Saturday, February 27, 2010

Anniversary Trip to Cabo San Lucas

We've been back a few weeks from our 8 year anniversary trip to Cabo San Lucas, just now had time to complete the video to post. It is a very long one for those of you have time to watch it has all the video and photos from the trip for your viewing enjoyment... ...

If you don't have time to make all the way through there are a few of our favorite photos below.

The 8 year mark wasn't the planned year to try and go back to Cabo, but we realized that we needed to just go when we could make it happen and so we did; we were going to go at 5 years and that didn't happen so way wait until 10 years and have something stop us then.

We had a fabulous time together there, the hardest part away was missing Pierce so much. We went for 7 days and that is the longest we have been away from him since losing Lucas. If we had realized how kid friendly the resort was we would have brought him with us; though the time alone was very nice too... ...

One interesting part of the trip was that from the first day there we keep running into a family there with a son named Lucas, and he was about the age Lucas would have been. It was a bit ironic and a little sad reminder at first but we came to find it joyful as we watched him play and remembered our son. He was so cute; there is footage of him in the video. They even called him Lucie like we did. Actually, it was two families there together and they had two little boys with them, both named Lucas... ...

We relaxed, went deep sea fishing saw a lot of whales and dolphins and only caught a sea lion ( actually he didn't get hooked but hung on to the bait while Blake reeled him in a bit and then let go ), but the best part of the trip had to be the Americas Cup sunset sailing tour we did out of the Cabo marina. It was so peaceful sailing on the Sea of Cortez out past the Arch and into the Pacific; highly recommended if you ever go!!

I have one more picture from our anniversary dinner that was taken while we ate, it turned out very good but I'll have to scan it to post it.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Update w/pictures from last weeks Ice

Blake and I are escaping the cold this Sunday, leaving for a week in Cabo San Lucas to celebrate our 8 year anniversary. We'll have lots of pictures to put up when we get back.

We went to Cabo on our honeymoon; the ironic thing is we never realized the Lucas in Cabo until Lucas passed, weird huh?

We've been busy getting ready for our trip; Pierce will be getting spoiled at Grammy & Pop's while we are away. We signed him up for pre-K for next fall, can't believe how he is maturing. We found out he could count to ten in spanish this week, didn't even know they had taught him that in his pre-school... ...

As you can see Pierce had some fun in the ice left behind by the sleet and bit of snow we got last weekend.

Lucas was born to us 5/10/07 and was soon diagnosed with CHARGE. CHARGE syndrome is a recognizable (genetic) pattern of birth defects which occurs in about one in every 9-10,000 births worldwide. It is an extremely complex syndrome, involving extensive medical and physical difficulties that differ from child to child. Babies with CHARGE syndrome are often born with life-threatening birth defects, including complex heart defects and breathing problems. They spend many months in the hospital and undergo many surgeries and other treatments. Swallowing and breathing problems make life difficult even when they come home. The letters in CHARGE stand for: Coloboma of the eye, Heart defects, Atresia of the choanae, Retardation of growth and/or development, Genital and/or urinary abnormalities, and Ear abnormalities and deafness. Lucas's anomalies included with his case of CHARGE include minor heart defects of ASD and PDA, bilateral choanal atresia repaired at four days old, undescended testes repaired at seven months old, and ear abnormalities; also he has reflux and aspirated while feeding shortly after being born and thus had a G-tube and Nissen Fundoplication at five weeks old. Additionally he has PE tubes, very low muscle tone and facial palsy on his right side. Lucas was diagnosed with Primary Pulmonary Hypertension at 12 months old. He showed us how to shine through the rain as he lost his bravely fought battle and entered into Heaven on 10/02/08. He was our miracle on earth the 507 days we spent with him. For more information, visit