Archive for April, 2010


Monday, April 26th, 2010

We are doing all right.  The boys are keeping us going.  Andy has had basketball and soccer and playdates and has started the chess club and Charlie has had swimming and scooter playdates with Jett where they ride their new spark scooters (scooters that actually throw out sparks when you hit the brakes -great for fire prone California). […]

Sam’s All-Star Party — The Highlight Video and Debut of Sam’s YouTube Channel

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

Here’s the link to Sam’s YouTube page.  It’s teamsamhutchison because teamsam wasn’t available.  Also, Uncle Matt who worked tirelessly on this video has DVD’s for those who would like one.  His email address is We were trying to get the video up here but it was too big.  We’ll be adding the slideshow and some […]

Four Weeks

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Today marks four weeks.  I spent the morning in tears re-reading my black journal.  I call it my black journal because it is black but also because it contains my very first entries after Sam was diagnosed and it is crushingly sad and it made me cry my eyes out.  Why would I do this to myself?  […]


Sunday, April 4th, 2010

It’s all we can say about today. Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. The outpouring of support from the community to make Sam’s All-Star Party a special day has us overwhelmed. We have photos and video we will upload but we did want to quickly say ‘thanks’ – a HUGE ‘thanks’ to everyone who attended and […]

A Million Artichokes

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Maureen and Neil were in the car last night with the boys while I ran into Vons for something and they were talking with the boys about pizza.  Maureen said she like artichokes and pepperoni on her pizza and then she said Sam really like artichokes and Andy answered “I don’t like artichokes but I would […]