Some pics below, a window into why we still get homesick after living out-of-state 9 years now...
Hans making jam with my grandpa (Papa)
Hans (and a little of me) on the Edmonds-Kingston Ferry
Elle on the Twilight tour in front of the Bella Italia Restaurant, Port Angeles, WA
Hans and Elle hiking in the Hoh Rain Forest with Grandma Stephanie
Elle and Hans in the Hoh
Volunteer Beaders Beading in Ellensburg! Thank you beaders!
Hans on Zippy with G'ma Kathy and Elle
We're back. Well, two out of three of us anyway. Elle seems to be the lucky little traveler! She was getting so sad at the prospect of leaving WA, that I actually called Continental to try to push her ticket back a few days. It was definitely cost-prohibitive to make the change at the last minute, so I didn't do it. She was disappointed, but she rolled with it. But then, when we got to the gate, they were looking for passengers to give up their seats! We went ahead and pushed her flight back to Thursday night. So, she gets to spend a few more days in Seattle with Grandma Stephanie for free:)!
Hans had a great flight and is happy to be home with Honey and his daddy, and all of his Transformers! I have a lot to do around here, just getting unpacked, grocery shopping, and figuring out Hans' schedule. We are trying to figure out when he needs to go back in for his echo and for counts. I'll keep you posted.
We shared the row on our trip back up with a grandmother and 1 year old Kaya. Kaya was going back to Alabama with Grandma as both of her parents are being deployed for this next year. Can you imagine? I am well aware of what struggles pedi cancer families go through, but then every once in a while I am reminded that we are not alone in our difficult journeys.
Thanks to everyone that welcomed us, hosted us and visited with us while we were in WA. We feel incredibly fortunate that we have been able to enjoy a truly relatively normal and action-packed summer. Thanks for checking up on us. Lots of love as our summers all begin to wind down.
- Hans Weberling
- Bakersfield, CA, United States
- Hans was a busy, happy, sweet and fearless three year old when he was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma. He fought his disease like a "gladiator" for nearly 6 years. Hans was an animal lover to his core. He was 'guarded' at home by his three cats, Black, Orange and Cotton. He also had his Golden Retriever, Honey, to keep him company. Hans enjoyed swimming, biking, gardening, grilling (he had his very own grill!), horseback riding, playing video games, building Legos, and flipping between Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and Animal Planet. Hans loved all members of his family and he was a loyal friend. He had to go through a lot of treatment in his life. But Hans powered through it. His attitude was let's get this done! His motivation was always to get back home, to his family, pets, favorite foods and pool.