Sunday, January 18, 2009

Date night, Baby Harper and Football Banquet

Friday night Josh and I met up with our friends, Ashley and Chad.  We haven't seen them in a long time so I was really looking forward to spending time with them.  Ashley went to Shiloh with us and Ash and I were inceperable during the good 'ol days.  She is now 5 months pregnant with their baby girl Avery.  We are so happy for them!  We went to P.F. Changs and then to Starbucks and talked for over 2 hours.  We had so much fun chatting and catching up.  

When I got home that night, I checked Kelly's blog, from Kelly's Korner.  Her sweet baby Harper was to be born that day and I was wanted to see pictures and see how they were doing.  Well, I was so surprised when I read Harper was having problems breathing and VERY sick.  Josh and I immediately started praying for this sweet family.  They had wanted a child for so long and thought they would be celebrating that night while holding and snuggling with a healthy baby girl.  Instead they were hit with emotions they were not prepared to face.  Check her blog here, if you don't already follow it, and leave her an encouraging comment.  I remember when Parker was born nearly 4 weeks early, he was on oxygen and a feeding tube the first few days of his life.  It was so hard and he was not nearly as sick as this baby is.  I couldn't have made it without the encouragement from our family and friends.  Those first few days of not being able to hold your newborn baby are horrible.  We only had a very tiny glimpse of what this family is facing and would not wish that on anyone.  Please lift this family up in your prayers.

Saturday night was Shiloh's Football banquet at CPH.  It went very well.  Below is a picture of the entire team and Josh on stage.  It was a fun night celebrating the great season the Saints had this year.  After the the banquet Josh and I met Courtney and D for a late movie since our boys were spending the night with my parents.  We saw Mall Cop.  It's pretty funny.  I would recommend to go see it if you are wanting a good laugh.

Today has been pretty relaxing. We started the day off going to church and it was wonderful.  The music and sermon really touched me.  Josh's Dad is doing a sermon serious on Family and it is so good!  I'm looking forward to next Sunday.  Hope you all enjoyed the weekend and have a great week.


The Black's said...

Hey Kate! Your Peyton and Parker update post is cute - good idea! I always wrote that stuff down on random pieces of paper, and I'm not sure exactly where they are now! I didn't get to say good-bye to you. I'll give Meredith a hug here to give to you once she gets there! :)

Chad & Ashley said...

We had so much fun too Kate! We can't wait for the next date! Soon!!!! I follow baby Harpers blog too, it's so sad, but God will heal! Have a blessed Monday!

Kelly said...

Kate - I'm just now reading blogs and thank you for posting about us but mostly for praying for us! It means so much to us and we know that Harper has been healed because of those prayers! We are so blessed!