Sunday, April 13, 2014

November 29-Thanksgiving in Logan

Grandma and Grandpa Berg always hold their Thanksgiving Feast on Friday, the day after Thanksgiving so everyone who is able can come. This year just us 2 girls went to join the fun while the boys went to Grandma Z's house to be with Hayden who returned home from his mission to Texas on Wednesday! Divide and conquer.

Berg and Extended Family...ever growing!

Ron and his family

Andy and his family

Lydia really wanted to get a picture with Ron.
She was a little nervous but she did it.

Me and Ron: Lifetime Buddies
7 years ago Ron was diagnosed with brain cancer and they only gave him a few months to live. He fought hard and is still with us today. He has gotten married and had 2 of which is still with us. Very recently we found out that the cancer has come back. It is at Stage 3 and very aggressive. In this picture Ron is holding a book of letters and pictures from all of us, put together by Grandma Berg and Aunt Karen. Its purpose is to help Ron through the hard days ahead. He is getting ready to start treatments again and we are all praying that what needs to happen will...and hoping for the best. 

I have always said that Ron is my favorite cousin. I love all of my cousins dearly but Ron and I have always had a special connection. I am so thankful that I was able to come see him today.

We played a 3 round game of charades where each round you do something different to guess (some rounds you act and some you describe) but always had the same set of names.
Here is some of the funniness:

It was so wonderful to see everyone. There were many that I haven't seen for a few years. 
Such a great day.

As a back story: The past few days a stomach bug has been tearing through our little family. Most of us have gotten it and gotten over it. Lydia however started not feeling quite well earlier this morning. I gave her the option to stay with the boys who would be playing at the park and such or to come with me where we would just be sitting and chatting. She decided to come with me to Logan...and I am so glad. She seemed okay all during our feast, not really eating to much, but that is normal for her. While things were finishing getting cleaned up we went out to the car to get ready to go and started chatting with Mom and my siblings. Lydia all of a sudden said she needed to get out, so we quickly left the car and started walking to the bushes where she lost it. My poor girl. David, Laura, Spencer, Lydia and I soon left to go hang out at David and Jaci's home to play games (Jaci was having Thanksgiving with some of here family in Salt Lake), but first stopping at the store to get saltines and soda. After playing some games and everyone regrouping and Jaci coming home with Hailey; we decided to go out to dinner at Olive Garden. Lydia still wasn't feeling very well and I was exhausted from being up with kids so we stayed behind and watched Wreck-It Ralph (or more Lydia watched and I conked out). She lost it a couple more times before everyone came home and then we said our goodbyes to David and Jaci and Hailey and got in the car to head back to Grandma and Grandpa Berg's home to sleep for the night. I had been trying to decide whether to stay the night as well or head back to our boys. I didn't know if Lydia would be able to hold herself in for that long. I had decided to go ahead and stay the night so she would be okay, but she feel asleep almost instantly. I changed my plans, called Mom and Dad who pulled over to say good-bye, and started the drive back to Grandma Z's. We got there fine with no incident and Lydia woke up the next morning back to normal. Thank the stars. 
Life is always an exciting adventure. I am so glad Lydia came with me.

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