Saturday, October 17, 2009

Carving, Cousins, Canoes, and Caleb

We have been carving pumpkins like crazy around here!  We went to the pumpkin patch last week and each chose a pumpkin that suited us.  We carved one a night and finished up on Wednesday.  Each one is very unique, and Caleb even had the grand idea of using my broken stem as my pumpkins funky nose!  They all turned out great!  Owen and Sara are spending the night tonight and we bought three small pumpkins for them to carve.  Can you believe they've never carved pumpkins before???  They thoroughly enjoyed themselves and even found the toasted seeds as tasty as Caleb and I have! 

As most of you know, my cousin's son Jacob (almost exactly Caleb's age) is battling a brain tumor.  After one big surgery to remove part of the tumor and multiple smaller surgeries, Jacob will have the second surgery to hopefully remove the rest of the tumor in the beginning of November.  My cousin, his wife, and their other two children (one being a newborn!) have just gotten an apartment to stay in after being at the Ronald McDonald House in Seattle for quite sometime.  Please pray for this brave little boy and his family!

It has been raining for three days straight here with virtually no stopping.  I'm starting to feel a tad bit like Noah's wife and am wondering if we will need to take a canoe to church tomorrow!  It has made for a rather dreary long weekend, and several of our plans were foiled.  However, the recent turn of events has kept my mind off of the weather.

Which leads me to my next C:  Caleb.  Without going into a ton of detail, Caleb is going to be going to Hopkins for some medical tests.  It's hard because he feels absolutely fine and is hating all of this poking, prodding, and invading his personal space, but he is having a few issues that need to be taken care of.  I spent the better part of yesterday on the phone with our pediatrician, Hopkins scheduling, and concerned family members.  No matter what the doctors choose to do, I can pretty much assure you that none of them will be pleasant. Please pray for my sweet boy because I hate to see him miserable.  While Caleb's situation is nowhere near as severe as Jacob's, I have a new appreciation for what my cousin is going through!

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