Sunday, April 26, 2009

Weekend Away

This weekend we went to Oklahoma City for the annual memorial marathon. Greg was running the marathon relay with a group from JBU. He will post more about that at his blog I'm sure. But after all the activity of the weekend I just wanted to share what Leesi looked like in the car on the way home...

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I would have gotten just a picture of her sleeping or at least a close up on the video, cuz it was so darn cute. But the battery ran out right then. So anyway, all that to say, we had a great weekend and now we're all pretty tired.

A couple more highlights: seeing our friends from college Sonny and Kristal and their family who now live in Oklahoma city. And once again a fun swim in the hotel pool...

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Laughter

Elisa has started laughing this really funny (almost fake) laugh lately. It's so amusing for me and Greg. Here's a video of Greg blowing bubbles for her yesterday.


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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Memories

Well, there are no adorable pictures of Elisa in a little Easter dress this year. There are no smiling shots of family gathered around a big ham dinner. There was no Easter basket, no Easter eggs, no Easter jelly beans. These things may have been... they may be another year... but this year instead we had... THE STOMACH FLU!

It all started last Tuesday morning. Elisa was eating breakfast happily when all of a sudden everything started coming back up. She vomited and vomited... but then went on with the rest of her day quite happily. She had a small amount of diarrhea, and then threw up again sometime that night in her bed. She didn't really seem that sick, she slept slightly more, but other than that seemed quite happy. Thursday morning it was my turn, I started throwing up and thought that it was just normal pregnancy... but it soon became clear that it was something more. I couldn't keep anything down, including water, all day. Around 10:00 that night Greg made the trip to Tulsa to pick up his mom and gramma from the airport. I felt bad that they were flying into a "sick house," but at that point it was too late to do anything but hope that I would feel better and pray that they wouldn't get sick. Well, I did gradually start to feel better... but Greg, Wanda, and Gramma all ended up sick last night/this morning. What a terrible present to give your guests to take home with them. Anyway, our Easter was subdued to say the least. Everyone napped all morning. And then we drove to the airport this afternoon. Yech! Traveling sick....

Well, Happy Easter! Christ is still risen. The good news is still good, no matter how I feel.

Wanda and Gramma... all I can say is I'm so sorry. Hopefully you'll both feel better in no time. And we'll always have the memories of this Easter.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

A Visit from the Brewsters

Our friends Jed and Melissa and their three kids stayed with us this last weekend. They have been on a cross-country road trip in their Volkswagon camper van for the last three months and plan on getting back home (Vancouver, WA) in another month and a half.

Can you imagine doing that with three kids?!?

Why are they doing this, you might ask? They are visiting friends and family and raising support to go to India as missionaries. They are going to be living in Mumbai, India and working with a team that ministers to the people in the slums there. (Did you know that there are 12 million people living in the slums of Mumbai? - the equivalent of the population of New York City). Anyway, to learn more about the Brewsters and their ministry check out their website.

We had a really fun time being with all of them. This is a picture that Greg also posted on his blog, but it is definitely my favorite, so I can't help but post it again...