Thursday, June 15, 2017

Stable Scan!!

Jen had another stable scan!!  Thanks again for all the well wishes.  Her next scan will be near the end of August right around the 3 year mark.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Music Party 2017

As I have mentioned on the blog previously, one of the things that Jen & I have greatly enjoyed doing for 12 years now is hosting a music party.  For those of you unaware, the concept is simple - everyone contributes several personal song choices.  During the party, everyone's songs are put into a massive playlist and the songs are randomly shuffled.  We also compile the entire playlist onto a disc for everyone to take away so that they can revisit the songs later.  The songs can be well known, obscure, or even rare.  People share songs they are moved by, songs they love, songs they wish simply to shine a light on, songs that make you think, songs that make you feel, or songs that just make you want to dance.  We again took the party on the road this year - earlier than usual as one of the couples will be moving to Spain for a year.  We had a smaller group this year as unfortunately several people couldn't make it - hopefully we will have everyone together again for 2018.  We rented this farm house in Santa Margarita, just south of Paso Robles.  The house was on 350 private acres.  Jen said that by the end, she was more relaxed than she had been in years.  The weekend was a great chance to party, but also just relax and hang out with some dear close friends.

The cover to this year's music party disc.

For those of you interested in checking out Jen's picks for this year I have included links to her chosen songs for 2017.
  1. Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker:
  2. PJ Harvey - Chain of Keys:
  3. Radiohead - How To Disappear Completely:
  4. The Neville Brothers - Fire On The Bayou (Live From Wolfgang's Vault)
  5. Depeche Mode - Slow:
  6. Chuck Prophet - Summertime Thing:
  7. Jimmy Cliff - Guns of Brixton (Live KCRW/2012):
  8. Elton John - Bennie And The Jets:
  9. Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit:
  10. The Flaming Lips - Do You Realize??:

Jen's next scan is this Thursday.  Please as always keep us in your thoughts and prayers.  I will post the scan results when we get them.

And now for some pictures from the weekend.

View from the front porch - We all sat around a fire on Friday night.

Paul & Rich jamming.

Morning coffee!

Chrissy holding Rufus.

Jen relaxing.

Jen and I along with Paul (taking the photo) on a hike through the property