I'm just going to give you a quick overview of what has happened in the last few months. The last time I wrote, Stu and the girls had gone to Canada to visit Stu's grandma. She did pass away on Thanksgiving, so they were thankful that they got to see her one last time. She was a tough one to the very end. She was alert and trying to offer food to everyone.
We spent most of December in Oklahoma with my parents. We were trying to get caught up on medical and dental work. The kids got all of their shots, Jesse got tubes put in his ears, and Seth got all of his dental work done. When we get back to Oklahoma the end of this month I have to finish my dental work (root canal and crown) and Jesse has to have dental work done. Please pray for him on Feb. 1st. We had all the kids dental work done in the Dominican but all the fillings fell out so they both had to have it all redone. It was very traumatic for them there because the dentist didn't use gas or even numb them. We had to hold Jesse down as they worked on him. He screamed and fought the whole time. Because of that we need to put him to sleep and the insurance won't cover him being anesthetized in the hospital. So he will be given oral sedation in the office. Please pray that it works well and they can get the work done in as few visits as possible. Praise the Lord his dentist is giving us a 50% discount. That helps some.
We enjoyed Christmas with my family. That was the first time in many years that we were all together. It was both fun and chaotic. There were 18 of us at my parent's house. Most of us shared only one bathroom. 5 of them were kids 5 and under. My mom and dad both got sick on Christmas day. My mom didn't get to eat and they both threw up that night. Thankfully the rest of us stayed healthy.
We have spent the last few weeks in Charlotte, NC with Stu's parents. The kids have sure enjoyed spending time with the grandparents. We have been freezing here though. We are ready to get back to the tropics to thaw out. We are also ready to get back to a normal routine. We have about a month and a half before we head back.
We took a new family picture this month. I will post it here, but if you would like one, just let me know and send me your address. The only condition to me sending you one is that you pray for us. :)