Sunday, May 31, 2009

On to Washington State

Mom & Dad with their hands full of fun.

The guys taking a break.

April 26, 2009

What a spectacular drive along the Columbia River. The bright green of spring and trees blooming everywhere. I have never seen so many trees blooming outside of an orchard.

We stopped south of Seattle at my cousins Mary and Paul H for the night. We visited them the week they moved into their house 20 years ago. We laughed about helping them unpack boxes and keeping up with kids. How time flies.

Sunday evening, April 26, we drove into Shane and Kristi's driveway in Lake Stevens, WA. I think Shane wondered if we would ever get to his house. It had been about 6 months since we had seen them in Boise.

We were thrilled to meet Seth, the latest grandchild. He is a big happy boy. He reminds me a lot of Shane when he was a baby. We all agree that he looks a lot like his Grandpa Wayne. Kelli, Daniel and Dakota have all grown so much since last fall.

Shane and Kristi are getting ready to sell their house and move to Portland. Shane will be going to college full time this fall. They are excited about the future, but a little overwhelmed with all that needs to be done before then.

May 4, 2009
Fred and I flew back to DC for another Doctor appointment. All the doctors had big smiles for us. Fred's numbers continue to go down and his energy continues to go up. We do not have to go back for another appointment until August. Can you believe it? We are so blessed.

We fly back to Seattle and spend a few more days with Shane and family before we head home to Alaska.