We have had a busy last few weeks, but it has been so much fun. The first weekend in March my oldest brother Mark's family came for a visit. This includes his wife Janie(my running partner:) and their 5 daughters. It was so wonderful to have family here. We all bunked in our 800 sq. ft. apartment and had a blast. The kids had a great time with their cousins. Nine kids and not an arguement all weekend. They miss each other (we used to live less than a mile from each other in Wisconsin) Above is a picture of all of us at the top of Luther Tower here at the Seminary. Friday night we watched Facing the Giants. If you haven't seen it, it is a great family friendly movie, such an inspiration. It will challenge your faith and motivate you to Face all of your giants. We love company, so we appreciated them driving through a snow storm to come and see us :)
Then less than a week later Greg's parents drove up from Texas and Greg's cousin and my friend Ryane Ganze from Texas. She is one of Elijah's Godmothers. (along with Leah my niece, 2nd from the left on the bottom row in the 2nd picture above) JoJo got to see both of his sponsors in one month, YEAH! We had a wonderful week. It was great having some company as we celebrated Jojo's 2nd birthday on the 13th. I can't believe our little guy is 2 already. We spent a beautiful day at the zoo and went up the arch too. It is always special for the kids to spend time with either Grandma and Grandpa so it was time to treasure. Ryane and I loved running around Forest Park together each day. It was fun showing both families some of our life here at the sem.
As of today we had 3 out of the 4 kids with the flu. Thankfully Anna and JoJO seem to be on the mend. Louis is definately worse for the wear. We are praying that the Lord's healing touch will be on him as he sleeps tonight. It was kind of crazy, yesterday they just starting dropping like flies during dinner. Caleb is the only one to ward it off at this point. Time will tell as far as that goes. We continue to be so thankful to God for all He has blessed us with while we have been here at the sem. His provision is amazing.