Friday, March 9, 2012

Disney recap, A Delay, and Many Thanks

(I'll update the family blog with the whole trip in a day or two!)

We are home from our little family vacation.
The weather was lovely.
The girls were too.

But it was a rough week.

I failed to mention in my last post
that Trav's rib pain is back.
He went in the week before we left
and got 2 more shots,
and they didn't do a thing for him.

That made the 12+ hour drive
and the walking miles on asphalt all day at Disney
pretty miserable for Travis.

Man, it's hard to swallow it all sometimes.
We wanted a week.
Just one lovely pain free week!
For the love!

It's a pretty constant pain,
but then at times it's REALLY intense.
Like he'd be doing ok, not great, but ok...
and then I'd look over and he would get this
awful look on his face and you could tell
even breathing was hard.

And then I'd say,
"you ok?"

Oh man,
poor Trav was so sick of me asking
"you ok?"
by the end of the trip!

We just slowed down a lot
and did our best to make sure the
ladies loved every second.

Trav's a good dad.

I know it was rough on him
but he made the best of it and
faked that he was ok.
Have I mentioned how much
I adore that husband of mine?

I don't want to sound like I'm
complaining, because we were still
in 85 degree weather and in
So of course, we had a great time
and we are so grateful to have been able to
spend a whole week together as a family.
And there were many fun filled moments.


While we were there the Dr. called and told
us they have to reschedule our start for IL-2
and push us back another week.

We are annoyed.
And bummed.

Trav is so ready to start.
Ready to try and attack the
stuff that is making his life miserable.

I had notes to teachers,
carpools figured out.
Babysitters for the week all scheduled.

And now we have to redo all that.
So I have a week to regroup before we head
to Salt Lake and begin.

We will be ready.
And I will be sure to update as often as I can when we start.
Keep praying for Trav.
His poor body needs some relief.


I can't end this post on such a bad note.
I cannot say how incredibly overwhelmed with love
we both have been over the past few weeks.
Sunday, as we drove through the desert
I had about a million texts from friends, ward members,
and loved ones who were fasting for our family.
It brought me to tears.

We are so incredibly thankful for the
donations people have made, dinners that have
been brought, offers to babysit, prayers on our behalf,
cards in the mail, texts, comments, and e-mails.

I hope you all know how grateful we are.
It's just overwhelming.
We feel very-very blessed.

I'll update soon.
Thank you all for checking in.


Eileen said...

Thanks for updating. So many people need and want to know. We're all happy you are home safe and sound.

You are loved. By many.

Eileen said...

PS Can you make it so we don't have to do the "word verification"? Please. I CANNOT read the dang letters. It took me 4 trys! But then, I'm kinda dumb.

[now I have to do it again] wish me luck.

The Hoths said...

I am sorry that the trip wasn't "pain free" I'm glad you got to go tho and I can't wait to read about it on the family blog. I am also sorry that they pushed you back a week, how frustrating!! Please keep me on the list of people willing to help! We would love the cute girlies to come over and play if needed. Love you! Hang in there! ((((hugs))))

Melissa Hernandez said...

Glad you guys had so much fun in disneyland. thanks for bringing back the sunshine with you!! hope travis can get feeling better. will keep you guys in our prayers {{hugs}} being sent your way!