"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
--Jeremiah 29:11

Friday, December 30, 2011

End of Year Update

With 2011 coming to a close I thought I'd take a moment to fill you in on our dear Connie and the rest of the family. He's healthy as of this moment (actually the healthiest in the family---half the others have strep!) and has been having a pretty good run. He was just prescribed glasses again... he had them for a brief time when he was very young. He looks just dashing in them. He knows he can take them off at night and if he's napping so he asks for a nap constantly now to try to get some time sans specs. Of course he's not really falling asleep for the most part, little devil.

He had a fabulous Christmas and absolutely LOVES his automatic bowling lane and table tennis set.

He saw his oral surgeon again today and the date was set for the extraction of that supernumerary tooth. It's going to come out on March 6, 2012. We'll go back to see him again in late Feb. for a physical and to meet with the anesthesia team, but it should be pretty straightforward. Please pray that he will be in top health when the time rolls around for this procedure and that all goes smoothly.

Mary Kathleen has been having daily migraines and stomach issues which we think are related to some anxiety-type issues. She's quite the little worrier and is easily overwhelmed. Please say some prayers for her as she prepares to transition to a new school in January. It is one where we hope she will be able to find her voice.

Karsten is a joy, as usual. He still dislikes most people that are not in his immediate family and grandparents. God help the little old ladies that smile at him in the check-out line. He scowls at them until they look away! He's been singing his ABC's and other nursery rhymes and LOVES to throw his food down to the dog.

Cece is starting her final semester in elementary school. She's a great student, as evidenced by her latest report card. She volunteers to serve at mass and is still involved in the girl scouts.

Greg's business is undergoing some big changes and we are both filled with some anxiety over the future. Please keep him in your prayers at this time, that he would continue to seek the will of the Lord in his decisions, and that he be able to turn over any fears whenever they present themselves.

I promise I'll get some pictures up soon! Thanks for thinking of us!