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Sunday, May 03, 2009

#598 We Made It to California

Yesterday was a rather long day. We arrived in Phoenix around 4 PM and called my daughter. We arranged to meet them for dinner. We had a rather late dinner and brought each other up to date. She is doing well and getting an AA degree in hypno-therapy and is a life coach.

Her children and grand children are doing well. Her daughter's husband is in Iraq, her oldest son is at Camp Pendleton and her youngest son is in Afghanistan. Her grandchildren are growing like weeds.

Today we finally arrived at our oldest daughter's home in the LA area and met Eli. Julianne was right, we fell in love with him in seconds. You can see for yourself.


There will be more photos in the future.


#598

11 comments:

Karen said...

Eli is precious. You are blessed.

I'm a bit confused on the Phoenix meet up with another daughter? So you have three daughters, one in Phoenix, one is California, and one in Oregon... think I got that right.

If so, that was neat you got to meet up with one daughter on the way to the other daughter.

Enjoy your visit with Eli.

The Phosgene Kid said...

You were in Phoenix? Should have dropped by!!!

The Real Mother Hen said...

Oh the baby is so cute! :)

Congrats again Jack. And I'm sending all the best wishes to Eli. May he grow up healthy and happy.

shannon said...

and karen, they are heading up to see me when they are done visiting with Eli (who I get to go meet in June....which is WAY TOO FAR AWAY!!!). :)

Sandee said...

Awww...how adorable. Just enjoy your visit.

Have a terrific day. :)

Karen said...

shannon... COOL! :o)

Skunkfeathers said...

Sounds and looks like a happy trip so far ;)

Merle said...

Dear Jack ~~ Congratulations on
Take care, my friend, the birth of little Eli - he is so precious. I am glad you and Maryann had e great trip to see your family.
Lots of miles driving. I read back over your posts I had missed and saw your lovely new fridge.
Thank you for your comments, Jeanette Pauline and I had a lovely afternoon but we all missed Gwen. Glad you enjoyed the jokes.
I don't have a swing in my backyard either. Take care my friend. Regards, Merle.

Sarah Sofia Ganborg said...

Dear Jack, Congratulations on the happy event, I'm glad the young mother is alright!
Alsio the best wishes for the rest of your family and the ones serving abroad. It sure can't be all that easy for your daughter!
Sound like a great trip... all the way to California!
Mind you, we're soon back on the road again and this time it's north, far north...
Enjoy your trip and your family!
love, sarah sofia

Fred said...

Indeed, you are blessed. Eli is precious. What a beautiful picture, Jack.

I had no idea your family was spread out all over the world. It must be very difficult at times to worry on so many fronts. I hope they all come home soon.

Enjoy your visit...it looks like you have lots to do!

Bird said...

Congratulations on such a charming new addition to the family!

Babies are just too cool!

and blessings to eli's mom for doing such a good job cookin' up that baby - it's hard work and not acknowledged enough!