Friday, September 07, 2012

A Few More Vacation Pics

Happy Birthday to you, Dad!

He's always been able to blow out those candles in one shot.

This picture is blurry but I love it anyway.  SaraGrace ran up and kissed my dad for no reason other than that she loves him.

Dad had to use this scooter to be able to join us for a day at the zoo.  We teased him all day about terrorizing everyone with his driving.
The Navy was there that day handing out free sunglasses--hence most of the kids sporting some pretty cool shades.
"Lookey, lookey....I got a wide mouth bass."

I caught a catfish that was huge--even bigger than this one.  I couldn't reel it in and Jeff came to help but just as we got it up to the edge of the pond---SNAP--it broke free.  
Not that I really wanted to get it off the hook anyway...
But the thing could have at LEAST posed for a picture.
How rude.

My brother, Mark, also had a birthday while we were there and got a rousing, "Happy Birthday, to you," serenade from his kids and lots of little nieces and nephews.

We had such a nice time with everyone.  It was such a blessing to be able to be with both our families.

A few days after returning home, my dad got the news that his prostate cancer has spread and is now in some tissues near his bladder and in one lymph node.  We are grappling with this and waiting for my dad to see the oncologist next week so that we know more details about what treatment he will be getting.  We are very thankful for God's comfort.  And if you want to pray...we would be grateful.

My Mom and Dad.  I heart them.


Angie said...

Praying, friend!

Shelly said...

Beautiful pictures & sorry we missed you!! You even got a picture of the teen...does he know or did the fish make up for it?? :)

Praying for your Dad. <3

Kim K. said...

Prayers flowing from West MI for your Dad. You have a beautiful family, Karin. Too bad about the fish that got away. Handsome pic of the teen with his bass. That's a keeper.