• 11/22/2010 Transplant plus 4 yrs plus 77 days!
    We are home from what is Bonnie's third trip to Boston docz since Aug 31 (Transplant anniversary). This week we are celebrating our 22 anniversary. Both of us are busy on the book and with grandparenting. Bonnie's left eye continues to heal the "defects" that probably resulted in an attack of graft-vs-host disease this summer. Her Boston surgeon put a piece a placenta on the cornea and stitched it shut the first week of Sept and again in October. Most of the October stitches have come off, but Bonnie is keeping it well gooped and taped shut in an effort to give it a couple of other weeks of rest to secure the healing. Daniel is the sick one these days with terrible hip pain and now a very bad case of the crud. And still we are happy and doing well. We had a wonderful time with the kiddos at Halloween. Bonnie made Halloween coloring books from their own past Halloween pictures (at They all came to hear Bonnie preach on the 21st; they are getting more and more accustomed to being in church and liking it more. We will be celebrating Thanksgiving at Jen's house with them and the other four grandparents. We loved seeing grandson Jackson and his mom, Dr. Deb in Boston. Jackson is quite the kindergartener and athlete these days. He's quite into playing chess. The book writing is squeezed in between doc and kiddo visits and church activities. We enjoy beautiful sunsets over the ocean every night.

Christmas 2009

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    Welcome to Daniel and Bonnie's 2009 Christmas Album. Here are Bonnie's 140 photos. I'll be adding more from Ron and Jennifer sometime (soon I hope).

Jackson Visit

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    Jackson spent a few hours with us today (January 21st).

Travels 'n Stuff

  • 05-07 Fireworks Bellingham
    Here are pictures of our friends, places we've been, remodeling projects we have done or are engaged in.


  • Aunt Deb holds 10 week Lucas
    Some pictures from Zac and Luc's visit to Boston to see their cousin Jack

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May 21, 2009


Ken Ireland

Praise be! I am sure that I told you both that I had the cataract my my left eye replaced exactly one month ago today that results are nothing short of miracle, thought there were no visiting angels, at least that I could discern. I report that my left eye, always lazy and and blurry, went from 22/90 to 20/25 with no correction of the astigmatism. I see dept where none had been before, The colors are brighter. The kicker is the corrective lens now just makes vision worse, tough I still need them to read and work on the computer.

Today, the final final proof, with 204 corrections, went to the publisher. Date? about 6 weeks to a month before it hits the internet shelves. I am already gearing up for a pre-publication push. I have a website,
but I have not been able to link to paypal so that people can really buy it online. That did seem to come after all the "t"'s were crossed, the "i"'s dotted.

I will pray that the eyes do not become infected. Those little eye drop bottles are easy to lose. I managed to to that but will save that saga for another day. You are definitely more practiced at managing medications than I am, but I have to give myself very high marks: the HIV is virtually inactive in my system and that is of course due to the generation of anti-viral drugs that is available for me. I count that as a real blessing indeed.

Blessings to you both, and the neck, Daniel, oh ouch! Take care of Daniel too,


I am just now reading both your and Bonnie's posts. Oh are you. This so sucks..... Write! betsy


Just checking in to see if anything "up"....Think you two are beginning summer trip west??? Travel Safe and EASY.... love, betsy

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