A Busy Week That Ends In Houston

This past week has been a busy one as we tried to get things in order to leave town and continue with our everyday lives.  Although it was busy, it was also good!

Thursday was a bitter-sweet day for Jacob and I as we attended our last Voyagers meeting.  Voyagers is our local homeschool co-op that meets weekly.  We currently have about 90 families that are a part of our group.  Our family has been a part of this co-op for MANY years!  We first started when Katie (who is now 20) was in either K or 1st grade and Emilie was in Preschool.  Jake’s been going since he was a tiny baby!  The co-op offers enrichment classes for kids up through middle school.  This coming Thursday is their last day to meet for this school year, but since we will still be in Houston next Thursday, we will miss it.  So since Jacob will be in high school next year (how did that happen??), this was our last year to participate.  😦 

All my Voyager friends were so sweet to bring me cards, flowers, gifts, etc.  This group has been a major part of our lives over the years and we will miss them all so much!


On Friday, our history group was blessed to hear from a guest speaker.  We are currently studying WWII, and the mother of one of the moms in our group is from Norway and lived through the time that Norway was under German occupation.  She came and talked to us about what that was like.  So very interesting!  The kids (and Moms!) loved listening to Mrs. Greta!


We also got to try delicious Norwegian food!  We had vaffels (waffles) with sour cream and strawberry preserves.  We also tried a traditional Christmas dish called Ris Krem (it’s sort of like rice pudding).  It is typically made with one whole almond somewhere in the dish and whoever has the serving that it is in, gets an extra Christmas gift! 

Jake tries a vaffel!

Jake tries a vaffel!

Ris krem and vaffel!


Yesterday, we had some friends stop by the house to pray for Greg. Later that afternoon we had another sweet time of prayer with some dear friends and we ended the night with yet another time of prayer with Greg’s family.   We are SO thankful for the friends and family that the Lord has put in our lives to walk this journey with us!

And today, we end the week in Houston.  We arrived around 3pm, got settled at the hotel, then went to dinner.  Now we’re just enjoying a quiet evening and getting ready for the week before us.  Tomorrow morning we are scheduled to meet with the research nurse in charge of the TIL cell clinical trial.  After that Greg will be having an EKG and a heart cath.  Later in the afternoon we will meet with the doctor that will performing the surgery on Wednesday.

Thanks again for all of your prayers and I will do my best to keep the blog updated with what’s going on.

Trusting His Plan,



4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Richard and Jane Ballard
    Mar 24, 2013 @ 22:11:57

    We are definitely praying!!!!



  2. Jennifer
    Mar 24, 2013 @ 22:18:01

    Dear Heavenly Father, I ask that you give the masters family peace and comfort, even rest in this uncertain time. I claim victory, which has has already been won in Jesus. Healing in the name of Jesus. Lord, thank you for their hearts and their outward love for you. They are a blessing to me and I pray blessings on them. ‘May the L ord bless you and protect you. May the L ord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the L ord show you his favor and give you his peace.’ (Numbers 6:24-26 NLT) Amen.



  3. Kathleen
    Mar 24, 2013 @ 22:31:18

    and sending lots. Of love. Keep us updated.



  4. Gina Ramsey
    Mar 24, 2013 @ 22:48:21

    Praying for both of you….tell Greg I love him.



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