August 04, 2005


Yesterday was a visiting day, seeing two people we love very much. Around noon we headed down to South County to see Uncle Tom, who is in the end-stages of cancer. He was having a good day and we visited with him for over an hour. We thought we'd bring a little gift--but what? Flowers? Balloons? Something that's not going to die or deflate in a few days. So we went to Build-a-Bear and got him this (minus the helmet and shoes):

Tom's a handyman, so the little tool belt was just too cute to pass up. He really liked the bear so it was worth braving the crowd at Downtown Disney.

Then later in the evening, we headed out to Torrance to surprise my dad on his birthday. My mom told him they were going to Chez Melange, his favorite restaurant, but she didn't mention that she'd invited Kevin and I to come along. We showed up at their home and Dad was really surprised. We had a wonderful evening with wonderful wine (of course) and it was really fun to celebrate Dad's birthday.

Posted by Shelby at August 4, 2005 02:06 PM