Day 290 – Saturday 31st January 2009
We got back from our holiday in Auckland late this evening. We had a fantastic time, but as always it is nice to be home in our own beds.
We decided that there are some pluses to having cancer as if it wasn’t for Liam and this blog we wouldn’t have been the recipients of Jane and Andrews generosity in lending us their house in Mission Bay. We were about 800 metres from the Mission Bay beach so spent several of our evenings swimming and lazing beside the water. We also went to the Auckland zoo and Waiwera hot springs and basically just spent alot of time relaxing. We spent a little bit of time playing on the Wii, which was a fair bit of humour. It was exactly what we all needed.
Liam, Ashleigh, Jessica and Amelia are all back to school on Tuesday, and Olivia is back on Monday. I must admit I have enjoyed these holidays with not having to worry about bedtimes, lunches, after school activities etc, but it will also be good to get back into a routine again.
The next 6 months are going to be very busy, I have 3 exams in a weeks time (the ones I missed when Liam was in hospital) and then straight into semester 1. My good friend Kirsty is over from London for a couple of weeks in March and then Jasper and I are off to Queenstown at the end of March for 5 days. Then we are off to the Gold Coast to celebrate Liam being in remission.
Liam has a CT scan scheduled for the 2nd of March so fingers crossed that that comes back all clear. We also had a visit from the Make a Wish Foundation, and all going to plan Liams wish may be granted soon. I will post photos and details once I know more.
All in all everyone is doing well, all very refreshed and ready for the new school year.