Well, we owe a lot of thanks to all of you who have been keeping Carlene in your prayers because yesterday we got the test results back, and she is in remission and everything looks great!!!  God certainly heard all of our prayers and blessed her with a clean bill of health!!!  I really can’t express into words properly how much all your notes, thoughts and prayers have meant to us all at the Eaves home.  It takes a lot to send these encouraging words, especially to someone you don’t know, and I just can’t believe how much love and generosity we recieved from so many friends here on the blog!!!!  Our home is always open for a BBQ, so if you’re in our area, please drop a note and come on by.  Thanks again from all of us!!!

The Eaves family

Carlene is the current Leona Vally Gymkahna queen and all of this hit her about two months after winning the crown, here she is just two weeks ago running the American flag for the opening of the Leona Valley Gymkahna wearing her wiglet and hat and hoping it all doesn't blow off during the run!!!!

Carlene is the current Leona Valley Gymkhana queen and all of this hit her about two months after winning the crown. Here she is just two weeks ago, running the American flag for the opening of the Leona Valley Gymkhana wearing her wiglet and hat and hoping it all doesn't blow off during the run!!!!

64 Responses to “Carlene!”

  1. 1 Terry
    July 28, 2009 at 8:59 am

    That is great news John, I am sure all of your family is now ready to look forward and leave this all in the past.


    • 2 johneaves
      July 28, 2009 at 2:01 pm

      thanks terry and we are,,, we knew God would carry us through but sometimes I would forget this and let doubt come creeping in,, You all kept my paths straight and I thank you and everyone else so very much!

  2. 3 JNG
    July 28, 2009 at 9:15 am

    Glad to hear it, and continued best wishes.

  3. 5 the bluesman
    July 28, 2009 at 9:31 am

    Great news, John!

    • 6 johneaves
      July 28, 2009 at 1:59 pm

      Thank you bluesman for always stopping by to say something nice about Carlene!!! Your one true gentleman!

      • 7 the bluesman
        July 28, 2009 at 7:03 pm


        You are most welcome. I’m glad that Carlene is okay. She looks great in the photo and it’s good to see her doing something she loves.

  4. 8 Trancemaster
    July 28, 2009 at 9:44 am

    Wonderful news, John. Best wishes to you and your family.

  5. July 28, 2009 at 9:56 am

    John, that is such great news. I have lost several people near to me from cancer in the last year, so this is such a great thing to hear. All the best to you and your family…


    • 11 johneaves
      July 28, 2009 at 1:57 pm

      I am very sorry to hear about you loosing some friends to that awful cancer!!! It is a terrible demon to deal with. Thank you so much for stopping by to share in all of our happiness and good blessings my friend.

  6. 12 Richard Knapp
    July 28, 2009 at 9:59 am

    That is great news John! Glad to hear that Carlene is doing fine. She looks beautiful in that picture. You have our continued best wishes for Carlene, you, and the rest of your family.

    Take care,

  7. 14 DeanneM
    July 28, 2009 at 10:09 am

    Finally, the great news I’ve been waiting to hear!!! She looks beautiful, healthy and happy, what parent could ask for more!

  8. July 28, 2009 at 10:14 am

    Awesome news. Congratulations to your whole family. And she looks fantastic!

  9. 18 barriesuddery
    July 28, 2009 at 10:17 am

    Here’s hoping Carlene manages to retain her crown and that this horrible episode STAYS in the past.

  10. July 28, 2009 at 11:16 am

    Fantastic news and it’s great to see her looking so relaxed and happy. She’s stunning. 🙂

    I’m gonna be away for a while, so I hope you and everyone else on the blog have a great couple of weeks. Keep up the good work, John!

    • 21 johneaves
      July 28, 2009 at 1:53 pm

      Where are you going!!!!! The blog will fall apart with you gone and most likely be off line when you get back!!! Where ever your going have fun and thanks for all you’ve said about carlene!

      • July 28, 2009 at 4:23 pm

        lol, I hope it doesn’t! I’m looking forward to catching up on all of yours and Doug’s posts when I get back from China and Hong Kong. My cousin’s working out there, so I’m taking up his offer to come and stay for a little while. Really excited. 😀

        Take care. 🙂

      • 23 DeanneM
        July 28, 2009 at 4:34 pm

        Enjoy yourself!! Sounds like an awesome opportunity!!! I’d like a sarong. 🙂

      • 24 FSL
        July 28, 2009 at 8:54 pm

        The weather is kinda horrible here right now. Hot and damp and we just had a typhoon last week. Hahaha.

      • July 29, 2009 at 4:51 am

        Sounds exciting! Well, the typhoons do anyway. Sunshine all the time can get a bit much. I’ll see if they have any nice sarongs. 🙂

  11. 26 BB34MAN
    July 28, 2009 at 11:37 am

    Wait till I tell my wife the great news!!!!! I’m so happy for you and your family!
    I knew this would work out! Yahoooo!!!!!

    Did someone say BBQ? 🙂

  12. 28 Syd Hughes
    July 28, 2009 at 11:42 am

    That is fantastic news! I’m not the praying type, but you and Carlene have been in my thoughts every day. Now finish that pesky cancer off and go have a vacation!

  13. July 28, 2009 at 11:45 am

    Yea! and what a wonderful pic! God bless all you guys, so happy for Carlene and the whole Eaves gang! 🙂


    • 31 johneaves
      July 28, 2009 at 1:49 pm

      THANK YOU, THANK YOU, Deg!!! and I miss you and your bro!!! sure wished you could have been at the con with Nelson and I

      • July 28, 2009 at 2:50 pm

        NP my friend, just sO glad to hear the good news! 🙂

        And, so cool Nelson went with ya to KAHN!!!!!! Must have been a GREAT time! Miss you guys too, eh, wish we coulda been there, eh! My bro says hi to you both, and say hi to Nelson for us, eh.


  14. July 28, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    Continued Best wishes to you and your family, God Bless.

  15. July 28, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    I’m very relieved to read this news!!!
    I check every new starship of your blog, but nothing in the world compares to such a good news! You know, these are the moments, one realizes what’s really important 🙂

    All the best wishes 🙂 🙂

    • 36 johneaves
      July 28, 2009 at 1:47 pm

      Thanks and it’s funny that the driving force behind the blog was for me to relieve the pressures of what was going on with Carlene!!! In many ways it has been a blessing with all the new friends that have come my way with so many kind things to say about Carlene’s condition!!! Thanks M Max

  16. 37 Buckaroohawk
    July 28, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    Wonderful news!!! Carlene is as beautiful as she is courageous, and obviously a talented athlete as well. Here’s wishing her the best with her continued recovery and a welcome respite from all that stress for your whole family. Take a moment to relax. You all deserve some long overdue rest and happiness.

    I say with complete sincerity may you all Live Long and Prosper.


  17. 39 Jim in NZ
    July 28, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    That’s terrific news John. So glad to hear that Carlene is recovering well 🙂

  18. 40 Jay
    July 28, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    What OUTSTANDING news! And on a day when I sorely needed to hear some. John, I am rejoicing with you and your family and I am so happy that Carlene got such a good report. God bless her!

  19. July 28, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    I am so glad that this is not just a very optimistic (and very nice) photo but that Carlene has every reason to be so happy.

    (I wonder whether the customs would confiscate my German sausages if I wanted to come to the BBQ.)

    • 42 DeanneM
      July 28, 2009 at 4:52 pm

      No fear, Bernd! If they won’t let you through with the goods, I’ll make sure I have some extras for you, that is if the local variety would be good enough! 😉

    • 43 johneaves
      July 28, 2009 at 4:56 pm

      They might but if they do we have home grown sausage in just about every flavor!!!

  20. 44 Michael
    July 28, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    John, this is absolutely great news. I was eagerly awaiting your next entry and I simply can’t imagine anything better! This is great news, you’ve got a tough daughter and i’m sure she does the Eaves family proud!

  21. 45 Jeff
    July 28, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    John, I’m so happy for the good news your family has received. Here’s to her continued good health…oh, yeah, can we throw a few Brats on the BBQ???

  22. 46 Matt Wright
    July 28, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    Congratulations on the fantasitc news 🙂

  23. 47 FSL
    July 28, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    That is great news, Mr Eaves. Cheers for a courageous family!

  24. July 28, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    Great to hear that all is well! I can imagine the last few weeks were tense, going through the treatments and waiting for results, but I’m sure everything will be fine from now on!

  25. 49 Freak
    July 29, 2009 at 12:48 am

    That great News, the pic looks like she having the time of her life.

    I love to take up the offer of the BBQ, but seeing as I am on the other side of the pond, I won’t be able to take it up. however if you are ever in the UK you and the family are more than welcome to come over for one at mine.

  26. July 29, 2009 at 1:30 am

    Hey John, good to be back and its good is hear the good news on her. I hope for the best! 😀

  27. 51 Lt. Washburn
    July 29, 2009 at 7:27 am

    Truly wonderful news. All the best.

    Off topic: does she own the horse? It’s a nice looking horse.

  28. 53 Psion
    July 29, 2009 at 2:17 pm


    That’s great news and she looks fantastic! Someday we’ll never have to worry about cancer again, but until then, stories like Carlene’s will be an inspiration for us all.

  29. 54 CarlG
    July 29, 2009 at 7:06 pm


    Finally worked up the chutzpah to de-lurk and start posting 😀

    All your art is crazy-awesome and inspiring, but this is truly fantastic news.
    All the best to you and your family!

  30. 55 Matt Boardman
    July 29, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    This news must have been like Christmas morning for the family! I’m so happy for all of you! 🙂 Congratulations to Carlene for staying brave and tough through the whole ordeal. From the sound of it, she had a great support system.

    You mentioned that you guys did something with Make A Wish. I’d love to hear what Carlene got to do (those stories always make me tear up) if it’s not too personal. 🙂

    Mmmmmm….BBQ….my all time favorite meal. I love, no LOVE to grill. Home grown sausage, eh? Is it available for purchase? I’d love to sample some Eaves-made sausages!

  31. 56 Pat Amaral
    July 29, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    I can’t tell you how happy I am to hear the news that Carlene is in remission. This is absolutely wonderful news. She’s a beautiful and strong young lady and I am so happy to hear the positive prognosis. Congratulations my friend to you and yours. Thoughts and prayers,

    Pat A.

  32. July 29, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    That’s great news John, I’m so happy and glad for Carlene. 

  33. 58 Rattrap
    July 30, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    It’s great to see her up, about and happy. Praying for lots of clean check-ups in the future.

  34. July 31, 2009 at 5:40 am

    Hey that’s awesome news John, She’ll back to normal in no time!

  35. 60 Carlene
    August 1, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    Hey everyone,

    I just wanted to send a HUGE ‘thank you’ to everyone for supporting me and keeping me in your thoughts and prayers. I appreciate it sooo much!!!! God Bless!


    • 61 DeanneM
      August 3, 2009 at 10:27 am

      You’ve definitely been in my prayers these past several months, and it’s just awesome to see God answer! You are a beautiful young lady and with talents yet to be used to their fullest. Go get ’em!!

    • August 3, 2009 at 11:02 am

      No problem, Carlene! Just sO happy you are through it all and back to your healthy self! God bless you as well Sweetie! May you Live Long and Prosper in health and all you do in life! 🙂


    • 63 barriesuddery
      August 3, 2009 at 11:09 am

      You’re more than welcome Carlene!

      Here’s hoping that the future’s as rosy as today.

      All my best.


  36. 64 dougdrexler
    August 14, 2009 at 7:10 am

    John and Carlene! That’s fantastic news. I am so happy! Carlene, you probably don’t remember me from the art department! My goodness! you were just a little girl! I was knocked out by your picture. You’ve grown into a beautiful young lady!

    Best Wishes!
    Doug Drexler

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