Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas 2009

~~Let me start off by saying that my cousin Josh is still in a very serious condition at the trauma unit at Geisinger. He was in a vehicle accident early Christmas morning. Turns out it's not as good as we thought. He is very broken, broken bones and punctured lungs and such,bad and painful...but fixable. He also has a brain injury. This is what is the most serious part. Right now it's a waiting game to see with the Neurologist what they can do. It's been described almost like he has shaken baby syndrome. So PLEASE I ask again to keep him in your prayers. Please add him to your prayer chain. He is still in a very serious state, and he needs God in a very bad way! We originally thought he was doing better, but he's no better, no worse. And a nurse explained the true situation today with the family. He said he has a very long recovery ahead, and what to expect and what not to expect. So we are all asking to remember him and our family during this time. Thank you, and I will keep things updated on here.~~

Christmas was at David and I's house this year. It was very somber since Josh's accident that morning. And we were missing 10 people, but understandably so. So we tried to make the best of it. We ended up having 14 all together. It was good food and good time spent together. Praying that next year EVERYONE will be able to be here and celebrate together!! I consider Josh to be our Christmas miracle this year. Although this is a horrible ordeal, God held him in his arms and kept him here with us for a reason!! So Thank you God, not only for your son's birth, but for Josh's life!!
A couple presents under the tree.
I got David an ipod shuffle. (we don't know how to use it, hee, hee)
Everyone gathering.
My Dad.
Jamie & David.
Mom, Jamie and Rick.
Me & my shark steam mop! I love it! It really works!!!
Jesse, Tonya, Dad, and Mom.
Jimmy & Nicole opening gifts for Brooke. (My brother's soon to be baby)
Jamie & Rick.
Jesse, Tonya, Dad, and Mom.
David with his new civil war book.
Mom & Jimmy.
Mom, Jimmy and Dad.
Gram & Dad.
Pap hanging out in the kitchen.
Dad helping Gram.
Nicole, Jimmy and Tonya.
Dale & Pap by all the food!!
Time to eat!
Mom and Gram.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Follow up prayer request

As of this evening here is what I know. He is still in the trauma untit at Geisinger. He had emergency surgery on his arm. His pelvis, arm and leg are broken. Both lungs are punctured, 1 broken rib, brain bruising and cuts and scrapes of course. He is really heavily medicated right now. He can hear you and he shrugs his shoulders and moves his hand when you talk to him. It is gonna be a very long road to recovery but PRAISE GOD he is gonna be ok!!!! Thank you to all for your thoughts and prayers. I ask that you please keep them coming!! But tonight we are very thankful for not only Jesus' birth on this day, but thankful that he is keeping Josh in his arms! Thank you!!

Prayer Request

I am asking for a prayer request for my cousin Josh. I don't want to go into alot of detail on here about the situation, but he was in a bad car accident early this morning and was life flighted to Geisinger. He is in bad shape and desperately needs God's touch this Christmas morning!! If you could think of him and his/our family please pray for his healing!! Thank you!!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Our home at Christmastime.

Our Christmas tree.
Very big and very pretty.

Lights and garland above the cabinets.

Our house.
Pretty in the snow. Got the wreath up, the runner sled and ice skates out.

At night with the candles in the windows and the spotlight on the wreath.
These pictures don't do it justice. It's really pretty in person.


Well, here are the pictures from Thanksgiving!! After being sick and all I'm finally getting these on here! The whole family was in for Thanksgiving this year so David & I were able to take off work. With the holiday and the days we took off it ended up being a total of 10 days!! It was wonderful!! It was nice to have off and just be able to be home!! Well, here are ALOT of pictures from them coming in!! Enjoy!!
David folding napkins.
Setting up for dinner. I think it ended up being somewhere around 30 people.
Tonya, David and Jenn setting up and decorating.
Tyler in the new wagon.
David and Bryce.
He's so smiley!!
Jenn, Tonya and I cutting up bread for stuffing!
Evan getting a hair cut by Jay.
I love this picture! Evan trying to pull David in the wagon!
Bryce and I. (I took this :} )
Mom S. wearing Grandma Slagenweit's apron on Thanksgiving. She wanted to wear an apron so I let her borrow mine. :)
Jay, Daniel and Allan.
Tyler and Jay.
The swingset was a hit!
Playing football after dinner. (Which David and a few others were sore for days after!) And Kelly was the only girl out there playing!
Evan and Bryce at our house. They stayed with us for 4 days!!
Philip and Marianne and their boys picked out there tree and took it back to Ohio with them!!

David with our tree he cut down.
Us at the tree farm freezing!!
I think we're all done here! We were froze!
Justin and Evan. Poor guys are from Florida they aren't used to this weather!
Stephen in the exersaucer and Tyler.
Philip, Marianne and the boys setting up for breakfast for dinner!!
We had a take out pizza night! Mmmmm....
Jenn & Evan.
Some of the boys. Evan was not having any of this. I don't have any pictures of him in the wagon.
Allan holding Bryce. Tyler, Stephen and Daniel.
Pulling the boys around the yard.
I don't know who loved this more the kids or Dad S. :)
Jay & David playing PS2 with Evan beside them. Justin is on the computer while poor Bryce is in the backround just rolling around. HA!

David & Evan playing cars.
So cute!!
Tyler bundling up to go outside!
Evan, David and Allan.
Stephen and Tyler banging on the basement doors. :)