Category Archives: March 2015

Let’s Get at This Again!

Hi friends,

I think it has been over a year since my last post.  Since life continues to keep on moving….I found myself with not too many exciting things to post about!  My mom continues to live a pretty incredible life with ALS.  Winter is always a little slow for us.  We are currently doggie sitting my sister’s dog Jack while she and her hubby live it up in Mexico!

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My mom reached a milestone this last year as well.  10 years have passed since her ALS diagnosis.  It is hard to believe that we have been living as a family with ALS for a decade now.  My mom is one amazing and incredible woman!

ALS walk 2014

ALS walk 2014

We continue to have regular visits with my grandpa who is living in a memory care home down the road.  He is such a funny guy and always puts a huge smile on my mom’s face.  It is so nice having him near us.  We also attend monthly family nights that are a lot of fun and very interesting 🙂

Lovin Gramps!

Lovin Gramps!

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Family night with John, Aaron and Barbara

All of the Kast family together

All of the Kast family together

Another huge moment this last year was the ALS Ice Bucket challenge!  The money raised was a dream come true.  We might just find a cure someday!  Thank you to all of our family and friends that participated.  It was fun that this remarkable challenge lined up with my mom’s 10 year ALS diagnosis.  It was a fun pick me up that put some new wind in our sails.

Jenna taking the challenge on the big screen at the Vikings game!

Jenna taking the challenge on the big screen at the Vikings game!

Since I have so many things I could catch you up on…I think that I will post some of our favorite memories over the last year or so.  We sure had some fun times!

Mom and I went to a couple of Twins games!

Mom and I went to a couple of Twins games!

We enjoyed family time on our deck!

We enjoyed family time on our deck!

Mom, Dad and I went to a pre-season Vikings game to cheer Jenna on!

Mom, Dad and I went to a pre-season Vikings game to cheer Jenna on!

Mom absolutely LOVED watching all of the Ice bucket challenge videos!

Mom absolutely LOVED watching all of the Ice bucket challenge videos!

Cousin Shawna's birthday party!

Cousin Shawna’s birthday party!

More family time on the deck

More family time on the deck

Ross and I attended almost every Vikings home game together to see Jenna cheer!

Ross and I attended almost every Vikings home game together to see Jenna cheer!

Family night at Gramps

Family night at Gramps

Gotta love Halloween

Gotta love Halloween

We took a million pics with a sleeping Rog!

We took a million pics with a sleeping Rog!

Our attempt at a family Thanksgiving pic

Our attempt at a family Thanksgiving pic

Jenna's anual cookie party

Jenna’s annual cookie party

Jenna's Holiday show at MOA

Jenna’s Holiday show at MOA

Loving mama

Loving mama

Macy's 8th floor!  Even though it is the same every year….we always go.  Keeping traditions alive!

Macy’s 8th floor! Even though it is the same every year….we always go. Keeping traditions alive!

Motown the musical with Jenna's mother in law.

Motown the musical with Jenna’s mother in law.

Christmas!

Christmas!

Jenna was girl of the game for the MVC!

Jenna was girl of the game for the MVC!

Visiting gramps!

Visiting gramps!

We threw our friend Amy a Grandma shower!

We threw our friend Amy a Grandma shower!

Amy's grandma shower!

Amy’s grandma shower!

I went to Siesta Key, FL in January on a girl's trip!

I went to Siesta Key, FL in January on a girl’s trip!

Happy Birthday Dad!

Happy Birthday Dad!

I think that is enough for now!  It is my plan to update this blog more frequently.  I know that Mama Jules has lots of people that follow her progress this way.  I am sorry for not being more diligent.  Our family cherishes our friendships!

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