Not too much to talk about this week, but a lot of things in the works, so we may have some bigger news in the next few weeks.
This week we took family photos, something we have done around this time every year since Savannah was born (she'll be 2 in less than 2 weeks!). Jason and I were both a little nervous about how the photos would work not that J is in the wheelchair, but everything was surprisingly easy. He's gotten so strong that getting on the floor/ground from his wheelchair (And getting back in it...the real tricky part) has gotten so much easier. Sav ran around like crazy, giving the photographer a run for his money, but we're both beyond happy with how the photos turned out. If you haven't see them yet, check them out at http://www.jamesthomaslong.com/blog/2012/02/24/fremont-san-francisco-bay-area-family-childrens-photographer-session-in-the-park/ This is just a few of them. We saw the rest this morning and they're just as amazing. I'll try to post a few more when we get the digital images.
We've also (finally) made a decision regarding a car....we're keeping our current one! Kinda boring, I know, but we decided that it made the most sense. Jason is comfortable with the height of the Acura and we can fix the few problems I had with it (mainly the space issue...we're going to install roof racks, so we have more space whenever we travel). Both of us were excited about the prospect of having a new car, but I think, at this point in his recovery process, it's better to stick with something that we know works for us. We'll have hand controls installed in the near future, and Jason will be on his way back to driving.
I've begun booking our trip to London for April (work conference for J and, ideally, some dissertation work for me). The hotel that we've stayed at on past trips has wheelchair accessible rooms (no ADA in London, so lots of emails exchanged between me and the hotel determining exactly what they meant by "wheelchair accessible"), and it's in a good location. I'm doing as much work ahead of time determining which places are and are not accessible, so that we're not too surprised when we get there. I know we can't plan for everything, but I certainly do try :)
Hope you are all doing well, and enjoying the early days of spring (here in CA, at least!).
Love you all,