Clem Clan

Clem Clan

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Today I am praising God… I am praising him for Ethan.  Ethan turns two today!  It’s hard to believe that two years ago today Sean and I welcomed our first little boy into the world.  So today I am not only praising God for my son,  I am praising God for his health.  Yes, his health.  I know it’s hard to believe because Ethan has Cystic Fibrosis and while it was devastating we have dealt with it and moved on.  In the last two years I have learned to put my trust and hope in the Lord.  And what a blessing this has been for me.  I feel incredibly blessed by Ethan’s health.  Some of you may think I am crazy because he has had a few setbacks.  Last May he started growing pseudomonas which stinks but he is controlling it well and showing no symptoms.  I am so thankful that it’s still either not showing up or growing “few”. 
Thankfully Ethan has not had many complications because CF can be far worse.  I pray daily that his health would continue to stay and I praise God over and over for this. 
So today is not only a day of turning two it’s a day of praising God for our many many many blessings.  I am overwhelmed with joy.  And two years ago when we got the diagnosis I never thought I would be feeling so blessed.  I am once again proven wrong!   What an amazing way God has used CF to grow me. 

So the birthday party is Saturday and there will be lots of pictures of our Little Einstein party theme!  When I ordered all his Einstein party supplies he was OBSESSED with them!  Now he has moved on to Elmo, go figure!   We can’t wait to spoil him with sugar, gifts and love.  J   Today he is getting a cupcake at grandmas with his friends and then again tonight with Sean and I.  Saturday I have ordered a cake with rocket on it and I cannot wait for this cake.  It’s the single best cake I have ever had!  The cake lady is actually the lady who did Sean and I’s wedding cake.  She is extremely talented.  The smell of her cake fills the whole room.   Ok now my mouth is just watering J  Ethan rarely gets sugar so I am sure he will be spinning circles, which is usual the reaction to sugar.  Oh boy! 
Ethan is also getting a sandbox for his birthday.  I know a lot of CF parents consider this a huge no no… but honestly he is a boy and we take him to the beach.  It has a cover to keep cats and rain out.  Ethan is very good at not putting things in his mouth and we always wash up after playing outside, and to be honest what’s the difference between a sand box and running and falling in the mud, which he did just a few days ago.  I figure, he is a boy… it’s going to happen.  I want him to play outside and run around and exercise his lungs.  Now if he was a little boy that constantly put things in his mouth and his fingers I might be more concerned.  I must admit when I was picking up after bed and I picked up his grass /dirt stained jeans I felt happiness in my heart because I have an active little boy who LOVES to be outside all the time. 
Well enjoy the day! Remember to celebrate your blessings today!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Our family has been thinking of creative ways to raise money this year for great strides.  Reason being is its hard to keep getting consistent donations from everyone, every year.  We have already hosted a chicken bbq that brought in $800.  This saturday at the local maple syrup festival pancake sausage breakfast we are going to have a booth set up to sell homemade noodles.  Seans family and I have been working really hard on these.  It was a lot of fun for Ethan too.  He helped roll and pat the dough!  These noodles are DELICIOUS!  I am sure we are going to sell out.  

Here are a few pics to enjoy of the noodle making process!!  We are so Martha Stewart!  If youre in our area come buy some!

Lots of others helped on different days but of course I forgot  the camera. :)