Friday, June 15, 2012

tahoe and the hospital

A lot has happened lately.

 Brett and I went to Lake Tahoe on a brief weekend vacation with the Candland side of the family. While there we formed a family council and did a lot of family bonding exercises with Richard Del Monte, who is using us as a guinea pig family for his new family council/family bank business. We created a family bank and decided where to invest the money and what to use the money for (i.e. grandchildren's education, family reunions, emergency medical bills). We also created a Candland family motto, mission statement, seal, charter, and family council by-laws. The intention is for these to last for generations so that our Candland clan will continue to be close and united. We held a family banquet at this amazing Thai restaurant where we presented posters we made out of cut-outs from magazines that express what the Candland family means to us personally and what we wish for the family to accomplish and experience in the years to come. It was such a special time to spend with my in-laws and I really felt that I bonded with them more and felt a part of the family. Not to mention Lake Tahoe is gorgeous!

 Celebrating Brett's birthday again with the fam.
Richard Del Monte with the Candlands.

We also went to Virginia City, one of the old  miner cities and home to Mark Twain. It was incredible to see so much history and take tours and visit museums and look at antiques.
 Tara and I with Mark Twain.
 Antique books about the Wild Wild West.

Brett and I have also spent some time in Waco, Texas for his job and having been enjoying luxurious late night trips to Applebee's, Rosa's Mexican food and the movies.

And, we visited the ER for poor Brett.

We thought he had a gall bladder infection and needed emergency surgery. He was in extreme pain for three days and vomiting so we knew it was bad. Turns out he had a really badly bleeding ulcer. He's doing a lot better now after the medication thankfully.

That's the end. Brett's been selling well and we are having the best time possible in Texas. We are going to San Diego next week for Stephen's wedding and I'm so excited to spend time with my family and go to the beach! And our one year anniversary is in 10 days! Did you hear me? 10 DAYS! I cannot be its already been that long. Wow.

Have a lovely day!

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