Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Happiest Place on Earth .....







I think it is the opinion of Zoey and I that home best suits the definition of the happiest place on earth but for the rest of the crew,Disneyland fit the bill.This past Sunday Mark and the kids,including boyfriends,except Danny who had to work,headed to Anaheim to rub elbows with Mickey and company.I suppose I would have to consider this the boys first trip.At least that they would remember.They were just little the last time we were there.Small fortune for a family our size.However in this case,the trip cost was off set courtesy of Miss Zoey.Tri-Counties Regional Center,where Zoey receives early intervention,has an incredible opportunity once a year to purchase up to 6 tickets at an extremely reduced rate.Even though Zoey was a no go for this year,hardly seems fair, we thought it was perfect timing for everyone else to spend a little much needed fun family time together.And fun it was.Besides some ominous looking clouds,which did yield a few showers,the day was a blast.Or so I heard.One day,Zoey will go and partake in the Magic Kingdom but this time it was not in the cards.We just need to get past this leukemia side track thing and then we can have a lifetime of Disneyland trips.A good time was had by all.Matt,Jessica's boyfriend,hails from Chicago, so he had never been and since Volleyball was not on the schedule we were glad he could tag along.We are so enjoying our time at home.Zoey adapts so well to changes in her life and in a heartbeat she is back to sleeping through the night and going down for naps like a dream.We are cherishing our week home.Time will pass too quickly.We are soaking in each other,the warmth of our own beds, not to mention a nice long hot shower.Boy do I miss that when I am at hotel CHLA.Lots to catch up on here.Tons of thankyou's to get to people that have once again out stretched their hands so graciously to our family as we continue on this journey.I have some blog "housework" to get to as well.Buttons to get posted of other amazing little girls fighting Zoey's same battle.As well as some pictures to post of some beautiful gifts we received this past week.My mailbox overflowith!!Hopefully I will get to that tomorrow.Again our hearts are full of gratitude and thanks to all of you who continue to stay with us and pray for us.Each and everyday we are humbled by the comments,emails and phone calls offering words of encouragement and support.We are overwhelmed by the generosity of the human spirit and we are continually reminded to give thanks for our many blessings found daily on this road we are on.


"Strange is our situation here upon earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to a divine purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: That we are here for the sake of others...for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy. Many times a day, I realize how much my outer and inner life is built upon the labors of people, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received."
Albert Einstein

10 comments:

Cjengo said...

I like your quote! Very nice

About all of this said...

You know I have to copy that quote, do you?

Love
Claudia

Lacey said...

That makes me soo excited to go on our trip. I just got my info today. Yeah

Lacey said...

And yes we are still waiting for our pic of Zoey with her blankie. Ha Ha

Heather said...

Even though we only know your beautiful family through your blog, my son Evan and I have fallen in love with Zoey! We pray for you all daily and are so very happy to hear that you are home. Your precious angel is nothing short of a miracle! There are wonderful things in store for that girl! Rest up, enjoy your time at home, and know that we keep you in constant thought and prayer!

Michelle said...

I am so glad that the 'gang' got to enjoy some time at the 'Magic Kingdom'. We would like to make it out there in May (that's what I am hoping for)...heaven knows we will need a nice, warm getaway after the 8 months quarantine is over! :) So glad you are enjoying your own bed, your own shower and having Zoey right there with you all. may time go slow (at least for this week) and may every moment be cherished and enjoyed until the next battle! We send our love, as always...

Anonymous said...

So great the "boys" Joey & Jake got to Disneyland. A much needed break for them. Next year, Zoey you will be "tripping" with them. Love the photos of the "big" kids. To think Jessica was 2 and Caitlin only months old when you departed for the land of sun... those pictures and your Xmas cards makes me realize how time has just flown by.

Enjoy your short stay at home, your own bed, showers, etc. (and Zoey in her own crib)

Love & hugs to everyone

"Aunt" Bluebelle

Little Miss E said...

I'm glad Zoe is sprung from the joint! It looks like the happiest place on earth was even happier!!

I wanted to let you know about the T21 Travelling Afghan Project! I hope you will consider participating and I would appreciate it if you could help spread the word! Thanks!

http://littlemisse21.blogspot.com/2009/02/t21-travelling-afghan.html

Cammie Heflin said...

So nice to see such a happy face on sweet Zoey! Thanks for checking on Addy too, you know hard it is when they are in the hospital, it stinks.

Cheri said...

ohhhh I love the Happiest Place on Earth...if it is not raining and not a black out date on our passes we are going right after Luke gets of school today. Whether you are big or small there is something about that place that once you enter the gates you forget about everything else for a few hours....

Zoey will be making her debut there soon! But, for now the happiest place on earth for her is right there in her cozy little home with all her family! :)

Hugs to you Heather!