Saturday, December 19, 2009


I must start of by sharing that a family member had a special birthday...


on November 17!!

He was so excited for a week before his birthday, he was bouncing of the walls. The night before his birthday (still bouncing of the walls), he requested breakfast in bed. Breakfast in bed?? Alright, he got breakfast in bed. We sang to him and he opened his presents...all in bed. It was a very special 6th birthday. Joshua wore a 'grown up' smile all day. It was neat to see how much older he 'felt' by turning 6. I guess, my kids are growing up.

Two days before Thanksgiving, I had eye surgery on my left eye. They did a biopsy on my lacrimal gland. It came back as a benign tumor called, hyperplasia. I have been suffering with a swollen 'left eye' (not the singer from the 90's) since October. Here is what I looked like after surgery.

Now, on to happier family events...


Karl with his lovely turkey!! Do you see two turkeys?? We are on our way to John and Carie's to celebrate Thanksgiving with Carie's family and Johns.

The men folk 'PROUD' of their turkeys!!

Brandon and Chase came down from MN to stay with us over break. They are a load of fun!! They got to meet their new cousin, Eric.

Oma and Anna


Karl and I with our proud 'Compadres' (Godparents), Andy and Martha.

We are thankful for being able to borrow Christian's baptism outfit for Eric. Doesn't he look adorable??