Ben is 8!

Ben is officially 8 years old today. We had a family celebration for him. One present he said he received was to finally be over his fever this afternoon. He is feeling much better.

Ben is a blessing and we thank God for him!

Return to Davao

It is an unuwally pleasant, low-humidity morning here in Davao. The sun is shining. The streets are full of the noise of motorcyles, jeeps, a jet is passing overhead, birds are calling in the yard. There is a pleasantness about being back in our house here.

Jerard is vocalizing a lot and in such fun. He is a happy boy.

James is calling Kurt 'Daddy' and interupting Kurt's reading time.

Ben still has a fever but feels better than yesterday. They did some blood work on him yesterday at the out-patient clinic but we won't know results for a few days.

Mikayla has a slight fever and no voice. She seems to have some sinus issue going on.

Kirsten is enjoying playing with James and being back home.

All of us feel better after sleeping well (8 - 10 hours) uninterrupted last night.

Today we will have our own family church time since we don't want to take the kids out with fevers to church this morning. Then we will work on unpacking suitcases.

I'll post pictures from our return soon.

Back in Davao

We are back!

The air flights were turbulent.

When we arrived in Davao Ben was stopped at quarrintine due to a slightly elevated fever. (99F), He and Kurt had to go to a local hospital for a throat swab to see if its that H1N1 flu. So as I blog this I have no news on what the dr. at the hospital is saying Ben has.
As a Mom I can tell you that Ben has a bad case of being overly tired from 2 days of travel and not sleeping well on the plane and all he really needs is to come home and sleep.

Pray for us. We are glad to be back. It is so good to see James and Jerard. James clapped when he saw us at the gate.

We are also tired and this having to take Ben to ER for a slightly elevated temp seems a bit over kill to me.....

After a good night's sleep things will look much better.

Flying to Davao

We will be leaving my sister's house in a couple hours to head to the airport.
Our time in the US has been good: busy but refreshing.

The kids start school August 6th. We are looking forward to getting back to our boys!

Mikayla has no fever and no voice either!

Pray our travels are safe. Next time I blog we will be in Davao!

Pray for our trip

Hi, please pray our trip back to Davao goes well. Mikayla went to bed last night with a fever and sore throat. I am praying she is well today before we board the plane at 5:30p; (which is 6:30a Friday morning Davao time).
We are looking forward to seeing James and Jerard again very soon!