Tricia, Gwyneth and I spent the past 24 hours in Waves, NC with some of Tricia's childhood friends, the Aiello family. The Aiellos are down on vacation for the week and invited us to spend some time with them at their beach rental, and, of course, we jumped at the chance for a break from the norm. Nothing more than spending quality time with friends, which is exactly what we wanted.
Gwyneth loves exploring new places, especially new places with lots of stairs.
Thanks for singing for us!
I kept getting this little one confused with Gwyneth.
Lots of great pasta (and crabs!) when you spend time with an Italian family!
Tricia has always spoken so highly of Amy and her family, so it was great to finally meet everyone.
For a rowdy group of yankees, they've certainly got lots of warm southern hospitality. Thanks so much for allowing us to interrupt your vacation!
Less than two days after Tricia and I watched Eva's online memorial service together, we received the news that our beautiful friend, Emily Haager has also past away.
We had the honor of meeting Emily a few summers ago...I'm pretty sure she and her family are the only people in the world who travel every summer from the west coast of the US to vacation on the tiny island of Ocracoke, NC. Last summer, Tricia and I made it a point to spend the night in Ocracoke while Emily and her family were here. We had a great time with Emily and the Haager family, and we were looking forward to seeing them again this year.
Here is a video that explains part of the legacy that Emily leaves behind for her family and friends, and the entire CF community.
I know Emily's family would appreciate your prayers today. Tricia and I would also appreciate your prayer. It's been a tough winter for Tricia and the CF...we have lost so many friends to Cystic Fibrosis.