Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Mid-term Break in the States

In August we took our mid-term break in the States. We spent the first two weeks in Washington state, staying in Tacoma with Lynn’s mom.  She is doing well after having broken her neck last April.  She has a few complaints --but then, who wouldn’t at the age of almost 95.
Lynn was ordained in our home church, Bethany Baptist, the first Sunday home.  It was so good to visit our church family and catch up on the ‘happenings’ in Elma.  Friends had a cook-out with fresh salmon and halibut they caught in Alaska.  That was good:  the fellowship was better.
Our children, including our daughter’s finance′, all drove or flew in to visit.  We packed in the activities:  Pike St. Market and wharf in Seattle,  Mt. Rainier climb, family get-together, and church together at Mom Skuza’s.  They all flew out Sun. afternoon and we followed them to Texas the next day.
In Texas the BIG event was the marriage of our daughter Charissa to Nathan Ikel.  I am not bragging, nor am I prejudiced (well maybe a little), but it was one of the most beautiful weddings I have seen.  We feel so privileged to have Nathan in our family and to be connected to his family.  Our daughter Amye sang and our nephew Josh performed the ceremony.  Everything was perfect!
My (Jan) mother missed the wedding because she was in the hospital so we drove to OK City to visit her.  She was on the road to recovery but sure hated to miss her granddaughter’s wedding.  
In all too short a time we had to pack up and go back home.

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