosting is like nothing else I have ever had. Truly perfect.

Saturday morning we woke up and hit up a place called The Friendly Toast. Oh my goodness it was amazing. The restaurant itself is pretty quirky and the menu was extremely unique. I ordered Gingerbread Pancakes with Pomegranate Molasses. I'm actually not a huge ginger fun, but I couldn't pass these babies up. You can check out their menu here.

Me and Cousin Sherry

Me and Krissy

After filling our bellies we went home cleaned ourselves up a bit and headed out to Bolton Spring Farm for some apple picking. So fun! Then we walked across the street to get some fresh Apple Crumble, Cold Cider, and rummage through the local market. If you can't tell already a lot of our trip was based around food so next we drove to Kimball Farms and tried out their famous ice cream. There was NO room in my belly, but I still managed to force down the best Burnt Almond Fudge I've ever had.

At this point we waddled our behinds to the car and drove to Waldon Pond where we spent the afternoon wading in the cool water. I loved seeing all the locals swimming. Next time I will be packing my swim suit. I know we are dressed for cooler weather in our scarves and boots, but it was in the 80's. Who Knew...

Cousin Sherry, Me, Krissy

That night we went to dinner at a place called, Punjabi Dhaba. I LOVE me some good Indian food and this place hit the spot. Here in good ol' Utah when you go get Indian it's usually at a really nice restaurant with white table clothes, not very authentic. This place on the other hand had Bollywood music blasting, it was full of locals, and the food was served on a metal tray. For dessert we walked down the street a bit and got more ice cream at Christiana's Homemade Ice Cream.

I am one happy and FULL girl :)

Sunday we woke up early and attended our church meeting, took a peek at Jennifer Gardner (my girl crush), and Ben Affleck's home, then we headed to Topsfield for the longest running fair in the county. The fair is my favorite. I love the people, rides, food, the giant veggies, and all the randomness that comes along with it.

We made a last minute decision to stop through Salem on our way back and I am so glad we did. There is a lot of history in Massachusetts, but Salem is different. It's difficult for my mind to wrap around what really happened there with the witch trials, but it was very interesting to wander through the town. When we pulled in there were booths set up everywhere, and people decked out in their witch attire. It was so fun, but strange all at the same time. Salem was one of my favorite things we saw, but I also felt a tiny guilty for enjoying it's mystery.

Salem, Massachusetts

For dinner we got take out pizza at Otto Pizza in Harvard Square and since we were so close we couldn't resist trying a new flavor of cupcake from Sweet, again.

Sunday = Duck Tour of the city, eating at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, resting at the Harbor, shopping at H&M, and then the best night of eats yet! Little Italy is a must!

Mike's Pastry had the BEST cannoli I've had in my life. I even packed one home for my dadio.

If you are ever in Boston you HAVE to eat at Giacomo's. We were all dying over their delicious food. My favorite was the Pumpkin Tortellinis and Garlic Broccoli. Get there early or you'll wait all night for a table (totally worth it even if you do have to wait)!

My mouth has started watering just thinking about their yummy food.

***Thank you Cousin Sherry for taking me and thank you Krissy for giving us a place to stay and touring us around all weekend. You both are amazing. Can't wait till next time!

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Meeting the Utah Utes

We had the most amazing night! Jamie Whittingham (if you're a UTE fan you know that Jamie is Kyle Whittingham's wife (aka the Head Coach), Jamie set up a meeting with the cheerleaders, and Swoop before the game tonight. It was awesome! Millie was a little shy at first but once Swoop handed over his squirt gun she turned into her regular, mischievous, goofy, self.

Millie meeting Jamie (THANK YOU JAMIE and THANK YOU MELISSA)

The cheerleaders were so sweet to her, and even gave her a signed calendar. Millie was a bit overwhelmed and she just stared at them in awe, but after they left all she could talk about was how much fun it was to meet them, and how nice it was of that they let her hold their pom poms. Although she wasn't sure how to act around Swoop and the cheerleaders at first, as her parents, Brady and I could see how much she was loving it, and how special they made her feel. As Brady carried her to our setas, she said, "boy I'm a lucky girl"!

Millie posing with some of the cheerleaders.

Millie, the squirt gun, and her new pal, Swoop!

A family friend of the Flamm family, Travis, who put us in touch with Jamie in the first place, also gave us his tickets for the night! THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING, TRAVIS! It was a night that we won't forget. I tear up just thinking about how much love went into making tonight special for Millie, and for us.

Millie dancing the night away.

Swoop even brought Millie a SIGNED shirt. It's huge and it made her love it all the more. She wore it around like a dress at the game and insisted on wearing it to bed. "It's a nightgown mom".

I love these two.

One of my favorite parts of the night was being down right on the field when the players and Coach Whittingham came out. It was so fun to watch the fans going crazy.


to everyone who took part in making this night possible for Millie, Brady, and I.