Monday, December 24, 2007
Friday, December 21, 2007
Crazy, but true... they work! They're long in the foot, but they work.
This also demonstrates that I'm not always on the ball enough to keep the boy in cloth diapers. And that's okay! :-)
Monday, December 17, 2007
The older kids were sweet about taking the little girls with them...
Unfortunately, B. was already inside when I got the camera out for pictures, but he had a blast as well.
Thank you, Lord, for the beautiful snow!
Then on Friday, Dec 15, after all the ice had melted, the snow started to fall.
I LOVE snow!!
Here's the bottom step of our front steps... I thought it was cool that the snow came right up to the step.
This shot gives a bit more perspective... and a reminder to rake those leaves before the snow falls!
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Surgery apparently went well today, though Dave's last post was this:
Urgent Prayer Needed
Kate is in the post-op recovery room. We just met with Dr. Forget and he said that she is awake and responsive and can follow simple commands (counting on fingers,etc). However, she is very weak on the left side of her body. This is either do to swelling at the surgical site in her brain which is affecting the adjacent area that controls motor function, or it is due to the aggressiveness of the surgery.
Please pray that it is the former and will improve as the swelling subsides.
Please join us in our prayers for this dear lady of God! See this post for more specific prayer requests.
Sunday, December 09, 2007
Saturday, December 08, 2007
Friday, December 07, 2007
The plan has been to put in a window over the the landing, but window's aren't cheap. Usually. :-) Jonathan found a 32"x66" window at Lowe's - it was a special order window that hadn't worked for the customer for some reason or another. The regular price of the window was $176. It was marked down to $55! Yay for Jonathan the bargain shopper!
So last weekend, he cut open the wall and installed the window. I absolutely LOVE having all that light in the dining room now. When he brought the window in the house, I jumped up and down like a little girl and exclaimed, "Light! Look at all that light!" And it definitely lives up to my expectations.
Notice the clever way I've camouflaged all that light I'm so excited about by taking a picture of the window at night. What a great sense of timing.
Next up... drywall, mud, and paint on that wall!
Thursday, December 06, 2007
As I was struck by the beauty of the rainbow, I tried to imagine what Noah and family must have thought as they saw the first rainbow. As lovely as this one seemed to us, the first rainbow surely put this one to shame. How full of awe that moment must have been! A promise that God would never again destroy the world with a flood. And a reminder of the picture the ark gives us of our own way of escape - the Savior who was born to die to save us from our sins.
A neat thing about God's timing is that the next day, we talked about Noah, the ark, the flood, the picture of the coming Savior, the rainbow, etc, as we got ready to make and put up Wednesday's ornament for our Jesse tree. God is good.
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Monday, December 03, 2007
Recently, testing has shown what looks to be a regrowth of the tumor. My desire to increase the army of prayer warriors praying for Kate and her family has finally resulted in a "blog button" for Kate. Please consider adding Kate's button to your webpage and/or blog.
Here is the html code for the button -
or if you want a wider version -
It is relatively simple to add elements in blogspot, but if you have questions or if you work with a different format, I'll do all I can to help make it work for you.