Wednesday, July 12, 2006

We are here! My brother Ben and I left on monday morning at 7:30. We drove all the way to LA in one shot. We really did not want to have to stay in a motel. The plan was for us to take turns driving, but believe it or not, my brother drove the entire way! I kept offering to take over but he kept saying that he was fine. We stopped at gas stations and rest stops. We even stopped to take an hour nap at a rest stop. From Gig Harbor, WA to Los Angeles, CA took us a total of 23 hours. Needless to say we totally crashed when we got to my Aunt's house at 5:30am. Even though I was exhausted. Thank you so much to all of you who have commented on my Grampa. I am sorry that I might not be able to comment very often but I promise I will when I can! I will be here for a total of 2 months. The next three weeks Daisy and will be here and then Rue will come down the first two weeks of August and then I am going to stay the last 2 weeks of August. Whew! That's a long time!! But I love my family and love being with them. This Friday is the funeral and then Saturday is the celebration service. Thank you so much for all your prayers!

This is a picture of Ben at 12pm still in bed after we got there! :)


rachd said...

I'm glad to hear you all made it in one piece! Whew, 23 hours is amazing!

Good luck, and enjoy yourself this weekend! =)


Ruhiyyih Rose said...

Glad you made it to LA!! Give a squeeze to Daisy for me and I hope that in spite of everything that you have a sweet time with your extended family!

Bonita said...

I'm glad you made it, Annie. Take it easy, and enjoy your family. I hope we'll still have sunshine here, when you return.

mreddie said...

Tough times like this is when family is even more important - to stand together and comfort each other. My hope is that your family will find comfort and consolation in this time of loss. ec