Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

We had our annual trip to Dumont Dunes for Thanksgiving this year.  We had a great time until Friday afternoon when one of our friends crashed on his dirt bike and was critically injured.  Whenever I am faced with tragedy it really puts my life into perspective and reminds me how thankful I am.  I am thankful today to be alive.  Life and/or the life that you knew can be gone in an instant, a blink of an eye.   We were told that our friend wouldn't make it through Friday night because of his severe injuries and then on Saturday morning he opened his eyes.  It was a miracle.  He still has a very long road ahead but at least there is hope.  I am praying everyday for him and his family and hope that you, my fellow readers will please pray for him too. 

I am sorry this post is so somber but I will leave you with this - hug your children and family and tell them you love them every chance you get.

Here are a few pictures from our trip:
My boys, I think they have the same smile.
 Luke wants to pull up and climb on everything!  He is so proud of himself, I love it.

 Sibiling love

 The kids with Uncle Eliot in the Rhino.
 Right after eating Thanksgiving dinner, we were stuffed!
 Lukey and Uncle Chad

 Dylan and Luke are ready to ride!

Hailey and Emma


  1. Great pictures! You have a beautiful family. Praying for your friend and his family.

  2. Hi, My name is Tom and was on a ride with the family when I came across your friend moments after the accident. There were two lady's who performed cpr immediately and without hesitation. They were true God sends for your friend. I monitored his pulse while my fiancee comforted the young boy who was riding with your friend. Another friend of ours went to the ranger station for help and they returned just a few minutes later. I hope your friend is on the road to recovery. God bless!


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