Monday, August 27, 2007

We have tickets to Haiti!!!

It is 5:30 p.m. and I spent the entire day buying our plane tickets to Haiti! The details would bore you so I will just say... Pachelbel's Canon in D will never sound the same after spending 45 minutes hearing it over and over and over as Cheaptickets convinced American Airlines that the Delta portion of our flights were real. Don't ask.

THE GOOD NEWS.... we are going to Haiti, Tuesday, September 4 and will be home Friday, September 14 WITH "K"!!!!

YEAH!!! Hopefully....things will go smoothly. Please pray with us for this.
Love you all!

Monday, August 13, 2007

Hixon Hikers...

2007 Hike into the Hilton Lakes with Grandpa. "S" and "M" went and seemed to really enjoy their time on the hike this year!

I love this picture of "M". "M" had a two day break from camping - one day to go to church and one day to drive home and he was off to Scout camp! He is such an easy going kid who just rolls with whatever comes along!

Click on this set of pictures of "S" free climbing this rock... notice the horizon! The kid has monkey blood for sure! Good thing I didn't go along cause stuff like this causes my heart to skip a beat or two! Of course, because he survived it and I now have some cool pictures it makes me smile! The mom in me is always watching my kids *stunts* with one eye closed!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

some California fun...

"Z" mastering the skim board on our last day at the beach! Someone feed that boy!

This day at the beach "M" whose name means "of the sea" was initiated by a stingray! It gave her a nice little quarter inch cut on her ankle as it filled her with poison. I guess they don't like being *stepped* on! She insists it felt "squishy" not slimy. Unfortunately one week later she has developed an infection and if the medication doesn't improve things by tomorrow morning she will have to go to the hospital for an IV to fight off the infection.

Two days after the stingray incident "M" is back at the beach! She had private surfing lessons from her dad and her uncle Scott. Both say she is a natural! Yep, that is my pretty little tom-boy! ahem....we won't discuss my attempt at surfing...if you have enough money, Mark has a video of the disaster.