A couple months ago, Erik told us that it was getting to hard to travel with Katie, so they wouldn't be going to Texas for christmas, like they usually do. after some discussion about whether to join him in colorado, we decided to make our usual Texas trip. Since Josh wasn't there either, that left me & heidi & our families. It was sad to not see *everyone*, but the nice thing about having fewer people is that you get to spend more time with the few who are there.
anyway.... some highlights from our trip:
saturday, chris went motorcycle riding with Dad, & the kids & i hung out w/mom & decorated cookies.
sunday, spent the day with Glenna & chad. so fun to see them again! :)
Sunday night, had a birthday party for Evy. She's two now!
we broke our usual christmas tradition, & got mexican food to go along w/the traditional hamburgers & french fries.our tree was sad because there were so few presents under it. we were done by 8 (which never happens), but we had lots of fun anyway.
Gideon got a new suit. loved this photo, 'cause he looks like a business man. :)
Friday, packed up our things & got ready to celebrate Heidi's graduation from college. Just before the celebration began, we got the news that Katie died. :( had a bittersweet celebration for heidi.
Katie's service was beauitful. the thing that touched me most was to see how many people were touched by this one little life.
Flew home tuesday, & have been recovering ever since. :)
during all my flying time, i read Quiet Talks on Prayer by S.D. Gordon. Wonderful book! will be adding it to my "must read" list.
for those of you who were worried about Gideon, he had a high (105) fever all weekend. when i got home on mon. night, we laid hands on him & prayed & gave him some tylenol. Tues. morning, he woke up & was fine. Chloe & Evelyn got slight fevers, but they're fine now, too. Thank you, Jesus!
Happy new year, everyone!
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