Thursday, June 16, 2011

Beach Countdown

William returned home Friday night. As usually, he's tired, a bit cranky, and still skinny. But we're all under one roof and we call that a win!

The official countdown to the beach has begun. I can't even begin to describe the many emotions involved in getting out on this vacation. It will be our first vacation in over 18 months where we will all be together. Well, except for our last minute trip to Monterey for 2 days back in October, but that doesn't count because we stayed within the allowable proximity to the hospital. The weather better be nice because I missed out on last summer's glow and I think we are all due for a little sun therapy. And water therapy because that's really my peace of heaven---swimming in it, gazing at it, listening to it, smelling it. Ahhhh.

I love this:
"The cure for anything is salt water---sweat, tears, or the sea." --Isak Dinesen

I'll be packing an arsenal of medications and medical supplies and hoping it will get little use, as usual. William's labs were a little strange on Monday (surprising dip of ANC, but 2 also different ANC readings off the same blood sample, but performed in different labs), so I'll be drawing his labs on Friday morning and we'll be swinging by the hospital to drop off the blood at the lab. Hopefully this will be all we see of the hospital during this trip. Cameron's fingers are down to just Bandaids on each finger. He still can't go swimming until next week and it looks obvious that he'll loose the nails, but for the moment they are still intact. His fingers tips are still swollen, but all is good and he continues to play hard!

The boys are all excited to see their grandparents, aunts, uncle, and cousins and go boogie boarding. I couldn't help myself and indulged the boys in matching swimsuits and rash guards. I do this every year. One day they will no longer let me dress them alike and know it is coming soon, but until then.... I guess that's what happens when I don't have a little girl with whom I can play dress up!

Beach, here we come!


  1. Glad to hear that a beach vaca is in the works! Enjoy! I agree that there is nothing more therapeutic than water & sun! Praying you won't have to use any medical supplies and everyone will enjoy the respite! I'm still matching my kids... however I'm not sure that will happen when Kat turns 11.:( Thinking and praying for you guys still! Love ya!

  2. Please say you're coming to Newport! If so, I'd love to say a quick hello if possible. But no pressure. I know what it's like to have lots of family to see and play with.

    xo M.E.

  3. Hi Julie- I have checked the blog to see if there are any new beach pictures, and I'm actually relieved that you haven't posted. That means you are relaxing and enjoying family. I'll bet the boys are getting good at boogie boarding! Give loves to them all and to my biggest boy Ryan.
    XOXO Remae

  4. I hope you have a blast! You deserve it!