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Monday, July 13, 2009

Scooter Love

In the midst of all of our experiences in the last year, we still have cause to celebrate. This year when I asked Barbie what she wanted for her birthday she said she would like scooters; note the plural in that request. Generally, I am the pragmatic type and this immediately made complete sense to me. Sometimes, in the middle of it all, you just need to escape. We have spent many cool summer evenings catching bugs in our teeth as we ride with wide grins. Barbie, wanting the sleek European retro look got the Yamaha Vino, the only wine she enjoys. I got the Yamaha Zuma. I love it when I get to enjoy her birthday present so much. Personally, I think she looks really chic on her ride. And this is the only time when we can both simultaneously be 'drivers'. That is way cool.

Happy Birthday, Barbie

Kevin
(No, I am not yet at 180 lbs., but I'm working on it.)

11 comments:

Jennifer said...

Kevin and Barbie,
Too cute! I'm glad you're feeling better enough Kevin to be enjoying life!
Love,
Jennifer

Tippi said...

Happy b-day Barbie!
that looks way fun!!!! Wish i could still ride A scooter!!!!!!! Well I drive a handicap one that goes no faster than 5mph hehehe
The kids all seem to like to ride my ride!! lol
and Kevin i can give ya all the weight u want!! lol
I cANT SEEM TO LOSE!!!!!!!!!!! I JUST KEEP GAINING grrrrrr
anyhow u guys look great and im glad u r slowy feeling better hugs
Tip

Kristin said...

Love it! Enjoy 'em, two wheeled fun is the best!

Neal

Al, Wendy, Max, and Lil said...

Way cool!

Kari said...

That's awesome! Happy Birthday Barbie! Love the picture! I agree with Neal, two wheeled fun IS the best!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kevin, I missed you at the support potluck. I hope you are feeling well and enjoying life. I've been feeling great and enjoying the sunshine. Hopefully I will see you at the next support group, have a wonderful day. Love , Matt

Dana Nanigian said...

you guys look really cool

Chris Fitzsimmons said...

Kevin,
I don't know if you remember me..we met at one of the Northern California Support Group meetings..we missed you at the meeting last Saturday but Dena directed us to your blog and I'm glad she did...it's wonderful of you to share your thoughts and journey...I am thinking of you and rooting all the way...no one can know what goes through your mind but as a fellow survivor I have a tiny idea....
Eat lots, hug lots and stay in the moment!
Chris Fitzsimmons

Chris Fitzsimmons said...

Kevin,
I don't know if you remember me...we met at one of the support group meetings...my name is Chris Fitzsimmons and I have AL Amyloidosis of the cardiac variety. We missed you at the meeting last Saturday but Dena directed us to your blog...I'm so glad to be able to read of your journey and I want you to know that I am with you in spirit and rooting for you all the way....no one can really know what is going through your mind but as a fellow amy patient, I think I have a little clue...you are blessed!
Eat lots, stay in the moment and hug!
Christine Fitzsimmons
Dx 10/04 BUMC
Tx 1/05 BUMC

Aunt Renie said...

What a joyous gift of future fun & happy memories! I salute the wise choice of the saint.

Ken said...

Hey, now you're a biker like me! Size doesn't matter, 2 wheel freedom feels just as good be it scooter or cruiser.