Monday, January 25, 2010

TOO much FUN!

Devree and Todd looking out over the beach.
Dane, Shay and Noble in the Coooooold ocean.

The three boys with Dane's smiling face in the bitter cold water.

Todd in the cold water but only went into the water knee deep.
Our hotel we stayed in.
Todd and Dane showing how cold and wet he is.

Stepping out on the cold powdered sugar sand.
Devree with glow sticks from Mary's (a 10 year-old cancer friend) birthday party.
We have been so busy that I haven't been able to blog. I want to make my blog pretty and I need Devree's assistance to help me. She has been a very busy girl too.

We had an awesome 4 day weekend for Martin Luther King Weekend. We took off as soon as Devree and Noble were done with their finals on Thursday. We headed straight for the beach in California. You know you can get an awesome rate on a Thursday night in the middle of January? We got a family suite in an older hotel but it was RIGHT ON THE BEACH! We came into sparkly lights shining off the pier on a clear night with the ocean breezes being just right.

The next day was perfect. Shay and Dane were so excited to be at the beach that they woke up at 6 am! Todd went outside with the boys and pretty soon they wanted to swim in that frigid sea! It was warm enough without a coat and even Devree took off her jacket. When the boys went to change, a few locals asked "Was the water cold enough?" Noble wished he would've thought of saying "Not as cold as Lake Tahoe!"

We continued on to Grandma and Grandpa Rice's and were surprised to see that Kalene, Cody, Chase and Chelsey got to come. Carson was off snowboarding. It was wonderful to all be there for Kolten's farewell. Many people came to Grandma and Grandpa's for the open house the had for Kolten. Kolten gave the best farewell talk ever!

Mom gave me a whole bunch of family history that I am going to start working on. I love my life! I want to have names to go to the temple and it will be great to feel like I am getting some geneology done.

Shay and Noble lost their Stake young men's basketball tournament. They were not too sad. Some of our ward's best players were playing BB for their schools. Oh well.

Devree went on a leadership field trip on Saturday. She is getting around quite well without her walker and she despises the cane. She says she trips on the cane. She has fallen and she gets the teachers at school to let her leave class early because she gets jostled in the hall and one boy knocked her shoulder and she fell. She is down to 99 lbs now. She is having more problems. She had a bone scan and they found a hot spot on her right hip. St. Jude's wants us to take care of it here. The doctor wants to get a biopsy to see what it is. Tomorrow we go to the hospital and they will do a test to see how long it takes her to digest food. We have to be there by 8:45 and Devree does not do well in the morning with any food. They want to feed her eggs.

Dane is so excited to be playing basketball. He is on a team that the 2 coaches are in our ward and then there are 5 other kids from our ward. their first game is tonight. He is so cute with his enthusiasm and he tells me "Mom I didn't know I was so good!" If only as an adult we could feel that way about ourselves.


Stephanie said...

Sounds like you guys had fun at the beach. How great that Dane loves basketball. Wish we signed Megan up now.

walkinourshoes said...

Yes, you are having a lot of fun. Let us know what the doctor says. We pray every night that Dev's will gain weight and be well. Kylee makes sure that we never forget.
Love, craig, Koe and Kylee

lusum54 said...

I wish we were at the beach with you. My bous have never experenced a REAL beach yet.

soggycheerios said...

Swimming in January? How long did it take you to drive to the beach? What exactly is a hot spot?

Barry and Jeanni said...

I can't believe they got in the water! That would take your breath away, I will barely get in when it is 90 degrees outside! If you need help with you blog, I would be more than happy to help, just call.