Thursday, November 20, 2008

My dad is finally home!

50 days after my dad's accident, he finally is home. He was discharged from skilled nursing yesterday morning and he couldn't be happier. He'll have to go to the rehab center a couple times a week to exercise and strengthen his upper and lower extremities until he sees Dr. Osgood in about 3 more weeks, and then he'll determine whether or not he's ready to start walking and change his therapy plan. We're also happy to have him back, and is home just in time to welcome my brother from his mission. My brother Rudy gets home from his mission next Wednesday, a day before thanksgiving. Jordan was telling me the other day that when he and brother Carter gave him a blessing, he promised my dad that he would be able to welcome both of his sons from his missions. I know one promise in less than a week will be fulfilled. We've all been blessed in so many ways and even though this trial is not over, our testimonies have been strengthened and I know, I feel better prepared for the trials Jordan and I will have in the future. If I don't forget I'll post pictures later.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Here is the news report that was made about Ruth's dad.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

The benefit dinner was a success

“Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind.” ~Lionel Hampton

There are no words to express how grateful we all are for the generosity and love of SO MANY people. Specially to Nancy, Tracy and sister Villalobos who put this whole thing together and to everyone else who helped in so many amazing ways. The dinner was truly a success and the food was amazing. My mom ended up coming and couldn't find the words to thank everybody.

Sister Nancy Carter, one of the sweetest and charitable people we've ever known, and sister Carpenter who was so kind to help in lots of ways.

Sister Tracy Benecke was another organizer and has also been amazing.

Thank you Brad and Olivia for helping set-up and clean-up and everything else you did.

We're also thankful for the church's kitchen. This is where the action took place.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Benefit Dinner for Rudy Garcia

Join Us!

Friends of the Garcia Family are organizing and hosting a Spaguetti Benefit Dinner for my dad to help pay for medical expenses.
Friday, November 14th from 6-8pm.  

At the Kings Row Stake Center Building of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
 Any donation amount will be greatly appreciated

****This is not an officially sponsored event by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints****

Friday, November 7, 2008

Massey's favorite boy cousin is in town

Nigel making sure Massey's toys are safe

Brad and Olivia brought Nigel over for halloween pictures on halloween day

Here's Auntie Camille the day before she left back to Utah. Massey tried to make Nigel happy because his molars were making him sad....