Welcome to Georgia's Journey

Georgia Lily Lucas was born at home on October 6th, 2008 4:15am, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She was diagnosed with SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy) on April 1, 2009.

On April 3rd Georgia was taken home, to be near her sisters and the rest of her family and friends. Nearly three weeks later, on April 21, 2009, she died peacefully -- in the loving arms of her mother and in the same room in which she was born.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Holiday

Well, we have been here for almost a week now. Mike and I did a day trip into Spain last Friday. The weather was quite miserable that day, pretty much raining sideways the whole time. We spent the day in Seville which is a beautiful city. We toured around one of the biggest cathedrals in the world, saw the tomb of Christopher Columbus and ate lunch at some little Spanish restaurant. It was quite funny as they had an English menu but there was nobody there that actually spoke English. Mike ended up spending 10 Euros on some Spanish specialty that looked and tasted like a small plate of Summer Sausage! : ) The rest of the tour was done on the bus as everyone was pretty much frozen. I won't complain as that same day they had snow in Madrid!

Down here in the Algarve the temperature has remained rather warm but we have had a few days of rain. We have managed to get down to the beach a few times now. By some miracle of nature it happens to be one of the most sheltered spots around so even if it's cool and windy up in the town it can be almost hot down on the beach. The beach is surrounded by yellow cliffs that the girls have nicknamed 'The Golden Rock". I myself, have found it a little too cool to actually jump in the water but that hasn't stopped Calla and Maya. They would spend all day every day down on the beach if we let them. They are mesmerized by the waves and love to try to either jump over them or run away from them. The first day that they were down there they ran around without taking a break for two hours! Maya was sick of her bathing suit so she decided to throw it aside. It was so funny!

We have taken to watching the Olympics in the evenings. The live coverage starts around 4:00 pm here and goes on into the night. We tend to just watch after supper and the girls have gone to bed. We really enjoyed watching the snowboarding last night. The coverage has been quite good and I do love to listen to the Scottish announcers and their lovely sayings! The other night they were commenting on some 'untidy' skiing. : )

As promised here are a few pictures:


Beach Bums!


Loving the waves!

Doing a dance at the 'Golden Rock'.



Exhausted after a long day at the beach.

Love to you all,

Kristen

5 comments:

  1. Sounds like you are having a great time! The pics of the girls are priceless, you can certainly see the fun they are having. I hope you are feeling well and the rest of your trip is sunny, warm and full of fun! Say hi to the girls and Mike, Hugs, Em

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  2. Looks like you are having a great time, the girls are adorable. Glad you are enjoying your time away. Enjoy the rest of your vacation.

    Carrie

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  3. Looks like your all having a great time, especially the girls. I bet Gramma and Grumpa are happy to have them there. Can you give the girls a big hug and kiss from Uncle and Auntie and tell them we miss them? Hope the rest of your trip is filled with fun, the sun and laughter.

    Love you guys,

    Melissa

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  4. Looks like crazy fun! Have a good rest of your trip!

    Vanessa

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  5. Sounds like you're having a great time - enjoy!!

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