Monday, February 27, 2012

I realized going through some of my picture files that I had never posted our trip to CA in Nov.

This is our daughter and family. Kris is the pastor of a church out there. Our granddaughters are such sweethearts. We miss all of them not being closer to us. I know some of you know that feeling.

We went straight from the airport to the girl's school. We were hoping to get there for a special assembly that day. Notice the shoe boxes in the kids hands. Olivia was all smiles with hers that day.

This is Emma. She was helping the younger kids to stack their boxes. They were all filled with goodies for under privileged children. The Samaritan 's Purse was going to distribute them.
Look at all those boxes they collected!
The girl's love their school!
More importantly, they love the Lord! They sang as a family on Sunday at church. Our daughter teaches voice and piano students. She has done a great job teaching the girls both of these.
We took a day to go to Newport Beach for a whale watch tour. When we arrived Olivia spotted this great looking bunch of firefighters and scurried right over and asked for a picture with them.
Neither of those girls are

We had a little tailgate lunch and headed to the dock.
The people on the tour ahead of us were not too happy. They didn't see a thing out in that huge ocean.
Hubby, Andrea & I were waiting to board.
Hubby told the captain he had to find dolphins, whales or something for Emma and Olivia to see that day. We were not having any luck either when the captain decided to go out further and show the girls these sea lions.
Then all of a sudden he spotted a pod of dolphins in the distance and headed over to them.
There were thousands playing in the waves. Popping in and out of the water putting on quite a show. The girls were delighted to say the least! So were we! lol
Sometimes we saw three at a time jumping together. No whales though!

We had Thanksgiving together and thanked the Lord for time together and his goodness to us!
On that trip we saw first hand the first episode of pain that Olivia had concerning her tumor. Although her parents rushed her to the doctor that day, they could find nothing and sent her home. Since that time she had several episodes that sent her to urgent care, the doctor's office and the ER. Two weeks ago they discovered the tumor and removed it with one of her ovaries.
I thank all of you who prayed for her.
She's had a bit of a relapse this past week. Her temp. started at 103.6 a few days ago and Sunday was up to 104. It continues to fluctuate. Today has only been 102. Doctors believe it is a viral infection.
She has been treated with antibiotics for the last 3 or 4 days. We are praying for better days. She's been through so much lately.
Tomorrow we should hear on the biopsy.

Thanks for stopping by and for your prayers for Olivia! Have a great week!


Sweet Meanderings said...

You had such a wonderful trip! You have a beautiful family. Grandchildren are the best! Olivia is still in my prayers. Please keep us all posted on how she's doing.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Looks like a fun time...especially with those grands! We always do those shoe boxes at our church...I love doing them!

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, I will continue to uplift Olivia-what a sweet heart she is. Loved seeing the family pics and time with your granddaughters. Olivia is so young to have a tumor on her ovaries-as if any age is good. Love that the family worships together.
Hugs, Noreen

Sharing Shadymont said...

Praying for Olivia! Beautiful family.

Shelia said...

God bless our families! What a beautiful family you have and I know your trip was wonderful. I'm so sorry for all little Olivia has had to go through. I will continue to keep her in my prayers! Such gorgeous granddaughters and your daughter looks like you! Pretty ladies!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Those were lovely photos you shared! Looks like you had a great time when you went for your visit! Sorry Olivia is still not feeling better. I hope the report comes back negative and she gets over this infection! Your daughter's family is beautiful! Enjoy your day!

Beth said...

Olivia is adorable, and I pray that she will have a full recovery. I enjoyed seeing your trip photos, Rose.
Hugs, Beth

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

What a wonderful trip you had! Your granddaughters are the cutest things! I will pray for Olivia and hope you get a good report tomorrow.

Suzy said...

I'm so glad that you had such a sweet trip. What a blessing it must be to you to know that your family so close to the Lord.

Sue said...

Beautiful family memories, Rose, I will continue to pray for Olivia and her family. I know of the stress it has on loved ones when one is ill!

NanaNor's said...

Hi again, So glad you put your back yard photo up again-I simply love it but you also have the humidity to help. After your tips last year, our lawn looked so much better but right now and for the next few months, it will be brown. Please keep us posted about Olivia. Hope you have a great weekend!
Hugs, Noreen

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Praying for little Olivia! What an ordeal. You have such a beautiful family, loved the pics and the post.
Got to see CK was fun!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I'm sorry to hear Olivia has more problems, I pray she is back to normal soon. She is such a pretty girl (both are!) Cute about the firefighters!

Looks like you had a fun trip out there, glad some dolphins performed for you!

Continue to keep us updated!


CAS said...

Your back yard is beautiful. All that lovely green grass looks like a lot of!

My prayers continue to be with your precious little granddaughter, and with your daughter & the rest of the family.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Rose, So hope Olivia is doing better now and the virial infection better. Looks like your Thanksgiving trip was wonderful. What a beautiful family you are. How special to spend time with your grands in this way. Love the swimming dolphins too.

Continued prayers for sweet Olivia. Please let us know how she is coming along.

Have a nice evening.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Sweet Friend,
How is Olivia doing? Hope better.
Just wanted to stop by and say hello and wish you a Happy Spring.
Love your blog look for spring and the banner with bunny.
Have a great rest of the week.
XO Celestina Marie

Shelia said...

Hi Rose! So nice to see your family again. Pop over to my blog in a bit for a surprise. It's a tad late! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

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Celestina Marie said...

Hi Rose,
Thinking of you and hope all is well. Thank you again for the e-card. I replied back but it was to a different address. I was thinking they are the host of the site and would pass it on. Hope so.
Anyway, I imagine you are very busy with springtime and all that goes with the season. We are here too with redos, studio work and so forth. I love every minute of it. Warming up here and today was near 90 already. Summer is fast approaching.

Take good care and see you again soon.
Celestina Marie

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Hoping all is well with you and your family!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Rose, Was thinking of you and wanted to stop by and say hi. Hope all is well and you are just busy. Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

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