Wow, it has been a VERY long time since I've blogged. A lot of things have happened since I last wrote, so I guess I'll start with our biggest news. Garry has been healed from celiac disease and food allergies! We are incredibly thankful to our amazing Heavenly Father and feel so humbled by this blessing. It has changed life at our house so very much, making our lives so very much simpler. God had placed Garry's health on several peoples' hearts and they have prayed specifically for him-- we are so thankful for God's amazing healing.
Several weeks ago we were able to enjoy a wonderful Saturday with some friends at their cabin. The boys enjoyed the quad, snowmobiling, sledding, and making a snowman. We felt so privileged that they were able to enjoy that "winter fun"! It was also the first time most of us had driven over an ice road... as long as I didn't think about the reality that we were driving over a frozen lake it was pretty cool!
Kevin, particularly, has been logging as much time as possible on snowmobiles and quads. He's had the opportunity to drive a couple of machines through the generosity of friends-- thanks to you who have made it possible!
Kaleb has taken every opportunity to make snow forts, tunnels, and snowmen. In fact, a couple weeks ago both boys tried their hand at making snow sculptures. He has also made two boats for floating in the drainage ditches-- the first went the way of boats in spring, and the second is on the shelf awaiting its turn.
Today I was invited to a day of scrapbooking! I enjoyed the time with friends, both old and new, and got quite a bit of work done on my album. Another blessing.
There are many things happening in the flight program in the Philippines these days, and Garry has been spending many hours on the phone and on e-mail recently. This is such a different furlough for us with our continued involvement in the flight program. When Garry isn't busy with Philippines stuff he's been changing the engine in a friend's airplane. He's waiting for part to complete that job, so in the meantime he's started to work on building a bathroom for his sister. He's enjoying doing that as well.