The short take...

We're enjoying a crazy summer (already), before Kate starts Kindergarten (ALREADY!!?) this fall. Our kids are so much fun, and we are SO blessed!

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February 19, 2008

We heard from Daniel this afternoon that he graduated his IFS (Initial Flight Screening) program!! His last solo checkflight was this afternoon, and apparently his instructors were smart enough to realize that he's AWESOME! Congratulations, Daniel! So now it's back off to the base he's stationed at, waiting to get moved to the base he'll get his formal pilot training at (that'll happen in May). He's hoping to finish up the hours he needs to get his Pilot's license in the meantime, as well.

Kate has come through her first sickness - she got a cold over the weekend. It just breaks your heart - you can tell her nose is raw from wiping, we hear her wake herself up coughing, and her eyes are so tired from not getting full sleeps, but she's got a lot of attitude - she keeps trying to play and flashes little grins in spite of it all.

Speaking of health stuff, Honey was re-admitted to the hospital last week, and is alternating between very tough days, spirit-wise and reasonably OK days. She's got a tough spirit, and she's doing great, going for walks and all, but it's hard - the doctors just can't figure out what's wrong that her esophagus didn't heal with her ulcer. Lori and Cielo flew in for the weekend, along with Karen and Daun, and I think that buoyed her spirits. She went in for a PET scan today, so now we're just waiting for the results. We'd really appreciate your continued prayers.