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Looking Back: Trip To Albuquerque (Part 1)

December 27-28, 2015

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After Christmas was over we headed to Albuquerque, New Mexico to celebrate the holidays  with my parents, sisters, and their families.  We were scheduled to leave on the 26th, but there was a bad storm that caused us to delay one day.  The drive was quite harrowing, as it rained or snowed badly most of the way.  We even had a scary experience of being stranded in a historic snowstorm in Roswell for one night.  We considered turning back to Texas the morning after the snowstorm, but I am so glad we pressed on.  Our visit with my family in Albuquerque was so wonderful and we made memories that will last forever.

After our long and dangerous drive (of which I only took 4 pictures),

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…We arrived in Albuquerque, safe and sound!  We were so happy to see my family, and after unloading and having some lunch, we set off for one of my favorite places- Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm.  This place is so lovely, and we make sure to visit every time we are in New Mexico.

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After that, we went back to Ashley and Daniel’s house for dinner and opening gifts!

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It is very emotional for me to look back on these photos, because it was the day after we returned from this lovely trip that Phoenix’s fever began.  The fever was the beginning of our journey with his diagnosis, so when I look at these pictures, I can’t help but visualize all of the Neuroblastoma brewing in his body.  It is also very therapeutic to see all of these amazing memories, and I know that we will continue to have these kind of experiences in the future…

Stay tuned for Part 2 of our trip to Albuquerque!

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