Sunday, June 22, 2014

We have Returned from the Woods

We have spent the last couple of weeks in the Piney Woods of east Texas with no internet and lots of room to run around.  We have discovered lizards, armadillos, youth camp, water slides (who knew you could break a finger on a water slide?), zip-lining, Blue Bell and watermelon.  Lots of Blue Bell and watermelon. Five of the children practiced their driving skills on country roads.  A sweet local pastor gave us some venison and one child wanted to know if it tasted like moose or bear.  You can take the child out of Alaska, but that Alaska is stuck in there.    We enjoyed the time away to focus on healing and just enjoying the gifts that God has given us in each other.

Sweet baby update:  Elijah only requires oxygen and while sleeping.  He goes for an echocardiogram and cardiologist visit this week and we are hoping to get a surgery date.  The other child hospitalized is doing much better, but will require months of healing.  Here are some shots of what we have been up to.  Thank you for your prayers and notes of encouragement.   Texas is great, but we miss home!

1 comment:

Camp TAKULA said...

Ronnie, we got a card in the mail for Rebecca and I need an address where I can forward it to you. You can email me at

We enjoyed having you and your family here at the camp. We are glad we were able to provide you with a little reprieve from the hospital area.