My Journey through Breast Cancer

On October 11, 2013, I was diagnosed with Stage II Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) ... or as we like to call it, extreme measures for a nap (EMFN). For a while, this blog will be my cancer journal. Enter at your own risk.

24 March 2008

a weekend in pictures (lots of them)

We spent this past weekend in Thousand Oaks, home of the Westons. We celebrated my brother's-in-law birthdays and Easter. We also spent time on Saturday perusing local yarn and book stores, took our nephews to the park for a while, and had a generally relaxing time. Here are a few (or, not-so-few) highlights.

This is Andrew, Caleb's youngest brother. He just turned 26 (on the 19th), finally old enough to wear found household items as hats.

This is Lucas and Christie. Lucas' birthday is the 30th, and he will be 29.

Andrew, those are candles. You're supposed to make a wish and blow them out, and all your dreams will come true.

Christie with her Mother-of-Twins arms has no trouble holding up the boys while their father blows out his candles. Conrad thought that was the funniest thing he'd seen all day (he's on the left).

Here's Dad Dub with a happy Gerschwin on his lap, watching the birthday boys open presents.

Grandma's sure giving Burke the best time he's had all day.

Here's Burke and Conrad absolutely enthralled by a light Uncle Caleb keeps turning on and off. Oh to be so easily entertained ...

Self/Husband Portrait.

Gerschwin, oddly still long enough to snap a picture.

Dessert. When's DESSERT???!

I did so much knitting this weekend my hands were pretty sore by Sunday night. This is the beginnings of a hat I was able to finish by the end of the day. Its a fun hat, and fortunately I've learned enough about knitting to decipher this pattern, which was just about the worst I'd ever had to follow.

Brent was obviously wildly entertained by the day's activities.

Uncles Caleb and Andrew helped the boys navigate the slide at the playground. This is Conrad, ready for the plunge.

If you've been outside in Southern California lately, surely you've noticed how everything is so beautifully in bloom! I couldn't help but record it. This tree is in the church parking lot.

And that was our weekend ... lots of family, plenty of relaxing, good eats and a few presents. What more can a person ask for?

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