Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Starved Rock

Well, as usual, I have a lot more to post than I have time to post it, so I figured a little something was better than a lot of nothing, right?

So, without making too many lofty promises of all that I intend to post, for now I will share a few pics of last Saturday when we took a family field trip to Starved Rock.

Oh, and so as to not keep you in suspense about Joshua, he went through two series of blood tests and first the Doctor was suspecting Kawasake disease, but after more tests and time and exams, he seems to be just fine! So, it was likely just a really tough virus that took his body about three weeks to fight off. The doctor just told us to watch him like a hawk and call him if we notice any change, but he seems to be finally back to his old energy level and also has a ravenous apetite and has regained the weight he had lost. So, I am fairly certain that he is fine now and I am SO thankful that it was nothing serious. God is good!

Viewing the scenery at Starved Rock with Daddy.

This way, Daddy?

All the walking and running and hiking and stair climbing wore them out good!
By the time we were done, we were dragging Dominique, but Joshua was still running! It was a very good sign that he was back to normal, praise the Lord!

Israel was sound asleep through the first hour or so of the hike, so he was like a dead weight on my back, but I guess that gave me a better workout, right?

Lover's Leap.

The last time Fabio and I were here was seven years ago, before we were even engaged, and we took pictures right here, at Lovers Leap. Now we return with three children.....

End of the trail.

We have a wonderful missionary family living with us for the summer that have three beautiful children, so it has been fairly hectic around here, but fun! I will try to post more soon!


Bipin Sen said...

Great pictures! Did you have the picture from seven years ago? It would have made for a nice side by side! You can see how young you looked... :-)

Elizabeth Tsukayama said...

I do have the pic, but its not digital and our scanner is not hooked up right now.... I'll show it to you next time you come over! :) Unless you want to scan it for me!

Anonymous said...

Young you looked...you look pretty young to me! Lovers Leap, three kids, and look at that figure! Just like your Mom - skinny to the end. :-)

Aunt Maggie

luciana said...

eu também tava nesse lugar, lovers leap, lembra? só pra segurar vela ;-) e pensar que vcs voltaram depois de 7 anos, com 3 filhos, uau! É bom saber que Joshua está recuperado. Titia fica feliz em saber disso!

Anonymous said...

Dear Girl,
JUst getting time to check this out. Great photos and news of the progress of Israel and Josh and Dom. It has been years since I was at starved rock probably 35 or more. It is a pretty park. Glad that you are enjoying the time with the MOnterosas. We are fine and school has started so it is very busy right now getting all registered and all. Will send the pics of the kids later when I remember the disk. Love ya Dad