June 11, 2007, 10:00 PM PDT, Monday

Many, many thanks to all of you who took care of all of us this past week.Uncle Eric, Aunt Cindy, Mitchel, Harrison, and Cassidy who, at a moment's notice took Noah and Nicholaus on Tuesday and drove them to Sacramento on Wednesday. To Aunt Boom, Uncle Matt, Colin, and Aiden watched over them on Wednesday and Thursday, and to Uncle Peter, Aunt Lori, Alaina (who gave up her bed for Dianne), and Evan who warmly welcomed Dianne into their home for two nights. To cousins Brendan, Christy, Connor, Braden, and Ian who accepted the tag for Noah, Nicholaus, and Dianne on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights and took Kevin and the boys to the airshow. To the many who brought dinners to the hospital, shared toys, bought clothes, and found toothbrushes, and tracked down vitamins. To Sarah who flew in and stayed with Mary in the hospital for four long nights.You are a great family. Thanks, from the bottom of my heart.You are as critical as the doctors in the success of this surgery.