I don’t know if it’s because I’m getting older or if it’s because of Rudy but I’m convinced that life really should be ALL about “quality time”. It doesn’t have to be extravagant or exciting or even out of the ordinary but about the people you’re with and making the most of today…whether today is filled with work or play. Rudy is certainly helping us hone in on this and more times than not simple becomes the most memorable! Our summer has been full of simple, quality time and as always, I’m sad to see summer end. Rolf and the big kids got to spend some time with extended family in Boston…our days at home have been filled with lots of swimming, lemonade & avocado stands, visits from old friends and LOTS of movie nights…the summer took a bit of a detour with Rolf’s torn tendon and surgery but we’ve tried to make the most of that too – extra time with Dad! So the challenge will be to keep the focus on “quality” as Wilson heads back to school on Monday for marching band camp, Rudy begins a string of doctor appts starting with a trip to UCLA on Monday as well and as we squeeze in a trip to Ventura to shop for school…the hustle and bustle of the fall schedule is starting to emerge!
We were blessed to get away last week for some final summer fun which was a highlight for me! We enjoyed a drive down to San Diego that included time with Rudy’s godparents, a reunion with dear old friends from our season in San Diego and a trip to Legoland as part of Rudy’s Wish Trip!!! All quality time indeed!!! We cut our trip short by a couple of days because Rolf reached his comfort limit but we packed in enough fun to fill a whole week for sure! Can’t resist posting pics…
As if that wasn’t enough excitement for one trip…Livy and I topped it all off with a stop in L.A. at the Staples Center on our way home to see One Direction (thanks to Rudy’s nurse Eileen!!!!! – THANKS Eileen)
Our life is rich because of the love of family and friends that surrounds us. Thank you for adding to the quality of life we’re experiencing with Rudy through your continued prayers! Ever grateful….