The good news is that Kyle survived Y-90 and
the subsequent pain and hospital stay.
And so that next Friday we packed up and headed off
to our annual beach trip in California.
It's the best.
We had all of his siblings and spouses and lots
of cousins and his parents, and my sister and family
stopped by for a day on the beach as well.
We did nothing but relax, eat, play in the sand and
ocean and build sand sculptures.
It was a top notch week.
Kyle and I were lucky enough to grab breakfast one day
with another Cholangio (new) friend Paul and his wife
Angela...she made some killer quilts for Kyle's
Fundraiser and sent one to us as a spare. She does
great work and it was fabulous to sit and chat with
her and her husband and hear their journey.
They were lovely people and fingers crossed that
maybe we will all meet up again next year over
In the meantime, here are a "few" of the 1082 pictures
I took on my Iphone. I should be embarrassed, but
I like taking pictures.
In no particular order, here is our week at the beach.
We loved every.single.minute of it.
Thanks California for the great weather, the sound
of ocean waves to go to sleep to every night, sun
It's always so hard to leave this great place.
Kyle's happy place
Kyle and his sister planning the days sand art
Kyle LOVES (wink wink) a cheesy photo.
Cousins contemplating life
This was our view the night we drove in....THEE most gorgeous sky I have ever seen
Kyle working on Sand Darth
Street Fair Magic
Boogie Boarding fool
How many people does it take to build a sand sculpture?
Footprints in the sand
C C C Cousins
White kids can or cannot jump
What should I build today? He asks
Life under the umbrella
The night life, good times.
Daily view, not too shabby
Sunsets at the Pier
Kyle and his (not twin) brother Bud.
Those tools did a good job today
Fish Tacos...worth a 12 hour drive for
Grace and Puddy
Like Father, like Son
We love Phils BBQ
Kyle at rest
The whole damn family
Sand turtle, which I may or may not have fallen on and crushed
He's in the zone
Dad Grace and Olivia
Ice cream at the Harbor is a MUST (several times, of course)
27 for dinner at Phils? Yes please.
Josh and Kyle working on somethingAnd last but not least MY VERY FAVORITE picture of Kyle.
I love how good he looks! (He was actually starving
and exhausted here, but he pretends well and we got
some food in his belly right after this picture!)
Save the Date for Sunday Sept 7, 2014.
This will be Kyle's 18 month PLUS one day mark with cancer.
He was originally give 6-18 months to live when he
was diagnosed.....and we plan on him still being here
in two weeks.
Now he's not one for parties, weddings, birthdays or
funerals...but you had better be SURE we are celebrating
18 months and ONE DAY in this case!
We will be having "Salsa Sunday" at our house 6 pm
onward that day.
We will provide the chips and salsa and some
Open House style, bring a dessert to share.
More details to come....but we would love anyone who
wants to (and we hope SOME people want to) to come
by and hug Kyle and celebrate the fact he's still
here, when technically doctors told him he shouldn't be.
That's worth celebrating in our opinion.
So here's to beach trips!
And here's to "Salsa Sunday on September 7" (I like the
alliteration of it all....lots of "S's")
And that's what I've got for today!