Monday, August 28, 2006

Baby Haven Faith

Last month, we ran into Ruth and Steve Sauers and their baby Haven when we were at the mall in Green Bay after Kim's wedding. We decided to go out to eat with them at Noodles and Company. My sister Brianne and brother Colton were with us as well.

Brianne held Haven after she was done eating so Ruth could eat. Here are some pictures of the cute Baby Haven Faith.

Haven was getting hungry so mommy tried to appease here with a cup! It was SO funny! We were all laughing so hard!!

The Sauers moved down to Milwaukee a few weeks ago. We sure miss them! We got married the same summer and we lived in the same apartment building for almost 3 years. We miss you guys but are looking forward to our visits to Milwaukee!

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Goodbye, Patchie.

On Tuesday night, my childhood kitty, Patches, found her final resting place in her most favorite place, our garden, under the cat mint. Patches was 17 1/2 years old. She had a good life! We will miss her. Thank you, Mom, for taking care of her since I got married.

Here is where Patchie spent most of her time; in the garden.

I got Patches when I was 8 years old. I remember picking her out of the litter of kittens and going to the store to buy her necesseties. I picked out quite the combination of her collar and leash: yellow collar with rhinestones and a bell, and a green and white leash. Good thing she didn't care! She had 3 kittens when she was pretty young; that was fun!

My sister Brianne and Patchie

Good-bye Patchie, I love you and will miss you!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Kim's Wedding and Visit with Brianne & Colton

I am a little behind in posting, mostly due to the fact of my last post and then we went on a family vacation with the Frey side of the family. We had a great time down in IL with everyone. Thanks Heather and Kevin for opening up your home to us; we had a GREAT Time! I will post pictures of our vacation later.

My little brother Colton flew up to Iron Mountain on Sunday, July 23, to attend Northland's soccer camp. He had a great week, even though it was REALLY hot!!

Saturday, July 26, Kim Yager and Ken Courts got married. My sister, Brianne, was a bridesmaid, so we gathered Colton up from camp and headed down to Green Bay for the wedding. That was the last time Heston & I will see Brianne before she leaves for Africa in a few weeks. She was exhausted since she has been counseling at Woodland's camp in Georgia all summer. Anyways, the wedding was beautiful and it was so good to see Brianne.

Colton, Brianne & Kelli after the wedding

My hubby and me

Colton stayed with us for a few extra days and praise the Lord that he was with me when we had to take Heston to the emergency room with his concussion and broken neck. It was nice to have him there to help and also to help me keep my mind off everything.

Kelli, Bri & Colton

Sisters - I will miss you, Bri!!

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Our 3rd Wedding Anniversary

Three years ago today, I married my best friend. I am so very thankful for my husband! In our few short years of marriage, we have been through alot, but we can still find joy in each other and most of all in our God.

This anniversary was reminiscent of the week before our weddding. 3 years ago when Heston was traveling to CO for our wedding, I got paged over the intercom at the airport telling me to pick up a white courtesy telephone. I called and they said Heston was very ill and they were not going to let him off of the plane. I went to the emergency room at the airport and waited for him. He looked horrible! They were finally going to let him go and they checked his heart rate/blood pressure one more time...then frantcially said they could not release him and whisked him off in an ambulance!!! I found my car and followed him to the hospital. He spent the night in the hospital and had several follow up appointments up until the day before our wedding.

The day of the wedding, I pulled up to the wedding site and saw ambulances, fire trucks, and police cars!! I was freaking out! It turns out that my hero of a husband was trying to resuciate a man who had fallen in the lake at the wedding site!!

Well, this is how this anniversary is reminiscent of that day. My husband has been in the hospital for 2 days due to a broken bone in his neck. This was a result of 2 incidents, one Friday night with a soccer ball and the other on Monday with a golf cart. He blacked out on Friday and then had short term memory loss on Monday. The Lord protected him! Thankfully he is not in any more pain than he is. I am also thankful for the VA hospital. If not for that, we could not afford to pay for Heston's health care due to his upcoming back surgery and the care of his kidney disease.

The Lord continues to provide for our needs. We are looking forward to picking up Heston's parents tonight at Iron Mountain Airport!

p.s. I will post pictures later! Dial up is not the frined of pictures!!