Friday, November 27, 2009

The last few weeks in pictures

It was beautiful out so we went sledding with friends a few times. Molly's sled has a buckle and holds her in and for the most part she really likes it EXCEPT when we go down the hill and the snow flies in her face - then not so much a fan. We love sledding and can't wait to show Jon all the fun new hills we have found out about this year!

Since we are a winter wonderland I figured we could pull out Molly's winter dress. The dress was pretty cute on the hanger and I think it looks even better on Molly. Don't worry - for now Molly is adventurous AND still likes to wear tights with ruffles on the butt. I am sure one day one of those will go away I just wonder which one will first - my beat is the ruffles.

And then the last 3 days of our life have been sad. We have now made 3 trips to the ER. The first one we found out she has pneumonia and possibly the flu. A few hours after we left her temp went to 105.5 so we were back and got a 4th medicine. After one day on all our new meds last night at 10pm she started throwing up and her temp wouldn't come below 103 so back to the ER. We are back home and hoping that today there will be no more crazy temps or anything. She doesn't look this miserable now - the above picture was our First Thanksgiving shot.

Update from Jon:
They have had a few soldiers come to accept Jesus as their savior and Jon got to baptize one.
My thoughts on what he has told me:
*He understands how the Israelites in the Bible could forget that manna from heaven was a blessing. The same food over and over for a year while it is provision gets very old
*All in all he says being at war is a lot like Groundhog Day - most every day is the same with nothing crazy and then there are a few days throw in there where major catastrophes happen and you have to be ready to be there and show the love of God in terrible circumstances.
*While at war you sometimes do things you wouldn't do at home just to do something different. He has learned that non-dairy creamer is extremely flammable and this brought a smile to his face!
*It is the little things that make a difference - a package from friends or a letter from kids and of course a few good snacks.

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