It is hard to believe that we have reached the end of our week here in Utah.
My mother's oncologist appointment went well on Wednesday. I was able to meet her specialist and was impressed with her kindness. As I stated in an earlier email, her cancer has not returned. For this we are grateful and count our blessings. We did discuss some other worries with her and she encouraged my mom to return to her pulmonologist for her breathing issues.
My father and I spent most of the week together as my mom has her volunteer activities which she does not like to be away from. We did have her Thursday and Monday, she is also home today so I am grateful for this. We did a lot of weeding this week and were able to prune, weed and get the front yard mostly in shape and sections of the back as well.
I also saw my sweet friends Kim (Checketts) Futey, Bonnie (Freeman) Morgan and Katie (Edwards) Bakker, all of them are the best of women and have hearts of gold. How blessed I am to have good friendships. I look back on my high school years and consider myself lucky to have been surrounded with good, christian girls who upheld their standards and never asked me to compromise mine. You may also know that Bonnie is my cousin through my mother's side, but she may as well be a sister. In fact, this week I finalized DC/NY plans and Bonnie and I are going to see the Little Mermaid while in New York. We got great seats (a only so often opportunity as I do not get out to the east often) and our Statue of Liberty tickets are booked. I am sad to say that we are not able to tour the crown as all those tickets were sold out through September. However, we did get crowns to go in to her pedestal and look up through her interior....that also was not an option because of 09/11 until the past couple of weeks. So either way, I am thrilled!
I cannot believe how fast this summer has gone by. It truly has flown. I knew as soon as my dad came out that the time would go quickly and it has! I look forward to my baby sister coming August 6th and then shortly after she leaves I head back to Washington, D.C. to spend a week with her. Before I know it, this summer is going to be over!!
So for now, I have to sign out so I can pack up my things and head home. I was just watching some of the blog videos of the boys and looking at their photos. It will be good to get home and give them hugs and kisses as I have missed them.
Our Harry Potter evening is tomorrow! I was able to do some shopping this week and I think I have things in order. I just need to do some cooking/cleaning tomorrow and setting up for the big night.