This year has been full of trips to the SL VA and this weekend was just another one of them. Dan's been getting some Speech Therapy (from another therapist). His breathing is rather shallow which makes it difficult for him to speak up. He has little support and finds it hard to speak without running out of air. So, they set him up with a couple of therapy sessions. We were on our way to another one of them on Friday, March 8th.
Afterwards, we went on down to Orem and caught up with Gracie for dinner. This time we ate at Sizzler's. Although Dan had wanted Fish and Chips he realized that Gracie might want something other than fish so he picked Sizzlers. Yum, it was so good. Grace and I filled up on the salad bar and ended up taking a steak and potato home for leftovers. Dan had Chicken Fried Steak and a bowl of soup. We were all pretty full and happy people when we left there.
Grace came back to our room with us and soaked in the hot tub with me for a while. I have to say, I love spending time with her. She's funny and also has a great strength to her testimony that I enjoy listening to.
When we got dried off and settled in the room she tried to help me get my Nikeplus Wristband working. Since all I had with me was my IPad, it didn't work but we got online and got the website that I could go to at home. (Which I proudly did tonight.) So, instead she got a couple of new apps loaded for me and we played "Free Flow" and "4Pics and a Word" till close to 2:00 in the morning. Dan enjoyed the whole bed while we played.
Finally, we solved the "last" "last one" and Grace headed back to her place.
Dan and I slept in (Dan went down for breakfast and then came back to sleep in). It was almost noon before we left the hotel and went over to Kristi's place. She had taken the kids to Lowe's that morning for a project and then she needed to go to a "party" one of her friends was hosting. We took the kids and went to Carl's Jr. (the one with the playground) and had lunch. The kids ate and played, ate some more and played some more. Kristi gave us a key to the house and then left for the party.
She actually made it home before we even left Carl Jr.we were having so much fun. Gracie and the kids played "4Pics and a Word" for hours while some of us put the puzzles from the Kid's Meals together. We did have to take the kids home although we were tempted to just head up the freeway with them. It was another beautiful ride home. Aww, such a fun day.
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