Monday, December 24, 2007

We've been getting ready for Christmas, and I haven't taken the time to post. Anna saw the ophthalmologist eleven days ago, and her eyes are the same as last time . . . right eye clear, and the left eye still has trace cells. I've settled into acceptance of this status quo (don't know whether that's good or bad, but I don't really have time to worry, and worrying about it wouldn't change anything anyway).

Anna got her braces off on Friday!!! We haven't taken any pictures yet, but I'm sure we will over the Christmas festivities, and I'll post one here later this week.

Today is our family's "First Day of Christmas". We have so many events to attend, and so many family members to visit and see. But our immediate family's Christmas was this morning, and now I can relax a bit, because we'll just be going to other people's homes, and that's always fun and nice. The loaves of homemade cinnamon bread are made and ready to take a trip to Hagerstown (the house smelled SO good last night!) Two batches of cookies are done, and one needs to be baked before tonight. We just need to pack and take a bunch of used shoes to Super Shoe this morning (they're giving vouchers for used shoes, to be used towards the purchase of new shoes, and Joel really needs a new pair of running shoes!)

Merry Christmas, everyone. May all of you know the love of God expressed in the form of Jesus Christ---God the Son coming down to earth so that we can know God and have a relationship with Him!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Joel (Anna's older brother) ran in the local Jingle Bell Run on Saturday, to benefit the Arthritis Foundation. We've had a very busy week!

Anna was supposed to go for an eye appointment today, but there is a storm with sleet and freezing rain, and the appointment has been postponed until tomorrow. The doctor's office called me to say they were closing early, before I had a chance to call them and tell them that I didn't want to cross those bridges over the river in such weather as we're having today.

After I post here, I'm going to post some icy pictures on my other blog!