I ventured off the island last weekend for a trip home to see family. Mostly I went to see Grandpa and Charlie, who have been receiving chemotherapy for a month now. But while I was there, I got to see all of my aunt and uncles and cousins on my side of the family. It was fast, but sweet.
Here a sample of my trip home:
We celebrated Dathan's 19th birthday on Saturday. Yes, he actually stayed in one spot long enough to eat dinner. We were also graced with Elizabeth's presence. She is Dathan's girlfriend, and this was her first family event. I think she will stick around for a while regardless of the family. Grandma Butch bought him a birthday card from the Mahogany section. We all got a good laugh out of it.
I was fortunate enough to spend quality time with the girl's of the family. Mom, Annette, and I went shopping one day. I also got to see Kellie and Erin for our dinner at Grandma Butch's. This is the last time the family will be together (minus John) until at least Christmas. Kellie and Jeremy won't be home for Thanksgiving and we might miss them over Christmas. Being an adult who has a work schedule really isn't all that fun. (Note my new glasses in this picture)
I also spend time with the Ensz side. I went to the Wiebe farm and Grandpa Ensz's. Charlie and Grandpa looked very well considering the last month they have been through. They were in good spirit, and I was encouraged by their faith. Unfortunately, I forgot my camera both times.
I returned home to a tropical storm. It has been about 94% humidity, but much better thatn that cold snow-stuff you see in Kansas and Indiana. I am content to remain in Galveston. In fact, I told everyone this weekend I will not be moving any farther North than Dallas.
Despite John's command to not have any fun, I snuck in a little. He was very lonely by the time I came back. He said the house just wasn't the same without me. It was nice to be missed.
Stay tuned for some new pictures of John's lastest success at medical school......