Wednesday, September 1, 2010

4th of July

Normally we spend every year in Holbrook with Dave's family for the 4Th of July, but this year we were able to spend it in Albuquerque, NM. With some of our amazing friends, we love to go back to Abq and visit. This visit was extra special because we were able to spend some time with some friends that we hadn't seen in a couple of years.
We were able to head up there on the 1st and spent the first couple of days with our friends the Ritchies, they have six awesome kids. Which two of them happen to be Jaden and Ty's best friends so they were in heaven being able be with them 24/7. Of course I forgot to take any pics of them together but they had a fun time playing and watching movies. We got to hang out with some our friends from our old ward, it felt just like old times. We really do miss our good friends from Abq.
We got to spend the 4Th and 5Th with our friends the Neidigs, they moved from Abq about the same time we had. So it's been awhile since we have seen them, And during that time Chad the father of the family was diagnosed with stage 4 b-cell lymphoma. Which when we got that news last year Dave and I were devastated, these friends are like family to us and my heart just ached at the struggles that I knew knew they would face. So for the past year Chad had been under going a new trial treatment for his cancer and although there were some very scary times. (we almost lost him last Oct to pneumonia) He is now doing great and so far is disease free, so we were really looking froward to spending some time with them and seeing for ourselves that he was well.
So we had an wonderful 4Th relaxing and swimming and just catching up and enjoying each others company.

Jaden, Cole, Ty, Liam and Hailey

Amy and I

Chad and Dave