Tuesday, October 02, 2007

One month

It's been a whole month since I've posted! It seems longer. What have we done?

-I've had gout. Gout! GOUT! And it hurts. I am now a vegetarian but I still can't eat beans, asparagus or cauliflower. And yes, I know about the cherry and strawberry thing. I've done all the research. I still have gout. Grrr.

-We went to Oregon on a retreat with our whole YWAM Modesto family where I...fished with my boys for the first time, hiked around a gorgeous waterfall, went swimming, had deer in our front yard, sat in a hot tub a few times, enjoyed the rythem of no schedule, spent happy days in clean mountain air, unwound, prayed with my friends, read and, well, did life.

-Spent the weekend with Amie's brother and sister-in-law's family in Portland where we video gamed, bowled, Wiied, watched movies and enjoyed a great visit.

-We, with our church, hosted our 6th annual BBQ for the homeless community of our town. We served tri-tip steak, all kinds of fixins, free haircuts and fun music right on our property. About 150 came out and a good time was had by all.

-We hosted our former pastor (Aaron's sending pastor) from Canada, John (you can listen to his awesome sermons here) and good friend Rodney who came to visit and help with preparations for the BBQ. They were a major blessing bringing warm greetings from the congregation there and physical, financial and moral support. It was so good having them here.

So that's that...I've got a few posts in the works so don't give up checking in on me.



Mary said...

I was wondering where you went...sorry about the gout...I didn't know people still got that-thought it was like scurvey or something.

I might be up your way soon---really want to see Miss Rhiannon.

philter said...

oh Chris, I will never give up on checking on you. So, how was the brocoli at the BBQ?


Bringer of Smiles said...

"...had deer in our front yard..."

funny, i dont ever remember eating deer in oregon...

Unknown said...

You know I love you more than my liver... and besides I've got your blog feeding to my home page so I could never forget. When else in history would that statement ever make any sense besides now, "...your blog feeding my homepage..."

It sounds like you had a well deserved and much needed vacation. It's good to have you back, though. I love you.

Anonymous said...

Gout! Chris, I just had a lecture on gout in nursing school - so i sort of feel your pain. The great thing is that diet changes can really make a difference!

Dave Skene said...

you probably got gout from having deer in the front yard.

jenish said...

Hey dude, sorry I was out of touch lately. Hope you don't kill John, especially now he is engaged. I'm so happy for him. How's everybody else? I found a thing where you can subscribe for blogs. So I will be getting an email everytime you post something new on your blog. Please say Hi to Jimmy and Aaron, and please, please slap John in the head for me.

Gilad & Dawna said...

I've got to admit, Dave's comment was pretty funny... but I'm sorry to hear about the Gout. Do you have to be a vegetarian forever now?