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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Confirmation

Saturday was Hans Confirmation - we are SO proud!  He studied so hard, and was always willing to do his community service.  And the best part was having Josh as his sponsor.  Watching them study together and talk about their faith was really amazing and special for Cody and I.  My parents came into town for the event which was fabulous as always, but they had to leave today.  (How's the book, Dad?)  Here are some of the pictures from this remarkable weekend...



  

 



    These last pictures are of the 'headband' game mom had us play.  You put a picture in the headband, and then ask questions to figure out what it is while the timer is running.  Rather challenging - I think I'll stick with Apples to Apples!  But we had fun playing it, that's for sure!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

At the hospital

Cody had his surgery yesterday for the kidneystones.  It went really well, thanks to our AWESOME Doctor Volfson, and of course God (thank You)!  He was home by about 1:00 in the afternoon, and has a stent in place, but he says he hardly feels that, and it's nothing compared to the other suffering he was experiencing.  He stayed home from work today; we'll see if he's ready tomorrow.  The doctor was able to laser everything - even the stone in his kidney, so he really should be all clear.


The kids are doing all right.  Josh had his first unofficial Martial Arts Club meeting yesterday, and is very excited.  He's also getting registered for Summer I and Fall classes, so he's staying on top of his academics as well.  Bethany had her first LAX game, and played goalie the second half.  She was GREAT!  She stopped about 65% of all the shots, and the other team really knew how to pass the ball. Hans is hanging in there; he has his Student Council meetings Tuesdays before school, and we are going to Chess Club locally most Monday nights.  Most of the men are older...  but Hans hangs in there and enjoys it.  (He's become sort of a favorite around there - they like seeing someone so young learning Chess, and he gets a little spoiled since they bring treats!)  Here's some video and pics.

Love to all...  (And thanks for the prayers!!!)

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Hanging out...

Bethany's friend Tim came over this evening and hung out with her and Hans. It's so exciting to see them making such good friends here; we never even knew this many children in NC!
As for the kitchen, it's looking good - I have the first rough framed wall in place! It just needs a header over the rough opening and it will be done!  More pics to come!

Quick update...

So yesterday my kitchen finally got underway. Here are some pics from the end of the day!  Also, Cody had a kidney stone that he's still struggling with. But he was released from the hospital Monday, and we have been taking really good care of him. God bless Percocet!