Monday, December 31, 2007

The Best Christmas Present EVER!!!

I got to go ice skating with my sister Jessica! It really was one of those glorious moments that one only gets to experience a few precious times in one's life. I did my best to soak it all in. It has been over seven years since I have been able to ice skate. Ice skating was one of my most favorite things to do in life before my back would no longer allow it. I began skating at the age of two on our pond in the winter when it would be kind enough to freeze over enough to bear our weight. Anyhow, this was such an amazing moment, I still cannot believe my blessed self. Thank You Jesus!
Here is Jessica skating up a storm, skating backwards and twirling!

And here we are...I'm actually tearing up because I was so rapturously happy to be DOING one of my most favorite things!
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Thursday, December 06, 2007

Seriously, you HAVE to see this pic!

Mokee made some new soon as tigers and lions come on the screen, he's glued...he kept putting his paw up to touch their faces and make friends...Isn't he cute?

I know that I already posted this, but I got the feeling that you might have missed it! : ) We can't have that now, can we!?!

For all of my friends, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

It is our prayer that you and your families enjoy a Christmas filled with peace and joy, and a New Year's full of blessings that will find their way into your lives all through out the year to come. Merry Christmas and a Happy and Blessed New Year!

Again, I apologize for taking such long pauses between posts. Things are still crazy with my Uncle in WA and I have been co-ordinating via phone calls for days now. Please pray, he's not doing well right now and he needs to get into an in patient treatment facility...everything is ready and available, now he has to make the choice to live.

Otherwise, we are great! We have been absolutely LOVING the snow! We got about 12 to 14 inches last Saturday alone, and we are expecting another dump of snow tomorrow, and the forecast says it's going to keep up all week long! : ) (I am aware that I over use exclamation points, but that's just how excited I am about it all!) : ) Christmas is at our house this year, and it's going to be a quiet affair with Jessica and Rob, Mom and Dad, Ari and me. Mom and Dad are bringing us a tree on Christmas Eve from their property! I think that is so cool! Plus, we all get to decorate together as a fam...I am really looking forward to having a low-key Christmas with several of my most favorite people in the world.

Can you guys believe that it's almost 2008? I am sort of in shock over how quickly time seems to go the older I get. People used to tell me about the time phenom when I was younger and I blew it off, as if to say, "that will never happen to me." Ha! Now I'm the old person saying, "I remember when I used to change your diapers" to poor teenagers, okay, college students! : ) I'm telling you, getting old is not for the faint of heart! Strange things begin to happen. Don't get me wrong, I know I'm not that old, it's just sort of sinking in that I am in my thirties for real now. : )

Lots of love, peace, joy and blessings,

Ari and Kristen
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