Thursday, July 8, 2010

Alot of little things

It has been awhile since we have updated our blog and a lot of little things have happened since then. First off another Marine from Yorba Linda was killed in Afghanistan on June 22nd. 22 year-old Cpl. Claudio PatiƱo was on his 3rd tour of duty that he whole heartedly volunteered for. He and his family are members our church and are in the neighboring stake. His funeral was held in his ward building and 1,000's of people lined the streets for his funeral procession.

We had a surprize visitor for a few days. The only other person who knew the person was coming was Dad. They both had been planning the visit for several weeks. On the day of the arrival, Dad came over to our house at 4 PM and asked Jason if he wanted to go to LAX for the day of course Jason agrees and they leave. I thought it was weird that Dad and Jason were going to LAX at 4PM. Usually when they go to LAX they leave around 7 or 8AM. Dad and Jason come home from LAX around 9 and guess who walks in with them? BONNIE!!!!

We really enjoyed having Bonnie spend a few days with us. She came for Grandpa's 82nd birthday, which was on the 28th. On Grandpa's birthday, we all went out to dinner at Polly's Pie Shop. The food was really good and Grandpa got a free piece of pie (he chose Peacan). We then had chocolate cake and icecream back home. For his birthday we gave him 4 walkie talkies that we can use on our trip.

The day after Grandpa's birthday, we all went to see the movie Toy Story 3. The movie was wonderful!!! We all enjoyed the movie very much. Bonnie went home the day after we saw the movie. We all wished she could have stayed longer but we will be seeing her again very soon.

July 1st was Grandpa's and Grandma's 60th Wedding Anniversary and the 1st Anniversary since they were sealed in the Los Angeles Temple. Grandpa said the it is wonderful that not only can we celebrate them being married for 60 years, but now we can celebrate them being married for eternity. To celebrate, Grandpa, Jason, Robin and I took flowers over to Grandma. We stayed for about 15 minutes and then we went to Red Lobster for dinner. We had a good day.

Grandpa had a doctors appointment with a neurologist to find out why he blacked out for 4 days last month. The doctor thinks maybe he might have had a mini stroke or a seizer. The doctor wants to run more tests later this month to determin exactly what it was. Grandpa has not had any more blackouts or anxiety attacks.

On July 3rd, our friend Alycia asked if we wanted to see fireowrks with her and her 2 daughters. Robin had a headache but Jason and I met them. We put our lawn chairs on the side of the street in front of the stadium where the fireworks were held. We had a great time playing with Macknzie and Kiley and talking and joking with Alycia. As we were waiting for the fireworks, a person was hit by a car in a parking lot a block up the street. The person ended up being fine and didn't even need to go to the hospital. Although the fireworks show was short (only 5 minutes), it was still a nice show.

On July 4th, Grandpa, Dad, Jason, Robin and I watched the fireworks show at the Yorba Linda park (Louise refused to come with us). There must have been at least 10,000 other people at the park too. Although there were SO MANY people at the park, there was PLENTY of room for people of all ages to play. There were booths to play games and buy food. There was a band that played music and a place for dancing. The fireworks show was AMAZING!!!! It lasted for about 25 minutes and had 2 big finalies.

On Tuesday, a friend of ours (kim), who lives in Seattle, called saying she and her 2 1/2 year old daughter (Kiara) were at Disneyland and wondered if we would like to meet them there. Robin, Jason and I met them and had a WONDERFUL time!!! Although Disneyland was really crowded, we were able to go on 13 rides. There is a little known secret that you can get a stroller pass and use it like a handicapped pass. The pass enables you to get in front of the lines. It was so nice to see and spend time with Kim and Kiara again. Kiara really enjoyed Robin and I and of course we really enjoyed her!!!! We hope we can see them (and Kims' husband Gaylin) again soon.