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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.

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Road Trip

The four of us in Scottsdale, here with Kevin's Grandma Jean
Kevin and Elle yesterday at the Grand Canyon

Since Hans was doing well, and the colds Elle and I had weren't too bad, we were able to pull off our tentative plans to come out to Arizona to visit much of Kevin's side of the family. It's about an 8 hour drive from Bakersfield, but oh it's so nice to me not to have to fly. I think I OD'd on flying with all of our trips to Philly and I am happy to drive - I know most people think I'm nuts!
We got labs at PCH Thursday and Hans was still doing about the same... Plts 30, HGB 10, and ANC 2688.
We were able to do a little hiking, shopping, swimming, and just generally lounging around and eating and visiting. We got to see Kev's grandma Jean, as well as Aunts/Uncles Holly, Debbie, Michael and Mark, and cousin Kalene. Hans loves the family time, as well as getting in a few good licks from the two boxers... Gabi and Harley. Thanks to everyone out there for spoiling us. (Especially Elle with all the shopping!!!)
Everything was going so well we decided to go check out the Grand Canyon on our drive home!! We were all happily peering over the edge of the GC yesterday. We were also happy to see all the enormous ELK just hanging around the park!

Thanks to Ezster and her sweet family for taking care of our pets for us while we are away! xoxo


Holly said...

It was so fun having all of you here! Glad you had fun at the Grand Canyon and a safe drive home!
Aunt Holly and Uncle Michael

Anonymous said...

Happy, happy awesome news. You all deserve some well-earned family time. Love from the Burg, where it finally today got above 70...first time this year. I already wrote all this, but my comment disappeared! lol. Love your way!

Anonymous said...

FABULOUS family photo...I know Grandma Jean was THRILLED to be able to spend time with everyone!

The Grand Canyon...IS grand! Glad you were able to swing by!

Enjoy Spring!

Love and hugs,
Aunt Susy