Curtis, Natalie, Reuben & Kaylie

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Ice Storm!!

We had a big ice storm last week, so I decided to take a few pictures :)

The funny thing about this is that now we are having a huge snow storm! It has been snowing for to days and we are supposed to have another storm tomorrow!! Looks like we will have a white Christmas this year!:)

Some cute Pictures of Kaylie

Such a busy girl!! She is starting to get into everything :)
Kaylie love playing in the tub!

Kaylie is still not walking yet, she has been standing on her own for a few months now. Any day now she should be walking!:)

More pictures of the kids :)

Natalie and Reuben love their little sister!!

Cracker the horse!

We were given a pony a few months ago. He is only about 9 months old, but is very sweet and the kids love him. Here are a few pictures of Cracker :)

It has been a while!

Well It has been a while since we have update here! Things have been just a little crazy here (which most of you know) So it is about time for some pictures!!

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Feeling Better!

It has been quite busy here, lots of people coming and going. We are getting a bit more organized. The kids love it here! They ride bikes every day, and we get to go on walks in the woods, break down beaver dams :) Lots of fun.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Brain Tumor

After months of very bad headaches that kept getting more and more frequent, we went the the doctor who scheduled Joanna for a CAT scan on Sept 9 to rule out anything in her head. On Sept 11 we found out that Joanna had a brain tumor the size of an orange in the left side of head. This is the part of the brain that controls language and motor function on the right side of the body. That afternoon we checked into the hospital in Halifax. Eight days later, Sept 19, it took the surgeons almost 8 hours to get about 90% of it out. They told us they go slow and don't look at the clock:) The distinction between tumor and brain was not well defined, and the tumor had grown into some of the surrounding brain which is why they couldn't get it all. Fortunately their was no brain function within the tumor, that would have been much worse. She came through surgery very well, with no memory loss, and only slight weakness on the right side. She was awake for most of the surgery so the surgeons could check brain function well they worked. They said she did very well answering questions during and after surgery. The initial result from pathology showed a less aggressive kind of tumor, however, the final results will take a few weeks to come in, so we cannot say for sure that it is all benign.
Since the beginning we have been encouraged and comforted with the knowledge that hundreds of people are praying for us all over the world. Our loving heavenly Father was well aware of Joanna's tumor, and we saw His hand of control on the whole thing. God used this in our lives to help us realize that He holds our lives in His hands, and He has us here for His purpose! We still don't know what tomorrow will bring, but we trust God for today! A big thank you to all of you who prayed, emailed, called, visited, and sent food & gifts it was a big encouragement to us! Continue to pray for Joanna's recovery from the surgery, and pray that the tumor was benign and requires no further treatment.
In His Care
Curtis, Joanna, Natalie, Reuben and Kaylie

Monday, August 25, 2008

Kaylie w/ Grandma and Aunty Leah

Kaylie misses her Grandma and Aunty Leah

Mt. Washington

We took a trip to Mt Washington w/ mom and dad. It was a lot of fun :) We also went shopping in the white mountains:) 

Summer in NH

Alice, Natalie and Reuben hiking, the kids loved being out and running, the were all really tired after!
Swimming at Grandpa and grandmas :)

I thought it was pretty cute the kids playing on the bike
Flowers in moms garden

Grandpa and Grandma had tons of berries at the farm, we had lots of fun playing w/ the puppies, picking berries and hiking! 

Monday, July 07, 2008

Summer days.........

It has been a while since we have taken pictures!! It has been really busy getting settled in, but fun too! The kids have been enjoying the Scottish terrier puppies :) Kaylie isn't quite sure what she thinks about them :)
Natalie has decided that puppies are a lot of fun :)
We took Natalie and Reuben hiking and there were a ton of blue berries at the top :)

It's hard to see all the berries but the kids where eating them hand over fist!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Flying Home!

A  long,
long flight!
Where's gramma?

The Last Supper

My language teacher, Junior, also hosts a bible study tuesday evenings.  My last night there we had one last churrasco, it was pretty special:)