|Skateboarding down The Strand, Manhattan Beach, CA|
|Nick cut his hair so mine would be longer|
|Sand crabs a plenty|
|Jenny-Jane's newest crush, Alec|
|Luke's arm around Fisher, Alec with Jenny-Jane|
Fisher is always a good sport and can find adventure in any outdoor activity. Sand crab excavation became his mission and he spent every second he could at the beach, because as he said "it's always open!" Jenny-Jane is customarily a handful and bestows her sweetness on the rare few. Typically she chooses young boys for her affections, generally in the 8-12 age range, which was perfect for our us since the Bergen boys fell right into that category. We are beyond grateful for the generosity of our friends to allow us to share their vacation. Thank you Bergens!
This week we are super excited to welcome back Nick's sister Wendy and her daughter Emma who fly from North Carolina on Friday. They totally click with our family, and spoil our kids rotten, and I can't wait to spend time with them when I'm not in a chemo haze. We are jittery with excitement for their arrival.
And I kind of realized that I may have jumped right over our celebrations for Nick's 41st birthday last Tuesday. Let's just say we titled our day/night at the Talking Stick Resort and Casino "The Hangover 41". Let's see, somehow we managed to squeeze in golf for the boys, pool time for the girls, dinner, dancing, plenty of gambling and an overnight stay in less than 24 hours. And no, we did not find a tiger in our bathroom, and I'm not sharing any photos. Happy 41 to my love, I hope this made up for spending your 40th in the ER with me last year.
Tomorrow I make my second visit in two months to my plastic surgeon for a little more expansion to my chest (he's letting me get a little bigger!) and discussion about my upcoming surgery. We are still aiming for reconstruction in September, yippee! My friend Gabbee just had her surgery a few weeks ago and Wimberly has hers next week. You cannot keep a good woman down, look out world, here we come!
That's enough for tonight, I so wish I had time to write more often. The kids are keeping my insanely busy this summer, which is such a tremendous change from where I was last year at this time. I'll close with this: Fisher received a book from his Grandpa Larry called Phoebe and Chub that we read at bedtime tonight. The main characters have three rules 1) Make lots of friends 2) Make your wishes known 3) Enjoy every moment. We are pretty good rule followers around here.