Monday, April 26, 2010

A Great Weekend!

Wow! It has only been a couple of days since I last posted, but many wonderful things have happened!

Joe's birthday was yesterday. Joey had to work, but came down from Flagstaff for Friday and Saturday so we could celebrate together. Friday night, we all went to Michael's lacrosse game. They lost by one point, but played really well. Michael had a great shot on goal, but it hit off the goal post! Darn! I know I post a lot of lacrosse pictures, but I just love them, the sport, and of course, Michael!

Then, after the game, we all went out for dinner at Fuddruckers. We're into good food with very little wait right now. We sat in the Elvis Presley corner booth and just had a great time, talking and laughing and being with each other. Home to open Joe's present. We got him a poster of a Detroit billboard that has a picture of a Corvette on it and says, "They don't write songs about Volvos."

It was a great night! On Saturday, we decided to do spur of the moment family photos since we had everyone here. A friend who works with Joe, Veronica, does photography as a hobby. He called her and she agreed with very little notice to meet us and took them for us. Thank you, Veronica! You're awesome! I can't wait to see how they came out! When we got home, Joey and Joe, put his toy chest together. It is beautiful!

Saturday evening, Michael had his senior prom. He looked so handsome in his tuxedo and his date, Angela, looked like an angel in her dress. Michael spent a lot of time working with Joe to restore their 66 Corvette. He used it for prom. Pretty cool!

Yesterday was Joe's actual birthday and we drove up to Boyce Thompson Arboretum for the day. The weather was beautiful, the flowers were all in bloom, and we had a wonderful time together!

See, I told you it was a great weekend! But wait! There's more! My nephew, Brian, competes on the crew team for Moorestown High School in New Jersey. On Saturday, they competed in a tournament with somewhere between 40 and 50 other schools. Their school was the only public school competing. They came in 3rd! Then, on Sunday, they competed in a second tournament made up of public school teams and they won gold! Because Pam has been spending so much time out here with me, this weekend was the first time she got to see him compete. I am so happy for and proud of Brian! He is an awesome young man! And, I am so glad Pam was there to cheer him on!

This is a picture of Brian and his team (he is the third from the right) recieving their medal on Saturday. I tried to upload two other pics, one of him with Pam and one of him rowing that Pam emailed to me, but for some reason can't get them to do it. If I figure out how, I'll put them in my next post.

And, finally, Pam is arriving late this afternoon! We go back down to Tucson on Thursday for chemo and to see Dr. Livingston and she wanted to be here for that. We are also treasuring our time together with my health status so precarious right now. I finish up my radiation treatments on Wednesday and I'm so hoping I'm able to get a trip in to visit her family and Joe's family in NJ. We'll see. I haven't noticed any improvement since the last chemo. It will be interesting to hear what Dr. Livingston thinks.

Well, this was a long post, but there was a lot of good news to share.

Love you all!


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Dottie said...

Beautiful pictures of a beautiful family! The love for each other just shines out from all of you! What a wonderful family you have, Martha!

I totally enjoy seeing the intensity in Michael's face in his lacrosse pictures, Martha, . . . and how handsome he looks in his prom pictures! I love that kid! He has certainly grown UP since fourth and fifth grade! :)

I am sending LOTS of positive thoughts your way, today and every day, Martha, hoping that you will feel more comfortable. It's obvious you are surrounded by love!

We love you and think of you constantly, dear friend!

Lots of love,

NP said...

Hey Martha, I'm finally by a computer so I could check your blog. You're right ~ so many wonderful things are going on and I'm so happy for you. I hope your trip to Tucson went well and will be anxious to hear all about it. I love you tons and hope to see you when I get home.
Love & hugs,