Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Praise Report!

Several months ago, I shared that my dear father-in-law was diagnosed as being in the early stages of Alzheimer's Disease. He recently had some additional tests done, and it turns out that the original diagnosis was wrong! We are elated! With a few brain-building exercises, he will be just fine. Praise the Lord! Thank you all for your prayers.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Vacation Pics - Finally! (part 1)

Finally - here are some pics from our trip to Canada! Sorry it took so long!

We had a wonderful vacation, despite the weather being cold (low to mid 60's!) and rainy almost the entire week! Obviously, I snapped a bazillion pics on the one sunny, warm day we had.

Despite the rain, it was so much fun simply to be together. We played a lot of games like Mexican Train Dominoes and Rook. In Rook, I usually end up playing on a team with my nephew, who has a habit of taking the bid with absolutely nothing in his hand. Somehow, he always wins!

It is amazing how well Hubby's family gets along, even in close quarters. They always treat one another with so much respect. I enjoy being a part of them!

We took many cold rides on the fishing boat. Pete and Drama Queen had a ball, but Screech got so tired due to her erratic and poor sleeping during the trip. During one meltdown I said, "Aw, honey, what's the matter?" Screech bawled, "I need new batteries!!!"

She had her precious moments as well. It was overcast most of the time, but one day as we were returning to the dock some streams of sunlight burst through a break in the clouds. Screech exclaimed, "Look, Mommy! A window!"

Screech and Pete absolutely loved being with their extended family. Princess and Drama Queen are only 2 years apart and get along beautifully. Pete loved wrestling with and being tickled by Uncle D.

More pics to come soon! I look forward to sharing about how I drove all the way from Georgia to Milwaukee (and back!) with the three kids by myself!

They. Were. Angels. (Really!)