Tuesday, December 2, 2008

A Terrific Thanksgiving

We hope you had as nice a Thanksgiving as we did! We had a fun weekend with my parents here. On Wednesday we met some of Jon's family at the zoo in Waco. On Thursday we enjoyed a nice Thanksgiving dinner and games with my parents and our friends the Boysen's. Besides visiting Santa's Wonderland and being entertained by the hayride to see the Christmas lights, we also had a memorable time cutting down our Christmas tree. My Dad thought it was interesting to be cutting down a tree in the midst of cactus with no snow (though it was chilly that day, so it sort of felt like winter.) Tanner loved picking out a tree and wanted to cut down the first tree he saw (actually, he wanted to stop and cut down all Christmas trees that he saw - even on the side of the highway :)) but, he was patient and waited until mom found one she liked better.

On the health front, Tanner has continued having headaches. They seem to be occurring daily, he often wakes up with a headache and usually goes to sleep with one as well. We saw the neurologist today and are increasing his medication again. Hopefully this will help decrease the migraines, but, he's not sure it will help the daily chronic headaches. This is hard. We hate to see him suffering and not being able to do anything to help. The verse that was chosen for Tanner's dedication at church is an encouraging one.
"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9
Cousins at the zooGrandpa & Grandma Lenger with Tanner (bison in the background)

Tanner and Great-Grandma Heberta warm Thanksgiving afternoon

a fun hayride through Santa's Wonderland

This is the one!

Tanner's rendition of the tree farm, the tractor and hay ride

Christmas 2008!

1 comment:

Rodriguez_Family said...

I love all the pictures. Thanks for sharing with us. We'll continue to pray for Tanner.