Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The most fun I've had in a long time!

Remember my post about a couple of weeks ago when I said I was getting to go meet my friend, Kristen, her husband Mike and there daughter, Cayman? Sunday, the day finally came! I jumped on a plane and headed to Detroit. Our plane didn't land until 11 pm; but Kristen, Mike and Cayman were there waiting for me! It was going to be a whirlwind of a couple of days, but they were totally up for the challenge. Sunday night Kristen and I stayed up until 4 a.m. talking. Monday we did let ourselves sleep in a bit; we were up and at 'em with the kids by 10 am. Cayman and Matthew became fast friends: For the longest time, Kristen and I have jokingly decided that Matthew and Cayman should be married. It looks like it will work....

I also got the opportunity to meet Kristen's mom and Kristen's sister Madison right before lunch. Kristen's mom brought over whoopie pies (yum, by the way) and then Mike came home for a quick lunch (which he'd made himself the day before). After lunch and some more playing, Cayman and Matthew went down for a nap and Kristen, offered to give me a massage. How could I refuse?? Kristen is a licensed massage therapist; and I received the best massage I've ever had. (truly!) Mike's mom came over for a bit and we had a nice visit. Before we knew it, Mike was home for the day and it was time to pack up and head to Adrian, MI. One of the reasons for my trip was to visit Cayman's naturopathic doctor for Matthew. As most of you know, who know me or read my blog, I tend to gravitate toward the natural spectrum of things. Kristen has been talking to me for a long time about naturopathic care and how much Cayman has benefited from it. I have looked around this area, and visited with a few naturopathic doctors, but have not found one that I am comfortable with. I've visited with Greg (Cayman's naturopath) on the phone and have felt at peace with his care. He is intelligent and the things he talked about made scientific sense to me . I wanted to give this a shot for Matthew. I was very impressed with his knowledge and things that we can do for Matthew. I will be excited to see if we will be able to see some measurable improvement for Matthew.

After our appointment, we went and had the most AMAZING sushi I've ever had. I even learned to eat with chopsticks! Then we were off to Detroit again. We had decided with my early flight out, it would be best to get a hotel and crash there so we could spend the maximum amount of time visiting (and it was supposed to also allow us to get a good nights sleep...but, that didn't happen...we slept for just over an hour!)

I had an absolutely amazing time. We were treated like royalty; I mean, really; great food, hospitality, a MASSAGE!, and a free chauffeur...it was absolutely amazing. And even if none of the previously mentioned had happened, I still would have had a awesome time. Kristen and Mike were the absolute complete picture of the Christian family. I am blessed to know them and be able to call them my friends!(Thanks again Mike and Kristen...I love you guys!)

Kristen was the photographer for the trip (I'm terrible at picture taking) and if you want to see the photographic story of our days; click here

10 comments:

Sherri said...

Sounds like the perfect little getaway! I'll be anxious to hear what the Naturopath had to say. Matthew and Cayman look adorable together:)

Tyler said...

It sounds like you guys had a great time. I love that picture and they make such a cute couple :)

Diane, Tyler's mom

Kristen said...

Awww, such sweets things you said about us. I'm so touched!

It was a blast, reading over your recap of our quick but amazing time together!!

We've so got to do this again!!

Jill, you are an amazing person. I have thought that from the very beginning almost 19 months ago. You are just as pure and sweet in person as you are over the phone and in your blog.

Lisa said...

So much fun! I enjoyed seeing Kristen's photos and now reading your words. It sounds like a great time was had by all.

I think that Matthew and Cayman make an adorable couple :)

Sue said...

I'm so happy to have been able to meet you and Matthew. However, if Matthew's going to be my grandson-in-law, he can't sleep through all of my visits. :)

Keesler Chaos said...

Wow! You had fun AND a massage! Lucky! I can't wait to hear about the naturopath.

Katie said...

YAYAYAYAY!

I am so happy for you guys. I am also a tad jealous. I pray for a friend like that...who gets me.

SO happy for you!

Lisa said...

not related to post:

I got a message on facebook from Sherri, it looks like she sent it to you and Kristen too, about meeting up at the hydrocephalus convention in Cleveland next June. are you planning to go? I hope so, because we are!

Anonymous said...

Loved the video, loved the song, so happy for you! Almost made me sniffle a little bit. :)

ray olson said...

Jill: So glad you keep us posted through this site. I WISH I had known you were at the Parker Fair. We were there on Tuesday, I believe. SO HAPPY you made this trip to be with your friend. What a wonderful friend. What a wonderful meeting. Hope Matthew enjoyed the trip. The pictures look like he did. Aunt Delores