Tuesday, August 3, 2010


I’m not sure where the summer went, but I know for the Yllescas girls it has FLOWN by! Although Julia said she’s “bored” and ready for school to start, we actually did quite a bit this summer! We finally got our boat back out in the water. As much work as a boat is to have, it’s all worth it when we get out in the water. We sure missed the fun we’ve had on the boat. I wasn’t sure how Eva would be on the boat since the last time she was on it, she was only 4 months old. But, she is so calm and relaxed on it! I couldn’t believe it! She sits there and watches as we tube and will get out and play in the sand with all her water toys. This summer, Julia really has gotten brave and is tubing by herself. Before, she was unsure and wanted us to go slow but this past weekend when we went out, she was by herself and kept telling us to go faster! J I haven’t been able to get my wakeboard out this year yet because I’m trying to refamiliarize myself with the boat, but hopefully next year, I’ll get up and “running” again. Exciting news is that Julia finally lost her first tooth a few weeks ago! She is almost 9 so it was quite exciting! I guess this is what happens when you don’t get a tooth until you’re almost 15 months old! Then today, she lost another one! If she’s not careful, she’ll have to eat baby food! Lol We’ve also been busy building a deck in my backyard. It’s almost finished and we absolutely LOVE it! We spend a lot of time outside and this is a great addition for us. One of our biggest perks this summer was we were able to go to Disneyland a couple of weeks ago. This was courtesy of a group called Brat Pack 11. They made all the arrangements and paid for our trip. I was able to have my mom come along and help me with the girls. All of us had an absolutely AMAZING time!!! So, thank you again Brat Pack 11!! Now we’re just trying to scurry around and finish 4-H projects. The fair starts this upcoming weekend and hopefully all the projects will be ready to go. Julia is showing her dog in the fair. This has definitely been a learning experience for both her and D’ogie! Regardless of the outcome, at least D’ogie will have learned some commands and Julia will have learned that it takes a lot of persistant work to train a dog!! J I hope you all have had a great summer. Hopefully it won’t be 3 months before I update again!!! J


Heather said...

Dena! So glad to see you back on here. I miss your updates. You and the girls look great and it sounds like your summer has been full of fun and adventure. I continue to pray for you and your family and think of you often. So proud of you for getting the boat out again. Look forward to future posts. God Bless!

Heather in Helena

Nancy said...

cute header! Thanks for the update- always good to hear what you are up to!

Lots of love,

Dion said...

Yllescas Family
Not a day goes by that I do not think of Rob. I have followed your healing over the months and truly believe Rob protects you everyday. Although my first meeting with Rob was as his initial treating Surgeon at FOB Bostick, it was abundantly clear the impact he had made on everyones life he touched. It continues today as I follow your progress in life. Although Rob's death is a constant reminder of our own vulnerability, you and your family bring us all hope and inspiration.

Thank You

Cari Morgan said...

Dena - You and the girls look great! I can't believe Julia just lost her first tooth. Eva looks like a doll. So glad you updated your blog - we think of you all the time.

The Morgan Family

goodyrl said...

Thank you for the update. Glad your summer went well and you got to go to Disneyland. Take care. B