It has been awhile since we have posted on the blog... Mike's fault!! (Just kidding!!)
For all who are not aware we are heading to Italy in a few months. I will be posting pics from over that past few months and hope to keep you all updated as much as possible in the future.
Brief summary of last year 2008: Mike continued to maintain a pretty decent GPA at ECU throughout the year. He tackled some of his toughest classes and by the grace of God came out with very impressive grades. In the fall he began driving the bus for the school, I hope to get some pics of him doing that before we leave. Mike and Gabey continue to be be active in sports and Boy Scouts. They are both doing well in school. Mikey just completed Driver's Ed as of March 10th, he only needs to complete the driving requirement and will have his learner's permit. Gabey has just official completed his entry requirement to become a scout.
Now for the lengthy story: Last year we were finally able to get a doctor to refer Nicole for testing. She was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease in May and in June told that there was a mass of some kind in her spinal cord (T7). Further tests were inconclusive and it is believed to be an inflammation of some sort. Over the course of time she was prescibed about 6 - 8 different meds which were making her very ill. The Lord provided an answer to prayer through a good friend of ours who recommended seeing a Naturopathic Doctor. With the help of the ND Nicole now takes NO prescription meds and is controlling the crohns by her diet and an occassional remedy. She is thankful for each and every drop of grace that has been bestowed on her and says thank you to all her fellow journeymen for their prayers and words of encouragement.
Now on to the pics and some fun......