Happy 5-Alive Day!
Yeah, I know, it was actually five days ago, but the celebration happened today, and it turned out to be a very good and fun time for all - or at least it seemed that way from my perspective. We had planned to see somewhere in the neighborhood of about 100 people there, and it seemed like that was about how many came. The guys doing the bar-be-que had plenty of food there (Thank you, Fire House), and the Fallbrook Brewery did an excellent job of keeping the drinks flowing. The one big area that was a surprise was how many hot dogs (grilled) went.
We knew there were going to be about 20 kids there, from ages of about 18 months all the way up to around 10 years old. With the number 20 in mind we had 40 hot dogs on hand, and they all went, by the end of the day. Our son, David, helped out by grilling the dogs, so that I could do a little more socializing, and both Linda and I were glad he did.
We had people there from the neighborhood, and people from both the Gary Sinise Foundation as well as the Carrington Charitable Group. Also were many people from Balboa Hospital, different people we have met along the journey to recovery, for Jason, and other people we had just met some where along the way. Linda, Jason and I were kept pretty busy with being social and doing our best to greet everyone, so if anyone was missed I apologize, now. The kids were kept busy with a jumpy house, and it absolutely amazed us that some kids were in it from the very beginning to the very end. I finally had to tell the last few that it was being shut down and they needed to exit. Over all it was a very nice event, and we enjoyed having everyone here.
We are all kind of tired and will probably sleep quite well. With it being the time change day, I'm not sure when we'll wake up, but I'm sure it will be a little later than usual. Jason has already talked about going to church in the morning, so we'll see which service we end up going to. Thank you, for all the continued support and prayers. Take care and stay positive.