Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Fun in the Sun

Nick typing...

I just got back from an awesome trip to Dana Point, California with my sisters and mom. It was not only to get out of the house, but Utah as well. I love California and was glad we were able to go. We had to delay the trip a day longer because my blood count was too low, but luckily it was high enough the next day to go. I had to wear a mask at the airport and on the plane just to be safe, even though I hate wearing it.

We stayed at the Marriot which was right next to the ocean.. It was pretty nice! The weather couldn't have been nicer either, so we were constanly at the beach or sitting by the pool. I liked watching the surfers, and decided as soon as I am healthy again and have my port out, I would like to try surfing. I was a little bummed that I could only get my feet wet but knew I didnt have the strength to surf or swim anyways so it wasn't too bad. I read a lot of Harry Potter on the beach and by the pool while we were there. It was very relaxing.

The food was very good at the hotel and I tried to eat a banana split every night to put some weight on my skinny body. However, the last couple of days I had some mouth sores so I was not able to eat too well, and on the last day I had a small fever and didn't feel to well. So we got an earlier flight and left California around 1 instead of 5.

I think after college I wouldn't mind moving out to California and living there. It is a very nice place and I love the ocean. I hope to start college this January and the University of Utah and take a few classes. I am excited for what is coming and cannot wait. This month I may have surgery (which I think is a good sign for it will mean they don't see any activity), I will visit Newport Beach in the end of October, my mom also has 10 tickets front row, center ice, for the Utah Grizzlies game supporting Breast Cancer, and then last but not least I should be in remission sometime in October. CROSS OUR FINGERS

Kelsey & Carly got creamed! I think its WAY funny!


Jessica Ulvin said...

Hi Nick,
I am glad you were able to make it out to Ca! You know, there is a really good college near Dana Point, UC Irvine, that you could go to. Just a thought =)
Thanks for keeping the blog posted!
Love you!

Chris Ulvin said...

Hang Ten Nick
Great news about your vacation - Water, sand, and sun are medicine for the soul so I'm thankful you got to travel and enjoy them with your family. I think California weather is even better in October so I'll keep my fingers crossed in prayer that you get to return then - with cancer in remission. Thank you for posting the pictures too - a smiling face is worth a thousand blogspot words. You made my day Nick - love you lots, aunt Chris

Jennie said...

Hiya Nick - Great pics and great times sounds like in California. Glad you got to make the trip. Was nice seeing you today if only for a short time. So, instead of being a Utah Dude you wan't to become a surfing California Dude! I didn't know cowboys could surf!! Way to go Nick - keep feeling better and doing fun things. It puts a smile on everyone's face. Love You - Jennie xx

Beci said...

Hi Nick, Kelsey and Carly!

I am so glad you got to go on this wonderful all deserve it so much! You all look wonderful -- Carly and Kelsey, you are both so beautiful and have grown so much.

My thoughts and prayers are still with you all everyday....Beci :)

Chris Ulvin said...

Dear Nick - May the sun that God placed in the sky on the fourth day shine on your face as you drive to Huntsman Center. May the moon God placed in the night to guide our journeys lead you to a third and final remission from cancer. Amen.
Love, aunt Chris