Thursday, July 30, 2009

We can not say how much fun it was to visit with everyone in San Diego. We stalked Guy's show "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives" with PJ and it was a blast. Then we got a tour of the military base and saw subs, carriers, and lots of different aircraft. Can not even tell you how much fun all of us had with the first day. Pie Eye you are awesome! It would take a full page to fill in the rest and maybe I will as the time goes on (don't hold your breath). We visited Sea World, Disneyland (for about ummmmm an hour, the most expensive hour of our existence) and Hollywood. The boys got a tour of an aircraft carrier. They LOVED it. The condo was beautiful and I think we had the most enjoyable time there. We met up with Matthew, Michelle, Brittney, Lynette, Larry, and Romel. Did I mention it was sooo much fun? I just keep thinking back and smiling.
... wish I was there right now. We have done continual IVIG infusions so we just had another one last week Daycare called today and Miss Dani had bleeding out her ear. Yeah ... So I took her to the ped. She is acting fine and no fever so we will see an ENT soon. I already have a call in to get us bumped up to the ENT at Children's Hospital. The ped says she has an ear infection in one ear and fluid in the other. They were suppose to call in an antibiotic for pickup but I had to call the emergency line because ummm someone forgot (six hours later). They will be getting a call in the morning.
Overall I can not complain. Bumps in the road are going to happen. San Diego and all the family ( Romel, Lynette, and Larry your included) help make the world a better place! Dumb Blogger will only let me download sooo many pictures.
Enjoy your summer! I can not believe it is almost August.

Vacation and More

Friday, July 03, 2009


A lot has occurred in the last few weeks. Dani had to have another infusion and on the same day my Dad passed away.
For those that do not know my Dad has been dealing with health issue since my high school graduation (1991) I just dated myself didn't I?

My Dad was an amazing man. He was filled with jokes and laughter. He was easy going, easy to talk to, and would help anyone. He was so knowledgable and was the go to man for help. Any household issue you could ask him and he would give you the solution or point you in the right direction. He helped his family and friends (his kids friends too) any way he could. He LOVED his grandkids.

He had a stroke in 1999 and was not himself after that although still had his moments. I talked to him a few different times about household issues and he would tell me exactly the problem. I am very sadden that Ethan and Dani never knew him as he was. Gabe can remember him somewhat but most of the other Grandkids, I believe, realize and appreciate who he was before his ailments.
He was my best friend and helped Mom and I make it through her menopause (sorry Mom) and my pre teen and teenage years. They coincided ... he had it rough. I can not say enough to show how wonderful he was.

He will be greatly missed and very appreciated. I will update another day on our trip to San Diego which occurred during this time.