Here it is already January the 5th and I had hoped to post more regularly.
Life tends to get in the way of our hopes and wishes.
Thinking about what I should post,I decided to step back into 2011 and some some pictures of my Christmas day.
This picture was taken December 24th. Jake's youngest sister has been battling pancreatic cancer for a while,so another sister-in-law got together a group of people and we went to sing carols for this family.We had a great turn-out and were well received by the family.
We were even fortunate enough to have our personal choir director,complete with the appropriate outfit.
On a side note the sweater used to belong to my Dad and is a Yamaha sweater.You see as far as my Dad was concerned there was only one kind of snowmobile and that was a Yamaha.
These two girls are Jake's nieces and I call them my nieces as well.Very precious young ladies they are.
Here we are on Christmas day,and my niece is trying out her Christmas gift,a very nice camera.She was trying to get a good picture of a rabbit who was on the other side of the chain-link fence.
Notice that she is only wearing a light hoodie.The weather has been exceptionally mild this winter.
I spent two nights with Jake's brother and family. I got the privilege of sleeping with the animals.Tim is an avid hunter and has several mounts on the walls.He,however cannot take credit for this buck. Jake shot this one many years ago,before he took up the camera.I had no place to display it and I knew that Tim would cherish it,so here it sits in his house.
This is my friend Duffy.She is very special to me.Some of you may remember seeing pictures of Jake holding this little dog,during some of his final days with us.
Duffy could bring a smile to Jake's face when nothing else could.
Duffy is Tim and Liz's dog,and a bundle of energy.
So that was how I spent Christmas day. I had had Christmas with Steve,Linda and the children on the 23rd.of December,so I was free to join this family and it was fun.
No thought for today,but rather a request for prayer.
Helen,Jake's sister is now hospitalized and very weak.
She and her husband and son need lots of prayer.