What a wonderful time we had visiting the kids up north! The weather was cold... we saw a little snow... played with the grandkids... skied with Marcus & Brady and Abbie, Micah and Jaxson. It was a lot of fun. Shannon's house was very festive and she and Lani fixed us great food. We had our Christmas with them early since we will not be together for Christmas; we enjoyed watching the grandkids open gifts. The time went by very quickly and we did not get to visit with other family members. We need to be up there for a longer period to see my brothers and my sis. Maybe next trip. Lani's baby is due at the end of Feb or first of March; so I will be making a trip back at that time, Lord willing, to help out for a while.
We did stop and see some long time friends, Dave and Karen Larson and enjoyed a great visit with them. Please pray for them as Dave is fighting cancer big time. I was encouraged by their faith and trust in our Savior. They know that God is in control and He is their strength.