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Monday, October 29, 2007

Good Friends, Good Times, Good Therapy!

So the three of us, and our 2 pups headed over to Central Oregon for some R&R with the Skopp’s, and what a sweet time we had. As we come up this week to Chelsea’s 14th birthday, it’s
been a bit more difficult and emotional. To get away for the weekend was a great distraction, though she is still always on my mind.

The weather was beautiful, the guys got their football fix, the outdoors was refreshing, the food was, um, huge (more on that later) and the activities were fast, fun and addicting! To be out in nature, with the sun shining, zooming down the trails on quads was exactly what the doctor would have ordered… or should order…. or, well, you get my point. Jeff and I were both giddy from the rush, and I have to say, my gal pal D is developing quite the “dirt in your face” skills!

As for that big food - they took us to a great spot that I’ll keep undisclosed for the benefit of future visitors. What a hoot! Great food, too much food, original atmosphere and “Hee-Haw!” is all I can say on that.

We may have been on “puppy overload” at times, but it is great canine country. Our pup might disagree after he fell into the partially frozen fish pond. Bet he won’t do that again!

It was a great time had by all, and really was just what we needed. We have been so blessed even on the most tough of days, and we have so many to be thankful for who have surrounded us with love and encouragement. Thanks for you understanding, your patience and your encouragement.
God is good.

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emily said...

So happy that you had a blessed weekend! Your poor puppy :) but I'm sure he had a great time as well!! My mom was reading your blog entry as well, and she's like "yum, look at that steak!!"
You've been on my heart so much lately and I love you with all my heart. Sending you tons of hugs'n'loves! ~Em
Psalm 28:7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song I will praise Him.

SharonK said...

I have been thinking about all of you so often. My heart soars when I hear you have had such a great time. I can just picture you racing around feeling the color of life seep back into your bones and the mother of all steaks looked like an unforgettable meal...
I know when you are sad Chelsea feels it and when you are happy she rejoices, so seek out the things that source your well being and remind you that life is full and good and altogether worth each step we take. For each step over the stones that seem insurmountable become steps closer to God and to our loved ones who forged the trail ahead of us.
I remember Chelsea in everything she brought to us and she will be reverently held especially in our hearts as her birthday passes. We are so blessed by all of you and I cannot wait to see what new venture you explore next! Nothing would surprise me!
I love you, Aunt Sharon

Lori said...

Darn it, I'm following Emily and Aunt Sharon. God bless these beautiful women and their gifts of encouragement!

I'll just add my echo to their eloquent voices. I'm so glad you had a wonderful trip.