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Saturday, December 11, 2010


I am so thankful for friends. The last few days have been so great and refreshing! It's been awesome to watch Cale react to things that are happening around him. Since they've been here, I have seen more of preaccident Cale than I have in a long time. He's been making jokes and he's been very appropriate in conversation. Joe has been relaxed and natural with Cale, which helps so much!

Here are pictures from yesterday's fun!



Today Cale had OT and PT and then the five of us hopped in the van (we have a rental van that some volunteers donated to cover the cost!). Our first stop was the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. I think the best part for all of us was to watch Cale and all of his excitement! He would say hi to whatever creature he saw :) Part of the museum was made to be like the rain forest (humidity included!), which was really fun!

After we had seen all that we could see there, we set out for the Golden Gate Bridge. Cale has never been, so it was extra exciting for me to go again. We had fun taking lots of pictures and of course laughing a ton! I wish that I could remember all of the things that Cale did that made all of us crack up so much!

I'm amazed at how well Cale has been doing! There are so many little things that have changed just in the last few days. He's truly healing and making crazy progress. Have you ever laughed so hard that you cried? Well, in the last few days I've done it a lot! Cale and I are always laughing and being playful, but even with that, it's changed a little. He's making so many jokes and making all of us(including himself!) laugh so hard. He's also been asking a lot more questions about things that are around or things that we say. Him starting to initiate is a big deal! I'm so excited to see where he's at the next time they all see him! I really do feel like it's ok for us to go home. He needs to be around family and friends and around things that he grew up with. I think it's just about time for us to finally start heading that way...depending on the surgery that is!


  1. I am in total agreement with you, Cale needs to be in familiar surroundings with the ones who love him. We are all excited here for the day that Cale will walk into church and worship with us again.

  2. God gives us friends for a "reason, a season, or a life-time". Looks....and sounds..... like you have MANY life-time friends!!!!!
    BTW....Cale is looking great!!!!
    Judy Jay (Dryden, NY)

  3. I'm so excited for you guys. You all look like you are having such a great time. Thank God for friends!!!
    Julie H.

  4. Kathleen!! I am so excited for you and Cale. He has come a long way. Friends are an amazing gift from Father. He (Father) only gives the very best. I love you. When you do come back to Washington, I would love to meet you. I love you guys, Marion Hansen


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