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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Cookie Gets the First Laugh!

(This is a video clip-I'm still trying to get it to play for you so keep checking!)

I just returned from taking Griffin for his first visit to Cookie and Poppie's house in California. He has been smiling like crazy and seemed just about to laugh before we left. It turns out he must have been saving it for my cute bald mom because he gave it up just for her. She was of course delighted and it was just the sweetest moment. Cookie (Gwen) has just finished up her chemo and although you can't tell from the video, her hair is even starting to grow back. She has a little fuzz but Griffin doesn't seem to have too much more than her so far. He was a perfect baby sleeping for 95% of our 12 total hours of flying time. He received special acclaim by airline employees and travellers alike! My sister Katie joined us in CA so it was a really nice weekend. I left the big boys and Mike at home to go to work and school-Boo. They will surely be with us next time. It was just so nice to be able to see my mom and know that she is doing much better. She will begin radiation in a few weeks and should be done with her treatment by summer. That will be just in time for some exciting changes for us (I am being "flexible"!) since WE ARE MOVING TO CALIFORNIA! Mike just accepted a position in San Diego and will be starting in April. He'll commute between OH and CA until June to fulfill a consulting contract he has here and help to get the house sold. The big boys will finish out the school year and we hope to be moving by June/July. The cross country move makes my stomach turn but we have done it before and can do it again. At least we will be hiring movers this time! I can't wait for the sunshine and can't wait to see some of you a lot more often. I'll keep you posted and post more photos of the trip soon.
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michelle said...

Wow! This is exciting news! So great that you can hire movers -- that will make it SO much easier.

Your mom does look cute and I'm glad to hear that she is doing well. She must have been absolutely thrilled to be the recipient of the first laugh!

Cara said...

I'm so happy for you! San Diego is WAY better than Arizona!!! Now I can come visit you when we go to the beach. I have a few favorite places there that I'll let you know about once you get there! Remember our trip to see your Grandma in the rain??? Wasn't that by San Diego? That was a fun trip. I'm glad your Mom is doing so well. She is super cute!

Jill said...

That's some big news! That should be a great move for you since you'll be closer to friends and family and back to your California roots. Your mom looks great and how wonderful that Griffin's first laugh was for her!

Kristi Brooke said...

Jen congrats that is so exciting!

the photo of their first meeting is precious!