This past weekend was a busy one! We spent the day with Brandon's half brother, Mike, on Saturday and then drove to Illinois to see his step-grandma, Darlene, on Sunday. My mother-in-law went also and was the first time in a while that she has really gone anywhere since her 4 strokes almost a year ago. Darlene is battling lung cancer in both lungs and doesn't have much family and we visited her for her birthday. This would have been the 3rd time we have seen her in 18 years but she writes us a couple of times per year. You just don't realize what family really means to you and how important they are.