Thursday, November 11, 2010

I'm still here....

I'm still here and have several things to share. I just haven't been able to get myself to sit and do it, because of a few things going on lately.
For one, a precious family in our church was watching their beloved mother/wife fight her last days of a battle with stomach cancer. She was diagnosed in April and it was evident, these last couple of weeks, would be her last. They amazed me, as they were such an example of trusting God through this. They mourned the loss of the many plans they had shared, but recognized that the Lord ordained this long ago. She went to be with her Lord on Monday afternoon and her Memorial Service will be this Saturday at the Master's College. They are expecting as many as 1000 people, because of how many lives she touched. I  feel privileged to have known her, even just a little bit.
On a much more trivial note....I got sick again a few days ago and have spent the better part of the last few days in bed. So...there you have it. I have been here but have been pre-occupied. I do have things to share (for those of you that care). I will be back soon! :)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Halloween 2010

 Halloween was fun again. We have a tradition of going down to the Hartungs' house and trick-or-treating with a huge group of people. The kids had a good time dressing up and being with their good friends!

 Kip, from Napoleon Dynamite

Some sort of wizard?

 Jack Sparrow

Princess Tiana, from Princess and the Frog

Our sweet little monkey

Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy 14th!

I had to do a quick post in honor of my oldest child. Jeremy is 14 years old today and I do not know where the years have gone. I can remember the moment I knew I was in labor with seems like such a short time ago. He has richly blessed our lives. He is smart, funny, caring, helpful, competitive, strong, self-motivated.....I could go on and on. Every child brings challenges, but the blessings FAR outweigh them. We are excited to see the man he will become. I love him so much and am so thankful that he is our oldest. Looking forward to see what the year ahead brings!