Monday, August 4, 2008
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Saturday, August 2, 2008
The boys and I had the tremendous privilege of going to Knott's Berry Farm with Andrea, Ethan and Emily Larue. We had so much fun. My boys are telling everyone that this was their favorite day of summer (they keep asking when we are going again...)! It was a hot, fun-filled day. Thanks Larue's for a wonderful day full of smiles and memories we will cherish forever...we love you!
Posted by GIST FAMILY at 9:29 PM
Friday, August 1, 2008
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Well...some people house-sit...we dog-sit. We were asked if we would be interested in watching our pastor's twin daughters dog for 2 weeks. Travis didn't hesitate one bit because he knew it was a boxer! We brought Gracie home from church the very next morning. Okay so she is not totally house trained... We managed though. Maci on the other hand was in heaven!! She was loving every minute of every day!! It sure was fun watching them run around and play. We had Gracie for 2 weeks and literally the next day after she went home we got my parents German Short-haired Pointer, Abby. They went to Chicago for 2 weeks to visit Kirk, Ami and the kids (my brother and his family...oh do we miss them tons!!!). Now...Abby is completely house trained. Maci absolutely adores Abby...I think she was the first dog Maci was ever introduced to and she has been nuts about her ever since. She's like that older cousin you really look up to. Maci has "grown on" Abby. It took some time though. I think Maci initially thought Abby was her mom because she was probably 6 weeks when she first met her - she was all over Abby and it really bothered her. This pretty much happened every time they were together. It is much better now that Maci is getting older and bigger. Well, Abby went home last Sunday and we get her back again this Monday. This second time was not planned at all. My mom is going up to Washington to help take care of her sister who is having extensive surgery tomorrow (Friday, August 1st) for rectal cancer. We would covet your prayers...that our Great Physician would guide the surgeons and anesthesiologists and that my aunt would recover quickly and with no complications, bleeding or infections. She will be in the hospital for 5-6 days. Her recovery period is pretty long too so pray for comfort and endurance. They believe that she is in the hands of a Great and Mighty God and that He is working in them and through them for His glory.
Posted by GIST FAMILY at 9:23 PM
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
We went to "the cove" in Ventura with some friends from Bible Study. Tatum boogie boarded for the first time and was a natural at it. The kids played in the water, sand, on the rocks, zip-line and the pirate ship...all day long. I so enjoy watching my kids when they are having such a good time playing with their friends. Time really does fly when you're having fun...we didn't leave until late so we all grabbed a bite to eat on the way home. It truly is a blessing to have such special friends through our church and Bible Study...these will be forever cherished memories and friends. I couldn't ask for better friends...thank you!!
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Wednesday, July 9, 2008
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