Tuesday, June 20, 2017


We only were at Tybee Island for one night and checked out the next day at 11:00 so our time on the beach was very limited. After we checked out of the hotel, Megan wanted us to meet her in Savannah for a few hours. So, we drove there and got to spend a little more time with her. 

Tomorrow is MRI day for Joey, again. It is always a stressful time for our family. We hope and pray for shrinkage every single time. So far it stays stable but doesn't shrink - though one time they said it looked a tiny bit smaller. I wanted to ask for prayer for him. Please pray for good news. He gets his results tomorrow afternoon. 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

More of Tybee Island

Our visit to Tybee was extremely short but the girls had so much fun. The beach was beautiful -- though I did find our hotel very creepy -- pictures on the internet can be very deceiving. Most of the hotels were booked and so I took what I could get. When we got there a little before 9:00 that evening I was pretty much taken back. The entire front of the hotel was dark - not a light. My first thought was -- no way I am staying here. But, it was getting late and I knew there were just about no other places to stay as I had checked hotel after hotel before I left for Georgia. Anyway, we got our key and I decided to make the most of it and at least let the girls see the ocean. 

Our room was ok. Not horrible, but definitely not nice. I think if there had just been some lights in front then I would have felt better. Truthfully, so many of the places there seemed old and run down. But, the beach was so pretty and peaceful. I tried to act like everything was great so Sarah and Bethany wouldn't feel creeped out like I did. I think Sarah had a little trouble with the room at first but seemed to warm up when I acted like it was fine. They ate nachos and cheese in the room and had a coke as a treat, and that along with the Waltons really helped make their night ok. 

If nothing else, I learned that you can make most any place look nice on the internet -- not that the placed looked wonderful. But, it didn't look nearly as creepy in a picture. So, the next time I book a hotel I am going to do a little more investigating. 

I know the girls had a wonderful time on the beach and I am glad we made the short trip over after Megan's graduation. It was an adventure for both of them as we really don't take many trips unless it is just a day trip. I have promised Sarah another trip to the beach sometime as she didn't want to leave. When you get up and get to the beach at 8:00 in the morning, but still have to do an hour of treatments for Bethany and then have to get everything ready to check out by 11:00 you really have very little time. 

Sunday, June 11, 2017

A Graduation

This past Friday our daughter, Megan, graduated from her residency program. She finished her residency of Internal Medicine at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia. It has been a long twelve years for her -- college, medical school, internship and residency. We are so very proud of all the work she has done. She even worked through her nine months of pregnancy while sick every day -- and still went to work.

Sarah, Bethany and I went to Georgia for her graduation and it was really nice. I was so glad we decided to make the trip. Sarah loves Megan so much and they have a special bond. Megan spent time helping me teach Sarah when she was little and it formed a bond that is still there. When Sarah hears Megan's name she lights up. So, it was a very special time for Sarah, too. 

We also got to see, Jack -- our grandson. I think he is one cute kid. 

After her graduation I decided to take Sarah and Bethany to Tybee Island since we were only three hours away. I thought it would be nice for the girls to have a day at the ocean. It ended up that we didn't get there until almost nine that night and had to check out at eleven the next morning so we really had very little time on the beach. But, they loved it. Sarah was so excited. It surprised me, as she doesn't usually get so excited about things. She absolutely loved the beach and didn't want to leave. Both girls really had a good time and I was glad we made the short trip.