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Monday August 27, 2012

Monday, August 27, 2012

We had an amazing trip to Alaska. The cruise was wonderful, the scenery breathtaking, and I enjoyed spending 10 days with my wonderful daughter. We Ziplined in Ketchikan, along with going to the rainforest and a salmon hatchery. In Juneau we went to the Mendenhall Glacier and in Skagway we took a train ride and saw more beautiful scenery and shopped. We cruised through Glacier Bay, which was awesome, it's amazing how powerful glaciers are and we saw the Marjorie Glacier calving.

Reality called me back on Saturday though. We arrived home around 6pm on Friday, had issues with my son and then on Saturday my Mom started having health issues again. We spent the day yesterday in the emergency room, and she was admitted late yesterday. Hopefully she'll be able to come home Tuesday or Wednesday. Tuesday my brother is having back surgery at a different hospital, and today is my first day back to work. (I haven't been at work since August 9th, so it will be tough to go back, and it will be tough to concentrate with everything going on with my family!)

Good news is that I didn't gain much weight while we were gone. Only .2 pounds! Seeing my Mom and Dad over the weekend has made me more determined to live a healthy lifestyle so that I don't put my kids through what we are going through right now. If only my parents had knows 20 years ago what they know now, I think they would have changed their lifestyle. They suffer every day because of their poor choices. The thing that helps me get through is knowing that I am doing something to help myself, by living a healthy lifestyle, eating right and getting enough exercise.

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    That trip sounds AMAZING!!! It would be really hard to go back to work after being off for so long. Take care...and be good to you! I hope your Mom and brother see improvements in their health in the days to come. Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon
    2028 days ago
    I'm glad you had a wonderful trip! An Alaska cruise is definitely on my bucket list. Hopefully your Mom and brother will do well.

    Go Red Team!
    2029 days ago
    Glad you had a great time! Those memories are so worth it!
    2030 days ago
    Your cruise sounds amazing! Life really rammed into you once you got home though. Hugs for that!
    2030 days ago
    You only gained .2 pounds while on your vacation?! That must be some kind of world record! GOOD JOB!

    Sorry to hear about all the family waiting for you when you got back. Hopefully everyone gets better soon.

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    2031 days ago
    What a roller coaster of emotions you are going through!

    Your trip sounded amazing! However, I am sorry that you came home to family health issues. And well your son...Ugh! so glad my is only 9yo while I am on this health journey. This way once I make it a habit you can bring on the older children dilemmas!

    Be proud of you .02 weight June on my vacation I gained 4lbs and still struggling to get it off.

    2031 days ago
    Welcome back & glad you enjoyed the trip! Sounds like the same itinerary we had. How was the weather?

    Hope everything else around you settles down as well.....think of those cool glaciers when everything starts piling up around you!
    2031 days ago
    I'm so glad you had a great trip. Sorry Mom's taken a bad turn!! I'll keep her in my thoughts. Hopefully you'll post some pics of your adventures for those of us who've not been to Alaska yet. Good Luck at work today!!
    2031 days ago
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