Beautiful Life

Hey child up and go; A big world is out there waiting for us to live in every day. Outside you will find, there is love all around you; Takes you, makes you wanna' say; That it's a beautiful life and it's a beautiful world and it's a beautiful time to be here, to be here, to be here. -Fisher

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Yesterday began with a wonderful visit with three very neat people! Shane, Anna and Yoyo were part of our travel group in China. Yoyo is an amazing kid and it was so nice to see him doing so well! We hope to keep in touch with this sweet family for years to come!

Claire and Yoyo

Once we got on the road, we made good time....sort of! Let's put it this way, we made as good of time as six people can make when four of them are kids! We finally hit Charleston around midnight. After our minivan vomited it's contents into our living room, we cleared a path and went to bed! It was fun while it lasted, but I think we will try to fly Paul and Claire up for the next appointment. Claire was supposed to have a cast change next week but Lizzie is coming to spend the week with us so we asked if it could be pushed back a week. Lizzie has only been able to spend one day with the child since she came home and really has her heart set on being with the WHOLE family next week. It takes an act of congress to clear Lizzie's schedule so I am NOT asking her to reschedule. We've been planning this all month.

For those of you who do not know me well, let me explain how our summers usually go. I live 30 minutes from the beach and about a dozen other cool things to do and since I do not live near my nieces and nephew, we have them spend part of the summer with us every year. Usually I have nieces and a nephew coming and going from week to week, all summer long. That has not happened this summer because we have been on the road so much. But, we have managed to pin everyone down the the next two weeks! Brianna and Christian are coming on Sunday to stay two weeks. Brooke and Megan are coming next Saturday for one. And the cherry on the Sundae is Lizzie coming Sunday and staying until Friday!!!! A house full! Now it's summer!

Stay tuned for the Many Adventures of the Gour Family!

1 comment:

The Source said...

Wow...your family has had an adventure this summer, traveling all over the country and seeing museums, caves and Superman! I know it's exhausting, but it sounds like the kids have had a ball.

Enjoy your time at home. All our best thoughts and prayers are with you for the day Claire's casts come off for good!