Refreshed

We want to sincerely thank each of you who were kind enough to let us into your homes while we made the tour of Texas over the break.  As is always the case, we were delighted, encouraged, and blessed by you, and have made it back to Michigan refreshed and ready to continue on in our training.

Here are some of our favorite pictures from the trip:

Frisco, Texas - January 7, 2011 - 7:04 PM
We had a fun Christmas with Rachel's family. It was awesome to watch Hudson interact with his cousins, though he tended to get into all their toys.
Our nephew Ethan wasn't scared of the camera.
We weren't missing Michigan weather.
Ducks on a Pond
Hudson was too busy eating the ducks' bread to notice the ducks.
Nice chubby profile.
We went with my (Jim's) family to the ice garden at the Gaylord Texan Hotel in Grapevine. This is a wise man from the nativity scene. The details throughout were pretty incredible. Mary, Joseph, and Jesus are in the background.
My sister Jill with Rachel and Hudson in the ice version of Snoopy's doghouse.
The extended family on my (Jim's) dad's side.
The Connally's had some fun/delicious toys.
Hudson and Charlie were sharing for a while there.
We've been working on his spelling.