Monday, December 31, 2007


Dear Friends-
May God bless you, provide for you, heal you, and keep you safe in the palm of his hand in 2008.
With much love and gratitude-

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to everyone!

Aaron and I are enjoying our first Christmas in California. Even though we've lived here for almost six years, we've never spent a Christmas here. It does seem strange to be sitting here on Christmas Eve with our sliding door wide open to our little garden--it's 75 degrees outside. Amazing.

I preached yesterday at our church. I talked about different names of Jesus- specifically Emmanuel, which means "God with us." This theme has been in my heart this year, remembering specific times in my life when God has been with me. I was particularly reflecting on last Christmas with Aaron's family just days after Bryan was killed. Bryan's middle name is Emmanuel. Even in the horror and darkness of death, God was and is with us. Always.
Just some thoughts.

We're getting ready for our Christmas Eve service of Nine Lessons and Carols. Then tomorrow we are taking dinner to our friends Abram and Sarah. They are expecting TWINS any day now and are nervous about going anywhere in case something happens! Then we are going to the Logan's house for a bit. It will be a great day!

On the 26th Alice, Rick, Desiree and Daniel are coming. We are so excited to see them!
Our house is all decorated and we have tons of goodies from Aaron's students. So we are ready for our Christmas week.

Have a fantastic Christmas everyone! Thanks for your continuing support. We love you all...

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Quick update

Thanks everyone, for your kind thoughts and words. My caregiver came back on Monday and we were able to work out an agreement with her. So for the time being, we are okay. We are so grateful because we are so busy this month.
Please keep thinking about any tips you may have on our aforementioned predicament. Some of you asked about donations...if you go to the "donate" tab on the website, there are instructions.
Sorry for the briefness of this blog- I just wanted to update you on my caregiver situation.
Thanks for your constant support!
Love, Kari