Iwo Gima

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Sunday, April 1, 2012

April 1, 2012

Today was a day that was truly appreciated. We slept in a bit, and then decided to take Anthony Netto up on his invitation to join him at the car show. Linda's parents, Joe and Jess, were to come over and then we were going to leave. It actually almost worked out that way, and even though we still managed to get out of the house a little later than originally planned, we arrived at the car show with plenty of time to look around and talk with a bunch of people. Funny thing is, that the people were as much interested in Anthony and Jason (riding their Paragolfer carts) as we were in the cars. It was pretty impressive, and there were cars from all over the world, and from all time periods. I didn't see any horseless carriages, but I'm sure they were there, somewhere.

We stayed at the show for a couple of hours and then Jason needed to get going. He'd been up for several hours by now, and even though he was more comfortable in the paragolf cart, he still needed to lay down and "get off his feet." We headed back to the vehicle and then back to the house.

As it was, before heading off to the show, Joe and Jess, also known as Grandma and Grandpa, to Jason, stopped by the house, and we had a nice visit. They were going to be heading to their Hotel, since the first one they checked in to last night, was infested with ants. Considering that today is April Fools Day, you'd think that there was a joke in there somewhere, but there wasn't. There were ants everywhere, and they wanted some other place to stay - I would have too.

Once we got home we just relaxed and played with the girls a bit, and gave Linda a little rest. She had stayed back with the girls so that Jason and I could go. Linda has been a real trooper since being here. She's been doing non-stop Grandma duty and has been enjoying every minute of it. She is excited about planning things for this coming weekend too, with it being Easter, and I'm okay with it.

A little later in the evening we got in touch with Nana and Tata (Joe and Jess), that's what the girls call them, and asked them if they like to go to dinner. We went out to Olive Garden and we all had a great meal together. We did have a party of 7, and that is a little larger than the normal party of four, but for whatever reason they sat us at a table that would accommodate 10, or maybe more. At first it felt a little strange, but we got over that quickly. Both the girls had a great time with their crayons, and Jason was able to sit directly across from his Grandma and Grandpa and talk all his wanted to them. This was the first meal they had had together in way over a year, and I think they all really enjoyed it. After dinner we came back to the house and Joe and Jess went back to their hotel, and we got ready for bed. Everyone was tired, and going to bed sounded like a great idea.

Thank you, for all your continued support and prayers.

2 comments:

  1. Another great day! So glad Jason was able to see and visit with his Grandma and Grandpa, I know he missed them. Sounds like a fun week ahead for everyone.

    Enjoy, Enjoy!!

    All our best,
    Karen & Rob
    Livermore Friends

    Hope Jason can rest up a little this next week so his wounds can heal up some. Always praying for you, Jason.

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  2. That "Paragolf" cart is amazing. Glad that Jason has it. Sounds like the car show as an amazing success. I know that Jason really enjoyed talking to his grandma and grandpa in a nice, sit down restaurant. Olive Garden is good for that. The girls are lucky to be with grandparents and great grandparents. Give our love to Linda, and have a wonderful Easter. Ruth and I are in Seattle area, actually Everett. Ruth will prepare Easter dinner for her sisters, brother in law, me and a few others. Peace, Bill

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