Today is day 69 as we wait for our LOA. I am so thankful that it has felt like it has gone by quickly until now that is! We will not be setting any LOA records but it sure would be nice to get it soon... like real soon! Please pray with us that our LOA arrives soon! Once it does you will be the first to know!!
I am so thankful for these little DVD players! They make flying with these two a breeze and we even had a moment to visit when they each watched a movie in the evening. NO, I do not plan to buy 2 more. They will have to share with Emma and Ellie come home! Oh my I can see a few squabbles already!
I am thankful for our time with Mark! It was so good to see him. We haven't seen him since January 4th and we all miss him. We went out to eat, shopping and to get ice cream!
We also went to the Aquarium in Denver! It was so much fun! The girls loved seeing him! They were all over him!
Anna was a little scared up there, so close to the stingray floating above her!
I am thankful for Sarah's confidence and learned physical strength. She climbed the tree and almost got to the top!
We cheered her on BUT then she made the mistake of looking down- yikes!
Billy, Matt and Mark
Just as we were about to board the plane home we got a call from Katie. Matt had been in a ski accident in MN. He went off a jump but his ski boots got caught in a tree branch and caused him to flip. He landed on his upper back between his shoulders. He was in a lot of pain and was feeling tingling and numbness down his arms. They immobilized him on the hill and took him to the hospital. He had 4 CAT scans and was finally able to head for home at 11:00 at night. He has a bruised spin, a sprained back and possible concussion and hairline fractures on his shoulder blades. (He had a helmet on - thank you Jesus!)
When we landed we went straight to his place- we knew he was able to move around and but still in a lot of pain. It was so good to see him standing and walking! Our visit brought a smile to his face. We brought him lunch and a few groceries- he decided to stay at his place instead of come home for TLC from his mom-but I understand. I am so grateful to God for being with him and protecting him from a more serious injury.
I am so thankful that Billy stayed at our house and took care of his younger bro Johnny and the doggies! I found evidence that they broke a few unwritten rules. They let our two large hairy golden retrievers run the house! They think we are not good parents to the doggies- oh well. (i am allergic to dogs - i say they doggies are lucky to still be liven here!)
I am so thankful for answered prayers that I have had the privilegde to witness. It is so incredible what our Lord can do- thank you Jesus!