I took this photo of Ja’Naya last weekend when we were playing at the park. It is a great reminder that we have so much to be thankful for. This week, though, our thanks are tenfold. She has officially reached the “maintenance” phase of her treatment! This means that weekly visits to the clinic will be reduced to every other week, then monthly. Regular readers will know how big a deal this is, but for those of you who are new to Green Your Decor, feel free to read about my daughter’s diagnosis and her hair 🙂
This is just in time too! She turns 5 on Tuesday, August 2, and will start kindergarten exactly a week later. I can’t begin to tell you how happy we are that the hardest part of her treatment is finally over! She’s still taking meds, but overall, she’s in great shape. The smile in the photo above should tell you that 🙂 Plus, her hair is already starting to grow back. She has a thin layer of peach fuzz over her whole head.
And because I rarely post photos of myself, here’s my new favorite photo of the hubby and I, taken the same day as the ones above. We celebrated our 7-year anniversary on July 20, and we couldn’t be happier. Oh, how I love this man!
In a side note, I have a professional photo shoot this weekend! I entered the “See Me Shine” contest from Creative Soul Photography and Execumama a while back. The idea was to write a post doing what so many women forget to do most days: Celebrate what we love about ourselves. It took me a while to write, but if you’d like to see my entry, you can read it over at Green & Gorgeous (yeah, I DO post over there once in a while…lol). Imagine my surprise to find out I had won the contest! The prize is a photo shoot with Creative Soul along with a makeup session from Ivy LaArtista. Both their work is awesome and I am SO excited! I still have no clue what I’m wearing, but I can’t wait to share the results of that shoot with you. Wish me luck!