Friday, February 27, 2009


We had a fantastic Christmas this year. This was the first year in our married life where Shad didn't have nasty finals right before Christmas, & it was wonderful! We stayed in Houston & spent a lot of time with our Hanis family, including Aunt Carrie who flew in from Boston to see us. Hailey & Zach were at the perfect age where everything was completely magical to them, & consequently it was a lot of fun for Shad & me as well. Not only were they excited about Santa Claus, but they are starting to understand the real reason that we celebrate Christmas--Jesus Christ. It is very sweet to watch their testimonies growing.


Wow, I can't believe that I haven't updated my blog for so long. But, yes, we are still alive & well. Here are some of the highlights from the last several months.
For Thanksgiving, we went to visit Grandpa & Grandma Nebeker in Spokane. We had a wonderful visit with them. Marcole & Tyler made it home too, so it was quite a party.

Despite Mom being so sick (and half unconscious) the whole week, she still put on a beautiful dinner with all of the trimmings.

The highlight of the trip was all of the snow we got to see. The kids (and that includes Shad) were pretty excited to be in the snow. We took a drive up to Mount Spokane to see the snow, but the next day it started snowing in the valley--enough to make a nice big snowman.