We were grateful to get some time
away together before school stuff starts full time
and Matt begins his busy traveling again.
We took a long weekend at the Gaylord in Dallas.
It was a beautiful resort and we had a great time.
|There were several neat indoor model trains with amazing detail.|
|Inside the atrium at the hotel.|
|The kids loved the fountains inside the atrium.|
|We swam and swam and then swam some more.|
|Lauren showing off her new goggles that have "sprinkles" on them.|
|Luke on the zip line.|
|We took a morning to tour the Fort Worth Stockyards.|
|It's not vacation without getting to choose some candy.|
|Balloon hats from the clown.|
|The famous Billy Bob's.|
|They had activities for the kids like sack races and|
hula-hoop games that were fun.
|The girls showing off their prize from winning the hula-hoop contest.|
|The girls had to get a few beads in their hair.|
|What's life without a giant snow cone?|
I'm tired of talking about me!
Being the center of attention has been one of the hardest parts of this journey.
I know so many of you are praying for and thinking of me
so I do want to update you.
I'm continuing to heal and get stronger.
I'm 7 months out from surgery now.
The pain is slowly and incrementally improving.
Staying out of the direct sun and heat is key to reducing my nerve pain...
try that in the summer in Texas!
Being inside, in the shade or in the pool are the best choices.
My fatigue is improving and I'm even running a bit.
I'm sure the neighbors all laugh to see me running with a basset hound, but she loves it.
|These puppy days are gone, but she remains|
the sweetest most gentle spirit.
|Daisy spends her days either like this...|
It is rough being a Basset.
|I can't get this picture not to be upside down,|
but you get the idea.
The Race for the Cure is coming up here.
My sweet friend Katie is forming a team in honor of a few people,
of which I am one.
It was such a sweet gesture.
I have been blessed with tremendous friends through this journey.
If you want to join us we'd love to have you.
The event is October 4th and the team name is Pure Pink.
We're going to have lots of fun and
celebrate all of God's blessings during the last year.