Friday, December 21, 2007

Make A Wish Harbor Cruise

We have had an amazing week, I need to break it into a couple different posts. Wednesday evening, Kelly was invited on a Holiday Harbor Cruise of Newport Harbor by Make A Wish. Our entire family was invited, but Shannon was sick, and Kevin wasn't home, so our friend, Linda (our stand in family member!) came with us. The boat was beautiful with 3 decks, wonderfully decorated for Christmas. We met our friends, the Diemers that we know from the hospital, and it made it more fun to spend the evening with them. We had dinner, then Santa arrived. Each Make A Wish Child was called to come see Santa with their family and was given a gift.

This picture is Kelly and Chloe, who is also being treated at CHOC.

Megan and Kelly had fun getting to know her older sister, Ashley.
Newport Harbor was is so festive at Christmastime. Most homes and many of the boats were decorated and lit for the holidays. We had such a wonderful night.

This tree was beside our table. Everything on this boat was
beautifully decorated.

If you click on the photos on our website, they will enlarge and you can see the details close up!


Catalina Eddy said...

VERY COOL!!! And they didn't even make you row!
I am heading your way in mere hours. In honor of my arrival, I want you to put up lots of decorations, festive lights, and (this may sound odd) but I want you to set up a big evergreen tree in the living room.
Please see that it's done.
See you soon,
The Big Kahuna

Susan Krapinski said...

Wow, what a magical night! Kelly, you look absolutely radiant and happy! Have a wonderful holiday, enjoy the family and don't eat too much!

Merry Christmas!

Susan Krapinski

Aunt Tracy said...

Hi Kelly!
What a beautiful night - everything looks like it was magical and Christmasy!

We are heading out the door this very minute - we will see you and everyone really soon!

Love & hugs,
Aunt Tracy, Uncle Tom, Emily & Jake

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelly,

What a fantastic cruise, and I have to agree with Susan Krapinski. You look positively radiant. I think Christmas does that for a lot of people.

Kathy and I hope that you, your mother and sisters have a truly wonderful Christmas (your Dad, too, of course). We're going to Long Island today to spend Christmas with my mother and a cousin from Massachusetts. It should be nice, but not as cool as your cruise, but I'm not jealous or anything, really.


Aunt Denise said...

Dear Kelly,
I spoke to your Dad a few hours ago and he was about to arrive home. The Christmas celebration can begin. I'm sorry to hear that Shannon is sick. Christmas is no time to be sick so tell her to get well. Have a wonderful Christmas.
All my love Aunt Denise Nana and Poppie too

Anonymous said...

It sounds like a wonderful evening - what fun! Can't wait to read about the rest of your wonderful week. Hope Shannon is feeling better!
The Palmer Family

Anonymous said...

Kelly!!! Wasn't that so much fun?? Ashley, Hannah and Chloe had a blast with you girls! You are a sweetie and it was so much fun to be able to do something with y'all outside the hospital.

Love & prayers and a special welcome home to dad too!!

The Diemer Family (in Oregon) Yay!