Sunday, February 22, 2009

Another plane trip...

This map shows all of the states the Daniel has been in since arriving in the US on November 8th of 2008. He has also been in Ethiopia, and Rome. I would say that this little guy is a world traveler.

This last week we had planned on traveling to Arizona to see Grandma DJ. She has been on hospice since November for cancer. We got the call on Monday that she had taken a turn for the worse and we may not make it. Tom called the airlines to see if we could leave a day early. He asked me how quick I could have 6 of us ready to go. I had started the packing already, but was no where near ready... I told him 20 minutes. We were out the door in 30 minutes. We arrived in Arizona (Tucson) at 3:15 am. We slept a few hours and headed over to see Tom's mom. She was unable to communicate with us, but I think that she could hear us. We spent the morning with her and then took the kids to the zoo (a much needed break for them). Hospice then called us back to the house. We visited a little more and then Tom took the kids and I back to the hotel. He returned to be with his mom. With in minutes of his return she passed away. This has been a tough year as Tom has lost both of his parents and the kids have lost 3 grandparents. We planned her memorial service and attended that. We were also able to take the kids over to a mountain. Tom took Allison, Michael, and Benjamin on a nice long hike up the mountain. Benjamin (who will be 6 next month was the one who kept pushing them to climb higher). Daniel and I hung out only a little ways up.

Here are some pictures of the good times we had in Arizona.


Jody Britton said...

I'm so sorry to hear of yet another loss for you and Tom and your whole family. My prayers are with you. You're family looks precious ... as always.

beBOLDjen said...

Too bad we missed the opportunity to meet up with you here in AZ. You'll have to let us know next time you come back this way again.

Sorry for you loss.

Daniel is as cute as ever!

Danielle said...

I am so sorry for all that you and Tom and the kids have been through this year. So sorry. I am thankful for the joy that Daniel brings to your already precious family. Love, danielle