Sunday, May 30, 2010

Washing my truck

Saturday, Alyssa came over to help me wash my truck. I had a dry area and a wet area planned. She was to stay in the dry area, with sidewalk chalk and her little car, while I would wash my truck in the wet area. Silly me. It was a wonderful morning, and the video clips don't begin to do it justice.

videot video

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Cancer Wars

The cancer war rages on. Last Friday, a sample was taken of my blood and today, Carol & I went in to discuss the results with the cancer doc. The cancer remains at a low level, but showed a very slight increase over the last sample, taken two months ago. After a very lengthy discussion and evaluation of the various options, I made the decision to discontinue the cancer medication for at least a month, perhaps longer. The rationale is that at this stage of the game, I consider the medications to be doing more overall harm to my body than the cancer. The decision was 100% mine, but Carol and the doc were both on board with it. We will monitor and re-evaluate on a monthly basis, and see how it goes. It was not an easy decision to make, there are potentially serous consequences on either path.

Two things to keep in mind:
  1. The cancer is not in remission. It is at a low level, but still very much there.
  2. Although I am discontinuing medication for an undetermined period of time, this is not a "break" in fighting the cancer. We are not retreating; we are simply attacking in another direction!
Thanks to all for your love, prayers, and expression of concern!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Congratulations, Ben!


Today, Ben Thompson graduated from Dallas Baptist University. Attaboy, and way to go, Ben! Keep watching this boy for something great!


Sunday, May 9, 2010

Wedding Day


Yep, Matt & Amy got married on Saturday, and we were all right happy about it. There were lots of good times and good pictures, but here are just a few to document the joyous occasion.

And thanks to all of the many good friends who helped.










Yours Truly, Daryl Bennett, F.O.G. (that's wedding lingo for "Father of the Groom)

Rehearsal Dinner













Friday night was rehearsal for the wedding. It didn't take a lot of practice for Carol and I to get our part right. The Rehearsal Dinner followed at Buca di Beppo's in Southlake, Texas. I could say we had a good time, but a few pictures say it a lot better.























Thursday, May 6, 2010

Wedding Week Get-Togethers

Preceding Saturday
















Monday Night















Wednesday Night



Thursday