Other than the flight over, Hawaii this year was perfect. Abby's feet got so swollen on the plane about halfway through the flight to Hawaii, that she couldn't walk and was just bawling. She was miserable. It took a few days to get them back to their normal size again. After talking to the transplant team, for the flight home, we made an adjustment to one of her medications, wrapped her feet and legs in Ace bandages, and made her move around a lot the entire flight and she did much better. The rest of our trip was exactly what we wanted and needed. We spent every day at beach. We did lots of boogie boarding, body surfing, and just playing in the waves. Boogie boarding never gets old. We spent lots of time at Hukilau beach, which is one of our favorite places. There was a house for sale right on our beach that I decided I wanted to buy (I am really loaded with extra cash right now:)) So, I called on it. It's 5 bathrooms and 6 bedrooms, and only 3.2 million dollars. So, if there's anyone out there that has an extra 3.19 million dollars and wants to go in on a house with me, just let me know!
We were home for a couple of days, and then I had to take Brock up north. He had a visit with the BYU football coaching staff and a one-day camp at Weber State. For anyone that doesn't know us, we are huge Utah fans and always have been. Before we moved to St. George, we went to every football and basketball game every year since I was a kid. Brock is the biggest fan too, he never misses a football game, so, going to BYU wasn't natural for us. I could tell it was weird for Brock too, especially when he was walking up the stairs of the student-athlete building with all of the BYU paraphernalia in it, and looked down at me like he was gagging! It was funny. The meeting went well though, Brock gave them film and met all of the coaches. I guess is they gave him a scholarship I would let him go there, but only for a good scholarship :) It's been fun having him meet with lots of different coaches and having them show some interest in him. They wish he was taller, I guess 6'3" isn't big enough, but we'll see what happens. I'm so grateful he's got such great coaches that are helping him through this process because I don't have a clue what we're supposed to be doing. Next week he goes to a Utah State camp, and the next is SUU. I would be happy having him stay really close next year, like Dixie State, but I'm pretty sure Brock has his sights set a little higher. It will be fun to see what he decides to do this next year, he'll have a lot of big choices to make. A lot will depend on what kind of scholarship he's offered and to what school, and then he'll have to think about going on a mission as well. For now, we'll just have to hope for a fun and injury free senior season! Even if he doesn't get a scholarship anywhere, I still be just as proud of Brock, he's always been a great kid.
For the rest of us, we get to try to chill for the next 2 weeks, but then it's time for Abby's annual biopsy. It's on June 28th, and honestly, I don't even want to do it. I'm kind of to a place now that I'd rather not know if something is wrong. But, we'll do it, because we should and we have to. I know we need to do it, but it's not fun. I'm already nervous, and I know that the anxiety will continue for the next 2 weeks, but hopefully everything will look and good and we can just relax for the rest of our summer.
Here's more Hawaii pictures, a trip that I never want to forget.
|Abby and Leah trying to catch crabs!|
|Mask on, area wiped down, we were ready to go! Too bad we forgot about her swollen feet problem until it was too late.|
|Shave Ice and ice cream at Angel's. The shave ice has ice cream in the bottom, cream poured over the top, and whipped cream on top of that. YUMMY!|
|The crew at Turtle Bay brunch|
|Hanging at Hukilau|
|Abby and her cousins at Waimea Bay|
|We played hearts almost every night, Brock seemed to be the biggest loser!|
|I love these kids!|
|I love this place!|
|My hair is always bad in humidity, but I look so happy!|
|View from our back patio.|
|No even ask for coconuts!|
|No matter what how much sunscreen we used, we still got sunburned.|
|Thanks mom and dad, best trip ever!|
Please send good vibes and pray for good results on June 28th for Abby's biopsy!! Also, remember you can buy Abby's Miracle on Amazon here: Abby's Miracle. It's also available on Nook and Kindle now too. We will be doing a book signing next week in St. George and on the 27th in Salt Lake. I'll post more details later. If you want me to mail you a book, I can do that too. I sent one to one of our followers in Canada last week, and she just paid through my Paypal firstname.lastname@example.org. Email me if you're interested. Thank you to everyone that has purchased the book, every penny I earn helps me stay on top of Abby's medical bills. I'm still working on getting on the Ellen Show, but it hasn't happened yet :)